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Old 06-25-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Keeping my new mx518 mouse new.

I've read alot of different things about how long these things last and I'm really conserned because, I dont want to wear mine out any time soon. I've had it for 2 days and it already has a bunch of scratches on the feet. I attributed the scratches to my old mousepad which is kinda rough so I taped waxpaper on my desk and use that now. Is that bad for the mouse? I'm pretty anal when it comes to things like this, so any advice on how to keep my expensive mouse running like its supposed to for a long time would be much appreiciated .
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Keeping my new mx518 mouse new.

Well, the wax paper should be fine, but if you want to get a new mousepad, get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817114203

I use it, and my gaming mice are all fresh.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks. Gotta start saving. Untill than will a regular mousepad that I could find for a few bucks at bestbuy be safe to use?

For the record I hate best buy with their jacked up prices but I refuse to play any games untill I have a real mousepad lol.
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Default Re: Keeping my new mx518 mouse new.

Well, that glass mousepad is excellent. However, if you really want a true gaming experience go with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826996005

I have a friend who has one of these, and he has only said good things about it. When I played on it, it actually visibly improved my CSS performance.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Keeping my new mx518 mouse new.

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Well, that glass mousepad is excellent. However, if you really want a true gaming experience go with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826996005

I have a friend who has one of these, and he has only said good things about it. When I played on it, it actually visibly improved my CSS performance.
I play CS alot so this will probably something i'll look into.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Keeping my new mx518 mouse new.

ok listen i have the mx-518 since like august last year and the mouse wheel is starting to not work but i think thats vista's fault. but its fine so far. i keep mine on the middle sensitivity level. dont worry about scratches man :P
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honestly u dont need an expensive mouse pad, i have a Logitech G5, and i use a regular fabric pad, and rubber on the bottom, it seriously glide better than those expensive ones, also ive have my mouse for 1 year, and its in brand new condition, comparing to my friends copperhead razer which broke in 3 months and he uses the steelpad.

if there is a fry's electronics around ur area, just buy the mouse pad with their name on it, its like $5
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