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MX518 or G500

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by spudgun79, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. spudgun79


    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 157

    Hi all,

    Ive tried searching this but couldnt find anything really relevant.

    My girlfriends rabbit ate through my Razor Copperhead wire! bad times :(

    Decided to go Logitech for a replacement, so it's either the MX518 or the G500.

    I can't decide. Has anyone used both and can recommend either? Is it just a case of budget, or would anyone have anything bad to say about the G500.
    (obviously know that the mx518 is full of awesome. but havent found any G500 fan boys yet)

  2. BigBruiserAl


    Joined: 11 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,322

    Location: Co. Durham

    G500 had mine 2 weeks and really do like it much much more then my copperhead,deathadder and mx18. Got mine for £33 inc new which is not a bad price at all well worth it.


    Joined: 19 Jun 2004

    Posts: 6,572

    Location: n/east-the toon

    MX518 is very populer, good performence at a good price.
  4. Kethridge


    Joined: 14 Apr 2010

    Posts: 322

    I've been looking at the G500 as well.

    Are you able to alter the polling rate to 1000Hz on this mouse in windows 7? Are the thumb buttons easily accessible?
  5. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,745

    Location: Middle of England

    MX518 is my weapon of choice & it's never let me down. On top of that when/if it does Logitech will send me a new one as they are good like that.

    Just noticed the advert in top right corner, Less than 22 quid o my ******** good God. :eek: + :cool:
  6. spudgun79


    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 157

    I know. really good price. :) But still, even though it's widely regarded as the best, is the G500 as good or better? Is the question.

    IS it worth the extra 20 notes?
  7. andy_mk3


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,087

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Had my MX518 for a good couple of years now, I have never had an issue.
  8. Tweaker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 1,752

    G500, you wont be dissapointed
  9. ricky


    Joined: 28 Dec 2008

    Posts: 390

    Location: Nottingham

    +1 for the mx518,excellent mouse for the price.
  10. pumaz


    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,659

    Location: Nottingham

    There really should be a sticky along the lines of "MX518 is the best gaming mouse, Buy it and move on!"

    I've been using one for years and dread the day logitech stop making them.
  11. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,178


    G500 :D

    Lol when I first saw 'my girlfriends rabbit' I was thinking of something completely different
  12. craig3000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,398

  13. mmmalas


    Joined: 27 Mar 2006

    Posts: 654

    rabbit eating mouse wire, made me chuckle.

    but seriously, best thing is to have the feeling for both, if you know mates that have them
  14. NeoVo


    Joined: 2 Feb 2009

    Posts: 948

    Mx518 will get the majority here purely down to so many people having them/ using them, they are solid mice.

    Get my G500 as warranty replacement tomorrow so cant comment on that side yet.

    Edit: I've owned intellimouse 2, mx518, G5, deathadder 1800 dpi + deathadder 3500 dpi and my dad still uses my mx518
  15. Marsman


    Joined: 18 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,173

    Does the naughty wabbit have a name?

    A friend of mines kids, have some gerbils, little buggers will chew the hell out of anything. :o I don't think he is brave enough to let them out of the cage. :p

    Moving to the topic of discussion. MX518, gets my vote. :)
  16. crinkleshoes

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 9 Jun 2009

    Posts: 11,906

    Location: London, McLaren or Radical

    G500 is leagues better than the MX imo... reason being the finish

    The mx518 is gloss and the g500 is matte... if you use the computer for an extended period of time, your hand will enevitably get a bit sweaty - when this happens the 518 is a nightmare to use but the g500 is just fine :D

    And no... I don't have excessively sweaty hands hehe :p

    I've owned the 518, G5 (plus various microsoft and razer mice) and currently use the G500... I actually preferred the G5 slightly due to a slightly different textured finish... but i haven't been able to find any new ones anymore - obviously because they were superceeded by the 500
    Last edited: 2 Jun 2010
  17. FiCtioN75


    Joined: 7 May 2010

    Posts: 413

    Location: Newcastle

    Ive had an mx518 for a few years now and its holding up brilliantly. Recently thought about an upgrade to a copperhead and had to sell it on because i was missing my logitech too much. cant really comment on the g500 but i love my mx518 and will probably get it again when my current one finally gives in