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I am new to PC gaming and I am an FPS player. How in the world do last more than 10min playing with a mouse and keyboard without having your hands ache horribly? I have a Logitech G9x mouse and a dell keyboard. This has got to be the most tedious thing ever. Controllers are far more comfortable, and yes I know the mouse is going to be far more accurate, but there has got to be something I am missing here with my setup. How can I mke this not feel like torture?
post #2 of 9
Well make sure your arms are level with your keyboard.

So you don't have to hang them over your set up.

Or pose them up so you tire.

Level them.

You could also try a wrist pad so your wrist can settle while gaming.
post #3 of 9
you can try buying special made keyboard that are designed for specifically fps or what i do which i use a standard keyboard is that i turn my keyboard to the side so my wrist are not sliding along the edge of my desk which im thinking might be your problem or just move your keyboard around til you find a comftable position for you wrists and arms when you play
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Well make sure your arms are level with your keyboard.

So you don't have to hang them over your set up.

Or pose them up so you tire.

Level them.

You could also try a wrist pad so your wrist can settle while gaming.
Definitely, arms need to be leveled. Blood flow, man. OP, you'll need to get a chair with arm rests, if you don't already.
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You just need to position your arms comfortably. It can get uncomfortable after a long gaming session, but aching arms after 10 minutes seems a little excessive. Maybe work on your forearms when you're not gaming?
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Horizontal forearms make more difference than anything else imo. I favour wristrests also but that is personal preference.
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post #7 of 9
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thanks for the info guys. I tried several positions for the keyboard but no luck, and my mouse pad does have a wrist pad. I will keep playing around and see what works best. Maybe a new chair will help as suggested.
post #8 of 9
Like what Goaky said, get a chair with arm rests.

Also, position your chair (that part that supports your back) accordingly, don't hunch over the set up, or else your neck will hurt.
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Like what Goaky said, get a chair with arm rests.

Also, position your chair (that part that supports your back) accordingly, don't hunch over the set up, or else your neck will hurt.
Ergonomics are very important when gaming for awhile. As others have said, you want your arms at 90 degrees, and you need to find the happy medium between hunching over your desk and reaching too far in front of you.

In the end, if you aren't used to PC gaming, dont try to do long playtimes right off the bat. An hour or two here and there until you find the comfortable positions - then go for the marathon runs!
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