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Good mouse and pad?

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Hey OCN, besides lurking I'm still new and want to throw out a question.
Well it seems like after a few years of use, my G9x mouse is finally dying out on me (the scroll wheel specifically.) So along with looking for a new mouse, I also want to get an actually decent mousepad while I'm at it too instead of relying on one of those free plastic mousepads from some defunct investment group. Price isn't really a concern and I was really interested in getting one of those quality aluminum or glass mousepads. Though I only noticed Steelseries and Razer but I have no brand preference for any.


For a mouse I looked at a few like the Corsair M60, M90, R.A.T. 7, Ikari and Sensei but there are a lot of choices so it's tough to decide and I'd be fine with getting another G9x too. Any suggestions or help for narrowing my choices down? Much appreciated.
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Well, the type of mouse you choose will determine what type of mousepad to get (e.g. hard, soft, reflective, etc). I'm not an expert when it comes to mousepads since I don't use one myself (although I should, the RAT 7 sensor can be very finicky when dust on my desk gets in the way)

I will say that after several months of owning a RAT 7, long gaming sessions (a couple hours or so) will result in wrist/hand cramping. Even with the RAT 7 unladen (no weights) it's much heavier than the Razer DeathAdder I used before it.

What kind of grip do you use for your mouse, palm, claw, or fingertip?
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90% fingertip and 10% of the time a claw grip. Though I also add all the heavier weights to my G9x. They've added a few RAT mouses to their lineup though it seems.
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I'm waiting for my Mionix Naos 5000 to come since I heard so many good things about it and its sibling, the 3200.

I've read too many stories about the M60 and M90 being sub-par mice (well built, but terrible software, mediocre performance, and less than ideal layout) to buy them. If you want to replace your G9x, I'd look at the SteelSeries Ikari or Mionix Naos 5000, that or grab another G9x.
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