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Was in this same situation a few weeks ago. I have large hands and have enjoyed the XTD Optical for about four years (precursor to the EMP).
Just made the jump to a Logitech Proteus Spectrum and I've honestly been much happier with it so far. The mouse is a very similar size, offers more customization and weighs less. That said, it does come with a bunch of weights if you'd like it to resemble the EMP.
As much as I like Roccat products, I'm starting to question whether the price tag is really worth it. Spectrum set me back $50 USD, XTD cost me $80 back when it came out. So far, I really haven't seen any clear advantages to my XTD over this new mouse.
If you play a lot of OW do yourself a favor and get a G502 mouse currently on sale for $35
adjustable weights, comfortable, has one the best button layouts for E, reload, push to talk, etc.
I play a lot of OW (SR 4200s doomfist/soldier mains) and this is by far the best mouse for the game.
I second changing the keybindings. I also use a G502 mouse which I've mapped for the game that makes a huge difference (the only thing I use the keyboard for is movement, ESC, and tab).
Yeah sorry fat fingered it, Amazon link inclueded this time. Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, 12,000 DPI On-The-Fly DPI Shifting, Personalized Weight and Balance Tuning with (5) 3.6g Weights, 11 Programmable Buttons [link]
fwiw I ditched my razer deathadder after about 3 months and bought a logitech g502 proteus spectrum
and I find it to be infinitely better. The extra buttons really help, and it has much better weight to it than the death adder.
Boils down to what you consider affordable. The Logitech G502 is very popular. I use it, and I absolutely love it. 50 bucks on Amazon right now.
I ordered the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum because of the great reviews and pretty steep discount on Amazon at the moment. Slightly fewer buttons, but my Logitech G400 is still great today after 7 years, so I'm hoping the quality will be comparable.
I'll get it in tomorrow and let you know if it's worth looking at since you are considering changing it up.
Looks like its the same price on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Spectrum-Shifting-Personalized-Programmable/dp/B019OB663A/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1542557146&sr=1-2&keywords=Logitech+-+G502
Pretty sure its the same one.
My pick is the Logitech G502 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019OB663A/
The Spectrum version has RGB, the Core is blue only. I've been using it since the Core came out (no RGB upgrade for me yet) and love it.
I picked one up. $50 is a no-brainer and this is the lowest it's been according to camelcamelcamel: [link]
Looks like OP submitted a referral link though.
Regular link here: [link]
I will always recommend the Logitech G502; or the G600 if you want to go overboard on the buttons.
But Rocket Jump Ninja does have awesome mouse reviews to watch.
For this amazon purchase which offer should I take [link]
So, this one?
$20 for both, selling because I went wireless.
~~$50, used for school comes with charger. Slightly worn from use but in fair condition.~~
Ouch. Maybe you can return it and save the fifty bucks if it's important to you. The sale is still up! https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Spectrum-Shifting-Personalized-Programmable/dp/B019OB663A/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1544069916&sr=1-2&keywords=g502
> Logitech G502 Spectrum
Spend the extra $10 and save yourself a trip to BB.
I have my operator gadgets on my side buttons, I have two mice, but use a Logitech g502 usually which has all sorts of extra buttons and useless lights on it. Obviously, this is a very advanced gaming accessory that's really not necessary but depending on whatever it is you're using you might have side buttons as well.
To explain sensitivity, your sensitivity is really important in how you play. Generally speaking low is good as it makes your aim more consistent. If you accidentally move your hand a half centimetre it's not a big problem on lower sens, where as on higher that will make you miss a headshot. If you have an extremely steady hand and incredible reflexes its fine, but that's extremely few people. I have a friend who plays on 2600 DPI at 25-25 in game and man, watching him try to hit a headshot is... painful sometimes. Even the slighest adjustment can send him flying past their head, trying to keep on target is basically impossible for him. On the other hand if you play really really low you can't move fast enough to react in time and it becomes very painful to try turn around to get someone to the sides of you.
There's a fantastic graph that shows pro CSGO player sensitivities sorted from highest to lowest. It measures in 360 x Xcm, which means how many centimetres you have to move your mouse to do a 360 turn in game. As you can see the average is around 35cm of movement, which is pretty much ideal for most games.
The difference between CSGO and Rainbow is that you can't ADS (aim down sights) in CSGO meaning you need to have a good all round sensitivity. In rainbow your ADS sensitivity is a percentage of your regular, at 83 you will move exactly the same as fast both scoped and unscoped. At default its 40% of your sensitivity. People who play on high sentivity will usually play at low ADS sens to gain back control and percision, whereas those on lower will turn it up to retain speed. I play at 60 ADS since whereas my high sens friends tend to play on 15-20.
Now this 360 x 35cm number isn't perfect or anything, it very much depends on your playstyle and experience what you use. I play very low at 360 x 45cm since I play slowly and position well while fragging. A good friend of mine who plays highly aggressive plays on 360 x 20cm, although I do play lower sens than your average person. Basically what I'm getting at here is a steady and consistent aim beats a fast flicky one pretty much any day.
DPI is also a bit of a pointless meme, it refers to how many dots (arbitary units) per sqaure inch your mouse's otical sensor can pick up. A mouse at 400dpi will sense 400 "movements" if you move 1 inch, where as at 12,000 DPI like mine can go to 12,000 "movements" per inch. Higher DPI makes your aim smoother and able to be more precise, but also faster. At double your current DPI your mouse will pick up twice as much movement in the same space.
You shouldn't just turn your DPI to max either. My mouse can go to 12,000 dpi but I never go above 2400, and even then I usually leave it on 1200. Almost all of those CSGO pros were on 400dpi for example, which is honestly extremely low.
This guide is less telling you WHAT to do but rather giving you an idea of the kind of things that are good.
This one is pretty well recommended.
The g402 is kind of old hat. For $10 more you can get the much superior g502 ($30 off right now).
I use a G502 because of the 5 extra buttons
Here. This is one of the best and most customizable gaming mice on the market.
Pretty much anywhere my man. It regularly goes down to $45.99, most often on amazon, if you wanna save a few bucks.
Edit: Reading your question back, I think you misread "$50 or less" for "$50 less."
The Logitech G502 is on sale for $50 on Amazon.
G900 is what I run right now.
The G502 I thought was the proteus like this wired mouse.
why refurb? [link] Goes down to 45 quite often, and often enough, down to 40. New.
Best mouse in the world and it's less than $50.
[link] this is my mouse but I'm not sure about DPI
Get the Logitech G502, it is basically the gold standard of mice. It's on sale right now.
The G502 Spectrum is still on sale for just a little more than it was a few days back. Definitely an equal value proposition to the G Pro.
Switched to it from something similar you were using. Once you get used to the heavier mouse, it's amazing.
On sale $75 CAD Amazon
Amazon reviews seem to prove you wrong
A decent pair of headphones for $25 if he doesn't already have some.
A better than most headset configuration (these headphones $16 + this mic $30) if he's got a "gaming" headset
A slightly heavy adjustable-weight mouse for $45
The mouse my GF bought me for $58
A nice clicky keyboard between $27 (no backlight) and $43 (rgb backlight)
Or as my GF did, you can demand that he build you a computer so you can play together! (added benefit of him getting to build something new which is my second favorite part)