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I cant decide if i want small mini one or standard. with the way DPI usually is, is there a particular reason why larger mousepads are prefered?
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Only just because of DPI. Different people play at different cm/360. I play with 400dpi on my mouse and have my sens turned down low so I need a larger mousepad. I prefer cloth but not qck cloth because it's just a bit too slow so I use a Puretrak Talent. Decide what would be a comfortable price range, size and material and then you'll have chosen your top picks.
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Why not get something bigger, then you're not concerned with where your mouse is on the pad.

I recommend the Xtrac Ripper XXL. I have mine under my keyboard and mouse. They wipe clean with a rag, aren't dust magnets and can be trimmed to fit your desk or keyboard tray with an exacto knife or razer blade with very, very minimal fraying.
The texture of the pad is in between smooth and rough, it's a great blend of friction and speed with my Razer Abyssus.

The XXL is 36" X 18" and just over $20. I've had mine for just over 2 years and it looks great with about 5-6 hours of use per day.

Xtrac's site - http://www.xtracpads.com/sections.php?section=1

Xtrac XXL on Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826991001&Tpk=xtrac%20xxl&IsVirtualParent=1

EDIT: The under side of the Xtrac is a rubber material that doesn't slip easily or wear away over time.
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Only just because of DPI. Different people play at different cm/360. I play with 400dpi on my mouse and have my sens turned down low so I need a larger mousepad. I prefer cloth but not qck cloth because it's just a bit too slow so I use a Puretrak Talent. Decide what would be a comfortable price range, size and material and then you'll have chosen your top picks.

how can you possibly play at 400 dpi? I play at 2200 most of the time, and sometimes i still find it to slow.
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how can you possibly play at 400 dpi? I play at 2200 most of the time, and sometimes i still find it to slow.

I use aswell 400 dpi and low sensitivity ingame, its quite a normal DPI step.
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i use 1500 dpi but 400dpi makes me a better fps player lol.
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post #7 of 10
It's because some people play low sens. I play at 60cm/360 and thus need a large mousepad to be able to turn around quickly.

The size of the Qck+ is the minimum size I can play with.
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It much depends. I would be better of if I turned my QcK heavy 90* so it's 45cm high and 40cm wide. I don't need more than 30cm width, but I use my mouse pretty far in on my table and rest my arm on the pad so I need one that is very high. Others have different needs.
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Go for the biggest your desk can fit. Of the four dpi settings I can program none are over 1000dpi. Sucks to keep falling.off the mat
post #10 of 10
It depends on your cm/360. I would also suggest buying the biggest pad that you can fit on your desk because it will save you money in the long ( 1 larger pad is usually cheaper than two small pads) run even if you only use a small portion of the pad because of a high sensitivity. After that side is worn, rotate the pad around and you have a new pad again.
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