Even with a different frame assembly, removing the feet from this mouse shows no hint of an entry point, and we are left to the specifications of the M65 RGB Elite to deliver information about the components used inside. That being said, the primary switches have the familiar feel and sound of Omron switches, and while we cannot verify the model of the sensor, by looking in software and attempting to use the mouse at its maximum DPI, we can say things are different from the 12,000 DPI sensors.
It could very well be a 32-bit ARM processor inside as well, but that much processing power is almost overkill for the M65 RGB Elite, but it would not shock us to find one there. What we do know for sure is that the mouse is comfortable in hand, it is shorter in length than many others, and along with everything we showed you with the layout and software control, there are also the weights to adjust to make the mouse fit your play style and weight requirements.
Even though we like what the Corsair M65 RGB Elite offered us when it came to working or playing, one of the critical features of the mouse is a bit out of sorts for us. Had they moved the sniper button under the center of the pair of side buttons, it would be much easier to reach and use. Where it is now, makes it nearly worthless, for those with average sized hands, or those who don't like to fumble around when a second can make the difference between life and death.
The bottom line is this though; we still find ourselves wanting to give the M65 RGB Elite good marks. Had they not offered the sniper button. It would be a superb product, but it is hard to ignore this feature when it stands out so obviously in red, and begs you to try to use it. Beyond that one detail, Corsair brought new life to the M65 series of mice, and if you are a previous M65 owner, and were pleased with it, you will no doubt love this newest model.
With everything under scrutiny in our mind, playing it all back as we write this, we still feel there is good value in the M65 RGB Elite. The best M65 to hit the market and the MSRP of $69.99 is not asking too much in our opinion. Corsair calls this mouse durable, and says it should last for a lifetime of gaming. With a durable aluminum frame and the high level of components used, it could easily last for a long time to come, at least fifty-million clicks worth of life.
The blend of metal and black, or white depending on which of the two you choose to buy is something we do not see much, and even though the appearance is industrial, we feel aesthetics will play second fiddle to the functionality. Once you get the M65 RGB Elite tuned and ready to deal damage in whatever your favorite game may be.
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- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line: The sniper button placement may be a concern for buyers, but the M65 RGB Elite offers enough to get you to look past it. It is affordable, it is rugged, and is the supreme version of the M65 series of Corsair mice!
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