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Hey guys. I have playing games for many years now. From RTS to FPS i have seen it all.

but i never really under stood the the point of massive dpi for mouses and all the Macro buttons that comes with it.

for most of the games I change the in game "mouse speed" adjustment settings and only use 1 or 2 macro buttons for Knifing or Melee in FPS but that's about it...

i always feel i am not using my mouse's full potential and is missing something to bring my game to the fullest.

what do you guys think? any cool tips?
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You did good, high dpi are just marketing, and macros are for noobs (at least in FPS)
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i traded up my $100 6000 dpi avago laser sensor Feenix Nascita for a $20 CM Storm Xornet with 3 dpi settings and an optical sensor and..

i

have

not

looked

back

from what i understand a lot of pro fps players, counter strike in particular use very low dpi like 400+ and use very big mouse pads with a lot of surface area to use big swiping motions to perform quick and accurate shots. try that for a tip. very high dpi is not needed for FPS. id say 2000-3200 max for everything else, rts/mmos/browsing...

i used to browse and play some rts games with like 5k, 6k dpi but its like, lol, not really necessary and sometimes it was just too high to control, even when i got really used to it. if you are gaming with a multi-montior (like 1500 whatever by whatever 3 montiors side by side is) setup thats the only time when id recommend anything higher than 3200 dpi (and even then, its still a little overkill).
Edited by discoprince - 3/21/13 at 2:50pm
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