CM Sentinel Advance II Mouse and RX Pad ReviewBluePanda - June 5, 2012
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The CM Sentinel Advance II was put through a week of rigorous testing. During this time, it was closely examined regarding the following four traits: speed, comfort, precision, and customization.
A mouse is a key effort in any shooting game and just general working about your computer without using the keyboard for everything; however, as a mouse there really is no apparatus or methods for systematically testing it. Subjective commenting and critiquing on speed, comfort, precision, and customization will help you decide if you are ready for the Sentinel Advance II
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Corsair H100
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 16 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drive: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD
- Case: Corsair 650D
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
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- ROCCAT Kova +
- Zowie EC2
- Corsair M60
- Corsair M90
- Razer DeathAdder 3500 DPI
- Logitech MX510
- Logitech Internet 350 mouse
Speed is a major factor in using a mouse. If you can’t get from point A to point B in a reasonable time, you might be dead in your game or just simply frustrated with whatever you are working on. To rate speed, I used a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 1 being representative of it just won’t move and a score of 10 being this mouse got ticketed for speeding.
If you are going to raid all night in your MMO of choice, you will need a comfortable mouse; something your hand can control without really knowing you are using a mouse. A scale of 1 to 10 was used to rate the comfort level of the mouse. A value of 1 means you might just want to use the keyboard to do everything, while a value of 10 says, without the mouse something is missing.
Precision is a key element in making your every headshot. If the mouse is wandering or just not quite pointing where you feel it should be, then your skill almost doesn’t even matter. The mouse was rated from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning just give up and a score of 10 meaning it was meant to be.
If your mouse doesn’t even have a scroll wheel, I cannot talk to you. However, if you are one of those people sitting here with only a left click, a right click, and a scroll wheel, well then we need to talk. I’m not saying your mouse needs to be as full of buttons as the Razer Naga, but having some extra buttons can really improve not only the way you move about menus, but also the way you get around in a game. Using a ranking from 1 to 10, a score of 1 goes to those of you with only one button (go Apple!) and a score of 10 goes to the mouse that can do everything!
The Sentinel Advance II wasn’t the award winning mouse I thought it might be. After playing with its older brother, the Sentinel Z3RO-G, it’s hard to really find a difference between the two. I know the sensor has changed, but overall it really looks and feels the same.