What is the best pc gaming mouse? Find out below

When it comes to mice there are so many options to choose from. Do you want a wired or wireless?

As this site is for gaming then generally a wired mouse is the better option- it gives you better connection and speeds for gaming.

Below we are going to give you our top 5 wired gaming mice- there is no price limit on these mice but we have used price as a factor when rating it.

Craig’s Gaming Corner has taken a look at many wired gaming mice to bring you the honest reviews on what we think are the best for gaming.

When it comes to wireless mice we look at the following:

  • Latency- A mouse is no good if you are trying to be the next best sniper only for your target to have moved by the time your crosshair target them.
  • Design- When it comes sto gaming ulitmately you want a performing mouse, having one that looks great alongside is a bonus
  • Features- Mice all do the same basic functions- there are lots of different additional features that come with different mice- We will review the best features here.
  • Price- As is the way in life the more expensive the item generally the better it is going to be. We have reviewed mice from all prices ranges to see what they have to offer.

First Place- Steel Series Rival 5

Steel Series Rival 5

Specifications:

DPI-18,000

Buttons- 9

Sensor- TrueMove Air Optical

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Pros

  • Comfortable Fit
  • Good RGB
  • Good click latency

Cons

  • The paddle button is difficult to use when gaming
  • Only one setting able to be saved

The Steel Series Rival 5 is an amazing gaming mice at only a $50 price tag.

The Rival 5 is an update on the rival 600, the 600 used to offer a depth sensor the rival 5 does not and for that comes in a lot lighter- The True move sensor still performs wonderfully though.

There are 9 buttons situated on the rival 5- the usual left and right clickers, the side thumb buttons as well as a third thumb button as well as a clickable button above the back and forward buttons.

As all good gamers know, you need RGB on your mouse- The steel series provides great RGB zones- unlike some mice, these are also visible while gaming.

Second Place- Razer Death Adder V2

Specifications:

DPI- 20,000

Buttons-8

Sensor- Focus + Optical

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Pros

  • Great performance
  • Great DPI
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Small size
  • Not very portable

The Razer Death Adder V2 is the latest addition to the Death adder series- they have made some great improvements over the other death adders and it really shows

The performance is outstanding, with adjustable DPI and full RGB- you would think this would be a heavy mouse but it only weighs in at 83g.

The Focus + sensor offers outstanding performance and incredibly low latency.

The mouse is built well and fits most peoples hands, people with small hands may struggle with this mouse though.

Third Place- Corsair Sabre RGB Pro

Specifications:

DPI- 18,000

Buttons- 6

Sensor-Pixart

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Pros

  • Well Built
  • Lightweight
  • Low Latency

Cons

  • Not many buttons
  • No unlimited scrolling

Corsair is always going to be on someone’s list of gaming accessories the Corsair Sabre is here for a reason.

This mouse offers exceptional performance, especially for FPS gaming. The lack of buttons makes it not as good for MMO games.

The high DPI which is able to be changed in increments of one using the additional software make this mouse customisable to whatever game you are playing. The low click latency means that when you are going for the headshot you know it hits when you click.

The fit is comfortable for most people and it is a very light mouse- People who like more weight may struggle with this mouse.

All of the buttons are customisable so you can make this mouse fit whatever you’re doing.

Fourth Place -Steel Series Sensei 310

Specifications:

DPI- 12,000

Buttons- 8

Sensor- True Move 3 optical

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Pros

  • Ambidextrous
  • All buttons programmable
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Cable not braided
  • On the heavier side

Steel series is always known for making great gaming devices, the Steel Series Sensei is a very comfortable mouse to use- this is in part to the soft-touch rubber that covers it along with the side pads which help with the grip.

While the DPI is low compared to other gaming mice in the range the 12,000 DPI along with the optical sensor did not seem to have any issue with latency.

This mouse is ambidextrous so will fit all people- the Steel Series 310 is the right-handed mouse for those who want a better fit.

All of the buttons are customisable so you are able to set up the mouse to do what you want wether its FPS or MMO etc.

Fifth Place- Mad Catz R.A.T 8+

Specifications:

DPI- 16,000

Buttons- 11

Sensor-Pixart PMW3389

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Pros

  • Great comfort
  • Great build
  • Lots of buttons

Cons

  • Quite Heavy
  • Not travel friendly

Well, what can we say- the Mad Catz RAT really does look mad. This mouse is probably the most comfortable mouse available when you get it set up to fit you.

The Mad Catz has adjustable and moveable rests that enable you to change it to give you the exact grip to make it comfortable.

If you thought this was just a comfortable mouse you’re wrong- It still offers great performance with 16,000 DPI you will have no problems with the tracking.

The 11 adjustable buttons enable you to set it up just how you like and store up to 4 profiles rather than having to adjust every time.

How to know which mouse to get

How do you know if the mouse is the right one for you, how do you know if you want a wired mouse or wireless?

In reality, choosing a mouse comes down to personal preference- while some things make a mouse better than others such as DPI, sensors and battery life if choosing a wireless mouse, it is hard to know if the fit is right for you until you try it or not.

When you try a mouse you will know if the mouse will fit your hand, or do you need a specialist left-handed mouse etc.

If you are looking for a gaming mouse then go for something that has a high DPI a good sensor and long battery life or something that has wireless charging as using.

The top 5 above are some of the best mice out there so you would not go wrong with any of the ones on the list.

If you want to have a look at wireless mice then please check out our top 5 list here.

If you would like me to review any mouse in particular or anything PC gaming related then let me know in the comments.

Hopefully, this review has helped make up your mind.

Happy gaming!

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