Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Review

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We often speak about the importance of easy to recognise packaging and the Cooler Master use of purple as a brand colour certainly enables it to be spotted at a glance. The box has a clear product image and all the important features writ large. We might take slight issue with the use of the word hidden to describe the D-Pad, but otherwise everything is clear and concise. 

Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Box  
Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Specifications  

Within the box we have an easy to follow guide to all the features you receive with the MM830. The mouse itself has very large LMB/RMB buttons allowing for the mouse to be held in both claw and palm styles, and the placement of the DPI adjuster is the difficult combination of easy to hit and yet not in the way when things get hectic. The scroll wheel is rubberised and grooved for reliable adjustments, and has an audible and tactile click for each position letting you scroll through your skills or inventory with ease and accuracy.


Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Accessories


Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Overview  

On the underside we find the Pixart sensor hole and three large low-friction pads letting the MM830 glide across a wide variety of surfaces. It's particularly nice to see the thumb platform getting an extra pad to assist this easy movement.


Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Sensor

The cable is lengthy and braided with a gold plated USB connector. Inside the plastic tab is purple, showing the attention to detail the Cooler Master designers have put into the MM830.


Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Cable  

Lastly on the side we can see the D-Pad that is the big element of the MM830. You can also see the OLED display but we'll be looking at that in more detail in a moment. Naturally you can customise these buttons to be anything you like, but by default the frontmost and backmost buttons are the usual front and back browsers configurations, whilst the bottom button is set to profile cycling and the top button is the Tactix button, which you hold down and then press others to adjust lighting or run macros and the like.

Cooler Master MM830 Side D-Pad  

The right hand side is surprisingly smooth. Normally we see a rubberised side here too, but the MM830 has nothing at all. Although this shot does clearly show the light bar at the rear of the mouse.


Cooler Master MM830 24000 DPI Mouse Rubber grips  

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07-03-2019, 07:00:01

Peace
Who needs 24k DPI? Serious question as I'm no specialist when it comes to mice, but from my understanding: the higher the DPI = the faster your cursor moves.
So with 24k DPI: 1cm of movement ~ cursor moves from the left corner to the right on a dual 1080p screen setup...


My MX518 was set to 800 DPI and I don't actually know what my current G400's settings are, but my aim is quite on point in shooters and my movements aren't huge/long at all. So I don't understand the need for such high DPI numbers. If anything, you're getting WAY more inaccurate, although you have to move less to spin around in games. I always say that when it comes to keyboards and mice, it's a decision purely based on what you're used to.


So PLEASE, can someone enlighten me? My "knowledge" can't be correct, because if it was, these products wouldn't exist, right?Quote

07-03-2019, 07:13:36

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Who needs 24k DPI? Serious question as I'm no specialist when it comes to mice, but from my understanding: the higher the DPI = the faster your cursor moves.
So with 24k DPI: 1cm of movement ~ cursor moves from the left corner to the right on a dual 1080p screen setup...


My MX518 was set to 800 DPI and I don't actually know what my current G400's settings are, but my aim is quite on point in shooters and my movements aren't huge/long at all. So I don't understand the need for such high DPI numbers. If anything, you're getting WAY more inaccurate, although you have to move less to spin around in games. I always say that when it comes to keyboards and mice, it's a decision purely based on what you're used to.


So PLEASE, can someone enlighten me? My "knowledge" can't be correct, because if it was, these products wouldn't exist, right?
The simple answer is high screen resolutions. 4K screens are pretty big, and higher DPIs can be handy if you have a multi-screen 1440p setup like myself. It also depends on how sensitive you want your mouse.

My mouse is 12000 dpi and I use it for my dual 1440p (+1x 1080p up top) screen setup. I don't really feel the need to go higher than that, but I wouldn't want to go much lower.

As far as gaming goes, the ability to do a quick 180 turn is helpful in some competitive shooters. It really depends how much you care about factors like that.Quote

07-03-2019, 07:50:46

Peace
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
The simple answer is high screen resolutions. 4K screens are pretty big, and higher DPIs can be handy if you have a multi-screen 1440p setup like myself. It also depends on how sensitive you want your mouse.

My mouse is 12000 dpi and I use it for my dual 1440p (+1x 1080p up top) screen setup. I don't really feel the need to go higher than that, but I wouldn't want to go much lower.

As far as gaming goes, the ability to do a quick 180 turn is helpful in some competitive shooters. It really depends how much you care about factors like that.
As always: quick and comprehensive! Thanks for that! I've never left the realms of 1080p, but I do see this being the major factor. So with higher resolutions you have to set a higher DPI value if you want to keep your muscle memory - if we keep it gaming related. Makes sense now.Quote

07-03-2019, 08:03:37

looz
If you play any shooter at 24k effective DPI you're an absolute madman. Quote

07-03-2019, 08:51:47

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
If you play any shooter at 24k effective DPI you're an absolute madman.
Yeah, I don't think I would ever get used to it. I'm not a competitive gamer though. give me a good story or a strategy game where I can make my own (Civ, Total War, Sins of a Solar Empire etc). They don't need insane DPIs.Quote
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