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I used to play at 6500 DPI but with in-game sens lower than 1:1. After some research I found that 1:1 was the best and lowered my sensibility to 4000CPI. In FPS i normally switch between 2000CPI and 4000CPI constantly while in LoL and other games I mainly stick with the 4000CPI.
I can do pixel precise movements by using just my fingers to move the mouse while the pinky touches the mousepad and I can go across the screen really fast by moving my wrist, it´s just a matter of style. I never liked low CPI because it requires a lot of space and preferably a low table so you can move your arm effortlessly without lifting it.
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post #22 of 33
I would suggest a different solution.

I guess you are not an oldschool pro, since you are asking us, so let me make this clear for you: there is no good fix sensitivity for you yet.
What you should do, is to dedicate a few days to test different sensitivity settings from very low to very high, than stick with the best for 2-4 weeks.
As you play the game more and more, you will get know it better. If you don't know the maps and movement at all when you start playing the game, low sens will be bad for you as you will get shot in the back most of the time. If you become a pro, than most likely you will be able to predict very likely the enemy's movement, so what you need is extreme accuracy, which you can get with low sens.
Of course this depends on the game too, so I want to warn you, that I can only talk about counter strike like games. Maybe in CoD, it is different, but I can't say anything about that.
So, getting back to the sensitivity; after that few weeks, you should go through the different sensitivity settings again, and see, what feels right this time, and stick with it again for some time.
I would say, depending on your skill, after playing for around 1 year (+/- months), you can tell, what exact sens you like and works best for you, thus you can stick with it.
One note: if you change mouse, your sens preference can change a lot.

Hope I was able to help.
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post #23 of 33
Use whatever is comfortable TBH. Just don't try ridiculous things like 2000 DPI or 10 sensitivity in game. I use 1 or as close to it as I can get in every game, and hover around 1200-1600 DPI. As long as you aren't only using your wrist and possibly causing yourself to get RSI then you're fine.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by DeathzKnight View Post
I like to play on the highest DPI possibly. I use 6400 DPI so when i play games i barley move my hand at all. I find that the faster the mouse the better u can play IF!!! you can control it. It is very very hard 2 play on 6400 dpi if ur used 2 something a lot slower. I would recommend that you increase your DPI until you hit the max DPI.

You will die a lot miss a lot of kills and lose a lot. Though as you get used to it you will find that you are a lot better then you were before.

Put it this way if you are playing Counter strike and need to do a 180 turn on 400 DPI it will take a good 5-10cm of hand movements where as for me on 6400 DPI it will be under 1mm. By the time you see me on 400 DPI my 6400 DPI would have killed you before you can even aim me. "i dont play CS much im not really that good lol but thats my point with higher DPI you can react a lot faster."


LOL WHAT. This is just silly.
Also the type of game you play makes a difrince i play a lot of HoN so the faster the mouse is the faster i can use spells. With FPS a little slower is fine though i still like it as fast as it can go.

IMPORTANT NOTE. if you play on high DPI like 6400 make sure u have a good mouse pad. I never believed how important a mouse pad was. I have the vespula it has 2 sides speed and control. there a lot different. Belive it or not on speed its hard 2 close even my browser but on control i can move pixel by pixel.

Faster is better

LOL WHAT. This is just silly.
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post #25 of 33
For me:

400 dpi
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In-game 1.8-2.2
post #26 of 33
First, configure the drivers to 1:1 no acceleration.



If you are a high sensitivity user, starting around 2-3k, reduce the mouse sensitivity until you start having trouble reaching everything comfortably, then go back up a little bit so it's the lowest sensitivity at which you can still comfortably get the cursor everywhere you need it.

If you are a low sensitivity user, start at the center of the mousing area, from the side of the mouse to the edge of the mousepad should get you either slightly more than 180° in your favorite FPS(or half that if you like using double swipes).
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post #27 of 33
Subbed because I need to understand the dpi thing a lot better.
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post #28 of 33
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Subbed because I need to understand the dpi thing a lot better.
It's really not that difficult. DPI is the mouse sensor's sensitivity. The higher the number, the more sensitive the mouse will be. This will be affected by your surface and any dirt and stuff it may read off of. There's no right or wrong dpi, it's a comfort thing. Some people prefer higher dpi because the mouse is reading more of the information it receives and is a bit more precise when reading the surface it's on. It is hard to control sometimes when you get too high depending on your resolution.
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post #30 of 33
For me it seems to be different with every game. Mw2 1600dpi is the sweet spot for example, while Witcher 2 i use 800, or some games i even have to go up higher.

For that reason i have my mouse set to be able to switch from 800,1600,1900, and 2000
    
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