Cooler Master Storm Sentinel mouse review

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  1. savy

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    Hardware Review / Cooler Master CM-Storm Sentinel Gaming Mouse

    Well it seems Cooler Master has included something new in their lineup, their very first gaming mouse the CM-Storm Sentinel twin laser gaming mouse.
    After a quick inspection I found a nice looking gaming mouse sleek in design and incorporating all the expected features of a modern gaming mouse.
    Including
    -5600 DPI Twin-laser Sensor
    -64KB Sentinel X Memory
    -Rapid Fire Tactical Mode
    -8 Programmable Buttons
    -5 Profile options
    - Led DPI Management System
    -Led Clan Logo Personalization
    -1000Hz Polling / 1ms Response Time
    -Max Speed - 235 Inches Per Second
    - Lift off Distance 1mm
    -Right hand Ergonomic Design
    -Gold-plated Full-Speed USB Connector
    -Adjustable Weight System 5 x 4.5g


    So lets take a look

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    The packaging had a good amount of product info and would handle shipping with no problems.

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    Test System

    Pimped PC extreme system

    System Specs:
    Motherboard : Asus P6T
    Cpu : Intel i7 920
    Ram : 6 GIG Cossiar DDR3 1600Mhz
    Power supply : 850 watt
    Graphics : 2 x GTX260 in sli
    HDD : Western Digital 150 gig Raptor drive
    Monitor: 28" Viewsonic 3ms 1920 x 1200 HD
    Mouse: Cooler Master Storm Sentinel
    Keyboard: Razor Tarantula
    Sound : Creative Xfi Fatality
    Headphones : Medusa 5.1 Speedlink

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    CM STORM Software & lighting system control

    I found the software package delivered some very usefull features
    including lightning system control enabling fully customizable colour profile's.
    Fully programmable hot key and macro functions for 8 keys comes in very handy for gaming and
    shifting profiles mid game meant air, vehicle or on foot I had my perfect settings.
    An extra bonus was the feature to be able to upload your own clan logo onto the OLED screen VERY COOL !!

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    Specifications

    Mode - SGM-6000-KLLW1-GP
    Available Colors - Black
    Material / Rubber Grip / ABS Plastic / Mesh Bezel / Metal Plate
    Dimensions
    Width / 3.3 X Height / 5.3 X Depth / 1.6 inch
    Width / 83.5 X Height / 135 X Depth / 40 mm
    Weight / 161.5 g / 0.356 lb
    Sensor / 5600 DPI Storm Tactical Twin-laser Sensor
    X&Y Axis Configuration - Independent and programmable
    Maximum Tracking Speed / 235 IPS
    Maximum Acceleration / 50g
    Polling Time / 1.0ms
    Dynamic Surface Adaptation - Tracks on most surfaces, 1mm lift-off distance
    On-board Memory / 64Kb
    Form Factor / Right Hand Ergonomic
    Button Assignment / 8
    Lighting / Soft wear controlled lighting-7 colors with variable lighting effects
    DPI Display / OLED
    Weight System / 4.5g X 5 pieces


    * More information see

    http://www.cmstorm.com



    CONCLUSIONS
    The Cooler Master Storm proved to be a good gaming mouse it took very little getting used to and felt good to use in no time, Its ability to track and target enemies was very good and the weight system worked well which allowed me to set the weight lighter more in line with the Razor mouse I currently use ,the softwear package was bigger than expected but proved to be easy to navigate and allowed for plenty of personal settings and profile options , this combined with 64kb of memory allowing you to take your mouse with all the personal profiles and settings on the road.
    I was initially a bit skeptical of this mouse purely because of the price i did not expect much for $75.00AUD but i was actually amazed so if you are in the market for a gaming mouse i would be giving this mouse some serious consideration as it easily performed up there with the big boys but at a very reasonable price.

    Pros :
    -good tracking
    -8 key function
    -5 profile options
    -64kb memory
    -Fully customizable via software package
    -adjust DPI on the fly
    -braided cable
    -Great looks and lighting
    -Price

    Cons :
    -Mouse wheel hard to push down
    -side buttons small and a little stiff
    -May prove a little to big for gamers with smaller hands



    Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Gaming Mouse

    Reviewed by : Savy
    www.pimpedpc.com.au
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2010
  2. edzknows

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    Nice review, and congrats on front page!

    Tell us about the oled screen and how you can put a logo on it. =)
     
  3. King Krapp

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    As a proud owner, I agree that it's a great mouse!

    It's just a little one that shows the logo and the X and Y DPI (as they can be changed independently). You can upload a simple image to the mouse through the provided software.
     
  4. Trog Star

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    who the bloddy hell let you in here?

    front page with 1st post?
    grats mate :thumbup:

    shouldn't there be a link in your sig?
     
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  5. rubber duck

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    great mouse , bought 2 one for me and one for me son.

    had for about 4 weeks now , very happy.

    prefer it more than my old G5
     
  6. ballzingski

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    Both my brother and i use this mouse and its awsome
    I put a the half-life logo on mine
     
  7. Raaagh

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    what games do you play?
     
  8. maev

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    I bought this mouse a few months back for $70, i was gonna do a review but never bothered, though it would have probably been a video / pic review.

    i was gonna include a review of the custom mouse scripting and stuff as i basically scripted it to mouse click every 12ms and then went on cod4 and destroyed everything with a semi auto gun lol (was at a lan so even funnier).

    good mouse though, iv had no real issues, only con i can think of is that i "think" my pinky and the finger next to it feels more squashed on this mouse. not sure if its always been like that but i noticed it with the mouse, but no real big deal.
     
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    I might grab one of these to match my CM Storm case :)
     
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    cm review

    lol Troggy good to see you are still around ,they let you in m8 i rest my case, Edzknows yes m8 simple use the softwear for the logo, simple stuff, Raaagh i have played heaps of diff fps games over the years but i dont get a lot of time now days, as pimpedpc and work keeps me fairly busy.

    Savy
    pimpedpc.com.au
     
  11. Uncle-Fester

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    Hey Troggy how the bloody hell are ya ????
    Its phunbuster unless you already figured that out :)
    send me an email mate gotta catch up.
     
  12. edzknows

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    Maybe a pic of a logo on the mouse?


    The halflife logo would look cool.
     
  13. Dux

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    Hmm, re-skinned and re-badged Logitech G9 / Alienware TactX mouse, eh?

    A little too flashy - I don't want the mouse to be glowing and lighting the whole room up!

    And I agree - the mouse-wheel is a bitch to click down, my only complaint with the overall design.
     
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    logo

    Hey edzknows sry d but the mouse only came to me for review and has now gone to be airbrushed with some cool artwork, pimpedpc will be giving away 2 off these mouses as prizes for the winners of gamming competitions run by pimpedpc at the rf lan party in Perth next month, you are welcome to attend you may even win one of theses mouses if you enter one of the gaming competitions we will be running and win.

    Savy
     
  15. edzknows

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    heh thanks for the offer, but im in syd, and a poor student. So i will have to pass.
    Ill just have a google and see what i can find.
     
  16. brimlad

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    great review savy and looking forward to seeing the airbrushed mouse.

    and hello Trog drop in to ts it's been ages :)

    cheers :)
     
  17. Trog Star

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    my word.

    your all coming out of the woodwork now.
     
  18. mrpiccolod

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    Thanks for the review!

    Would anyone who has this mouse please comment on its size perhaps compared to the Razer deathadder of Logitech M950. I'm looking for a mouse and like this one but am worried about its size.

    thanks a lot :)
     
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  19. Tony

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    i think the G5 is better than this

    but a lot of value i suppose
     
  20. WishBone17

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    This is my first ever gaming mouse and I love it, only one thing i'd like to complain about is the squeaky scroll wheel, mine anyway is very squeaky
     

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