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g5 or mx518 gaming grade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by hr18, 21 May 2006.

  1. hr18


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 338

    Location: Northants, Uk.

    Is the g5 worth the extra cash over the mx518 gaming grade mouse? Is the 1600 to 2000dpi a big difference?
  2. utherpendragon


    Joined: 4 May 2006

    Posts: 508

    go g7 you know you want to ;)

    but go for the g5 if you MUST have a wired mouse, I feel laser is much better than optical
  3. Datamonkey


    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 6,739

    Location: Kempston - Bedfordshire

    just got my g5 and love it,

    prefer it to the mx518 i had, even if it is just for the added weight and the ability to change the weights lol.

    Its a quality mouse, also it feels better the paint is rough on it but nice n grippy plus the mouse cable is braided lol looks mental.

    I LOVE IT!!!
  4. Cyanide


    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,968

    Location: Nottingham

    Quoted for truth - G7 for the win :D
  5. booyaka


    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,316

    G5 gets my vote - super mouse - corded is not an issue - very good - super gaming mouse!
  6. Rob43


    Joined: 17 Jun 2003

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: Scotland

    Another for the G5,again the cord is so long it's not an issue ;)Nice braided cord as well. Best mouse i've ever had by a mile :D

  7. aftershxck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: West London

    1600>2000 isn't going to make you any better at games, & I doubt it'd make a huge diff. in other possible precision areas.

    The low resistance cord is a gimmick.

    The G5's metal style top doesn't feel that great.

    If you're gaming the weights will just add more variables to mess with your head.

    If you're gaming the extra thumb button on the mx518 makes a lot of diff (to me anyway).

    Edit: also the special gaming teflon feet on the G5 (which it claims abolishes the need for mouse skates) are still not as smooth as an mx518+hyperglides.

    MX518 FOR THE WIN! :D
  8. tsinc80697


    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 7,772

    Location: North West

    do the new logitech mice have the same number of buttons as the older mx500?

    2 ontop, rollerball, 2 on the side?

    as mines on the way out but not sure if the new logitech still have the 2 side buttons.
  9. Cyanide


    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,968

    Location: Nottingham

    I told myself that until I bought one ;)