Now that you have your own gaming PC, you probably want to start looking at some gaming accessories. Picking the best gaming gear can give you an edge on your games. Be the best you can be by picking up these 7 awesome gaming peripherals to up your game, online and offline!
Must-Have Gaming Accessories For The PC Master Race
1. Sennheiser HD 579
If you think that audiophile-level headphones aren’t gaming accessories, you may want to think again. Games are consistently becoming more sophisticated, even on the audio front. Indie games in particular feature stellar soundtracks that really set the mood of each game. As such, you should have good-quality headphones that can bust out the best tunes while you game.
These open back headphones provide excellent sound but still allow you to hear what’s going on around you in real life. While noise-canceling headphones may sound like a good idea when gaming, it’s better to hear what’s going on outside of your game world. In this way, you can experience the awesome sounds on your game without being completely cut off from the world.
2. Antlion ModMic
The Sennheiser HD 579 does not come with a microphone, which is essential in today’s gaming sphere. However, we chose these headphones specifically to introduce you to one of the best gaming accessories available today. Meet the Antlion ModMic, a nifty little addition to your growing list of gaming gear.
This detachable boom mic offers high-quality audio at a low price. And yes, you heard that right: it’s a boom mic, which means it can be directed towards the sound source (e.g. your mouth if you’re doing a voiceover), ensuring that no unwanted sounds come in through your input. If you’re streaming your games, you may not even need to buy a professional mic anymore!
3. A Good Mousepad
This is often overlooked when it comes to gaming accessories, but a good mousepad makes all the difference. Gaming mice have highly sensitive sensors, so getting a good mousepad is essential to ensure complete control of your mouse. It will pay off since it tracks your hand movements accurately, which is a requirement in many games, like League of Legends, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and Overwatch.
Having a good mousepad ensures that you have a smooth, stable surface on which to roll your mouse around. If your old mousepad already has dents or scratches, you might want to consider getting a new one. Make sure to get the biggest one you can find so that you can fit both your keyboard and mouse in one spot. Speaking of keyboards…
4. Logitech G513 Gaming Keyboard
If you’ve never had a mechanical keyboard before, you’re in for a treat. The Logitech G513 keyboard is one of the most effective keyboards out there. It’s a great addition to your PC gaming accessories. Most mechanical keyboards are loud and clacky, like those obnoxious IBM keyboards you used to have in the office. While the tactile feel is nice and all, many people would prefer a quieter keyboard. This is where the G513 shines. It is still a mechanical keyboard, but it has been engineered to have impressively quiet keys. You get all the tactile responsiveness of a regular mechanical keyboard without waking your wife up at 2 a.m.
Since it’s a gaming keyboard, it also has gaming-specific functions, such as the ability to program custom functions and macro commands. And oh… it lights up with RGB lights. Always a plus.
5. Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse is a great little number that gives you just what you need. Compared to other gaming mice that look unwieldy and heavy, the light plastic casing of the G502 provides your hand with a great feel. It does all this without feeling heavy, so it glides nicely across your mousepad.
This mouse has two programmable buttons on the right-hand side and features a DPI switch right below the scroll wheel. You can change your sensitivity without having to go through the game options using these nifty buttons. It syncs particularly well with the G513 keyboard, thanks to Logitech’s peripheral software. Another cool additional spec is that it lets your keyboard and mouse’s RGB lights blink in sync.
6. BenQ PD3200U
This particular monitor isn’t exactly marketed as a “gaming monitor,” but it’s so good that it might as well be. The BenQ PD3200U monitor features a whopping 3, 840 x 2,160 resolution with 4k UHD capability. Your games will look as crisp as a bag of chips when you play them on this screen. The viewing angles are sublime, so your wife and kids can watch in full UHD as you slash your way through hordes of Orcs.
And don’t worry about fiddling with the settings. Each unit is individually optimized to your needs before being shipped. Just plug, play, and enjoy stunning UHD graphics. Just make sure your video card can handle it!
7. Vertagear PL4500 RGB Gaming Chair
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Complete the ultimate gaming experience with this gaming chair from Vertagear. It’s designed to keep gamers comfortable and provide ergonomic support throughout hours of intense gaming. It has the silhouette of a racing chair and comes with a high backrest to ensure comfort. With 6 available color options, you’ll also be spoiled for choices in matching the color palette of your game room.
You can also upgrade the chair with the LED/RGB lighting kits to level up your gaming experience. These wirelessly controlled lights support audio syncing and game integration with games like Overwatch and DOTA2.
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Of course, you don’t have to get all these gamer accessories. Just start with what you really need to better play and experience your favorite games, then move on to your wants. The beauty of PC gaming is that there is a wealth of options out there for you, so you have the luxury of mixing and matching your gaming accessories. Collect these great options over time and be the envy of your gaming group!
What are your favorite gaming accessories? Tell us about them in the comments section!