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Since I don't think I need to upgrade sig rig until ivy bridge comes out...i think the places i can upgrade are with my sound, maybe gpu, and mouse.

Right now, I'm using an MX518 with a Steelseries 4HD. I downsized from the MX Revolution, which was too big for me (though I got used to it). I'm leaning against the G400 and not a fan of prediction/acceleration (who is?) or jittering...

Looking at Steelseries Xai, Kinzu, Deathadder (which version? read some versions better than others?) right now...am I missing any others I should consider? Thoughts?

If you recommend a mouse, what mousepad would you recommend w/ it? I don't mind buying a cloth/other mousepad as well.
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post #2 of 14
If you don't like acceleration then you might as well rule out the Xai and Kinzu, both have positive acceleration.

Deathadder makes for a good palm mouse. I prefer cloth pads, Puretrak Talent is my favorite pad.
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post #3 of 14
DeathAdder v1 + Puretrak Talent.

Because DeathAdder v1 has no prediction(w/ firmware) and jittering. It works with Talent flawlessly. I dont have any idea about Deathadder with 4HD. Its your choice, I hope you will be happy.
post #4 of 14
Deathadder is a great mouse. I'm using one with the Goliathus control edition pad, they work quite well together. The Puretrak Talent is a sweet pad too.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by targarien View Post
DeathAdder v1 + Puretrak Talent.

Because DeathAdder v1 has no prediction(w/ firmware) and jittering. It works with Talent flawlessly. I dont have any idea about Deathadder with 4HD. Its your choice, I hope you will be happy.
The Deathadder 3.5G had it's jitter problems fixed with an updated firmware. Prediction is a preference though.
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post #6 of 14
Best palm mice right now are: Deathadder, Zowie EC2 (if you got small hands), A4tech Opticals.
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post #7 of 14
Artisan Shiden or Hayate mouse pad.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cabbs View Post
If you don't like acceleration then you might as well rule out the Xai and Kinzu, both have positive acceleration.

Deathadder makes for a good palm mouse. I prefer cloth pads, Puretrak Talent is my favorite pad.
But is it that noticeable? I feel like the deathadder might be the better choice than the steelseries mice but i prefer that brand so much more....

i mostly play sc2 and battlefield and counterstrike, to give you an idea
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post #9 of 14
I had a Xai and I noticed it within the first hour of gaming. It went back the next day.
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post #10 of 14
Palm makes deathadder the easy choice..get 3.5g or black edition and call it a day.
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