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I must say back in my CS 1.0/1.6 days I used an MX510 (800DPI) and was using maybe like anywhere from 3.5 to 4 on the settings and I did fairly good then after going on to MX518 (1800DPI v2) I started to use more of a fingertip/claw style use on my hand and I was using a hardpad as well so it was pretty slick and eventually I started playing like flick style movements. While I use my wrist to move around if I have to quickly go 180 then I may have to use my arm but maybe 5-10% arm 90% wrist.

I guess it all has to depend on your style but if you get to the point where your wrist/hand/arm feels uncomfortable and you feel pain then you may need to change your style or mouse. Yeah many will say thats just because you use the computer too long but it could primarily be the placement of your hand because for the longest time I have been using claw type/wrist/hardpad and I started to get minor pain on the ring and pinky fingers, after switching to the cm storm spawn and going softpad the pain went away, I mean there can be many variables that can come to play but thats just from my experience.

It could also depend on the game because if I played BC2/BF3 and I was sniping then I'll go with low DPI/wrist but when it comes to a fast pace game (when I used to play Quake/UT) then I was using a lot of hand movement but if you're really accurate with your wrists you can get away with high dpi.
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DPI is not mouse sensitivity. You wanna leave your DPI alone and adjust the ingame sensitivity if you wanna go low sens. You need to measure how much you need to move your mouse for a 360 turn. That is your sensitivety. DPI has nothing to do with it.
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DPI is not mouse sensitivity. You wanna leave your DPI alone and adjust the ingame sensitivity if you wanna go low sens. You need to measure how much you need to move your mouse for a 360 turn. That is your sensitivety. DPI has nothing to do with it.
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Other way around. Leave sensitivity at 1, adjust DPI.
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For me neither, I use trackball instead. With Logitech M570, I only need to move my thumb to move the cursor.
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post #25 of 72
I use wrist + fingertips for movement, never move arm, which is very silly since I own a huge mousemat (QCK+), which is 90% unused. Oh well, it looks nice tongue.gif
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post #26 of 72
My sensitivity is set to the point where I really only have to pivot my wrist and move my hand two inches or so to get around my screen.
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I use my wrist, but I LAN regularly next to someone who moves their arm and in games like Counter Strike with his low sensitivity his arm is flying up, down, left, right, so quickly and I feel it's more accurate, also less stress on the wrist.

More accurate I say because I feel when you bend your wrist left and right the mouse makes more of an arch motion than a straight line.
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post #28 of 72
3500/5600 DPI (sniping/normal)

wrist. My muscle memory and control is exceptional if I say so myself.
    
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post #29 of 72
I keep my arm stationary and only move my wrist. I almost never lift the mouse. I have the sensitivity high enough that I can keep my wrist in place.
    
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post #30 of 72
heh, never really even thought about this save for when I buy a mouse. For forward and backward movements I think it is a wrist/thumb and pinking movement...I kind of claw grip my mouse. Side to side is pretty much all wrist with moving my arm a little after the fact if don't move it back.

Though I assume this is for gaming...I am sure not many people use a track bal for gaming. You could just as well use an analog stick on a controller since you are using your thumb
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