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Which DPI do you use for your gaming mouse?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FreedomEclipse, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. epicfail

    epicfail New Member

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    Really haha?

    ya i started playing video games with Diablo and Starsiege Tribes.

    ya i started playing vid games actually Saturday i got bored so i decided i was gonna play a bit, i played some old school game that i hadnt played since like a year or 2 ago, Tribes Vengeance i might download css or just stay with Cod mw2 which is always fun even though theres so many bugs people can abuse and theres no way you can kick them out of your server, because of stupid peer to peer.
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    BFBC2 is almost here..... hang on that little bit longer - Ive already uninstalled MW2 from my system & I have no intention of ever reinstalling it. - IW can take their failware & cram it up their ass
     
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    epicfail New Member

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    ya i was thinking of buying it apparently its good, i really liked bf2, running into people with jets = awesome haha

    well see if i have enough money when it comes out we will see.
     
  4. DonInKansas

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    Now that I've gotten used to my new Sentinel, I really like 5600 DPI.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    No wai Don...5600DPI, thats nucking futs :roll:

    man that felt good /retarded comment.

    Congrats man Im glad you got used to her;)
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I like around 1500, its quick but not so fast i lose the mouse. my brother like it around 1200
     
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    I love my Lachesis, you get used to high sensitivity pretty quickly.
     
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    Over 9000!!!!

    I have a Sidewinder X5 and use 2000 all the time.
    Works great. Although I may take TheMailMan's 400 dpi for sniping into thought.
     
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    1800DPI but i use the On the Fly speed a lot.
     
  10. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    well - 99% of the time I snipe moving targets (& Im damn good at it if i say so myself) been doing that since 2001 when CoD1 (best sniper out of 3 clans) came out & thats where my problem is.....Ive gotton so use to following moving targets around that my brain will 'over-compensate' for still targets because it thinks they will move & I miss the shot.

    it use to be really really bad but now ive managed to control it a little bit more since people dont drive & ride around in jeeps (unless its Battlefield) like they use to.

    so it makes perfectly good sense for me to have a higher DPI for sniping. gonna step it up to 1600/1800/2000/2200/2400
     
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    i'm actually surprised at how many variations there are here. i thought "leave it alone" 800dpi would be far more common.
     
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    this prolly should be a poll... but I tend to game at around 600 DPI :D I have a really big mousepad...

    High DPI is ok, but it slows down my reaction time a bit, lower DPI gives a bit more room for error.
     
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    I have a G5 (wired) and I use it at 800dpi most of the time. However, if I am sniping in a game, it goes down to 400, and close combat it goes up to 2000. I love that switch on top so I can change it on the fly.
     
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    My arms are heavy and my hands are (extremely) large, so I palm my deathadder lol.

    I know this post is going to get some colorful comments.

    [​IMG]

    This is the biggest mouse I could find a while back. I like the Steelseries WoW mouse (which I noticed later) the best so far.
     
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    yeah - it should have been a poll but I didnt think this many people would post & discuss the topic in general. Im suprised there hasnt been flaming from anyone with & still using a M$ 400dpi 1991 trackball mouse.

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    went for a poke around the local retailers here - their not too sure if they will the the coolermaster Sentinel Advance in :(

    one shop assistant was telling me the mouse is good but the materials they used to build the mouse is crap.
     
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    how do you change it?
     
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    Should be a feature in your mouse drivers, which is on the CD that comes with the mouse. Normal mice don't have that.
     
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    I run 1800 on my DeathAdder, which is sadly it's max . . . but I have no issues laying out the wh00pins with it. I can see going higher for sniping and such, but if you're one that changes their play style routinely throughout a game . . .

    I don't use the on the fly switch, though - it's under the freekin mouse, and I can't be arsed to lift the mouse, flip it and hit the switch during a match . . . even though I can accomplish the movements necessary in about 1 sec, that's FAR too many movements - not to mention the sudden "jerk" when lifting the mouse off the pad, and putting it back down again . . . :rolleyes:
     
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    800 DPI. It's slow and slower lol because I find it easier for me to control. I can adjust up and down with button press. Dun use it much. Mostly on 800.
     
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    Part of me really wants to get this Sentinel mouse I am reading about, with its 5600 DPI but I am on a laptop screen. 800 DPI is about right. 2000 IMO is a little too high when I was trying it.
     
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    its a beautiful mouse for beautiful people - crank it up dawg!!!
     
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    High sensitivity gamer - I game at 5600DPI on my Mamba :) No accuracy issues, just took a while to get used to. Used to own the DeathAdder, and now I have the rightful successor and I couldn't be happier :)
     
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    Do you use the mamba wired or wirelessly? when that mouse first Came out, i really wanted it. but cooler master sentinel advance is a lot easier on the pocket with added neons like a pimped up batmobile
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I find the mamba runs out of battery really quickly when run wirelessly.
     
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    Ahh, yet again, people that think their skill and dick increases if they got more DPI than their neighbour.

    I use a Deathadder and a Taito, 1800DPI, don't see any need for more DPI or On-The-Fly crap thing.
     

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