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Old 27th October 2011, 09:54 AM   #41
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Yeah. Going to be my 7th after 2 years of TF2

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Every one has broken where the wire connects to the actual mouse, even though I've given it tons of leeway to move. It helps putting a plastic/rubber sleeve around where it connects to the mouse.. about 2.5cm of it to avoid it bending.

Whats a really sturdy mouse? Everyone say the mx518 but they seem weak to me
Been holding my tongue for quite a while but... The reason is your 80cm 360. The weakest point on most mice is where the cable connects to the device. Like any cable soldered (or attached) some other way to a pcb or similar somethingorother you yank it back and forth enough it's gonna come loose! I use low sens compared to what people my age where using back when I used to actually care what other people used but can still 360 in around 25cm.

Think of it like your headphone cable for your ipod or whatever. jerk it back and forth enough you start only getting one working headphone etc etc. Same principle.

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had my 518 for 5 years or so, still mint

and i slam my mouse every 20 seconds playing css gungame
Yeah 518s are built. Have had two and the only reason the first died was mountain dew all through it
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Old 27th October 2011, 03:32 PM   #42
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Yeah I know I even fastened a flexible rubber sleeve around my old one near the connection point to stop it bending, similar in attachment to an iron. Still broke. I'll change the sensitivity I suppose. Even though I love it.

Also, it wasn't the cord coming loose.. they were too new for that! It was where it connects to the mouse that was getting constantly bent back in fourth as you said.
I could see the wires inside it tearing out the side of the cord in less than a week. LOL
Don't know how those fucking cs:s players manage it. Unless they have a ridiculous budget for mice.

A friend has offered to solder my dead mice to fix them. It's pretty simply really, I just don't have access to a soldering iron. Most usb cables are made of 5 smaller colour coded wires inside.. all ya gotta do is peel back the cord at its broken point and then cut out out the broken section of the wire and get some wire trimmers and careful solder the end points to the mouse.

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Old 27th October 2011, 04:07 PM   #43
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Probably just the solder itself that's come loose. Let your mate at it, he'll probably fix them.
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Old 27th October 2011, 04:19 PM   #44
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Screw in 2 screws into the mouse either side of the cord as support?
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Old 27th October 2011, 05:37 PM   #45
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Screw in 2 screws into the mouse either side of the cord as support?
The cord generally does a sharp turn to the left or right as it enters, so its not ideal.
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Old 27th October 2011, 06:17 PM   #46
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80/360 is absurdly low... Do you use an air hockey table for a mousepad? But seriously, I'd turn that shit up. Might be a worthwhile investment considering how many mice you've gone through.
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Old 9th January 2012, 01:12 PM   #47
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Bit of a thread necro so I apologize but this wasn't worth a new one.

Just bought a Sidewinder (Microsoft) because I wanted a mouse that wasn't dying. 65 bucks, which probably could have been better spent but I'm not fussed.

One day I'll buy a nice big mouse that shoots lasers and gets me bitches, today is not that day.
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Old 9th January 2012, 06:32 PM   #48
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Old 9th January 2012, 06:36 PM   #49
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eMeh. they break easily and I end up having to peel the feet, open the mouse, pull back the cord into the mouse, glue the connectors into place, wrap sellotape around the undamaged cord where it exits the mouse then put the lid, screws and feet back in.

G400 has latest me the longest. (2+ months)
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Old 9th January 2012, 07:04 PM   #50
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eMeh. they break easily and I end up having to peel the feet, open the mouse, pull back the cord into the mouse, glue the connectors into place, wrap sellotape around the undamaged cord where it exits the mouse then put the lid, screws and feet back in.

G400 has latest me the longest. (2+ months)
did you try not throwing at your wall
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Old 9th January 2012, 07:07 PM   #51
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eMeh. they break easily and I end up having to peel the feet, open the mouse, pull back the cord into the mouse, glue the connectors into place, wrap sellotape around the undamaged cord where it exits the mouse then put the lid, screws and feet back in.

G400 has latest me the longest. (2+ months)
Actually most people would agree that MX518s are very durable. It's just your weird sensitivity that breaks mice. For $65 you're not going to get a better mouse than the 518.
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Old 9th January 2012, 08:36 PM   #52
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still stick by my steelseries. So nice (went from a mx510 i had for 7-8 years)
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Old 9th January 2012, 11:49 PM   #53
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Actually most people would agree that MX518s are very durable. It's just your excessively low sensitivitythat breaks mice. For $65 you're not going to get a better mouse than the 518.
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Old 9th January 2012, 11:58 PM   #54
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40cm/360 ?
Was 90/360 but I've made a new years resolution.
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Old 10th January 2012, 12:14 AM   #55
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had my mx 518 for about 6 years, best mouse ever. If I was to replace it i'd go for a g500.
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Old 10th January 2012, 12:45 AM   #56
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Hmm I use about 15cm 360 and my mice never break at the cord.
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Old 13th February 2012, 03:55 PM   #57
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My mouse has started showing signs of needing replacement. Currently i use a Logitec mx518. The scroll wheel now has a mind of its own and from what i can tell from research, it's terminal.

Looking at something relatively cheap, preferably similar size to the 518. This thread pretty much answers my question but are there any others people recommend?
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Old 13th February 2012, 04:01 PM   #58
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Honestly, don't listen to anyone that says something other than Razer Deathadder. As soon as you touch it, you'll know you made the right choice.

Anticipating your thanks,

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Old 13th February 2012, 04:07 PM   #59
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deathadder or replace your 518 _b If you don't care about dpi (and tbh there's not much reason to unless you play rts) and like the 518s' shape just replace it, doubt you'll find a death adder for anything but the same price at best. See if someone you know can lend you a DA for a trial and if you like it more then...
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Old 13th February 2012, 04:11 PM   #60
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how bout it juke...
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Old 13th February 2012, 04:26 PM   #61
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Go optical not laser
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Old 13th February 2012, 04:35 PM   #62
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Laser skips sometimes and doesn't perform as well as a optical on cloth.
Optical is very reliable and doesn't skip shots.

Some lasers are good, but yeah.
MX518 and G400, etc, are monstrous when put up to 1000hz.
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Old 13th February 2012, 05:03 PM   #63
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had a mx510 for years, loved it. Recently got a steelseries sensei, love it even more

http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei
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Old 13th February 2012, 06:20 PM   #64
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just get a g3
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Old 13th February 2012, 10:23 PM   #65
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love my death adder 10x more than my old mx518
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Old 16th February 2012, 05:55 AM   #67
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Old 16th February 2012, 10:32 AM   #68
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So true. MS Sidewinder gets teh Autobot emblem.
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Old 16th February 2012, 01:27 PM   #69
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had a mx510 for years, loved it. Recently got a steelseries sensei, love it even more

http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-sensei
greetings fellow sensei user.

still trying to find something to coat it with cause the glossy stuff makes my hand sweaty and slippery...sexual innuendo's intended.
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wait.....gore....you got the RAT7 and discovered you like it?

Or are you just being good to your sponsors : D
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Old 16th February 2012, 06:20 PM   #71
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that rat7 thing looks ridiculously stupid
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Old 16th February 2012, 06:20 PM   #72
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yeah because looks > functionality, right?
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Old 17th February 2012, 07:05 AM   #73
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If that was true god would never have created penises.
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Old 17th February 2012, 02:50 PM   #74
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Juke, I just read your post out loud by mistake and had three A6ers start chuckling ;(
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Old 17th February 2012, 04:57 PM   #75
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yeah because looks > functionality, right?
He thinks it's functionality looks stupid.
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He thinks it's functionality looks stupid.
yeah because looks of the functionality > functionality, right?
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Old 17th February 2012, 05:34 PM   #77
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Is this thread even english anymore
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Old 17th February 2012, 06:19 PM   #78
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RAT 7 is out performing my previous Abyssus and WMO by leagues.
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RAT7 is a piece of shit highly recommend against
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It means ysw winning it defeats the whole point of this event.
YSW are purely forming up to win the prizes, they aren't promoting nz tf2 and they aren't 'nzs best clan' because they don't even play together.
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