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They're only like $13USD on amazon for the QCK+. Even if you're a minor without a job I'm sure you can find some way to make $13. I personally worked a few hours for my grandparents when I bought mine and I paid $20.
Edit: $15USD without prime.
Amazon have gone fucking bananas in the last few months, with tons of shit being added to the hazardous list that were previously not.
An example of this is a mousemat that I bought in february of last year with no problems. Suddenly, it's a hazardous material that can't be shipped outside the UK. It's a mousemat in a cardboard tube for fuck sake. They even let me order it again, only to cancel my entire order when they discovered that it was "hazardous"
Bunch of fucking mongs
Just FYI, Amazon seems to be price matching with Prime Shipping.
Edit: Sorry, originally copied the link on mobile which showed up a bit weird. Thanks to /u/halflife_3 for posting the correct link.
I've had this mousepad for about a year and have no complaints so far.
That's a great size for every day use but for gaming it's definitely on the small side. I would recommend picking up a cheap bigger mousepad like this
and giving it a try. My play instantly improved with the extra space.
Ich hab ein Stoff mouse pad von steelseries seid 2013. (das selbe)
Hab das gleiche sogar noch für die Arbeit und für Mutti gekauft.
Wenn dreckig wird kann man's mit spuhli und nem schwamm eben sauber machen und dann ist wie neu.
Maybe just get a large soft mouspad. I feel like this could be a good solution for your problem.
QCK for a little more control, Dechanic control (hard on hand) for fast but still cloth, Corsair mm350 or mp510 (hard on hand) for in between I’d say. But there are tons of great options. Pick something cheap lol
What mouse / sens btw?
I see the QCK+ limited and special editions, but surely you agree it's odd there is no regular QCK+ listed on their website.
As for the amazon link - that seems to be a UK thing. On the US version of amazon, it's not called the QCK+. It's just called the QCK or QCK Classic.
And yet despite this, everyone calls it the QCK+. Did they change the official name recently or something?
Yeah I use one of these.
The larger sizes (not insanely large) are very nice. A 2 or 3 extra inches horizontally and vertically was wonderful. Always had standard size mouse pads before.
Awesome thank you! I'm going to be getting this mousepad (17.72 W x 15.75 H) is that big enough? Also, I don't think the link you added works properly. Would love to read that post.
Way too high. I had a pro friend come over, he switched me cold turkey to 800 DPI and in game sens of 5.
Buy a large mouspad like the QcK+.
Also, it's CRUCIAL to disable mouse acceleration, otherwise you will never hit flicks reliably.
It took me 2-3 weeks, but now I can snipe for the first time in my life.
my mousepad is plenty big enough
it's more the fact that it's a lot of turning to change aim by >90 degrees, especially when you've gotta try and keep with the enemy's frantic adad-ing around you
It's a fairly large mouse pad. I'm a low sens player (csgo, overwatch) and it works great for me.
I'd recommend a SteelSeries QcK+. I just got one a couple weeks back, and it's working out great. For only $15, it seems like a no brainer.
Nice, I probably won't use this now since I'm so old school but this definitely would have helped years ago!
I'm not into modding my config a lot like others are. I also don't really mod anything else like DPI. I just go with what works.
Oh! I also use the Steelseries Qck+ mousepad. I've used it for about 3-4 years. Before that I used the Razer Goliathus Speed Large (I think?)
I'm probably going to order a new one soon as mine is pretty dirty
Idk about cheap mouses, you may want to set a price point for people who have tried out a bunch of them. But for mousepads I definitely recommend the Steelseries Qck+. Nice and big, works like a charm.
Hope you included accessories in that budget. A large mouse pad, some headphones, and a good mouse all make the experience far more fun.
By any chance, may I know your specs?
I don't know what kind of sensor is in that G600 but if you're big into CS then adding a nice mousepad to your setup would only be beneficial. Makes a lot of difference. I used to use my mouse on my desk like that but getting a mousepad has helped with a lot of games that I play, including CS.
I use this one and it works flawlessly.
Steelseries Qck+ is pretty cheap and is a fantastic mousemat. I've had it for ages and it's perfect for CS:GO. It's huge as well.
As mentioned above, Steelseries pads are great, inexpensive, and you can easily pick one up from Amazon or your shop of choice. I personally like the QcK+, because it's like designating an entire part of the desk for that purpose for a few bucks extra.
Don't fret too much with the mousepad choice, with a decent mouse, he could probably use a nearby wall and still get perfect tracking.
You should be fine. 800 dpi & 1.0 sens is pretty much the standard. A big mousepad is certainly needed for the game. I'd suggest the http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Black/dp/B000UVRU6G/
If you're looking for a mouse, the Zowie FK1/2, and the Steelseries Rival, are pretty much the best mice for cs. There are others, but those mice are very good. If you have a smaller hand, go for the Zowie, if you have a larger hand, go for the Rival.
That's just my advice.
Your settings are insane, dude. Get yourself a mousepad like this (Link) and play at WAY lower DPI. You should barely be able to do a 360° spin over your whole mousepad. Just check out how the pros move their mouse a lot. That's cause they use something like 400DPI 1.8 sense. Everything higher than 400DPI 2.5 sense is gonna make you play worse.
This mousepad changed how I play games completely. I will never be able to use a small mousepad again. http://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-63003-Surface-QcK-PC/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1437138321&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=qck%2B
Sorta disappointed in the UK price though. I just bought an extra one (my cat loves sleeping on it and I'm hoping I can move her sleeping location by having an extra one) and it was $13 USD.
I play on 400 dpi so I tried to find the biggest mouse pad I could find. I use the SteelSeries Qck+ and you can get it on Amazon right now for $13 which is a great deal. Its dimensions are 17.7x15.7 inches.
800 dpi and sens between 0.5 and 2. This is considered the competitively viable range for sensitivity. It may be a huge change, but this will make you play so much better. You will need a large mousepad such as the Steelseries Qck+
It does help you out, and they're relatively cheap. Helps a lot for flicks and continuous aiming/looking without having to lift your mouse. Also makes a great place-mat when eating food.
Also available on Amazon w/ free shipping xpost /r/discountedproducts
Large - $9.99
FWIW I used to use this 450x400 mat https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000UVRU6G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Then I changed to this 1000x430 mat https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07GJJV2TY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and it has been extremely beneficial for me.
I know there are plenty of people and most pros who can play on much smaller mousepads than me, but if it bugs you then I'd suggest getting an oversized mousemat like mine because it really did help a ton.
If I put stuff too close to the edges of the mat I end up hitting it too lol, so you can tell I use 90% of the space.
i use qck+ and the 203, perfect combo
Right now the Qck+ is only 13 bucks on amazon and it’s a very good mousepad
Also available on Amazon w/ free shipping
This is the one I have. (Large)
45 X 40 is fine. This is what I use https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_BJX0R34CE07TH8PFBTDZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I believe the Qck+ plus is the larger classic version (https://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Surface-Optimized/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=steelseries%2Bmouse%2Bpad&pd_rd_r=c52709f3-9eae-4c00-a4dd-548d05c8508b&pd_rd_w=rUilh&pd_rd_wg=8ItGr&pf_rd_p=4fa0e97a-13a4-491b-a127-133a554b4da3&pf_rd_r=2B39G1R7MZ59G5RDV3YM&qid=1628618205&sr=8-2&th=1) If you have a tape measure you can measure from one side to the other side to compare the measurements on the amazon/steelseries website!
My mousepad isn't too old and its a SteelSeries qck (link will be at the end). My mouse is also fine, when I ask about just the sensitivity that's what I mean.
I also feel like hardware is an overused reason why people don't perform. As long as the mouse has a good sensor and the mousepad is clean, its not the hardware.
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You'd need at least a 2080 (out of your budget if you want to stream), so definitely keep your 144hz monitor.
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Is the (this one ) good?
I used this before I went full rgb
I kept this build to 1080p since you are on a tight budget. If you want to spend the full $2000 and go for 1440p, you would want to wait a month for the next-gen video cards to be released.
High Setting 1080p Estimates
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**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/jLF48d/amd-ryzen-5-2600-34ghz-6-core-processor-yd2600bbafbox) | £114.78 @ Aria PC
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hHDJ7P/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-573-cfm-cpu-cooler-rr-212s-20pc-r1) | £39.97 @ Amazon UK
**Motherboard** | [MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3YhKHx/msi-b450-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-gaming-plus) | £97.15 @ Amazon UK
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**Storage** | [Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9nhKHx/intel-660p-series-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ssdpeknw010t8x1) | £102.66 @ Ebuyer
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**Power Supply** | [Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/6Y66Mp/corsair-rm-2019-750-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020195-na) | £84.98 @ Amazon UK
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Mouse pad (as PcPartPicker doesn't let you do mouse pads for some reason): https://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Rubber/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=steelseries+qck&qid=1571602572&sr=8-1
The reaction time and your eyes will likely be able to adjust. I say keep working at it and let me know how your experience goes. I’m curious to see if you can overcome the gap you face with it.
I’ll link you some mousepads that I’d personally use below
One should be large, and one XXL. I use the XXL one now. My keyboard rests on a good portion of it and I have a lot of room for my mouse. The links look the same to me so it may not have pasted correctly.
On the note about gameplay, send me one game worth. I’m happy to do others in future sessions if you find them valuable (this is the format I offer for folks when I stream the gameplay reviews).
Actual Direct Link
qck+ are now half the price and they are amazing and size is very good, not too big nor too small
Personally use the big-ass steelseries one and I love it. I don't play D2 but play pubg and it's been great.
I've been around the block as far as aiming sensitivity goes. Started at maybe 1000(?unkown)/10 then moved to 800/6, and am now pretty comfortable down at 800/4.5. I'm sitting at 4200 right now and Pharah is once of my favorite characters, so I can understand your concerns about mobility.
Your sensitivity is definitely limiting to you right now, but dropping it to 400/8 is going to hurt you even more if you don't have the desk space to wave your arm around that much. I'd start with adjusting your sensitivity to the point where moving your mouse from one side of the mouse pad to the other will result in your character doing a single 360. Get used to that and adjust up or down accordingly. Don't just copy the pros though, that's a mistake many make. Find what is comfortable to you. Here's a video explaining a method that helped others I know find a good sensitivity.
Also, here's a very popular and inexpensive large mouse pad if you have the desk space for it. It will help accommodate your new sensitivity more.
I have a QCK+, it fits my cat(s) while I'm gaming. Would recommend.
it comes in lots of different sized. just check this amazon link here
[without ref link]https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B000UVRU6G/
next price about 20€
without ref link
next price : ~20€
next price at about 20€
I use this. Large, gaming mousepads are great
Hands down the best I've ever had. Lots of space too!
https://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Pad/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502992413&sr=8-1&keywords=Qck%2B uhm, but giving links from steelseries offical store doesn't mean anything.
QCK+ is great https://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Pad/dp/B000UVRU6G
Steelseries QcK or QcK+ if you like it larger. I can recommend to get the +. the normal sized one is not big enough for my 400dpi 1.45
I can highly recommend it.
SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-z2ozbAPNTN3D
is this the one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-Gaming-Rubber-Optical-Compatible/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487856082&sr=8-1&keywords=QcK%2B+mousepad
I use my whole mousepad. Right now I am using a steelseries qck+ mousepad. Going from one side of the mousepad to the other I can get almost a full 360. I'd recommend determining what your inches or mm to 360 movement is with something like this. I'd also suggest watching top streamers and seeing what their sensitivities are. You can typically type !sensitivity in their twitch chat to get a prompt.
If you decide to lower your sensitivity, either do it at small amounts at a time or prepare to suck for a while as it is difficult making a giant leap and having to retrain your muscle memory.
Let me know if you have any more questions. :)
> Is 800 dpi and 7 ingame sensitivity a good choice or should i lower it?
That's almost double the sense I have. Its worth noting that I'm playing on a huge ass mousepad (Steelseries Qck+) with a Razer Deathadder Chroma, so my mousemovements are pretty solid.
You might wanna look into finetuning your settings and lowering your sensitivity, also you can practice aiming / tracing aim quite effectively inside Overwatch, on the practice course. 20-30 minutes a day of tracing/snapping aim practice will help your aim a lot more then playing 10-20-30 hours more... since you just keep going trough the motions, but repeating stuff will never improve your aim (I've got 1800 hours of CSGO, I'm pretty sure about 4-500 is just raw aimpractice.)
This is a very in depth drill guide for Tracer, where the guy goes over mouse settings and etc. trough actual, demonstrated drills you can do to improve your aim.
I would highly recommend watching + trying it out. If you can aim well with Tracer, you will surely get better at in in general, because you have to improve a lot at both tracing a moving target, and flicks in general. It improves both parts you need to work on to get a better aim.
I have the Steelseries QcK+ mousepad. For its size, it's fairly cheap. I also believe that many professional players use this mousepad.
I love fabric matts, and oversized ones at that. I have the SteelSeries QcK+, only $14 and huge. http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Black/dp/B000UVRU6G/
http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Black/dp/B000UVRU6G best one imo
Step 1: get a bigger mousepad. I recommend this one. And you obviously have the desk space.
^^ It's currently on sale for $12.30, was $9.99 the other day though.
Let me start off by telling you that it's going to take a while. People around the level you're suggesting, assuming we're talking about the same level, have 20+ times your playtime.
Here's my two cents from my personal experiences of the fastest route to become better.
First off, you'll need the right equipment. A computer that can get at least 150FPS+, a big mousepad, and a good mouse (Zowie FK, EC2, Steelseries rival, logitech g400(?)).
Keyboards are relatively unimportant, though i'd advise a mechanical one if you have the extra money. A 144hz monitor is great, but it is pricey and i'm assuming you don't have the computer to get the full worth out of it.
Really, the most important thing is a mouse and a big mousepad.
Once you have those, set your sensitivity to 800dpi/1.00 in game. You can adjust it slightly depending on your taste, but that's a pretty standard starting point.
Bind jump to your scrollwheel, and you're ready to go.
Trust me, people waste SO much fucking time messing up with these essentials. It will help you a lot if you get them right away.
Get 4 other people plus extra that you like, are as good or better than you (never worse), can play at the same time as you, and have the drive to get better.
If you can't find people right away via forums etc, try and look for the same type of people in your matches. Again, never worse, preferably a bit better.
Work your way up through matchmaking until you're around LE+.
At that point, you'll want to start playing ESEA. Keep in mind you're going to need to have some thick skin for all of this. People are going to talk shit, people are going to put you down, and a whole lotta people are going to be a lot better than you and crush you.
Once you get around 12RWS+, you can look for an open team for the next season.
Be social, friendly, and talkative with all the people you meet. Again, prioritize the people who are better than you.
Those people you met in your time ranking up, and grinding out ESEA? If they got good as fast as you, you can consider making a team with them. If you've playing for a while with eachother, and are good friends, that's a plus. Teamwork is essential, and being comfortable and familiar with people helps.
After that work your way up through teams, get into better division etc. etc.
That's the general gameplan, here are some details on actually achieving it.
1.) Create good habits for yourself.
Keep your crosshair at head level at all times. ALL TIMES. You want to develop the good habit.
Watch pro matches on www.twitch.tv , or download pro demos from www.HLTV.org .
You can watch a pro demo and see how they position their crosshair, and peek corners.
Stutterstepping, and understanding of efficiency are very important.
Let me just note here that voocsgo is fucking amazing for some of this stuff, and I suggest you look through his videos if you get a chance.
Here are some videos that I strongly suggest you watch.
Steel Is another fantastic source. If you have the time, I suggest you check out his stream as well.
A couple tips for movement are:
Press w/s as little as possible. You want to stutterstep every single time you stop. If you're peeking an angle, you stutterstep. Simple as that. Use the a/d keys as much as you can, since it's easier to stop and become accurate faster than the w/s keys.
Do not overpeek and commit to everything. Think about what you're doing, and use common sense.
I shit you not, much of this game is just applying common sense to your play.
You are playing with your friend on B site inferno.
You decide to push up car, move forward past car, and try to directly challenge everyone who might be there.
Why is that a bad idea? First off, they are at an advantage. You are pushing into possibly more than one opponent, and making the kill as easy as possible for them.
Second off, you're taking the risk of simply giving up the site. If you die after you kill one person (if you're lucky), then they will just rush up and kill your teammate who's alone now. You just gave them the site, and most likely lost the round because you didn't use any utility, played overly aggressive, didn't communicate with your teammate, and took a fight that you were at a disadvantage going into.
Hopefully, you can recognize that stuff if you simply think about what you're doing, and apply common sense to it.
Again, this falls into the common sense area. Don't expose yourself if you don't have your gun out. Don't try and take more than one opponent at a time. Don't run with your knife out through an uncleared area.
You get the idea; hopefully you're old enough compared to many starters to CS:GO that this should be easy for you.
First off, never rage or say unnecessary shit on the mic. It will probably demoralize your teammates, and no one will hear anything.
If you are playing long on CT Dust2, here are some examples:
"LONG LONG LONG THEY'RE ALL LONG oh my fucking god teammates WHY AREN'T YOU HERE"
"flashes over long, 2 out, 3 out, bomb down"
I'm sure you can tell which one is better.
Communicate with your teammates calmly, and try not to say things over and over. 1 Time should be enough for most things, and if your teammates don't hear, it's not your fault. Sometimes you'll want to say really important information twice, such as if someone is flanking etc.
Point is, don't whine and bitch on the mic; keep it simple. Stop holding down the pushtotalk button and rage to yourself. Ideally, not at all. Remember, it's a game.
All of them. Yes, there are other ones than Dust 2.
Spend a day on an offline server simply familiarizing yourself with each map. No, you won't know the timings. No, time in an offline server will not lead to mastery of the map.
But, you will be less intimidated when you play it for the first time, and you will already know the layout of the maps.
2.) How did I die? How could I have played it better?
Sometimes you didn't mess up, and it was simply a result of good play on the others behalf, or something unrelated such as an fps-spike, lag, or there was simply nothing you could do.
How did I die?
Recognize what happened. If your teammate messed up a call, if it was something out of your hands as I stated above, then you don't need to ask how you could play it better.
How could I have played it better?
This requires critical thinking. Maybe you could have thrown a flash, maybe you messed up by taking a fight you didn't have to, maybe you wide-peeked an awper. All of these things you can recognize and remind yourself not to do if you have the self-consciousness to do so.
If you don't, you're going to have to find someone to review your demo for you. Having someone who is a lot better, and knows a lot more about the game than you do helping you is incredibly useful.
Sometimes you don't know what you could do better, sometimes you've just hit that wall and can't figure out what to improve, sometimes the game just seems to be against you. Whatever it may be, someone helping you and criticizing you can cause something to click in your brain, and that wall disappears.
Even if you're not stuck, this can be useful. Head over to /r/csgocritic and a post a demo if you'd like it reviewed. Hell, I could review it. Post a demo where you don't do HORRIBLY, and you don't do great. Just one where you thought you played average, but could've be better.
3.) Managing your time
Seeing as you're at university, i'm going to assume you don't have a butt ton of time to play, as most teenagers do.
Here is a sort of priority list:
Playing matches and gaining experience in every situation possible. aka gamesense
Basic knowledge. ie. Learning the maps, and smokes. This you shouldn't have to do much after you do it a couple times.
Warmup. Always warmup before you play a game. Keep it to 5-15 minutes; anything more will just burn you out. It will increase the quality of your play, and give you a better base when you play each game.
DM. Again, i'm assuming you don't have a ton of time. In that case, I recommend you choose a day, and set aside the majority of time you play for DM.
Voo has a "proper way to DM" video that I included in the playlist, that should explain what I want to say very well.
Prioritize playing MM/ESEA over DM. Developing the knowledge of the timings, people's habits, where people play, how to peek, and learning from your mistakes are a whole lot more important than DMing.
Make sure you utilize your playing time efficiently.
Summing up all of my in-game advice
Develop good habits:
Aim at head level at all times,
Always counterstrafe when you stop,
Don't commit to every fight; think about what you're doing,
Keep your calls short and simple. Rage off the mic,
Critical thinking: Think about what you messed up, and what you can do better next time,
You cannot control your teammates
Whether they fucked something up, or simply aren't as good as you, disregard them. The only thing you can control in the game is yourself.
Get the proper equipment and settings,
Be friendly, make a lot of friends, and always try to find people who are better than you to learn from.
It's going to take you a long time.
Sorry for the long comment, but this is all pretty essential stuff. Please ask questions about this stuff, since I most likely messed up somewhere in there.
Note: these tips on mouse acceleration will change how your mouse will behave universally, not just in games. It will take some getting used to if you haven't done these already.
Windows Mouse Settings and Mouse Acceleration
First, make sure you go into Windows mouse settings and that "enhance pointer precision" is OFF. Also make sure that the pointer speed is set to the most middle position. This sets it so that only the raw input of the hardware(your mouse) will be used in determining your pointer speed (ie. this eliminates software influences on mouse speed with the exception of 3rd party mouse software such as Razer Synapse). With "enhance pointer precision" on, it gives you mouse acceleration which you do NOT want in any shooter game.
This video by Linus is greatly informative about mouse acceleration and applies to any PC game.
The key to having good aim in any FPS is muscle memory. With mouse acceleration on, you can't achieve proper muscle memory. Consistency with the [distance you move your mouse] vs. [distance the pointer moves on screen], REGARDLESS of the speed in which you move your mouse, is essential.
DPI and in-game Sensitivity
Secondly, your mouse itself will play a major role with aim. The best case is to use the native DPI of your mouse if you are able to switch it. You will have to research what your mouse's native DPI is. It is true that a good mouse(with a good sensor) will benefit you much more than a crappy cheap mouse. If you are interested in getting a new mouse, check out /r/MouseReview.
I come from the CSGO crowd and the consensus is to use a low DPI with low sensitivity. For example, I have a Zowie EC1-A mouse and have it set to 800 DPI. Once you have your DPI mouse settings figured out, the next part is adjusting in-game sensitivity. Again, coming from the CSGO crowd, I have retained the same principles with this next tip and it is just what I am familiar with and you might benefit from giving it a shot.
Note: for this next part, do not aim down sight.
What you'll want to do is load up a custom game and walk right up to something that gives a vertical divide, such as the corner of a room or one side of a doorway and align your crosshairs so that it lines up with that vertical divide. Look as straight ahead as possible, not down or up. Place your crosshair as accurately as you can to that edge and then trying your best not to move your crosshairs, lift your mouse to the farthest left edge of your mousepad. Once your mouse is on the far left edge of the mousepad and your crosshairs still placed on the corner of the room or edge of doorway, swipe your mouse slowly and to the right horizontally, as straight as you can until you reach that corner of the room or doorway again. If you found that you barely moved your mouse any distance at all on your mousepad, then your sensitivity is too high. If you found that you had to lift your mouse again because you cleared the entire mousepad, then your sensitivity is too low. Adjust your in-game sensitivity so that a full swipe from the left side of the mousepad to the right side of the mousepad results in a 360° rotation.
With this setting, it becomes familiar to you if you hear somebody behind you, to swipe your mouse half a mousepad distance to look at them. It also just gives you a concrete zone in which you learn to move your mouse certain distances which translates into aiming at certain positions in-game.
If you find that this is too low of a sensitivity or vice versa, keep raising it or lowering it until you feel comfortable with it. Low sensitivity is actually much more beneficial to aiming well in games, so try to keep it consistent with the principles mentioned.
I have a fairly large mousepad, a SteelSeries QcK+ and so my sensitivity will be much lower than somebody with a smaller sized mousepad.
Aim Down Sight Sensitivity
This is entirely up to your own personal preference. I prefer my ADS sensitivity to be relatively low in order to make micro adjustments easier.
Practice Practice Practice
In CSGO, there is the deathmatch game mode where most people go to practice their aim. People generally focused on one-tapping headshots and this helps a lot with aim. Unfortunately we don't have a similar game mode in Siege. However, you can try to load up terrohunt or situations and just practice and getting used to your aim. Start slow and aim slow, get used to your sensitivity first. Always make sure to properly line up your sights before firing and getting used to that, no matter how long it takes you to move your mouse to aim on target. Pick up the pace as you get more familiar. Headshots are 1 hit kills in Siege and so if you can master aiming at the head and landing those headshots then you'll go pretty far with just aim alone.
I know this thread is about aiming, but game sense plays a large role in how well you will become at any game. Game sense is just something that you'll have to learn through playing the game with time. You'll learn what the common tactics are, where common chokeholds are, where the popular camping spots in rooms are. Having great aim alone isn't the ultimate element to being good at a shooter if you don't know WHERE to look first.
I know I wrote a giant wall of text, but I tried my best to explain things in detail. These were the same tips given to me when I was just a noobie starting off playing CSGO and it has changed the entire way I play games now. I used to be terrible with mouse and kb and couldn't aim well at all. But through these guiding principles, I got better, much better.
tl;dr: Make sure mouse acceleration is off. Find a comfortable mouse DPI setting and in-game sensitivity. Practice practice practice.
That's a SteelSeries mousepad.
I love this mousepad Steelseries QCK+ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UVRU6G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
...and since its cheap a mouse bungee is another super cheap awesome thing to get.
MECO(TM) Mouse Bungee
I have both of these items love them and would buy them again.
Good luck http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Black/dp/B000UVRU6G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444394136&sr=8-1&keywords=steel+series+qck
get a qck+ it's $10 on amazon
I've had the logitech G500 for 5 years now, and I absolutely love it. It is still in perfect condition, and if it ever does break, I'll be getting another. It's durable, smooth, has two extra buttons, and is wired. As for a mouse pad, I agree that it is annoying to have limited space to work with. That said, I got the steel series mouse pad, which is huge. It's 17.7x15.7 inches, and even playing games like data 2 and CS:GO, I never have a problem with reaching the edges.
Would take like a fulls wipe to go left to right on a 1440 monitor with a large mousepad. Honestly seems completely usable. Everyone should make room for a large mousepad http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-QcK-Gaming-Mouse-Black/dp/B000UVRU6G
the one I have is the Qck +
The arm is being used for the general movement(turns), the wrist is used for precise aiming(flicks).
Using the wrist gives you a lot of speed, things like flicks are very fast and are nearly impossible by only using the arm.
The arm can also be used to do fast motions, but is not very precise, which is why it's mostly used to make turns (50°-180°).
It's advised to learn how to use your arm in a precise way (making a 180° turn with little Y-Axis movement), you should also train your wrist to make fast flicks.
Your arm will bring your crosshair close to the body, and your wrist will flick to his head and take him out.
A little bit about sensitivity.
It's very normal to feel like you're not even moving with your new sensitivity. Even I get that when I go from 2.35 to 2.2.
You can go back up and then gradually go back down in little steps, it will feel more natural (but it will feel weird the next day).
You're just used to your old sensitivity, and you have to break that bad habit.
Also, don't go too low (on your sensitivity^^^of^course ). Going to low will make you unable to make fast turns, going to high will make it nearly impossible to maintain precision, balance is key.
Go and get a big mouse pad if don't have one already (Steelseries Qck+,
Logitech G240,Razer Goliathus).
I would suggest to buy a black mousepad, some mice have tracking issues on multi-color/non-black surfaces(some Zowie Mice, some Logitech, the Steelseries Kinzu v1 and v2 ... and, let's be honest, probably the v3 as well).
I use the Qck+ and I'm very happy with it.
That's nice to hear. Well, WASD Keyboards are as explained basically your very own keyboard and it can be unique if you take time to design your keycaps :) Check /r/MechanicalKeyboards if you want to take their templates - there are some beauties! And WASD keyboards has basically every layout, every language and every keyboard size, so I'd always recommend them. You can choose the keyboard type, the switches and the keycaps - you won't get any more customized than that.
For a large mousepad I always hear about the QcK+ (warning, link to german Amazon.), but I can't talk alot about it. The most important thing is just that it's large and does the job. You can get that from other mousepads as well, so if you want to save some money... ;) Here is Linus Tech Tips covering different mouse pads.
Also please post pictures of your rig when you're done building it. I want to see that.
This is a bit cheaper and I love it!
SS QcK+. I even have the "Natus Vincere Splash Edition." It looks sick too. :D
Why not take a look at this large mousepad?