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Discussion in 'Games' started by Thetimewarp, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Thetimewarp

    Thetimewarp New Member

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    Hi guys,

    First of all I wasn't sure whether to put this in the hardware forum but I guess since it was specific to my use of games I'd post it here.

    I have picked up a large Razer Goliathus on the shopping list for my new gaming rig but I need to drop the total by a few quid to make room for a new monitor (Old one is bust). Are gaming mousepads worth it compared to, for example, the one I have from ASDA with a faux leather material for GAMING only? The mouse I will be using is a Logitech G500. Have you noticed any difference before?
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    Well, I generally prefer empty desktops rather than mousepads, but that makes my mouse's feet get dirty very fast, so I use an el-cheapo mousepad for now. Mouse that I am talking about is the Microsoft X5. I think the general consensus is that a mousepad is better than without one, but then again, each to its own. I would avoid the Goliathus though, it wears out pretty fast by my standards.
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    i need cloth feel, hate plastic or metal. and big
    XTrac Pads Ripper XL (newegg link) are the best i have found, actually have 3 of them to cover my whole work surface.
    they also have smaller ones.

    I have a g500, and it works great with these. the biggest consideration is comfort. most newer mice will work on all desk surfaces pretty well - it's just a matter of how much space you have and how easily it glides over the material.
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    Thetimewarp New Member

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    Well I have a glass desk so you know :laugh: thats not an option for me
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    I think the really thin Razer Sphex feels much better on the palm of my hand when I rest it.
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    I Need them , im freaking over the wood and its making my expensive mouse quite annoying , but it's one of those things you always think about but not actually buying it damn , i heard they aren't cheap though , and i require a very big surface.
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    any 5$ pad is ok, don't let'em milk you
    department76 says thanks.
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    Thetimewarp New Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation... I've been seeing stuff by ozone a lot recently but there's not a great deal of feedback going on for their products. That which I have seen though promises good quality and pricing, and the company seems pretty legit. Are they new?
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    FWIW, you can get the Sphex for $15 shipped on Ebay, it makes a difference if you shop around. The old thick pads are more uncomfortable for many people. Mousepads are a to each their own type of thing.
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    I use a Rocketfish aluminum gaming mousepad, and I freaking love it. It's two-sided, one side with a rough surface for design and low sensitivity work, and a smooth side for gaming and high sensitivity.

    Cost me $20 but I've had it for a few years, and it's still like it was when I bought it! :3
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    I have an old mouse pad made from circuit board and my mouse has never worked good on it due to the pad side being foam/rubber style, So i got an old pair of womens tights/stockings and stuck them over it lol, My mouse works better than ever now and it cost me no pennys.
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    I remember the old crap mouses with a big ball underneath it two make the cruiser move on screen
    Them dam old crap mouses where all ways geting bust and crap on the ball and STICKING all ways
    Needed two clean them every 2 weeks lmao
    I just love the new in for red optical mouses we see now days.
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    Got sick of replacing plastic ones and what ever others and got a glass type one from Steelseries and it's been great.
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    lol i remember them days to, Thank god i havent had to use one for about 5 years now.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Hah, I still have one as backup. Last time I used one was .. september 2010, at my job. :(

    Anyway, my mousepad is a small, thick beast from 1996 or something. :cool:
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    I remember if the mouses was sticking bad i had two drag the mouses right across the,
    Table from left two right all the way just two make the dam cruiser move.
    From one side the screen two the next lmao..
    now that type mouses would be fun playing a mp game like cod 4 on line:roll:
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    well look at it like this its one hard where up date you will never need two by in life once you,
    Have it lmao....
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    it would be good mouses for jokes on people just take out the ball and let them try useing it,
    Thinking its a optical mouses.
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    I've always preferred traditional cloth mousepads. The smooth gaming pads glide too much with no resistance. Cloth has a little more tactile feel for predictable movement. And you want a large mousepad for serious business FPS gaming with a low in game sensitivity setting for precise aiming.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XUW8IY/?tag=tec06d-20

    That's the pad I've been using for about 8 years now. Office depot use to sell them for $10 and I'd just buy a new one about every year. Greatest pad ever!
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i hate cloth, best platic i've found is the func 1030 archetype
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    I've had a 1030 for um.. three years now I believe? Still going strong, and if one side doesn't feel just right, you can swap it around and 9/10 times it will be what you need. (I use one side for FPS games and the other for RTS/RPG games)
    Really should look at getting a replacement within the next six months though..
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    the original, or the archetype? arch has a curve to it, original was a perfect square/rectangle shape.


    i tried to replace it with some razer pads, they're all thrown out now. their plastic ones might as well be sandpaper.
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    Achetype. IIRC you suggested it at a LAN back when I was still using some cloth pos. (Those Pentium D days....)
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    Best cloth pad ive used, really works well with anything you use... :cool:
    what more can i say...

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