Originally Posted by starships
So about that steel mousepad of yours... what does it feel like? I've thought about getting an aluminum one but I have no idea if they feel rough or smooth. Nice mod though, I've been debating if I should do this to my 7950.
Feels like heaven
. I game @ 1800DPI in mostly twitch games like UT, Borderlands, and L4D so I'm definitely not low sens but not a crazy high RTS gamer either. I like as little friction as possible, and keep the weight tray out of my mouse so its nice and light as well.
It's brushed 304 stainless with a thin dense neoprene backing, and the mouse has teflon feet. After over a year of use you can barely see the mouse track marks as just slightly shinier spots in the normal movement range. Being much stronger then aluminum there is not a single scratch. My Steelseries aluminum pad that was over 60 bucks got polished smooth, started leaving marks all over my hand, and had an texture difference after like 3 months.
Only downside is that if it gets even a little dirty you can notice it right away, and it wears out feet faster.
The raw steel:
Finished(Was taking a pic of the jewelers style hammer I used to tap the razor when I delided my 3770k):