I need to buy a new mouse: Don't know much about new mice nowadays as I quit playing cs for about 4 years now. My ms 3.0 gets too much dirt too often; it's annoying and I dont feel like buying new mouseskates for 10€ + delivery costs.
Anything up to 30€ will do. The Deathadder might be a waste here.
Buy another 3.0 ane sell the old one? Also there's IMO/WMO 1.1 as another option. Same sensor with 3.0, but smaller shell. But, I think Logitech G400 will satisfy you more as you prefer bigger mice. It's has the reknown Logitech's superb durability and customer service, also has a sensor which is one of the best in the market today, if not the best (since the other 'best' sensors usually have issues), plus, has a surprisingly cheap price compared to what it has given to the user.
I tried the mx518 back when I first started playing playing cs. The g400 wouldn't be a bad choice at all. Buying another ms 3.0 also crossed my mind but since the problem itself comes from the mouse skates picking up too much dirt, it's frustrating for me paying 30� for the same thing as I'd have the same issue. I'd rather try another mousepad instead. But that's ruled out. Plus I'll have to travel for a while or I'll be limited. I don't feel like travelling 45km to another city to get a mouse; or even pay almost 10� for the delivery costs.
EDIT: The zowie ec eVo series are too expensive. I'm not that inclined on buying another 3.0 or the g400 as it own't probably solve my dirt issue and I'm more inclined to try something more flashy with a seemingly great sensor like the Abyssus.
Iloved the old diamondback but it was too small for my hands and the cord had huge connectivity problems(2 dbs died off with cord problems).
yeah. Mine's the "new" 3.0 version. I played a lot with the 1.1 and 1.1a a long time ago; have none now though. They were also pretty nice. I just can't stand having to clean the mouse + mousepad the whole time and getting friction due to dirt.
The Razer Abyssus Mirror 3.5G really caught my eye but no inputs so far.
-Razer Abyssus (Avago ADNS-S3888). (Beware : the older firmwares create a jittering issue ; as Abyssus firmware can't be updated, you have to buy a recent enough model, loaded with one of the newer firmwares which fix the jittering)
edit 11/11 : beware
It's for some cs sporadically, with friends. Stopped playing at all for 3-4 years and started playing some a few weeks ago b/c of GO; ended up playing 1.6 again.
Like I said, my 3.0 is in perfect shape; only a bit worn off. Problem is having to clean it + mousepad a lot with alcohol. Could also be an S&S problem altogether.
No, SnS is perfect. It used to be n0thing's, cogu's, Tentpole's, and ultimately SpawN's choice of pad in their prime. It consumes mouse skates, though. You can also pick cloth pads to prevent the skates to wear off though. Another alternative is to put stickers on top of your skates.
I've always used the S&S, personal taste. I don't care what other players use. And it's far from perfect. Had at least 3. The first S&S would wear off in 3-5 months. The improved S&S was a huge leap in that department though. The one I have now is in reasonable shape nad it is old. And, of course, it's expensive for a piece of plastic fiber.
The model that i can recommend from own use are the deathadder,ec1 evo,xai and ikari optical/laser(i prefer the optical) i have all of the above and the ime3.0 and they all really resemble it in shape and feeling,specialy the da and the ec
ZOWIE EC Series,I bought it two years ago and it still works, I think it's the best choice for you if you used to play with Ie3.0
As for Deathadder,I had it once,and I can only tell you that
it's not that good at that price