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post #1 of 11
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Hi there everyone!

I have to buy a mousepad to accommodate my upcoming mouse (I think I am going to get the CM Spawn).

I have to pick out of these two options.

XFX WarPad Gaming Mouse Pad
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_44&products_id=18063

And this,

Roccat Alumic Double Sided Hardpad
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_44&products_id=17088

I like the idea of the XFX, but also like the Roccat. Which one performs better and which one would YOU pick?

-Shaq
post #2 of 11
I'd go with the Roccat pad.

The XFX pad's "desk hook" design seems a bit ridiculous to me. Any pad with a decent back material won't slide on the desk, and it would get in the way on my chair arms, at least for me.

Unless I'm wrong, the Warpad is a cloth pad and the Alumic is a hard pad (Func 1030 clone), so that should be the deciding factor. Can't choose? Look into Hybrid pads like the Artisan Shiden-Kai, Roccat Sota, and Xtrac Hybrid.
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post #3 of 11
The Warpad looks nice and I'd quite like one because the way it hooks onto the desk means you get somewhere comfy to wrest your wrist/forearm.

BUT, you've linked a hardpad and a clothpad, and depending on what sensor the mouse you have/you're getting has should be a big factor on if you choose a hardpad or a clothpad.

e.g the Avago 9500 sensors have some negative acceleration issues on softpads, so you need to get a hardpad to minimize this.
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I will be using the CM Spawn.

What pad should I get? I also don't have a preference about hard or soft mouse pads, so I guess it doesn't matter, right?

-Shaq
post #5 of 11
From reading through the threads on the Spawn it doesn't seem to make a difference in performance with hard or soft pads.
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post

From reading through the threads on the Spawn it doesn't seem to make a difference in performance with hard or soft pads.

So which pad is better for gaming?

I do like the XFX a lot but don't know if it is the right decision.

-Shaq
post #7 of 11
I've never used either of those pads, so I can't comment on them. I personally prefer cloth pads over hard pads, but to each their own.
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post #8 of 11
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I think I should just stick to the XFX? It's large, soft and is really secure.

Thanks.

-Shaq
post #9 of 11
If your mouse doesn't require a specific type of mouse pad, then its completely subjective so we can't really say what you'd like the most redface.gif
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post #10 of 11
I have a Spawn and use the Artisan Hayate. It's a pretty awesome combo.
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