Need a new mouse (gaming)
Per the title of the thread, I need a new mouse. The last of a 6-pack of Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 that my dad and I bought years ago is finally starting to die. I love this mouse, I have only used various versions of this mouse since the day it was released. My problem is that they haven't been made in years and even a used one costs a metric fuckton, a new one costs a mega fuckton. The button placement is pretty much spot on and the way the wheel clicks, well, I know by feel how far I need to scroll to reach a weapon in my inventory. The weight is also perfect; not too heavy to move too easily and make for sloppy aim, but not so light that I move it too far when in a hurry.
This is for my main rig aka my gaming rig. I need something that will stand up to serious gaming sessions but also not cost me an arm and a leg. I love the way this mouse feels and how it fits my hand. I need a true 5 button mouse. I don't care about fancy "gaming" shit, just the feel and weight. I have tried a bunch of mice over the years from Razor and Logitech (though the old school Logitech 5-button ball (not optical) mouse was pretty nice) but never really had the same ease of movement and fit to my hand.
That's a tall order. What is an "arm and a leg"? Are you aiming for under $75? Under $50?
Since you've used the same mouse for so long, I suggest you go to Best Buy or some place similar and just try out the mice there to see which feel nice in your hand. Otherwise I think you may be unhappy with your choice and then you have to return them a bunch of times.
I'm not saying you should do this, but this mouse seems to be available from third-party on newegg for $30?
I've got the Corsair M65 Gaming Pro, it's a really solid mouse in my opinion.
Mine's the RGB version though only because the regular wasn't in stock at the time.
I have the Corsair M65 as well, heavy, durable, good scroll wheel, but it's a bit shorter than I would have liked, good for claw grip, not great to palm unless you have super tiny hands, and my hands are not that big for a guy my size.
Zowie now a division of BenQ makes these fantastic mice that will probably feel closest to what you are used to but they tend to be expensive.
The SteelSeries Rival 300 feels great and sometimes you can hit it on sale for about $40, the Logitech G403 is one of my favorites for feel but it's usually $70 or so.
Still on the Logitech MX518 and love it. The first one has lasted me 8+ years and I picked up a second so I could keep one in my laptop bag. Should probably pick up a third just in case since they don't make them anymore.
It isn't cheap, but i will plug the Logitech g900 https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Spectrum-Professional-Wireless-Ambidextrous/dp/B01CEFEMFW
Best mouse I have ever used, hands down.
On Sale for $75, pretty big discount.
Going to hit up Best Buy to see what they have to try out, wish I had another option to go get a feel for a mouse, but Best Buy is all we have here