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Old 12-20-2006, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have won a prize on a local stores forum for giving the most usefull information. The prize is $89 to spend in the store... I am building a new computer soon with E6600 and 8800GTX so I dont want to buy anything for my computer now.

I have cast my eyes on the Razor Diamonback ($89)... I am currently using a Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0.

My Mouse Now

Except in Silver.

I do game alot and I was wondering if I would notice a diffrence in how I play my games with the Diamondback?

And also my PC only supports USB1.1... would that make a diffrence?
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah, gaming mice are awsome, especially if you can control the resolution on the fly... i love my Logitech MX518... when u hop on a turrett or switch to a sniper scope in a fps, usually the mouse becomes less responsive so you have to make bigger movements to move your pov, but w/ the up/down resolution buttons u can make your movements just a small and get the same effect on screen with a click of a button.

im not sure if the razor has that feature... i def recommend the mx518, its on special at newegg right now for 39.99. u can also use the thumb buttons for reload and mic activation.

u can find a razor online for way less than that... woot.com usually has at least one razor a month for like 30-40 dollars
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yea... I live in Australia so I cant use newegg... And also the diamonback does have ON THE FLY sensitity or somehthing.... So go for it? and what about the USB 1.1 too?
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The Diamondback is worth bying... and since you're getting it for free it's all the better.

I love mine, and don't think I could go back to a regular mouse now, period.

Oh, and don't double post a topic. I locked the other one.
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usb 1.1 or 2.0 its not going to affect performance....get a logitech g5 instead......mx518 is only 1600dpi, and the g5 is 20000 dpi......much more sensitive.
personally, i dont like the feel of the razer mice becuase they are low and flat and dont fit my hand too well....
its all personal preference though.
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usb 1.1 or 2.0 its not going to affect performance....get a logitech g5 instead......mx518 is only 1600dpi, and the g5 is 20000 dpi......much more sensitive.
personally, i dont like the feel of the razer mice becuase they are low and flat and dont fit my hand too well....
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pffft... 20000dpi? more like 2000, which is a 25% improvement, but still, i can make my guy do a 360 w/o moving my wrist... what more do you need?

i run mine at ~1100 dpi and up it to 1600 when i get on a turret

i think normal mice are like 800 dpi, not sure though
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I just bought a new mouse, and after reading reviews etc, decided that I liked the G3 better than the diamondback.

It should be arriving tomorrow, so I will try it out, and then post and tell you my inital feelings on it.
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i run mine at ~1100 dpi and up it to 1600 when i get on a turret
i keep my sensitivity on 5.0 (half-way) unless I'm sniping... then I pull it down to 1.0 (bottom). Really helps those headshots .
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If not the diamondback then get the logitech G5 which is what i use. The biggest advantage this has over the diamondback is the ease of changing the weight of it. With the razer you have to pay for this.
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i think my lady is gettin me the g7 (wireless version of the g5)...for kreestmas...
hmmm, we'll see...supposedly they perform equally.
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