Buying Guide: The ultimate PC gaming accessories

By May 8, 2013Buying Guides

So, you’ve tricked out your PC with a dedicated GPU, installed more RAM and now you’re ready to get your game on. Before you take your team to the championship in the latest sporting title or conquer the undead hordes in a thrilling first-person shooter, you should seriously consider investing in some gaming accessories.

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Sure, you could make do with your existing keyboard and mouse, but why compromise on your gaming experience? Specialized gaming keyboards and mice can help you take your game to the next level, especially if you’re a fan of titles with complicated user interfaces that require extensive hotkey mapping. The Logitech G19 and Corsair Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards are both great options for serious gamers. The Logitech G19 features a color LCD panel and custom-color illuminated characters while the Corsair Vengeance K90’s Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches are coveted by gamers.

Designed for MMO players, the Razer Naga gaming mouse sports 17 fully programmable buttons and three interchangeable side grips for improved comfort and control. If you’re looking for both powerful control and wireless freedom, the Logitech G700 gaming mouse might be your best bet. It has 13 programmable controls for performing single actions and complex macros.

Your games might look great, but how do they sound? For the serious PC gamer, a decent audio setup is essential.


If you’re looking for a great gaming headset, the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath is an excellent choice. Featuring THX TruStudio Pro technology for superior audio effects like surround sound, as well as dedicated equalizer controls and a battery life of eight hours, the Tactic3D Wrath is ideal for gamers who take their audio seriously. This headset also features a built-in microphone, which is perfect for socializing with your guild in online games.

Alternatively, if you want to experience crystal-clear audio without a headset, the Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System is hard to beat. These speakers utilize Bose’s proprietary TrueSpace technology designed specifically to optimize PC audio, in addition to dual device input, a stylish magnetic enclosure and automatic tonal balancing for excellent audio quality.

What are your favorite PC gaming accessories?