CoolerMaster Storm Sentinel Advance Gaming Mouse ReviewCompxpert - September 27, 2009
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For testing I will be using the same comparison mice as in the last mouse review I did, as the Zowie mouse did not truly present with anything different from an ordinary $20 mouse. I will be testing the mouse based on 4 aspects which include speed, precision, comfort and customizability. Each test is based on a one to ten scale rating with the lowest meaning the mouse was horrible or highest meaning it was the best.
- Processor: Intel i7 920
- Motherboard: DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Sapphire HD4870 1GB Toxic
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro
- Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB HDD
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- Case: Lian-Li PC60FWB
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 24° Celsius
- Logitech G5
- Dell Logitech
With the speed test I gauged how fast I could make movements on screen in games or even on my desktop. For this test one would be slowest and ten would be extremely fast.
After hours of gaming and I do mean hours, I noticed my hand did not hurt at all and in fact felt the way it did before using the mouse. I could say almost the same for the G5 but it didn't feel quite as easy to grip onto.
For this not only was the test based on how much easier it was to get headshots, but how much easier it was to use the lasso tool in photoshop. Generall at 2600DPI or even lower on the G5, I have trouble moving to the precise point in a quick time without going beyond where I wanted to move. With the CM Storm Sentinel not only could I get there fast at 5600DPI, but the movement was also very fluid.
Here I must say hat's-off to the CM Storm Sentinel - it offered many more features to customize like LED color but it also offered the ability to adjust the DPI value that each button press is worth. It offers ultimate total control over the mouse and I can't really think of anything more that you would want to control that this doesn't already offer.
I could have given a 10 on Precision but the fact is it could always be better, so could any mouse ever get a 10 really? Probably not, but I did demonstrate that the precision of the CM Storm Sentinel was superior to the Logitech G5. In fact the CM Storm Sentinel out-performed it on every test. I really wish I could have compared it to something a bit better and I must say I didn't know what I was missing.