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Coming this March is Ubisoft’s next Tom Clancy universe game, set in a post pandemic New York City. You will have to face escaped prisoners, a militia mad with power, rioters and flamethrower wielding cleaners bent on burning out the disease that has ravaged the city. Not only will you need your wits and fellow agents to help you survive Tom Clancy’s The Division but you will also need the right gear, and when it comes to the PC gaming rigs you need, we got you covered right here.
What is Tom Clancy’s The Division?

Announced in 2013, Ubisofts latest Tom Clancy IP has hit the gaming world by storm. Tom Clancy’s The Division is a fresh take on the covert government agencies we are used to seeing. The Division is a set of sleeper civilian agents who are activated as a last resort to help restore society when all else has failed and in New York City after the pandemic hit things have just gotten worse and worse.  As a Division agent you will have a variety of skills and abilities at your disposal, such as sticky bombs, rolling seeker mines, collapsable riot shields, radar pulses and more. You will also have a huge range of guns and other equipment to help you in your fight for New York City. Even though the game looks and plays like a 3rd person cover based shooter at its heart it is an RPG and plays much different from other games in the 3rd person shooter genre. One of the most notable features is the PVP area called the Dark Zone. The Dark Zone will have the best loot the game has to offer but it will come at one hell of a fight. You will be pitted against the toughest NPCs the game has to offer in the Dark Zone, but the real danger will be when fellow agents go rogue and attempt to take your hard earned loot. With its huge open world New York City to explore and a fresh take on PVP with the Dark Zone, Tom Clancy’s The Division is set to be one of 2016s big hits when its released on March 8th for Xbox One, PlayStation4 and PC.

A Division agent is only as good as their gear and you don’t want to be caught in the Dark Zone lagging out as your frame rate drops and you are taken down to have your hard earned loot stolen, so we got a list of some of the latest and greatest gaming rigs available right now at Best Buy. We’ll start with some gaming laptops for the agent on the go. Another big thing to take note of is the new engine used in the game called SnowDrop and to get the most from it you will need to have a high end machine capable of running 4k graphics. For most PC gaming enthusiast this will not need much more than an upgrade but for some of us the time has come for a whole new rig or even if you are taking the plunge and getting your first gaming rig then this list is for you.

Three great gaming laptops for the agent on the go  

ASUS 17.3″ Gaming Laptop – ROG Copper Silver (Intel Core i7-6700HQ/ 1TB HDD/ 16GB RAM/ Windows 10)

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The first laptop on list is the 17.3 inch Asus ROG, made with the help of the Republic of Gamers, this laptop feature top of the line parts and many features to help you game harder and longer.  This laptop has a 17.3” full HD display, while inside it boasts a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a NVIDIA GTX965M graphics card. It also has a 1TB hard drive to hold all those games and more!  A few big features to note are the NVIDIA G-Sync technology, which eliminates stutter and tearing, and a unique cooling design which allows for longer gaming sessions.
Alienware 17.3″ Gaming Laptop -Epic Silver (Intel Core i7-6700HQ/1TB HDD/256GB SSD/16GB RAM)

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Next we have the Alien 17.3” Gaming Laptop. This laptop offers mind blowing graphics versatile connectivity and powerful performance. At its heart is the Intel Core i7 quad-core processor backed by 16GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB dedicated video memory for eye popping visuals. It also includes a 1TB hard drive and a 256GB SSD for increased responsiveness. Killer wireless AC provides faster downloads, better streaming and overall smoother connections. Plus having been crafted with aerospace technology make this laptop durable and ready for you to game as hard as you want.

Alienware 4K UHD 15.6″ Gaming Laptop-Silver (Intel Core i7-6700HQ/1TB HDD/256 SSD/16GB RAM/Win10)

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The Alienware 4K UHD 15.6″ Gaming Laptop offers much the same specs as the Alienware 17” laptop I just mentioned, however it does a have a few things worth mentioning. First off is the size as it packs the same kind of power as the previous laptop just in a 15” size. Probably its best feature, which will make stunning use of the visuals in The Division, is the 15.6” UHD display capable of 4K resolution, for lifelike visuals, amazing image quality and truly vibrant colours.

Not into laptop gaming? Try one of these great desktops!

ASUS G11 Gaming PC (Intel Core i7-6700/2TB HDD+256GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 Graphics)

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First off is the ASUS G11 all in one desktop. This desktop offers good power and performance for gaming and everything else you can throw at it. It’s powered by the Intel Core i7 processor, with 16GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. Plus with its 2TB hard drive this will make a great computer to start building an epic battle station with.
Alienware X51 Gaming PC (Intel Core i7-6700 / 2TB HDD / 8GB RAM / WinHome HighEnd 10)

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Second we have the Alienware X51. You may have seen this gaming computer at numerous eSports events but if not, definitely take the time to appreciate the awesome look of this machine. Powered by a quad core 6th generation Intel Core processor, 8GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics card. Not only is this a great powerhouse for your home rig, it also looks great.
With Tom Clancy’s The Division set to release in just a little while, you want to make sure you are geared up to take on the challenge of bringing order back to New York. These five rigs, will give you a great gaming experience no matter what your preference and hopefully they will see you through the Dark Zone safe and with tons of loot.

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Being a child of the 80s Brad grew up playing any and all video games he could get his hands on from the 8 and 16 bit era. As he grew older, video games turned into a life passion. He now works as the QA Lead for one of Toronto’s leading mobile developers. Aside from playing any and all video games he can fit into his hectic schedule, Brad is also a DJ. He enjoys playing some of today’s latest and greatest electronic dance music at clubs here in the city.

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  1. If you want more info on how Ubisoft worked with NVIDIA to make the PC version of the game look better then anything before check out the video here:

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