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Hi there folks!

So I have been using a razer deathadder 3500 dpi mouse and a steelseries qck heavy mousepad for quite some time now, and the combo has given me pretty good accuracy in fps games. I can say now that I am not really 100% happy with the accuracy though, and was wondering if "upgrading" to a razer scarab mousepad and a razer mouse with this new 4G dual sensor would give me what I need? Any other combos I should look at for max accuracy? I use a very high mouse sensitivity. Price doesn't matter, I want the best out there.

Thanks!
Edited by Kidio007 - 11/5/12 at 9:18am
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post #2 of 22
Your asking a very subjective question. Razor claims their "higher-end" 4G dual syste, mice are more sensitive and accurate. I feel it is a sales pitch to sell more mice, and any improvement you feel is placebo effect. People will pay anything if you tell them something is better,...even if in reality it is just as good.

I feel a good reason to upgrade to something like a Razer Taipan Expert is because you don't like the size, weight, position of buttons, ect of your existing mouse.

Others might disagree with me, but that's how i feel.
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Originally Posted by Kidio007 View Post

I want the best out there.

You already have it, i would only try the Scarab or a 9HD to see if hardpads are fitting you better.
post #4 of 22
I would maybe suggest changing the mousepad, but dont sell the old one just in case, I would say if its not broken then dont try fix it, I went down that road and it didnt work out too well.
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post #5 of 22
If you are having accuracy problems, it isn't the mouse. The first thing I would check is your sensitivity - I wouldn't recommend anything higher than 1800 DPI, polling at 500Hz. (and at 1800 DPI, I would have the in-game sensitivity at 1.0)

Make sure your Windows sensitivity is at 6/11 and you have the Razer driver sensitivity at 10. Don't use on-the-fly sensitivity.


After that, look at the surface. I used to like a slower, more textured surface, but now I actually prefer something as smooth as I can get with minimal friction. I've halved my DPI and find that I play much better with the mouse effortlessly gliding like this.
post #6 of 22
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Thanks for all the answers guys! I went ahead and ordered a razer scarab mousepad to check if hardpads work better for me like Woll3 said. I also love the grip and feel of my deathadder, so might just keep since I never had a problem with it.

When it comes to sensitivity, I always had it at 3200 dpi, 1000hz polling rate, windows sensitivity 6/10, razer sensitivity 10, and in game sensitivity 75%. I will try lowering it like NotAgain said and see if that helps. Buying a 6400 dpi mouse (like I was thinking about) is no use then if 1800 is recommended hehe. I guess no mice or pads are best for everyone, more subjective yeah.

Hopefully the scarab mousepad will work better, I don't like how my mouse slides on the steelseries one I got, maybe too much friction I don't know. I guess now that I bought a kinda cheap 120hz monitor there is nothing more I can do but to actually play and get better tongue.gif
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post #7 of 22
Most Pros play around 10" for a 360 which is roughly what 1800 DPI and 1 sensitivity (in-game) will give you. (9" with the DeathAdder's 1800 DPI which is close enough)
Higher sensitivity than that means you can turn quickly but have no precision.

1000Hz is too much for anything over 900 DPI or so. Even then I would still prefer 500Hz. There are too many inputs sent which basically causes jitter. Polling at a lower rate smoothes out your movements a bit. 500Hz is a good balance between the number of inputs sent, and latency. (2ms rather than 1ms)
post #8 of 22
I would honestly try out a Steelseries Xai. I've been using mine for a little over a year and it has become my go to mouse.

I have used Razer products, Logitech, Roccat, and tons more.

I've always like Razer products, but I have to give the Xai the edge on comfort. Even though this thing is comfortable it is still fast and accurate as any of them.
post #9 of 22
Imo:

- Deathadder Variants
- Logitech G400
- Mice using the AVAGO ADNS 3090

... are your best bets.

If the Xai didn't have the accell issues I'd be sleeping with it.
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post #10 of 22
3200 DPI? Do you have synapse installed?
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