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Just bought this from Best buy. Thought it was a bit too sensitive for my liking. Also, annoyed by the lack of on the fly dpi switching.

I was told by one of the employees that this mouse was for FPS shooters but so far I'm not seeing any real benefit :/

How does everyone like their deathadder?
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have had my 1800dpi Deathadder for a couple years now and i love it. If i may make a few suggestions.

a) Install the supplied software to program(customize) your Deathadder.
b) Set the thumb buttons(preset for forward/back) to "increase dpi" and "decrease dpi" this i did and it helps me to increase dpi when i go into games and decrease it when im not gaming.
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have had my 1800dpi Deathadder for a couple years now and i love it. If i may make a few suggestions.

a) Install the supplied software to program(customize) your Deathadder.
b) Set the thumb buttons(preset for forward/back) to "increase dpi" and "decrease dpi" this i did and it helps me to increase dpi when i go into games and decrease it when im not gaming.
I did install it actually. I'm at 1800dpi but with 500hz polling.

b) Thats a really good idea but then i'd be out 2 buttons when gaming which kinda defeats the purpose.
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I almost bought one, but then I decided on the G400. I don't change DPI. I find something comfortable and leave it there. Currently running 3600dpi, 1000hz polling except older games that exhibit erratic behavior with this rate (Quake 3, UT to name a couple) in which case I set 500hz, all smoothing and acceleration off, setting of 6 for pointer speed in windows mouse control panel. Adjust game sensitivity accordingly.

I have the Mamba which as you know is the wireless version of the Deathadder with a laser sensor. I liked it quite a bit, but never used the sensitivity buttons in my games. Always bound a key to lower the in game sensitivity settings to a level I could snipe with if I needed it. Did not want to lose the benefit of high precision. I ended up having issues with the USB cable and it was out of warranty. Opted to try the G400 and return for the DA if I hated it. Turns out I quite like the G400 and it's a little more comfy for my style.

DeathAdder is a very highly recommended mouse among hardcore competitive FPS players.
Edited by cmdrdredd - 10/18/11 at 6:13pm
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What exactly do you mean by too sensitive? Cant the DA be turned all the way down to 800dpi? Or couldn't you just lower the in game sensitivity? I ask because from my experience my 1800dpi DA has lead to my best playing in game.
    
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You don't want on the fly DPI change anyways. Changing your DPI wont allow you to have good muscle memory. You'll never be able to develop muscle memory as there is nothing to remember. Its actually the first thing I turn off if there's no software related issues. Unfortunately with the G400 I wasn't able to turn it off till today. (I hit the dpi switch by accident sometimes)
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phos View Post
Cant the DA be turned all the way down to 800dpi?
450 is the lowest dpi setting on the DeathAdder.

@OP The DeathAdder is the only mouse I've ever used that I prefer over the IME. Imo it is the best mouse on the market, it has great ergonomics and an excellent sensor.
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I just switched over from an MX518...I find the lack of dpi switching a ltitle frustrating, but realized I have my mx518 next to me so i can press it when needed. It's not for in game, i just don't want to keep switching it when i switch games ( i switch between 3 on any given day and use diff dpi settings for each).

I'm still getting used to CS and SC...SC i can feel it is a little more precise but I'm overshooting sometimes...i think? Don't know how to describe.
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post #9 of 27
Adjust the in game mouse sensitivity between the different games, then you won't have to change the dpi.
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My DA hasn't let me down so far. I've got it on 1800dpi, IMO it's a fairly decent FPS mouse for the price, and I personally don't like on the fly DPI changing, if you're going to set the mouse at a certain DPI then you should learn how to use it at that setting.
    
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