Best Mouse For CS GO - Editor's Choice 2017

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

CS GO is one of the most popular FPS games right now. To be the best at it, you will need amazing skills, but that isn’t just enough. You will also need some great gaming essentials, and I will help you to buy the best mouse for CS GO.

You must have good PC, monitor, headphones, keyboard, and mouse. The mouse and monitor are two most important things for FPS games, but if you want to be the best, you will need to have only top-notch essentials.

Quick Summary

Best Budget Mouse For CS GO

Best Gaming Mouse For CS GO (Claw Grip)

Best Gaming Mouse For CS GO (Palm Grip)

SteelSeries Rival 100

Zowie FK2

Zowie EC2-A

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018
Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018
Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Razer DeathAdder Chroma

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

Razer is the famous gaming brand and we all know about it. This mouse is one of the best on this list and it is really good. The optical sensor is one of the best on the market right now.

Design

I love the clean and simple design of Razer DeathAdder. Matte black is really nice. It is also Chroma so you can configure the color of the logo and match it with the rest of your setup.

Price

It costs around $50 and that is a little too high for some people right now. However, if you have enough money, you should definitely buy this one. It is worth every dollar of the retail price.

Razer is pretty recognizable brand in the gaming world. They have some really great products, but some of them are also not that great. That isn’t the case with this one. If you know something about gaming essentials, you probably know about this mouse. It isn’t new but it is updated version with some great new features. One of them is RGB lighting and the other is a new optical sensor, which is one of the greatest for FPS games. It is a little bigger than others on this list, but it feels great in hand. It is also pretty light, weighing 105g / 0.25lbs.

The design is amazing. It is made of plastic and matt finish is everywhere. There are rubber grips on both sides of the mouse, and they are really useful. This isn’t MMO mouse and that’s the reason why there are only two side buttons. However, they are greatly positioned and they are both programmable. As I said above, it is RGB, and you can even change the colors of the scrolling wheel. All in all, buttons are great and easy-to-click, and there is no chance that you won’t like them. Most gamers use it as a ‘palm grip’ or ‘claw grip’ mouse. Maybe this is the best mouse for CS GO?

  • Nice design with good shape
  • New sensor and RGB lightings
  • Pretty light and comfortable
  • Maybe the price is too high for someone

BenQ Zowie FK2

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

This is a very popular brand in this world, and this can be a candidate for the best FPS mouse right now. It has a really good sensor and it is also quite lite. It feels very nice in the hand.

Design

This is another clean black look, this time from Zowie. I really love their mice because they all look clean with small 'Z' logo at the bottom. Build quality is rock solid, and every part is top notch.

Price

It costs pretty much the same as Razer one, and that's because it uses only good and quality parts. If you want something this good, you will need to pay the price, but it is definitely worth it.

This is another great mouse for FPS type of gamers. Zowie is pretty popular brand and you can see a lot of gamers use their equipment on tournaments. That’s why I need to include this mouse on this list. I need to say that FK2 isn’t the only model from FK family. It is made for the small or medium size of hands. If you want something bigger, get FK1 or even FK1+. Just make sure to get the right size because it is one of the most important factors. Regular FK2 is pretty light, weighing only 84g / 0.19lbs.

The design is pretty straight-forward. It is all matte-black with small Zowie logo. It is an ambidextrous mouse, so you can use it with right or left hand. That’s why there are buttons on both sides. Buttons are great and they feel amazing. I think they will feel a little bit weird for MMO type of gamers, but they are great for FPS gamers. Scrolling wheel is good for gaming and switching weapons, but I can’t say the same for scrolling web. But the main point of this mouse is gaming, right? I need to add that it is best for ‘fingertip’ position.  

  • Very clean and simple look
  • Amazing optical sensor
  • Heaven for FPS players
  • I don't really know...

SteelSeries Rival 300

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

I love SteelSeries Rival 300 and this is a new version of it. It has a pretty good optical sensor, and that is the most important thing in the world of CS GO gaming. It also has RGB lighting.

Design

It is all matte black with nice rubber grips on both sides. I don't know why, but it looks a little weird to me. However, it is ergonomic and maybe that's the reason. Build quality is very good.

Price

Retail price is similar to others, but I see that this mouse is often on sale. Also, if you have a big hand, you should consider getting this mouse because it is made for people like you.

SteelSeries Rival 300 is really common mouse in this world. We can see it in popular tournaments or some LAN parties. I really love it, but I have one problem with it. It is too big for me. And that is the only disadvantage of Rival 300. It is just too big for some people, but if you have a big hand, you will love it! We are talking about the best mouse for CS: GO, and this model comes in a couple of designs made only for this game. You can get Hyper Beast or Fade edition, it will cost a little more, but it is worth the price. It is using pretty common and rock-solid optical sensor: Pixart PMW3310.

As I already said, it is a little bigger, and that’s the reason why it weighs a little more than others on this list, 130g / 0.29lbs. Buttons are pretty well made, easy-to-click with great scrolling wheel. There are rubber grips on both side, and that is something you want to see when you pay this much. You also have two side buttons that are in great position and you can program them to do whatever you want. Last, but not least, grip style. Most common style on this mouse is ‘palm’ or ‘claw’.

  • Nice shape and design
  • Pixart PMW33100 is very good sensor
  • It is a little bigger mouse

Roccat Kova

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

I love the fact that this mouse is completely symmetrical so left-handed people can use it. It has a good sensor and 7 programmable buttons which means that you can use it for MMO titles.

Design

Well, it looks different. It has futuristic and aggressive gaming look, which some people like. However, I would rather stick with a clean black look of the previous mice on this list.

Price

It is a little bit cheaper than previous ones, but it still isn't the budget option. I like it and it has a couple of unique features, but I would go for something else from this list. Stick with the article.

Roccat Kova is another mouse on this list that is ambidextrous. It means that you can use it with left or right hand. It is completely symmetrical and some people really love this feature. I’m not a big fan of this, but if you are left-handed, this is a great thing for you. It is normal sized mouse weighing around 100g / 0.22lbs. It is also RGB mouse, so you can change colors in Roccat software on PC. It isn’t the brightest light, but it’s nice to see this feature. Roccat is always making great-looking equipment with nice ‘futuristic’ design.

It is well built and you will love this buttons. They are really great and you can use Kova for MMO or FPS games. It comes with 7 programmable buttons which are more than enough for CS: GO. Scrolling wheel is great, and it is also powered by RGB lighting. It also comes with DPI button, common but great, so you can fast and easy change between four options, from 400 to 3200 DPI. All in all, it is a great mouse but my advice is to pay a little more and get Zowie FK2 because it is overall better. However, if you don’t have much money and you want an ambidextrous mouse, you won’t make mistake with Roccat Kova.

  • Ambidextrous mouse
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • 3200 DPI and RGB lighting
  • Add some money and buy Zowie FK2

BenQ Zowie EC2-A

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

This is second mouse from Zowie, and it is really a gem. Optical sensor it has is really great and it is one of the best for FPS games like CS GO. It also has 4 different DPI settings, from 400 do 3200.

Design

Now you know what I like. This design is one of the best on this list because it is clean and simple. It doesn't have any useless lights or bulky parts on the sides. Matte black is a way to go.

Price

I don't think it is cheap, but it is worth every penny. You can't ask to pay $20 for something that professional players use on tournaments. If you want to improve your game, buy this mouse.

This is second Zowie mouse on this list, and probably the best mouse for CS: GO. If you pay enough attention, you can find that a lot of pros use this mouse. However, it isn’t like FK series and you can’t use it with the left hand. It comes in two sizes and EC2-A is smaller one. If you have big hands you can get EC1-A. I really love Zowie design, because all of their mouses are black and simple with small logo at the back. EC2-A is very comfortable, with the pretty safe shape. The normal version is pretty light, weighing only 95g / 0.2lbs.

The optical sensor is one of the best for FPS games: 3310. There are four DPI settings, from 400 to 3200. I personally like this because, in games, you can change DPI pretty quickly. I need to say that mouse is ‘plug-n-play’, which means that you don’t get any software for the mouse. Buttons are great, with nice easy clicks. Two side buttons are in great position, and you won’t have problems with clicking them. Scrolling wheel is the 16-step type, and I like it more than 24-step one. EC2-A is mainly for ‘claw’ or ‘palm’ grip style. All in all, as I said at the beginning, probably the best mouse for CS GO.

  • 3310 optical sensor
  • 4 DPI settings
  • Comes in different size options
  • There are none 

Roccat Kone XTD

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

Roccat is another great brand in the gaming world and I love their products. It has unique features like has 12 buttons, RGB feature and adjustable weighs. However, there are better options.

Design

Maybe you love aggressive gaming look more than I do, but I think this is too much. RGB stripes on both sides with big logo on the bottom? I don't know, maybe you like it, but I don't.

Price

This is great mouse for FPS and MMO games, but the price tag is redicolous. I really think you should skip this one and choose something else. Read the whole text and then choose wisely.

Roccat claims that Kone XTD is ‘max customization’ gaming mouse, and it really is. The whole point of it is customization. There is a total of 12 buttons, and all of them can be customized in special Roccat software. It also comes with RGB feature, so you can also tweak that. It is really well-built and it is a pleasure to game on it. I would like to see these ergonomics on every gaming mouse. I said before that main thing is customization, and I really mean that because it even comes with adjustable weights. It weighs 120g / 0.26lbs, but if you want to change that, with Kone XTD, you can.

The design is pretty awesome, with two light stripes. You can change colors of it, and a lot more. It is all black with big white ‘Roccat’ logo. As I said, there are 12 buttons. They are all placed nice, easy to access. You can choose to buy this mouse with laser or optical sensor. Maximum DPI is pretty big, 8200. I don’t know how people can play with this much, but okay. Also, I need to add that this mouse isn’t new. It is a bit old, and for this price tag, you can get something new. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great mouse, but there are better options. 

  • Total of 12 buttons
  • Max DPI is 8200
  • RGB feature
  • It is expensive
  • You can buy better mouse for less $

FinalMouse Scream One

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

FinalMouse is a well-known brand in the CS GO world and you can spot them on tournaments. I like the fact how light it feels. The sensor is a PMW3360 optical sensor, and it is really good.

Design

Matte blue design with black parts is very good looking in my opinion. It even has 'Scream' signature on the right click. I don't know if that will help you with your skills, but it is there.

Price

I gave it 3 stars, not because of the price tag, but because it is often unavailable at the Amazon. If you really love it, put it on the wish list and wait for it. It is worth the time because it is a great mouse.

This is the first mouse from FinalMouse on this list. They say that this is the best eSports mouse in the world. I really love the design of it, because it is all blue with Scream signature. If you don’t know who is Scream, he is one of the best CS GO players. So this is another mouse with CS: GO theme on it. There is also small ‘FinalMouse’ logo that glows in white. Scream One is powered with the new PMW3360 optical sensor, which is one of the best and most accurate. Trust me it won’t disappoint you in any way.

The mouse is made of medium-large hands, and it is similar to DeathAdder Chroma in size. However, it is pretty light – around 85g / 0.19lbs. So if you love heavy mouses, you should probably skip this one. Buttons are all great and easy-to-click. There are two side buttons which are common for FPS mouse. Scrolling wheel is great for gaming, but I don’t know how much you will like it for web. All in all, Scream One is a great mouse with the amazing sensor, design, and weight. But, you should skip it if you don’t like big mouses that are this light. It can be the best mouse for CS GO.

  • Nice blue design with Scream signature
  • Very light mouse
  • PMW3360 is a great optical sensor
  • Often unavailable on the Amazon

SteelSeries Rival 100

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

This is the budget version of Rival 300 from the same brand. It is quite cheap but it is pretty good. It is light and it feels great in hand. It isn't the best CS GO mouse, but it is good for players on a budget.

Design

It has famous SteelSeries look, with all matte black design and orange details. However, it is RGB so you can change the color of that. It is made of hard plastic, but build quality is very good.

Price

As I said, this is the cheaper version of Rival 300, and that's why it costs this much. For around $30, I think it is worth it. If you don't want to spend much money, consider buying Rival 100.

Rival 100 is smaller brother of Rival 300. I really love this mouse, especially because it is so much cheaper than the rest of this list. And for this price tag, you can’t ask for more than this. It is really well-built. It is made in all plastic with illuminated ‘SteelSeries’ logo. It is RGB and you can change colors of logo and scrolling wheel. The funny thing is that you can get Rival 100 in ‘Alchemy Gold’. I really love this color option. For this price, you are getting the really great optical sensor. It works perfectly fine, and you will like it.

Buttons are pretty good, but I need to say that scrolling wheel is not that great. It is hard to click and I think nobody is using it in games because of that. Two side buttons are nice, but I would like to see rubber grips on both sides. However, it isn’t that slippery. It is great for medium-size hands, and weight is perfect – 92g / 0.2lbs. I personally don’t like too light mouses. However, I think this is the best cheap gaming mouse for CS: GO on this list.

  • Very cheap gaming mouse
  • RGB lighting 
  • Great for FPS games like CS GO
  • Choose Rival 300 if you have money

Logitech G303

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

This is the first mouse from Logitech on this list, and I really love it. I actually love everything about it, from the great optical sensor to the nice design. You can choose DPI from 200 to 12000, and that's insane.

Design

I think it looks gorgeous. It has that matte black design with 'G' at the bottom. It has pretty weird shape, but it actually feels great in the hand. I won't talk much about build quality because it is great.

Price

This is another mouse that is unavailable at the times, but you can always buy it on Amazon from other sellers. If you can find good price on it, definitely go for it. It has all the great features and it is also good looking.

This is one of the top choices for CS GO. I will tell you immediately that you can’t go wrong with this mouse. Logitech really did a great job and you can even use it for MOBA or RTS type of games. I really love the design of G303. It is really small and I like RGB lights on both sides. With Logitech software, you can choose pretty much any color you can imagine. It is well-built and buttons are easy-to-click. I love them, but I find that ones on Zowie mouses are a little better. However, these are great and you won’t have any problems with them. They are all in a great position, especially side ones.

An optical sensor on this thing is amazing. You can literally do whatever you want with this mouse. There is zero glittering. That means that you will be able to aim a lot better. I always say that if you buy a great mouse, you won’t get great skills overnight. That’s just a fact! You can change DPI from 200 to 12000, which is unbelievable. The mouse is medium-small and if you have large hands, you should probably skip G303. It is also pretty light, weighing only 87g / 0.19lbs.  

  • Unique design
  • Zero glittering
  • DPI from 200 to 12000
  • Very light mouse
  • Another mouse that can be unavailable

Gigabyte XM300

Best Mouse For CS GO – Editor’s Choice 2018

Features

Gigabyte is very popular brand in the gaming world and I think they are getting better and better over the years. This is very good FPS mouse and it uses optical sensor called Pixart 3988. Maximum DPI is 6400.

Design

I don't know why I don't like it much. The shape is pretty unqiue, and it feels great in the hand, but it doesn't look the best. However, if you love the design, you should get it. It is a very good gaming mouse, mainly for CS GO.

Price

This isn't the mouse on the expensive side, but it isn't on the budget side, too. However, for this price tag, it is pretty good and it has great features. Optical sensor with the maximum DPI 6400 is a great thing for gamers.

This is the only mouse from Gigabyte here. However, XM300 is on this list because it is one of the best mouses for CS GO. I will start with the design because it is one of the coolest on this list. It is all black with nice rubber grips on both sides. Also, there is ‘Gigabyte’ logo on the back, and you can program it to be in any color you want. It is using Pixart 3988 gaming optical sensor, and it is amazing for any FPS game. You can set DPI level-up to 6400 and you can also change it with DPI button in the middle of the mouse. I really love white strips on the side which are telling on what level your DPI is.

I love the fact that XM300 is pretty comfortable. It is made for medium size hand, but I think everybody can use it. It weighs only 101g / 0.22lbs. Buttons are great and they are making a nice sound. Only scrolling wheel is making weird, cheap sound. I love rubber on both sides with the pretty sick design. It has a pretty safe shape so you can use pretty much any grip style you want. After all, for this price tag, this mouse is one of the better on this list.

  • Pixart 3988 is a great sensor
  • Maximum DPI of 6400
  • Nice buttons
  • Scrolling wheel isn't the best
  • I don't like the design of the XM300

What Is The Best Mouse For CS GO?

We listed 10 best CS: GO mouses here. It is really hard to pick the right one when you have this much awesome picks. Every single mouse on this list has pros and cons, and there is no such thing as ‘perfect’ mouse. I really tried to list the best ones, but the choice is yours.

If you are on tight budget, SteelSeries Rival 100 is the best option for you. It is smaller brother of Rival 300, and it is amazing. From design to the sensor, you will love this small beast. And all of that for around $30, you really can’t ask for more.

Personally, my favorite mouses on this list are Zowie FK2 and Zowie EC1-A. They are really the best. I really like the simplicity of them. They both have an amazing optical sensor, and you will really feel the difference while playing CS GO or any other FPS game. You probably now think, why I said both FK2 and EC1-A. That’s because FK2 is better for claw grip style and EC1-A for palm grip style. At the end of the day, whatever mouse you buy from this list, you will love it.

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