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Here is what I don't understand... why do people want mice with such high DPI? I have a Logitech G5 and the highest DPI setting is 2000 I believe. But at that setting I just accidentally tap my mouse a bit and my cursor goes all the way across my damn screen. That isn't usable at all, in fact the highest DPI setting that I ever use on this mouse is 800. I have my 3 presets set up for 400, 600, 800.

And don't tell me its personal preference, because it's not. At something like 6000 DPI you will move your mouse half an inch and your character will do 3 revolutions in your game. That isn't useful at all, so that is not personal preference... that is just stupid. I guarantee you won't find one person that prefers to play their games spinning around in circles like an idiot.

Now I can understand someone wanting a faster or slower mouse speed, but that can be achieved with 2000 DPI or less. There is no need for these 10,000 DPI mice that you can't even move without making your cursor go from one side of your screen to the other.
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Here is what I don't understand... why do people want mice with such high DPI? I have a Logitech G5 and the highest DPI setting is 2000 I believe. But at that setting I just accidentally tap my mouse a bit and my cursor goes all the way across my damn screen. That isn't usable at all, in fact the highest DPI setting that I ever use on this mouse is 800. I have my 3 presets set up for 400, 600, 800.

And don't tell me its personal preference, because it's not. At something like 6000 DPI you will move your mouse half an inch and your character will do 3 revolutions in your game. That isn't useful at all, so that is not personal preference... that is just stupid. I guarantee you won't find one person that prefers to play their games spinning around in circles like an idiot.

Now I can understand someone wanting a faster or slower mouse speed, but that can be achieved with 2000 DPI or less. There is no need for these 10,000 DPI mice that you can't even move without making your cursor go from one side of your screen to the other.
What rez is your monitor? I have two 2048 x 1152 monitors. For normal desktop use, I usually use 3,000dpi (and it takes more than "a bump of my mouse" to send it across the screen. In games I generally use ~4300dpi. I don't like to have to reposition my hand at all. If I can stay within a nice 4" x 4" square, I'm happy.

If I set any of the mice I'm currently testing to 800dpi, I have to move the mouse from one edge to the other of my mousepad (rocketfish pad that is 10" long) 2.5 times to get across my screen once -- that is stupid. (no offense, not personally attacking you.)

As for simply turning up mouse sensitivity in Windows -- it's not the same. It's much more laggy and imprecise than a higher DPI mouse.

And the 9,000 and 10,000 dpi numbers I've been throwing out from time to time are clearly labeled with "/sarcasm".
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Here is what I don't understand... why do people want mice with such high DPI? I have a Logitech G5 and the highest DPI setting is 2000 I believe. But at that setting I just accidentally tap my mouse a bit and my cursor goes all the way across my damn screen. That isn't usable at all, in fact the highest DPI setting that I ever use on this mouse is 800. I have my 3 presets set up for 400, 600, 800.

And don't tell me its personal preference, because it's not. At something like 6000 DPI you will move your mouse half an inch and your character will do 3 revolutions in your game. That isn't useful at all, so that is not personal preference... that is just stupid. I guarantee you won't find one person that prefers to play their games spinning around in circles like an idiot.

Now I can understand someone wanting a faster or slower mouse speed, but that can be achieved with 2000 DPI or less. There is no need for these 10,000 DPI mice that you can't even move without making your cursor go from one side of your screen to the other.
For daily use, I set my G9x to 5700DPI and I love it. Whenever I use something lower I find it to be incredibly slow. It takes a couple hours to get used to, but once you have a high DPI, for daily desktop use, it's awesome.

For gaming, however, I agree. I usually have it between 1000-1600 DPI.
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For daily use, I set my G9x to 5700DPI and I love it. Whenever I use something lower I find it to be incredibly slow. It takes a couple hours to get used to, but once you have a high DPI, for daily desktop use, it's awesome.

For gaming, however, I agree. I usually have it between 1000-1600 DPI.
Wish! I can't do that high of DPI for normal desktop use. I overshoots everything. For gaming though, higher DPI makes me happy
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I have a 23" at 1920x1080 which is not as big as yours but isn't very small either.

I also use a fairly large mousepad, but I don't really ever use the entire pad. I would say I move the mouse about 4 inches to get from the right to left side of my screen, which is what you were saying.

As for Windows sensitivity I have it on the default setting which is the middle bar, and I also disable all the hardware acceleration so that no matter how fast I move my mouse the cursor always goes the same distance.

The thing is though say you are playing a FPS game like BC2 or Black Ops... your screen size doesn't really matter anymore because if there is a guy in front of you he will be in front of you no matter how big your screen is because having multiple screens just keeps increasing your peripheral vision and does nothing to the center screen where all the action happens. So you rarely ever have to move your mouse across multiple screens in a game whereas on your desktop you will have to do that all the time.
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yeah...high DPI is not essential

with my RAT i use 875 in desktop usage

and 1625 gaming
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So I returned the Razer Mamba and picked up the Imperator again. I managed to snag the same one I returned so I got an open box discount to boot. lol.

Still deciding between G500 and Imperator.
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razer mamba or the new G700?
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post #79 of 79
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I much prefer the build quality and feel of the Mamba over the 700. However, I prefer the shape of the G700 over the Mambas longer, more palm-ish grip.
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