Mouse Settings

Once you get to a certain level in Counter Strike, you will likely begin to obsess over your mouse and config settings.

My advice for dealing with this difficult phase is to just buy a mouse you are comfortable with, that is good quality, and experiment with DPI / Sensitity settings for a while.

I personally use a Razer Deathadder at 500 DPI and my in game sensitivity is around 4. I also use a SteelSeries QcK mousemat. Before this setup I was using a really cheap optical mouse that had a set DPI of about 800, and I used this with no mouse mat and in game sensitivty of about 8. At first the difference between the two setups was horrific – I just couldnt understand why anyone would play with low DPI / Sensitivity settings. After a couple weeks though, I found the lower DPI let me be much more accurate. I’m still not sure about the size of the Deathadder, but Im not spending another £30+ on a mouse so I guess I am stuck with it.

If you do use a high DPI + Sens setup then I would recommend you try a lower setup for a couple of weeks, just to see if you might prefer it.

Regarding the rest of your hardware / peripherals:

Ideally you would have a PC that could run CSGO at a steady 120+ FPS. If you can afford a 120hz monitor then I would go for one of those too. You also want a decent set of headphones, and either a webcam mic, or a headset with a mic attached. My specific PC specs are:

i5 2500k

8GB RAM

GeForce 560 Ti 2GB

800W CoolerMaster PSU

Decent Asus MoBo

Standard 500GB Cheapo HDD

Acer 21″ 1920 x 1080 Monitor

Icemat Siberia headset from about 5 years ago

Asus Xonar Soundcard

Standard HP Keyboard

Razer Deathadder + QcK Mousepad

With that I get buckets of FPS with everything on High. You could easily get enough FPS from a lesser PC.

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