Best Mousepad for a First time PC Gamer

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So I am in the middle of building my pc and I have picked out my mouse and keyboard, now I need a mouse pad and I have no clue what will suit me most. So any help would be awesome :)

Mouse- Razer Deathadder

Keyboard- Razer Blackwidow Ultimate

Ill try and answer any questions in this thread so I can pick a good one!
 
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The only difference between the 4HD and the 9HD that i can tell, is that the 9HD is bigger than the 4HD...
if you are an obssessive mouse jerker (people who move the mouse around A LOT!!!!), or if you play very fine mouse games ( with high dpi) you might want to go with the 9HD

The biggest difference between QCK and the HD series is cloth/plastic. if you play a lot of games, where you move the mouse...

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Razer Vespula Dual Sided Gaming Mouse Mat is the one i have. it helps keep your wrist elevated, so you dont get cramps, or aches.
Rocketfish - Gaming Mouse Pad is alright too, but your wrists will hurt after long playing sessions....
Fat Mat -XtrackPad sucks. it is horrible for gaming. i hated it...
 

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That looks like a really good mouse pad, Ill look into it. I have been looking at these ones for a bit tell me what you think of them and what one would be the best.

SteelSeries Qck (What kind of Qck should I get?)

SteelSeries 4hd and Steelseries 9hd (Is the only difference in the size of them or is there something else?)

Thanks!
 

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The only difference between the 4HD and the 9HD that i can tell, is that the 9HD is bigger than the 4HD...
if you are an obssessive mouse jerker (people who move the mouse around A LOT!!!!), or if you play very fine mouse games ( with high dpi) you might want to go with the 9HD

The biggest difference between QCK and the HD series is cloth/plastic. if you play a lot of games, where you move the mouse a lot, you may want cloth. if you don't move your arm around a lot, you can go with plastic...

(plastic== low friction, cloth==high friction)


PS: here is an official review of the SteelSeries by TECHPOWERUP
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb/Mousepads/SteelSeries/
 
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Bareback...
Rough...

If you are a serious gamer, a mousepad makes your life a lot easier...

Even a piece of crap stupid mousepad is still better, and less frustrating than going "bareback"
 

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Well it will be my first time gaming on a pc I have played console for many years, and had a laptop which wasn't great for gaming and I have only used crappy mouse pads.
What mouse pad out of those would you recommend? I probably wont be a very serious gamer. I have heard that on a hard mouse pad It may be harder to aim and such since your mouse is moving so fast. So tell me what you think. :bounce:
I may go with a cloth because of it being easier to control but correct me if im wrong. What one would also be good with my Razer Deathadder?
 

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First:
You don't "have to" get a special mouse pad if you are not a hard core gamer. It offers only a barely perceptive benefit to SOME gamers.
Second:
Any mouse pad is fine, even a crappy photo one you get for christmas.
Third :

Since you are "new" to PC gaming, I recommend getting a cheaper mousepad with these features: non-skid bottom, Dark top (black or dark blue) cloth for more control/ plastic for faster movement.
Bestbuy, Walmart, and other stores have decent mousepad...

Since you spent all that $$ on the mouse: you need some kind of mouse pad. If you use it on a crappy desk- you could scratch/chip the mouse bottom- and therefore ruin your mouse.
Even if you never get a "super awesome magic" mousepad, if you take care that your mousepad is clean, you will be fine.
 

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First of all, the difference a mouse pad makes is 90% limited to how well your mouse's sensor interacts with it.

Personally I like Artisan's Shiden Xsoft because it glides nicely with the feet on my mouse. But there are a lot things I prioritize over my mouse pad. If I had to, I could play just as well on a 5 dollar pad. Same goes for anyone whether they like it or not.
 
do yourself a favor if you want a good gaming experience. buy a basic hard mousemat for any high dpi mouse. mice with sensors over 4000 need a hard mat preferably with an alloy surface. because if you buy a soft/foam mat every time you put your hand on the mouse the pointer will move erratically...
anything from a polished tile to a smooth plastic mat will do just dont use glass as it will cause the laser to double reflect.

also send that keyboard back. its really is over priced junk and you can get way better for half the money...
the problem lies with the gaming matrix. it actually impedes other keys that arnt in it. it also has a ridiculously poor up to 6 key roll over... qpad, ttsports,coolermaster/corsair all do better options than that razer keyboard and most are less money...
key roll over or anti ghost is the amount of keys you can press at the same time and still register. on the razer keyboard its up to 6 keys on everything else the minimum is 6 keys. on the razer you can press any of the keys in the gaming matrix up to 6 of them but if you press 3 or more than press a key outside the matrix theres a good chance it wont register. this isnt an issue with any other brand of keyboard as no other brand of keyboard uses this idea... razer say it gives better response but in reality its more of a hindrance than a help and because the typical human reaction time is more than 1/100th of a second the benefit the matrix gives is none existent as it deals in 1000ths of a second. so if you can please send it back and order a better keyboard that is based on performance not hype.

i aint being mean either
i aint saying this for any other reason than razer are now hype over content and you can do better for way less money.