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u/Narratiive · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

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.

  • Crosshair placement

    Keep your crosshair at head level at all times. ALL TIMES. You want to develop the good habit.

    Watch pro matches on , or download pro demos from .

    You can watch a pro demo and see how they position their crosshair, and peek corners.

  • Movement

    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.

  • Unnecessary risks.

    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.

  • What do you call, and how do you call things?

    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.

  • Maps.

    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:

  1. Playing matches and gaining experience in every situation possible. aka gamesense

  2. Basic knowledge. ie. Learning the maps, and smokes. This you shouldn't have to do much after you do it a couple times.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

u/Grec2k · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I dont know the monitors you posted, but i know this one from a friend ( ), very good monitor, used in a lot of tournaments, colors are good, thats all i can say for now.

I have this one : the colors are awesome ( a little bit better then the asus one ), very good presets for gaming or multimedia, very good quality, sturdy etc, mine came without a single pixel issue whatsoever.

I hope i could help, even though these monitors are little bit more expensive.

Ps: Another friend got the BenQXL2411Z ( ) which is also a very good monitor, according to him the Colorpresets where all terrible, he needed a few hours and programs to adjust it and is very satisfied with the outcome.

u/migueldias94 · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Headsets almost always sound like absolute crap and you're better off just buying a good pair of stereo headphones and adding a mic to it, but, if you really want a headset the only two options you should consider as of now are:

The Hyper X Cloud I and II - These weren't made by Kingston. They are rebranded Takstar Pro 80s which are one of the best budget closed headphones you can buy. They are really good.

The Sennheiser's - They are based on non-gaming Sennheiser's and generally sound pretty decent.

All in all if you really want the best sounding experience, a good and cheap solution would be some type of open back headphones (better soundstage, makes it easier to pin point the enemy's location in game).

Superlux makes some criminally inexpensive sets of open cans, but the pads suck, so if you buy one of these make sure you buy good pads, like the Brainwavz HM5 pads from Amazon.

The one I use is the Philips SHP9500, it's a 300$ sounding headphone for 60-100$ depending on where you live.

Just wanted to give you my opinion since I happen to like headphones very much.

u/shadyinternets · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

what is your budget? most "gaming headsets" are not very good. some would say they are crap really.

i recommend buying headphones from actual headphone companies like sennheiser, audio technica or beyer dynamic instead of companies that just started making headphones in the last few years. like astro, steel series, razer, etc. the real headphone brands of course cost a bit more, but in my opinion they are absolutely worth it if you can afford them.

i personally have the beyer dynamic mmx 300's and love them. super well made and sound amazing in game and for music/movies/whatever.

edit: from that forum somebody linked these that would probably be perfect

price is good, they are supposed to be some of the most comfy headphones, and they're open design which are supposed to be better for gaming.

throw a $5 zalman clip on mic or an antlion mod mic and youre good to go under $100 and didnt buy plastic toy "gaming headphones".

u/frisktoad · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Don't buy any of that gamer gear. They are overpriced and quality is subpar. Go with these two these two; Sennheiser HD598 and Antlion Modmic.

Sennheiser HD598 are one of the best headphones for the price in the market right now. They are open-back, meaning that the ear cups are open, thus sound leaks towards your surrounding but external noise is also not isolated. If you plan to play at home it is a great choice. Moreover the soundstage is superb (since they are open back). The mic is probably the best you can get for $50. Great sound quality and it also attaches on the headphones.

If you want to make the headphones sound even better consider buying an amplifier and a DAC in the future. Maybe you'll want even a different, more advanced model in a couple of years.

Come by /r/headphones! The community is very friendly and you can dwell into more the audio world.

u/LATORR1g · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive
  1. Yes, huge difference.

  2. No, you don't need it.

  3. You won't see any more or less FPS, but the game will generally feel and play more smoothly.

  4. The refresh rate of your montor won't make you any better or worse. It just makes the game easier on your eyes.

  5. Not that I know of, but I'm sure there are some plenty of great players who play on 60 hz.

  6. Asus makes the cheapest decent quality 144 hz monitor (that I know of) and other companies like BenQ make slightly nicer, but more expensive models. If you don't have a lot of cash and really want a new monitor, you can probably find a cheap or used 120 hz monitor which isn't quite as nice as 144 hz, but is still waaaaaaaayy better than 60 hz.
u/novel__ · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I'd suggest saving up, to be honest. The next step down is the 518s but those cost £99. In the US, 518s and the Siberias would be the same price.

If you absolutely need headphones for under 80 euro, I'd probably suggest either the

  • Grado SR60is

  • Sony V6

    Both should have better soundstage than Siberias, but are just a little out of your price range. Grados are open, so they should have good soundstage. They're apparently amazing for more acoustic type music. V6's have been around for a very long time and are very, very, very accurate. They won't color your music, but you'll get very high levels of detail.

    Anything below that, and I'd say Siberias. 558>518>Grado/V6>Siberia

    Zalman's a pretty good choice. Clear sound, but don't expect it to block out background noise.
u/RIP_Fitta · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Honestly i wouldn't trust many review sites these days, Most of the time i see any sort of review on any item the person doing the review has no expertise on the subject. Have you seen the Cuphead review? These are the type of people that review products.

As for headphones:

The superlux 668 or the Samson sr850 are very good for their price and will sound just as good and even better than the cloud 2's in some areas.

For ~$100 you can get a pair of ATH-AD700X . They're the best headphones in their price range/price-performance to me. They sound amazing. The ad500x's/ad900x'z are also really good for a little less/more.

u/kiwiandapple · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

You see the professional players use them because they are sponsored. They don't care to wear anything as long as they can play this game and get a salary out of it.

The HyperX Clouds are pretty decent for what you get. But by no means spectacular.
I doubt that you can beat them when you have to include a microphone though.

Here is a list of headphones that are amazing for the price.

u/iAmJustASmurf · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

yeah im only talking about the use for csgo.

First you should decide wether you want an open or closed Headphone.

Open means the sides of the Headphones are, well open. They are usually covered by some kind of mesh. This means you will be hearing whats going on around you (people talking etc), but they will also hear whatever sounds are coming from your headphones.

Closed Cans are the opposite, people wont hear your music/csgo sounds, but you wont hear anybody around you either. I would recommend these if you dont have your own room to play csgo in or plan to use them on the go.

Personally I prefer Open Headphones for CSGO since they generally have a bigger Soundstage which helps alot telling for where Footsteps/Shots etc in CS are coming from. So should you have your own quiet room to play in i would highly recommend getting open type Headphones.

Open Headphones i would recommend:

  • Superlux (not even 32 Pounds with Zalman Mic)

  • Philips just re-released the SHP9500's in the US, where they are about 50$. you could use those with a BoomPro. Unfortunatly the new Model of these isnt available in europe yet, so you will have to wait a little bit. Everything you find here atm is still the old version and mostly listed at ridiculus prices (like in the link above).


  • HyperX Cloud

  • Tascam

  • Creative (good sound but poor build)

  • M40X

    Generally People recommend saving up for the M40X over the M20X

    EDIT: i forgot the Q-Pad which is basicly HyperX Cloud but as an Open Back

    You could also look into getting a used X1/X2 on Ebay and pairing it up with a boompro or ModMic
u/schwat · 6 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

The same headphones I would recommend for anything. ATH-M50s. If you shop around you can find them for ~$100.

I spent a lot of time shopping around and comparing before settling on those & I have to say there really isn't anything that compares for a comparable price.

Then just get a cheap clip-on mic (like this) and you're good to go.

Whatever you do don't waste money on a "gaming headset". You'll be happier in the long run if you buy a decent set of cans & a separate mic. And DEFINITELY don't be suckered into a pair of "5.1 headphones" that have multiple drivers per ear. A good set of stereo headphones + virtual surround will kick the shit out of them every time.

u/eldb · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

For your FPS situation - mess with the gfx settings more. It may sound a bit strange but a setting or two on medium/high might increase your FPS. This is because the lower your graphics are, the more stress that gets put on your CPU (which isn't designed for graphics.)

As for peripherals -

Mouse: Steelseries Rival. Hands down. Literally perfect sensor, has RGB and (in my opinion) has the best ergonomic grip of most of the gaming mice.

Mousepad: XTRAC Ripper XL. It's smooth as hell and only $20. Same size as the QCK+/QCK Heavy, just a bit thinner.

Headphones - this is a really complicated one to suggest. Some people will tell you to get a dedicated pair of headphones and a dedicated mic, some people will swear by Steelseries/Razer etc. I am currently using Plantronics Gamecom 780 and I'm quite satisfied with them. They were $39.99 when I got them which was the deciding factor between the 780s and their stereo counterpart. I'm unsure if the Gamecom 380 has the same sound as the 780s but at $15 cheaper you couldn't go wrong.

Hope I was able to assist you.

EDIT - I forgot to add into the headphones area that I've used Sennheiser HD 280 pros, Sennheiser HD419s, KRK headphones and AKG headphones. The 780s are all around much better than all of these if you ask me.

u/T1MUR_ · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

cant think of a yt channel, but my advice would be either


these are also the most used mice by professional players on top teams atm.

Both are pretty much perfect for cs:go, if you dont need 500 extra buttons and a discoball but reliable, precise and fast movement then those are for you. hope that helps

u/cunuck1 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I am a sennheiser fanboy, these are pretty good.
It doesn't come with a mic, you can get a cheap desk mic for 5$-10$ and I am sure you can find those headphones a few bucks less somewhere else. The sound is really open and natural and the surround in them is really nice.

EDIT: could also EBAY them, they hold up pretty good.

u/JimJimster · 7 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I have the ASUS VG248QE which is 144hz and only like $270 from amazon. I've used both lightboost and just flat 144hz and I like the 144hz more, but it's definitely capable of doing either. I love it.

u/Big_Dirty_Piss_Boner · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

>So this leads me to have a high sensitivity 800 DPI + 3.9 in game sensitivity so i can do a 180 with 1 swipe of my wrist. Is this bad ?

Not really bad, but not good at all for CS. You never need to do 180s in CS.

So most people go for a sensitivity that gives you the maximum precision whilst still being able to do a 180 with 1-2 full full swipes with the arm.

Your sensitivity is 4 times as much as the average sens of a pro.

My sens when I started was pretty much the same as yours. I switched to 800x1 and then later 800x0.75

I don't really see any advantage from using a high sensitivity in CS. I would switch if I was you. And I wouldn't switch gradually. Buy a big mousepad like this one and just jump into the cold water. I was comfortable with the new sens after a few hours of DM and almost instantly saw improvements to my high sens.

u/EroticHeartAttack · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Your Budget is too low for "good headphones." My recommendation would be to see if you can find used Sennheiser HD 598's on ebay or amazon, there might be some in your range. That being said, the sound in CS:GO is complete aids, I have a fairly high end audio setup, analog amps and a nice DAC with hifiman 400's and it doesn't sound any better or give me any kind of advantage over my GF's $40 gaming headset. If you also want to listen to music and or you want generally nice headphones see if you can find those HD 598's used or maybe some audiotechnica ATH-AD700X's used or cheap on amazon. If you just want to play, literally any old headset will do.


didn't realize how cheap these are right now, try these ^^ Great high end treble that will help make out footsteps.

u/PlusFourTwenty · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Get a power line, as long as you have a free power outlet in you room and near your modem you will get a better connection since it is wired. I already use one and i'm happy with the performance. My room and the room where my modem is, are right next to each other, but I refuse to use wifi because a wired connection is always better, or until wifi connection speeds become more advanced. Which I doubt it will be anytime soon. Hopes this helps. Here's the one I have right now, fairly cheap, number 1 on Amazon's Best Sellers Powerline Computer Network Adapters


u/4wh457 · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Depends on your budget and what kind of motherboard audio you have. If you have anything short of ALC1150 and your budget is <80$ you should get the Xonar DGX and pair that with something like the Superlux HD-668B. If you already have good onboard audio (alc 1150/1220) then just the Superlux HD-668B should do or if your budget is below 50$. Oh and as for the mic if you get the Xonar DGX then this would do and also sound way better than pretty much any headset. Else this would be a safer choice since it isn't dependant on your onboard audio which often needs tons of boosting to get to a decent volume level especially with desktop mics (the Xonar DGX handles even desktop mics fine, I know this since I have it and a desktop mic myself and so does 2 other people I know).

u/obamaluvr · 5 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Turtle beaches are among the worst crap you can buy.

If you want to really drop a decent amount, you can buy some pretty good audiophile headphones for a bit over $200. You'll need to get a separate microphone then, but that is a very good option for music and gaming.

Something like the dt990-pro, q701, or HD598

u/Matbonesfry · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I use the steelseries rival. Its a super good mouse and i have used it for 1.5 years never seen a reason to change.

Amazon link :

Edit : It is pretty light too

I hope that helps :D

u/Nihl · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Honestly, lowering your sensitivity really makes a huge difference. I started using 800 DPI and like 3.5 sens, changed to 400 and 1 sens and I've been much better since. Take the time to get used to the lower sens and it will pay off.

Get a nice, big mousepad like This, i just got it and love it

u/uhufreak · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

One of the best aimers of all time (NIP's f0rest) is playing at 1400 eDPI, so it's definitly possible to compete with such a high sens.
1400 - not 2040, let alone 3630.
But you must be aware of the fact, that it is incredibly hard to be consistently good with such a high sensitivity, since you need to be able to move your mouse way more precisely than someone who's playing at the very common 900 eDPI (the average for CS Pros).

If you really are serious about getting good at Shooters, then you absolutely need a bigger mouse pad.
One of the best is the Steelseries QCK+ for 25$.
I've used that one for 5 years now.

Imho you should invest into a bigger mouse pad now, instead of having to relearn your aim at a later point.

Just for reference, GE at 1160 eDPI.

u/jwatson2629 · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I stay away from ALL things steelseries (keep in mind i've been using steelseries since 2003/2004ish) since it took them 6 months to replace a mouse AND headset i bought from their website and shipped back within 2 weeks. - They didn't respond until after I filed a complaint with BBB - that being said....

  1. Monitor 144hz for sure..
    i stay away from BENQ since you overpay for what others are producing now-a-days

  2. Mouse, i suggest going to a local electronic retailer where you can hold the mice in your hands. For USA its BestBuy - and pick whatever feels and fits well in your hand. I personally enjoy the Logitech G502 - they have replaced my mouse since the MX510 (2003ish?) for free when they break..

  3. I use cloth mousepads since i find they work best for OPTICAL mice since its all black and doesn't lose traction:

    Just opinions.
u/ccensored · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

sennheiser hd598. Currently 50% off on Amazon. Just got them, amazing sound, great quality, light as fuuuck, and super duper comfy.

But they are open-back, so a lot of sound goes in, as well as out. bear that in mind

u/Ba11erOnABudget · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I've gone through tons of peripherals. I think I'm finally happy with what I have now. I'd prioratize mouse and headset before anything else. Just make sure you get a mouse with a good sensor and hand fit.

Mouse - G900

Keyboard - CM STORM QF

Headphones - Audio Technica ATH-700

Mouse Mat - XXL Soft

Mic - Snowball

u/treav0r · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Mouse: Zowie FK2014 , EC1 eVo, Razer Deathadder 2013, Logitech G400s, G502 Proteus Core, StellSEries Rival...

Keyboard: Brand doesnt matter, but make sure its mechanical:

edit: mousepad: SS Qck+, Qck HEavy, Razer Goliathus Speed Alpha, Puretak Talent.

Headset: i recommend a good studio-grade headphone + external microphone

u/gravyenema · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Do you want to isolate the sound? Do you want people in the room to be able to hear what you are listening to?

Open Headphones generally sound better, and have a wider soundscape. They do however do not isolate the ambient noise, they also leak sound to everyone else. Great ones for under $100 are the Sennheiser HD518, the ATH-AD500x, and the AKG K240. The cheapest option that is recomended is the Superlux HD681

If you wish to have better isolation, then you need a Closed Back headphone. The m50s are great but overpriced compared to their little brother the ATH-m30x. I also really like the Shure SRH240. The standard cheap option I have seen is the Sennheiser HD201

Also there are some headsets that are worth the money. The Kingston(Qpad, Takstar) CloudX, and the Siberia V2 are held in high regard for their "Bang for Buck".

u/AndroidMercury · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I'm in NA as well. I suggest picking up a cheap mic off amazon for $10. this one isn't the highest quality but it works. Giving callouts to your team will help them and result in your team winning more rounds

u/Jpon9 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

You'd probably be better off staying at a low sens like 2 in-game and 400 DPI (which is personally what I use) since you can be more accurate, but it is mostly preferential.

> Do the pros just have MASSIVE mousepads and literally sweep their mice like a foot to turn around?

Well, yeah. Sounds about right. You would need a larger mousepad than normal, something like a SteelSeries QcK+, which is what I use.

u/FullDerpHD · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

1000x1.5 is actually fine. If you are comfortable with that just use it at GN4 you have a lot of significantly more important things to worry about.

If you need proof it's fine players like elige, One of the best NA riflers is on 400x3.6 which is in effect about the same. about 60~ dpi lower.

But yeah you should get a large mousepad for even your original sens. This is what I use.

u/xTyrez · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

i can personally only recommend the ones i have owned.

If you are afraid of driver software or are too lazy to keep updating get yourself a ZOWIE FK1 or 2. I personally use a FK1 and it lets you cycle threw 4 dpi settings and 4 hz styles, all without any software.

The other is the Steelerseries Rival, i loved this mouse, one of the best sensors i have personally encountered, the only thing that bothers me is its oddly shaped once you have played with a more "standard" shaped mouse, as in if you are used to a normal size it can hurt your hand.

Logitech G400 or MX518, boths saddly not produced anymore but these where the best "older" mice i have ever used.

Zowie FK1




u/adjkabeef · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

You'd be better off purchasing a decent set of headphones but, your current headset is almost 3 years old, i would look at a new set, nothing made by Razer though, they are the alienware of Headsets and peripherals. By that i mean your paying for the brand name lol.

I'd personally just get something like [this] (

But thats just my opinion. :)

u/diodos · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

If you like to listen to music at all I suggest you buy a real pair of headphones as they usually have much better sound quality and build quality than these gaming headsets.

Go and have a look at the /r/headphones subreddit as they have a weekly buying advice thread.

I'm currently rocking the Sennheisers HD518 and I love em :)

u/angryflamer100 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

For headsets, I would recommend the Sennheiser PC 350's or PC 360's, depending on your preference. They are one of the few decent performers with little markup and an "affordable" street price.

If you go with headphones, the Audio Technica ATH-AD700's are great for gaming, as it has an excellent sound stage and are very clear (due in part to their minimal bass output). They are opened though, so there is very little isolation. For closed headphones, the beyerdynamic DT-770's are alright, I prefer them over my ATH-M50's, especially for gaming. If you want just a solid well-rounded pair of versatile headphones, give the HD 558's a listen. You can generally find Sennheiser products for much lower than their MSRP.

u/Steve_String · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

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.

u/freshlikeuhhhhh · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Best monitor I've ever used (I bought the 24") -- and YES, totally worth it. Just make sure you enable 144hz in your display settings after replacing the monitor.

u/wtfbbqzlol · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

do you really need a headset?
i have this set up for 5 or 6 years now.
A good headphone (srsly good headphone for under 30€
and a table mic.

way better then any headset for that price and people will thank you for a digital mic and not that analog crap

u/MPCExtant · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

The BenQ you're looking at is 75 Hz, not 120/144 Hz. I personally have the BenQ XL2420Z and I love it.

The ASUS VG248QE is a pretty popular gaming monitor. It was selling for $220 a week or two ago, it's gone up but it's just above your budget. Not sure if you're willing to stretch it a bit. So if you're willing to wait for a sale, you might catch a better price.

As for mice, I use the Razer Deathadder2013, and that's a little large. I used to use the Logitech G502 but it was a little too small for me. But it does have the thumb grip/rest you were looking for and the weight is adjustable.

People here are recommending the Zowie FK1 which is really popular amongst the community right now. If you're hands are small, the FK2 is coming out soon (not sure when), and it will be slightly smaller. But these have no thumb rest.

Side note: If you decide to go for the ASUS monitor, this will help you with the color calibration. These fast response time monitors usually have shitty stock color calibrations.

u/hamlop · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

The sennheiser momentums are a pretty good example. Not super cheap but very good quality for the price imo.

EDIT: a litte cheaper and another good example are the sennheiser HD 598

u/buddybd · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I used to use QoS using Tomato firmware on an ASUS RT N-16. It made things better but it wasn't even close to perfect.

I got myself a pair of Powerline adapters and connected it directly to the router. I highly recommend you do the same. I used this setup after I moved and didn't set up QoS.

I use this:

The cheaper one needed to be restarted once/twice a day. This one I never had to.

u/Lukekk · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

The logitech g430 is the best one you can buy for usb imo. The build quality is outstanding, the sound is decent, and because of the sports type fabric on the cushions it breathes very well and you can wear it for hours.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Nice find but with the cost of Supermats only $8 bucks its hard to choose the Valve one.

Anyone with a Supermat ( Supermat ) and a cloth QcK? It has to be pretty similar.

Supermat is 16.5 x 13.25 is pretty damn large so need to worry about running out of mouse pad space. It's smooth and I've used the same one for like 6 years now, so i am extremely over due. Surprisingly my mx518 has last me around 4-6 years as well and just now the right click is slowing dieing out.

u/threepointsixtyfive · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive
  1. Correct, it's not traditional DLC. You do NOT have to buy the coin/pass to play on the new maps, or get new skins. The coin/pass will make you possibly receive those skins/cases randomly in drops, and give you missions to play that...really don't actually do anything but change the color of your coin and give you non-standard objectives to complete.

    You can get the maps you've missed in previous operations, as they're all workshop maps created by the community. Valve just 'highlights' some maps per operation.

  2. I loved my G430, and a lot of people seem to as well. I'm currently running with the Triton 720+, and like them as well..but the G430 was honestly more comfae.

    (I dunno how I fucked up the formatting on this post, but I'm leaving it)
u/116TheHumbleBeast · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

/r/MouseReview you dont need to make a new post, there are PLENTY of posts that are asking for buying advice for cs:go.

As for my personal recommendations, if you like the ambidextrous shape, I would recommend the new [finalmouse tournament pro] ( It is very new so you might want to wait a bit before purchasing, since finalmouse did have some quality control issues at some point last year, and so there might still be some potential issues with it.

If you do not feel like waiting, a still very good option would be a [Zowie FK1] (

Both of these mice have an optical sensor that will have 0 acceleration, no angle snapping, pixel skipping, or correction. Also the manufacturers did not raise the max dpi that the sensors come with stock from the factory like razer or corsair do with their mice, which will compromise the integrity of the sensor.

u/__REV__ · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I've used the razer goliathus in the past and it was nice. Has a very textured surface.

I currently use a steelseries qck+ and I prefer it above the goliathus. It's not as textured but I feel like I have plenty of control regardless.

edit: for some reason the razer amazon link links to the speed version. I used the CONTROL version to clarify. It looks like they're out of stock for some reason though?

u/Nordo6 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

No idea what that is but this is a great 144 hz for a good price.

u/Rusty_Sporks · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I have a pair of Logitech G430s, working great for me so far, good sound and comfortable fit.

u/xport · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Buy good headphones (there are great cheap options like the ones I use ) and clip a mic on it

u/Asianhacker1 · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

get a 144hz if you: can afford it, get easily above 144 fps in cs. The difference is significantly smoother and well worth it (you can see the difference just by dragging your mouse across the desktop). I recommend this one by asus. Good color and one of the cheaper ones out there.

u/narcoblix · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Honestly, my old one was de-laminating, and this huge one was on sale for ~$20 on Amazon. I thought it was pretty cool, so I bought it.

Basically, I will never have "too small" of a mousepad.

u/mdrejhon · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Google "LightBoost" -- it eliminates motion blur.

For more information about LightBoost, see Media Coverage and Good Reviews. You can also go to ASUS VG248QE customer reviews on Amazon and search the word "lightboost" (Ctrl+F) and see the people rave about it.

There are pictures of 60Hz vs 120Hz vs LightBoost and a good list of which monitors supports LightBoost can be found at List of 120Hz Monitors. LightBoost monitors have 92% less motion blur than 60Hz monitors -- where you used to see, say, 10 pixels of motion blur, you now only see less than 1 pixel of motion blur for the same fast-panning motion (high speed strafes, turns, zoom bys, etc).

It's very, very noticeable when you run the motion tests, try TestUFO: Moving Photo Test in Chrome browser, and then enable/disable LightBoost via the hotkeys while looking at this test pattern in Chrome. Make sure you use Chrome, it's the only web browser reliably able to support 120fps@120Hz animations.

u/gone421 · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I use Senheiser HD598's. I bought them for 150$ at B&H when I was in NYC a little while ago, best headphones I've ever owned. They're open back, so the soundstage is also very good. I've made insane calls where I told people the exact position somebody was during my deathcam before. 10/10

I have a desktop mic that I've had for about a year, the Blue Snowball. It's fantastic.

u/-c0de- · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

The Siberia's will only do stereo sound unless you have the USB sound card, which at that time does a simulated surround sound.

Unless you are willing to fork over the money for a true set of surround sound headphones, then your money would be better spent getting a good set of studio monitor headphones (Sony MDRV6 or Sony MDR7506) and a clip on mic (Zalman or ModMic)

u/BLToaster · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

There really isn't a specific "best" headset for you. In the end it all comes down to personal preference on comfort, sound, etc. But that all comes with having multiple headsets of different brands.

I've been through a decent amount and currently have the GameCom 780. I've had it for a good while and have been enjoying it with very little quips about it.

u/MaldorLevr · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

There's this really weird notion that microphones are not worth it to get around a lot of people. I always get so confused by it because even if you don't talk to your friends on Skype/Teamspeak/Whatever it's still useful to have even just for games. If you don't have a microphone here is a really cheap good quality one.

u/nmyi · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Get a LARGE mouse pad! I've been using this SteelSeries QcK+ ($14.99) and it's been very reliable for me, even that I play with slower sensitivity than your setting (800dpi with 1 sensitvity & "0.818933" zoom sensitivity

Use alllll of that surface area (15.7in x 17.72in x 0.08 in or 39.88cm x 45cm x 0.2cm) for about a week and you should be adjusted!

There's a thicker QcK too with the same surface are if you're interested.

Make sure to buy the correct size if you are!

u/mindoo · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

K551's are a bit expensive for me. I wasn't actually thinking of getting earbuds but I was just curious. I looked at the panasonic headphones on amazon, and they're like 50% off :
And what do you think of the kingston HyperX 2 ?

u/kazyle · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Thanks! The mousepad is called the qck and I personally love it, there are a couple different variations of it in terms of thickness and size. Here is the one I have

u/bluesteel117 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

ASUS VG248QE 24-inch

BenQ XL2411Z 24 inch

Those are the most popular 144hz monitors for Cs:go. I have the Asus and I love it. But I don't exactly know the pros and cons between the two.

u/rpilks · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Don't buy a 'gaming' headset. Unless you go with a Sennheiser (which, on it's own is an excellent audio company) PC 350/360, it's not going to be as good as a solid set of Headphones & a separate mic. You're paying extra for the convenience of a built-in microphone, which will also be sub-par quality.

My personal setup is a Sennheiser HD 555 & a Modmic

u/sci_comes_1st · 6 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

For question number one, PLEASE get a headset and a microphone BEFORE you start playing. Here is a link to a good mic for a cheap price

u/Pravity · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I really enjoy the Final mouse. (one i currently use)
And the Logitech G303
I disliked the mouse wheel on the Zowie FK1 but the mouse was great other than that.

u/sk0pe_csgo · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Your mousepad will produce more and more friction as time goes on. I'd just keep using what you've got until you're comfortable with it.

As for other cloth pad options, just buy a cheap cloth pad from amazon. It'll probably be more to your liking. I think I'm currently using one of these:

u/rombointhebongo · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

please include a budget when asking something like this


Philips SHP2500

Sennheiser HD201

Superlux HD668B


Nuforce HP-800

Superlux HD668B(with beyerdynamic velour pads)

Sennheiser HD 518


ATH-AD700/x (get these if you can, legendary soundstage)

sennheiser hd558


k701/k702/q701/k7xx (similar but not the same, check around. similar soundstage to ad700s)

Beyerdynamic DT880

Sennheiser HD598

and dont get an internal soundcard, get an external dac/amp combo.

something cheap:

more expensive - schiit stack(modi/magni)


u/Thompsonhunt · -2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

grab the panel that's the most modest financially. personally im using this sweet baby jesus and love the shit out of it.

Question is

  • 144hz w/ 1ms?


  • 120hz (lightboost), ~ 10ms

    I've chosen to go with lightboost and some input lag, which seemingly after moderately researching the topic, humans^cannot^perceive the added input lag, generally speaking.
u/Zarrex · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I would go with these two:

  • ASUS VE248Q as your secondary monitor

  • ASUS VG248QE as your main monitor.

    They look almost identical, but the VG248QE has 144hz refresh rate which is great.
u/biggem001 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

  • BENQ 27". I got it for 379.99, so just watch the amazon price. Or Fry's has it for 399.99.
  • ASUS 24". 279.99 haven't used it, but good reviews.
  • BENQ 24". Hard to find now outside of ebay.

    Your graphics card needs either a Dual-Link DVI cable or Displayport connection. Try not to use Displayport as it tends to be buggy in my experience as well as several people i know that have used it.
u/TremendousTiger · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Look at getting a normal pair of headphones and then the clip on zalman mic off of Amazon for under $10. I have it and it works good enough for communication. Gaming headsets often aren't worth it and you can also use a normal pair of headphones outside of just gaming so they are much more useful.

Zalman Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone

u/2014RT · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Under $645.00? That's pretty easy.


Or This

Basically anything along those lines.

u/Ricemobile · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I am currently using a Rival, and have been using it for a little over a year, and I don't see it breaking anytime soon. Functionally, it's great, nothing to complain. I play CS, League, Overwatch, and other games with it, and works great.

HOWEVER, I'm going to have to tell you to stay away from this mouse because of a HUGE design flaw. If you look at the product pictures, you can see that sides of this mouse are made from rubber or some silicon material. I thought it was neat at first because I could get a tight grip on it, but over time, areas you touch with your thumb and other two fingers will start wearing off to the point where there will be little pieces of rubber tickling your fingers while slowly dropping rubber bits. If you go to the mouse Amazon page you can see other people's pictures and they all say the same thing.

I had a death adder before this mouse until it's wheel broke (seems like ALL of my friends go through this issue to the point where I think they intentionally make it weak so you can buy more razor mice), and when I switched to Rival, I loved it at first but because of the issues I mentioned above, I DO NOT recommend this mouse.

u/Doktor_Elcaro · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

If you're on a budget, which you could be after spending $50 on a microphone, the Sennheiser HD201s are probably the best thing you can get for your $25. I create music as a pastime and I have to say, they feel way more higher-end than the price suggests.

u/americigerm · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

If you cannot switch it, then it's only capable of 60hz. I would reccomend Asus vg248qe, I useit, it is perfect in my opinion. Especially with lightboost.

u/umbrlla · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Sorry a bit late with this response. I wouldn't recommend the m50's. As others have said theyre a bit bass heavy, which although sounds great, they can get quite strenuous after a while. Also the pleather pads can be uncomfortable during a long gaming session (especially in the summer).

I'm assuming your budget is ~$100, for that I would recommend the Sennheiser HD 588. It's an intro to HiFi headphone, so it'll sound really good with out the hefty price tag to go with it. Also has velvet pads so they'll be comfortable for a long time. They've got a good amount of bass too but nothing that will cause strain after a while.

u/csgoVoodoo · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

so my question is about Resolution
I got a 144hz monitor
and get around 230 fps on 1910x1080 should I lower it to gain fps I do sometimes drop below 200

another question (: to easier spot people what should these settings be.

u/tremu · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

there are a few ways to do this, usually a combination of the following:

  • proper size mouse pad like this

  • "priming" a flick. what I mean by this is, say you're this guy in the clip, and you have info that the last T is probably jungle but could come from ct. so you hold jungle, but you do it with your mouse on the right side of your pad instead of in the center like you typically would - this way you have a nice roomy flick.

  • a swift, violent arm swipe. this is extremely helpful, borderline necessary for people with "low" sens like 2@400dpi to turn >90 degrees. you typically do fine aiming/spray control with your wrist, but when you need to change angles, you lock your wrist, pick your mouse up, and swipe the fuck out that bitch with your elbow/shoulder.

    hope this helped
u/Elaine_Benes_ · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Get the biggest one you can! I would recommend the largest Perixx mat. It's only $20 on Amazon. It's big enough that your keyboard and mouse go on it. Here's what my setup looks like with it:

u/RelyableKookie · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I use a SteelSeries QCK+ and i play at 2.1 sens at 400dpi and i have plenty of room. When i hold my mouse at the center of the pad where i usually play, i can turn 180 in either direction without running out of pad. I also used to play with a really high sens and had a really hard time adjusting like you. The thing that helped me was to stop making small adjustments and make one big jump

u/doidos · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I can recommend the Zalman Mic1. It's cheap and good.

u/zwck · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

buy a good pair of headphones. Personally i like open over the ear headphones.

u/danielkza · 12 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Just a note regarding sound quality: if you really care about it, even high-end gaming headsets are bad options compared to headphones by companies that specialize in audio, like Sennheiser (only brand I'd buy 'gaming' sets from), Audio Technica, AKG, Koss, Shure, Westone, Beyerdynamics, etc. For the same price, you can likely get way better quality by getting a mic-less headphone and attaching a ModMic or using a standalone mic.

u/getDense · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Mousepad:HandStands 15S07

I just picked up this mousepad for less than 8 bucks (free shipping with Prime). It's just a bit smaller than the Qck+ (HandStands: 16.5"x13.25" VS. Qck+: 17.7" x 15.7"), but it's a lot cheaper. There is less friction than the Qck+, a quality I personally enjoy.


Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW


6/11 windows

2.96 in game

rawinput off

u/Boggster · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I play on 3200 dpi and 0.32 ingame sens and 5/11 windows sens with this mouse pad

I warmup movement with surf servers and then dm, like many other people in here have said.

u/djail93 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Probably this one. I have it and I love it.

u/RShake1 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

There are products like this that are almost as good as Ethernet.

u/lafleur818 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Try to get decent quality headphones and use a cheap mic. I use these headphones with my webcam mic and couldn't be happier. Good luck! :)

u/3p0int1415926535897 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Gamecom 780 go on sale sometimes. Oh shit, like now. Not as good as the usual ModMic + Audiophile Headphone recommendation, but this was a very comfortable headset for me.

Build quality was iffy, only lasted me a year and a half, but you don't get many options with $50.

u/cHariZmaRrr · 15 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

if you use this correctly, that mic is the shit while only having a price tag of ~$10

u/Hokkupi · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I'll just copypaste what I've said a few times already.


AKG K-540

Sennheiser HD-439


Zalman ZM-MIC 1

Either of those headphones will do just fine for it's price range plus you don't have to deal with the price premium for headsets. I own the Zalman mic myself and it's pretty decent for the price. If you really need a headset, my only recommendation would be the Skullcandy Slyr.

u/maefju · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

i use a zalman clip mic

its working, but the mic quality isnt comparable with the mic of the pc350, because its omnidirectional, which means that it listen to everything in the room. if you have the right budget you can maybe get the :)

u/PM_ME_SOME_STORIES · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive these ones are supposed to be god tier for the price according to the headphones subreddit. Snag yourself a ten dollar mic and you're good to go

u/WaLLy3K · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

If you had headphones without a mic, I would suggest getting a ModMic. I use it on my ATH-AD700's and it's fantastic!

If you're looking for a clip-on mic, this one by Zalman might be what you're after.

u/Griffisz · 6 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Get a big mousepad:

Buy a decent mouse: ask advice on /r/mousereview

Do this test:

My friend followed the mentioned and he progressed very fast.

u/rightinthedome · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Scammers will always exist, it's your job not to fall for their tricks. Also, you can get a mic for about 10 dollars. You can try walmart or best buy for a shitty one, or get someone in your family to order you this. That one is good quality and should only cost you about an hour's work.

u/JoeyBE98 · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Heard good things on this sub-reddit about this mic for cheap: I don't own it myself though. Look up stuff about it and quality tests I guess. If you have the money to spend I'd get a Blue Yeti/Snowball as they're top quality. I myself have the GameCon 780s and just use the mic on them. I split the audio from the mic and use Audacity to get rid of any white noise, but you can get the same effect by dropping volume of the mic.
EDIT: Sorry about the mobile Amazon link, I was posting via my iPhone. I fixed it now.

u/hadstaff88 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I have a very slick playing surface and was tired of my keyboard sliding. I outgrew the QCK I recently purchased and knew the QCK+ wasn't going to fix my desk. After my keyboard, I still have near 18X18 for swipes. It's cheaper than the QCK+ (with prime) and seems faster than my old QCK.

Only possible downsides are that it's not a well-known brand; it takes up quite a bit of real estate; and is noticeably thicker than a QCK/+.

tl;dr: cheaper than QCK+ while being over 2X size in length, seems to have excellent quality (only a few nights of play), and plenty of space.

u/pr0ph3cyhill · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Looking at the photo, it appears you cleared about as much room as your numpad is taking up. Why not just get a smaller keyboard? I personally use a Leopold FC660m Keyboard and a Perixx XXL and I have plenty of room for playing on 800dpi 1sens, and I usually surf in CS more than MM.

u/LSD_Sakai · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

huh, weird, amazon forwarded me to the VG278HE.

I'm not sure if they have the VG248QE on amazon...

But pound for pound, would you say that the asus is better?

u/-Umbra- · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Just pick one up at a store for around $10, or online.

You can play competitive without a microphone, but as you get more serious I wouldn't recommend it. It hinders your team (though if you play right it's not that big a deal.)

u/collection28 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

This is the monitor I have been looking at:

Edit: Coincidentally looks like that's the same monitor you just said you had.

u/IAmTehMan · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Either get just the mouse or just the xl2411z. Get one of them and save up for the other one. There is no point in buying a shitty monitor now.
This is a decent monitor too. It might be slightly cheaper than the benQ. I myself have the same benq and a deathadder and they are awesome.