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Corsair Raptor M45 CH-9000052-NA Black 7 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 5000 dpi Gaming Mouse

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  • newegg FPS-Optimized gaming sensor The Corsair Raptor M45 features a PixArt 5,000 DPI optical sensor for outstanding precision. Instant DPI switching lets you quickly adjust the sensor resolution when you bounce between applications and games, and select the optimal sensitivity for each weapon.
  • newegg 1000Hz response time With the ability to respond to the slightest hand movement a thousand times a second, the M45 can keep up with the fastest players.
  • newegg Programmable buttons The powerful control panel software lets you assign keystrokes to mouse buttons, create and assign complex macros for faster response and control. This software also enables default DPI values adjustment.
  • newegg Onboard profile storage Save macros and programmable buttons directly to the M45, and take them with you when you play on other PCs.
  • newegg Adjustable weight system Three adjustable tuning zones allow you to customize the mouse weight and balance for your playing style.
  • newegg Ergonomic design The right-handed design has a soft-touch finish, a rubber thumb grip, and a low-friction braided cable. Additionally, the extra-large PTFE glide pad is also low-friction, and offers more contact surface area for better control.

Learn more about Raptor M45

General

Brand
Corsair
Name
Raptor M45
Model
CH-9000052-NA

Spec

Type
Wired
Interface
USB
Tracking Method
Optical
Maximum dpi
5000 dpi
Hand Orientation
Right Hand
Buttons
7
Mouse Adjustable Weight
Yes
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Color
Black

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
System Requirement
A PC with a USB port
Internet connection for control panel software download

Features

Features
Adjustable weight system
Three adjustable tuning zones allow you to customize the mouse weight and balance for your playing style.

FPS-Optimized gaming sensor
The PixArt 5,000 DPI optical sensor delivers outstanding precision.

Extra-Large PTFE glide pads
Low friction with more contact surface area feels better and provides better control.

Control panel software
Customize your gaming experience even further with power software that lets you assign keystrokes to mouse buttons, create and assign complex macros, adjust the default DPI values, and more.

Seven programmable buttons
Assign critical game functions to the M45 for faster response and control.

Onboard profile storage
Save macros and programmable buttons directly to the M45 and take them with you when you play on other PCs.

1000Hz response time
With the ability to respond to the slightest hand movement a thousand times a second, the M45 can keep up with the fastest players.

High-Mass scroll wheel
Delivers a precision feel for weapon selection and jumping.

Instant DPI switching with indicator LED
Quickly adjust sensor resolution when you bounce between applications and games, and select the optimal sensitivity for each weapon.

Comfortable for hours of gaming
The right-handed design has a soft-touch finish, a rubber thumb grip, and a low-friction braided cable.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kevin Y.
  • 9/7/2014 6:36:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsthe same exact thing

Pros: Its a nice feeling mouse

Cons: Its the same thing as the M65 without the sniper button!

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  • Nathaniel S.
  • 8/23/2014 11:09:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Mouse

Pros: I like the grip on the sides of the mouse a lot. The buttons are very easy to push but not so soft that you accidentally click. The wheel has a large surface area for your finger. I finally upgraded my 10 year old logitech g5 (the rusty colored one) and the wheel was definitely not my favorite as it was difficult to press down. This is not the case with this mouse. Compared to my old mouse.. the feet are much better with their placement. I had replaced the feet twice on my old mouse and I am sure I will have to do it with this one too as they're not that thick. I like the illuminated logo and DPI indicator.

Cons: There are some sharp edges.. strange I had to file down a brand new mouse in a few areas because it was getting caught on my hands and poking me. The footprint I think is intended to make it stable but I find myself tilting the mouse to the side when I want to move it around without registering any tracking and this mouse isn't as easy to do that with.

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  • Austin J.
  • 8/14/2014 4:48:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid claw/palm grip mouse (Med/small hands)

Pros: The Corsair M45 is a great mouse for the value. Of course, it takes a while getting used to a new mouse when playing games and the like, but regular use and internet browsing were perfect. The sensor tracks excellently on my Razer Goliathus mouse pad, and the software has come a long way in-terms of accessibility and ease of use.

It's possible to save profiles to the mouse, but there isn't a way to change between them, unless you set one of the side buttons to change profiles, which is a pretty round about way of doing it.

The mouse is great for my small hands (7"/~17cm from wrist to tip of middle finger), and palming the mouse when using the mouse for general purpose is also comfortable.
Coming from a solid Logitech G500 mouse, the shape is definitely different, but surprisingly comfortable. The highly textured sides (literally like fine grit sand paper) give excellent traction, and even for my fingertip/claw gaming grip, did not feel uncomfortable to the touch, despite what others have said (this is highly opinion based). I enjoy the semi hard, crisp clicks given by the mouse, and it feels a lot more tactile than my G500, or my brothers Razer DA.

Given it's plastic construction, I was worried about the mouse feeling cheap and hollow like a death adder, but the size and weight give it a very solid, heavy feel, which is what I like in a mouse (Hollow/light mice like the Kana V2 feel too cheap for me).

If you're looking for an economical, solid, med-weight, FPS mouse, look no further. This mouse is great, and I decided to purchase this over the G502, Avior 7000, and M65.

Play on CS:GO (DMG rank @ 600DPI/1.95 In-game sens. W/ raw input OFF)

Cons: If you come from a larger mouse, it will take adjusting to get used to the smaller profile, but the comfort and build quality are great so far.

Other Thoughts: The mouse is great, and I anticipate it reamining on my desk for quite a few years to come. The mouse feels as solid as the M65, and the cheap/corny"sniper key on the M65 was a turn off for me.

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  • DYLAN D.
  • 7/31/2014 1:13:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mouse

Pros: Good weight, decent DPI settings, a long cord, and most importantly a rigid mouse wheel. You won't be accidentally scrolling any time.

Cons: Side mouse buttons are a bit sensitive. But you usually won't touch them unless you want to use them.

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  • Carol L.
  • 7/26/2014 8:42:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest gaming mouse

Pros: control, fluid motion, no accel.

Cons: had one that had an issue lagging, returned for replacement through newegg ( Thank You ) no issue with the new one.

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  • Carol L.
  • 6/26/2014 9:07:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsissues?

Pros: nice grip, good for medium sized hands, very nice tactile feedback on clicks, click precision is great, fluid and precise.

Cons: the mouse will lag in gaming or in web browsing from time to time.

it feels like the mouse DPI setting drops to 2000 or lower when I have it set at 5000 dpi via the software, this lag doesnt go away unless I reclick the up button selector for the highest dpi setting but it still says 5000 dpi in the corsair software and shows the highest dpi level on the mouse....??

is this an issue that is common?

Other Thoughts: mouse LAGS from time to time

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review. We're sorry that you're running into issues with the M45. From what it sounds, like this could be a firmware/software issue, the most current firmware is v1.05 and the most current software is v1.0.0.4. If you haven't already, you can update the firmware and software at www.corsair.com/downloads. If you're still running into issues after the update, please give us a call at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket at corsair.force.com and we will be happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Juan L.
  • 5/25/2014 4:22:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome mouse

Pros: Design, LED, Buttons, Sensitivity Changing

Cons: Top part of mouse is made of soft rubber/plastic which leaves a noticeable sheen from sweat after prolong use. Other then that, mouse is amazing.

Other Thoughts: So I am coming from Logitech wireless mice. Logitech's mice were alright, they did the job, but felt short. This is extremely noticeable in games like World of Tanks where when you zoom in(sniper mode) the Logitech mouse jerks around when trying to hone in on a shot. The Corsair M45 just moves smoothly with no jerking or overshooting. I am using mine on its medium DPI settings as the last one (5000dpi) feels to fast. So what is it like going from a generic Logitech to this mouse? Well there is a huge difference. For instance, I've grown used to this mouse' medium settings which already are 3 times more accurate than the Logitech one, so when I use the Logitech it now feels very sluggish. Lastly is the ergonomics. I have large hands and the tiny Logitech feels like a toy now compared to the Corsair M45. This mouse fits my hand perfectly, feels good to hold and the clicking and scroll wheel feel very lovely. I can spam click this mouse and it doesn't feel like it will break whereas the Logitech ones felt like they were going to explode. What else??? Oh, they weight system is very good. I tried it without the weights, but again because of my large hands and arms it felt weird. With all the weight on it feels perfect.

I bought this mouse to accent my PC's color and led scheme. At night the mouse just looks amazing. My PC and mouse glow red in the background.

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 5/12/2014 6:17:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsToo Many Shortfalls to Ignore

Pros: *The Corsair Raptor M45 mouse falls short on too many levels to be considered a well-rounded gaming mouse. Although most of the M45’s fundamentals are rather sound, the bells-and-whistles that differentiate an excellent modern gaming mouse from a decent one are sorely lacking in the M45’s instance.*
- Aesthetically, the M45 is a homerun. Its soft-touched surface repels fingerprints and resembles a powder-coat finish that is plainly gorgeous. The red LEDs that illuminate the mouse wheel, DPI indicator, and Corsair logo add a lot to its physical beauty. The M45 certainly looks the part of a good gaming mouse.
- The M45’s braided cable is thin, attractive, and light. It offers little resistance to the mouse’s movement, which impresses me due to the fact I prefer wireless gaming mice. Honestly, I only notice a slight impedance when using the M45’s braided cable compared to the wireless one. When moving the mouse backward though, there is much more resistance, as the cable cannot completely glide past the desk tray’s corner edge without occasional tugs.
- The M45 is flat and lower to the ground than most mice. This design lends itself to the gamer with a claw grip. Instead of sloping upward in a gradual apex and then gradually downward again, the M45’s body is less curvaceous and conforming. I imagine this mouse’s design will be complimentary to the claw grip style; however, being a palm gripper, I take issue with the lack of palm and wrist support. Nonetheless, the mouse’s bias toward a claw grip does not denigrate my rating of it.
- At first I found the mouse wheel to be stubborn, and I formed an immediate bad impression of it. However, after a couple of days I began to like the feel of it. I quickly realized its abnormally resistant characteristic allowed more accurate weapon-swapping in FPS games. Instead of a single flick of the finger making you miss the weapon you were looking for, the M45’s wheel is exact, and you know precisely how many times it clicks. The feedback from it is near perfect for a gaming oriented mouse.
- Not including the left and right click buttons, there are five total programmable buttons on the M45. The two by the thumb are the most readily accessible while gaming, but I didn’t much like their position (see Cons).
- Overall, the mouse is extremely responsive. At its 1000Hz polling rate and 1ms report rate, every movement is picked up. There is no noticeable lag or response, so every directional aim in a FPS will be registered the moment you do it.
- Using the software, the M45 can get up to 5,000 DPI. Three separate DPI intensities can be bound to the physical DPI buttons. These can also be changed to some other key binding if desired. At the 5,000 DPI setting, it is lightning fast.
- The adjustable weight system adds a little bit of customization in terms of the mouse’s heaviness. It’s a nice feature to include; however, there’s more bad to say than good about the weight system (see Cons).

Cons: - As mentioned above, the M45’s physical design favors the claw grip gamer. If you prefer a palm grip, I seriously advise you against this mouse. The only way I found it remotely comfortable as a palm gripper was to completely do away with my wrist pad (not preferable for long periods of time) and to align my arm directly level to the mouse. If my wrist is not resting flat against the desk surface, and my arm isn’t on an even plane angle, it’s uncomfortable. To reiterate: Great for claw grip; Mediocre for palm grip.
- The worse part of my experience with the M45 was the Corsair Gaming Software. Nowadays for gaming mice, the software designed to customize the mouse to your gaming needs is utterly essential. When an application is as clunky, unintuitive, and confusing as Corsair’s peripheral software, it takes away from the whole experience. No part of it was self-explanatory, and wading through this application with no tooltips, descriptions or helpful hints was a complete pain. My personal favorite mouses’ manufacturer has excellent software that allows you to set up a new profile and all new key bindings in mere minutes. Don’t get me wrong, this application will still get the job done, but it will take much longer, and look a lot worse in the process.
- No tool is included to remove the rather obstinate weights on the bottom of the mouse. The problem here is that the weights cannot be adjusted without a tool (flat-edged knife, coin); hence it takes extra time to accomplish a task that should be tool-less. Also, even with all the weights in, the mouse still remains lighter than my preference.
- The two side buttons on the left side of the mouse near the thumb are positioned quite poorly. They are situated too high and too far back. I can still reach them, but it doesn’t feel quite right and would take a while to get used to--never to the point of feeling natural.
- Although I believe the scroll wheel to be perfect for gaming, it is less perfect for everyday applications. It would have been an added bonus for Corsair to have included a switch that loosened or firmed the wheel’s sensitivity.
- The PTFE pads on the bottom do less to impede friction compared to another gaming mouse I had within reach. I can’t figure out exactly why, but when moving the M45 and another similar gaming mouse side by side, the competitor’s mouse glides effortlessly while the M45 hits occasional resistance. It’s nothing too drastic in means of mouse pointer’s movement fidelity, but it’s haptically noticeable and will dampen your feeling of control.

Other Thoughts: - Since there isn’t an included disc, be sure to download Corsair’s Gaming Software from their website. Included in the .Zip package is also a Firmware update which you should install before any painstaking customization.
*The Corsair Raptor M45 was a slight disappointment for me all in all. At the price point, I was expecting an above decent mouse, and in reality, it is above decent. The actual fundamentals and essentials of a gaming mouse (like responsiveness, speed, macro-capable buttons) are all there for the M45. However, the software and less important flaws drastically take away from the M45’s potential. For the palm grip gamer, I’d implore you to look elsewhere unless you want a different experience. For a claw grip gamer its design would be perfect if it weren’t for the other shortcomings that would make me loathe recommending it.*

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  • Wendy M.
  • 5/5/2014 5:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Great for Claw grip. Nice braided cord,and great quality.

Cons: None

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  • Bradley A.
  • 4/16/2014 7:57:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsCool

Pros: I like how this mouse feels. Not to slick not to sticky. The adjustable DPI is really nice. Long cord. I like the black and red. 5000 DPI

Cons: I don't have any cons really. Software not included I suppose could be a con. But hey all you have to do is go to the Corsair website and download it.

Other Thoughts: This is the first corded mouse I have used in a long time. So took a little while to get use to having a cord attached.
I never used a mouse with adjustable on the fly DPI sensitivity. That is a really nice feature. I didn't notice the pointer acceleration that some people mention.
I played with the macro settings a little but not much. Never really did use that much.
I would recommend this mouse to anyone looking for a decent corded gaming mouse.

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