If you're looking for a top-notch gaming mouse pad, check out one of these.

You take your PC gaming seriously so you invest in a top of the line mouse and keyboard. But, what about a surface to use your mouse on? Believe it or not the pad you have under your mouse can have positive and negative effects on your in-game performance.

Personal tastes will vary, but if you're on the hunt for a quality pad then give one of these a go.

As we enter 2017 we've added another choice, this time from European brand, Roccat.

Razer Goliathus

Razer Goliathus

Razer is one of the most well-recognized brands in gaming PC accessories and its Goliathus mouse mat has something for everyone. It's available in four sizes from the very small to the very large, with a rubber base to stop it moving under pressure. The thick weave on the top is built to meet the demands of the pros, and besides looking very eye-catching, the Goliathus has one more trick up its sleeve.

It's engineered to be compatible with the Razer Synapse software, which means perfect calibration for your Razer gaming mouse. And you can't say that about most mouse and mat combinations.

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Ducky Channel Flipper

Ducky Flipper

Don't let the quirky name put you off, if you're not familiar with Ducky Channel you're missing out. This Taiwanese manufacturer is responsible for some seriously good PC accessories, including the Flipper extended mouse pad.

It's nothing flashy, with an understated look of a simple white logo breaking up the plain black look. But the rubber underside is delightfully grippy, the smooth upper surface is super responsive and it feels like a quality product all round. It's also mildly water resistant which is reassuring if you like to game and consume a beverage.

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Corsair Gaming MM200

Corsair MM200

Available in a range of sizes, the MM200 from well-respected Corsair packs a textile weave designed for maximum precision whether you use an optical or a laser gaming mouse.

Throw in the necessary no-slip base and you've got a well-made, comfortable gaming surface that'll keep you accurate when you need it the most.With a subtle design it's not going to look out of place in any setup, either.

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HyperX Fury Pro Gaming mouse pad

HyperX Fury

HyperX from Kingston make a range of gaming accessories, and this Pro Gaming mouse pad is well worth a look. It's priced very well and available in a range of sizes to suit all setups.

The reduced friction, soft cloth surface combines comfort with precision. It's so tough that HyperX offers a 2-year warranty on it.

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Logitech G440

Logitech G440

If hard mouse pads are more your thing then the G440 from Logitech will serve you well. It's compact and rigid, with a low-friction surface for maximum control of your laser or optical mouse.

The G440 has been matched to the sensors in Logitech G gaming mice, too, so if you use one of those with it you can expect 'lab-tested' performance. And it's made to last with a rubber, non-slip base and multi-layer construction.

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Roccat Taito

Roccat Taito

German brand, Roccat, offers the solid Taito mousepad in a range of sizes and two levels of thickness to help you get that perfect feel. The largest is the XXL, but it goes right down to small, and the Taito boasts a nano matrix structure for quick, silent mousing.

The Taito will stand up to some extended periods of abuse with ease, and its thick rubber underside will stop any unnecessary slippage. Best of all, it's a great price.

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