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Old 12-21-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend me an optical mouse WITH a cord.
Not wireless around $20?
I don't need it to be amazing and if possible not usb.
I would rather use the ps2 kind, if that's what they're called, don't remember.
Thanks for any help
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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Chose any one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...10%20-%20%2425

I wound go with this one as long as you don't have Vista 64 bit, as there's no drivers for the mouse for Vista 64 bit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826100001

Laser mice are better because they don't blind you when you turn them over, they track better on almost ever surface, and their more accurate.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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I looked at that one and then I saw it didn't support Vista 64 lol =/
Shipping is $7 too, I guess I'll wait til I need anything else from newegg
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They all pretty much use an USB connection, but they all come with a USB/PS2 adapter. Here are a few suggestions:

Microsoft K81-00004 Blue 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Mouse

Microsoft D58-00041 OEM White 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical IntelliMouse Optical 1.1

gitech LX3 Silver/Black 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1000 dpi Mouse
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Does dpi make a huge difference when playing games?
What would be a good number for that?
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DPI makes a huge difference. This is coming from a non-believer of gaming mice and keyboards. I went from a wireless Microsoft optical mouse to a Logitech G5, and I can never, ever go back to that. Depending the game your playing. I use around 1000 DPI normally, and around 1500 while playing. Shoot for something around 2000. Razer makes a 4000 DPI mouse. But, I personally think that's a bit too much.
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DPI isn't a sensitivity adjustment. What you should do is set the DPI to the highest setting and adjust sensitivity from there. If you notice, both Razer and Logitech drivers come with separate DPI and sensitivity adjustments.

A higher DPI should give you better accuracy. I don't know where that setting becomes negligible though. DPI is especially important for low-sensitivity players, where a lot more and/or faster mouse movement is involved. The higher DPI should help the mouse to track more accurately.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826100001

That should do you wonders, and you stay in your budget.
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Just go look at Logitech or Microsoft mice if your looking for some cheap usb ones.

http://www.logitech.com
http://www.microsoft.com

Just browse their sites for mice. Microsoft has tons of cheap usb mice.
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I've always used Logitech mice, just what I prefer. I used to have an MX Revolution cordless rechargeable laser mouse but I sold that with my desktop system. Now I have a V320 cordless optical laptop mouse, I like it.
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