Corsair Vengeance M60 and K60 ReviewBluePanda - March 12, 2012
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The Corsair M60 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 around your computer without using the keyboard for everything; however, as a mouse, there really is no apparatus or method for systematically testing it. Subjective commenting and critiquing on speed, comfort, precision, and customization will help you decide if you are ready for the M60 from Corsair
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 8 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 6970
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drives: OCZ Agility 3 120 GB, 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 RAID 1
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
- EG Meduza
- ROCCAT Kova [+]
- Zowie EC2
- 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 at the moment. To rate speed, I used a scale of 1 to 10 with a score of 1 representing no movement at all and a score of 10 representing a mouse that got ticketed for speeding.
If you are going to raid all night you will need a comfortable mouse, something your hand can control without 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, and a value of 10 says without the mouse something is missing… almost like when you are missing your car keys in your pocket.
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, 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 drastically improve not only the way you move around menus but also the way you get around in-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.
Overall it's always hard to compare one mouse to the next after using it for a week or so, or even after switching between multiple mice in a month. It is always easy to say which ones were comfortable compared to others and the Corsair M60 was one heck of a comfortable mouse. It fit well in my hand like it was just meant to be. The buttons were all easily within range and didn't require me to move to use any of them. The weighted scroll wheel felt nice and overall was just a glove for a mouse.
Speed and precision are really dependent on user settings. You can have a really fast mouse if you want or you can move it around slower than sloths. It's up to you. Corsair lets you control this 100% so you can't complain much there. Being able to set DPI settings in 100 increments is nice considering most only let you change sensitivity with Windows' little slider. Being able to assign any of the 8 buttons to whatever function you desire was a nice touch as well – the sniper feature was my absolute favorite.