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EVGA Torq X5 Optical gaming mouse

Overall I found the EVGA Torq X5 to be a fantastic gaming mouse, with plenty of welcome features and little to complain about. It is fast and accurate – with a variety of DPI and polling options, meaning it will work exceptionally well for high-speed first person gamers.

It is also viable for a variety of grip styles. While its ambidextrous nature does point to a preference for claw and finger grips, palm gripping is also possible, though not as comfortable. Whichever you opt for though, whether left or right-handed, you will have easy access to the front buttons which can be pressed almost half way down the body of the mouse. There are side buttons on both left and right, so no one gets left out.

The thumb grips on the side are not intrusive but they give enough texture so that your hand never slips from the position. That said, the side buttons do require pressing, rather than rocking, so their use needs to be deliberate – which may not be to everyone’s taste.

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The build quality of the EVGA Torq X5 is excellent, and despite the modest price point there is no evident creaking from the frame, under pressure. It also ships with very capable, stable back-end software, including lighting options, DPI step sensitivity adjustments and a number of advanced features such as lift off distance control and acceleration calibration.

EVGA has created a high performing optical mouse and at a price that everyone can afford. I am not a huge fan of the white colour scheme as it does highlight dirt and grime quickly, but at this price point I would struggle to recommend a competitor product above the EVGA Torq X5.

EVGA’s Torq X5 gaming mouse can be purchased from DABS for £32.

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  • High speed, light and accurate when gaming.
  • Ambidextrous and offers easy right/left software switching.
  • In-depth back-end software.
  • Simple lighting options.
  • High quality Pixart 3988 sensor.
  • Very affordable.


  • White plastic does show up grime very easily.
  • DPI cycle switch rather than up/down option.
  • Lacks some customisation options: weights, switches.

KitGuru Says: EVGA’s latest mouse is one of the best mice we have reviewed this year and it is one of the cheapest too. A must have for gamers on a budget.


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Rating: 9.0.

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