Shopping for PC Gamers

With a huge array of enticing PC gaming accessories available, shopping for PC gamers has never been easier. Whether you are looking for a new RGB keyboard or mouse, headsets or mics for streaming, or even a comfortable new seat to play in, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few suggestions to help you find that perfect gift for the gamer on your list.

Shopping for PC GamersKeyboards and mice

A new gaming keyboard or mouse can add both a tactile advantage, as well as a bit of flair.  It makes them one of the easiest places to start when shopping for PC gamers! Who wouldn’t want a brand new peripheral with aesthetic RGD lighting and extra functionality for a competitive edge?

The Razer Huntsman Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a great example of a serious gaming peripheral. It utilizes optical technology for incredible speed, and has fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording. Not to mention it looks great too, with Razer Chroma backlighting that offers 16.8 million different customizable colour options.

Shopping for PC GamersA great gaming keyboard deserves a great gaming mouse to match. This Logitech G502 Hero 16000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse has a state-of-the-art sensor for reliably accurate tracking up to 16,000 dpi—the sort of pinpoint precision gamers need. Its 11 programmable buttons allow for customization and amazing versatility.

You can even find mouse pads that specifically take aim at a serious gamers needs. Check out this SteelSeries QcK Prism XL Gaming Mouse Pad. It blends high-quality micro-woven cloth surface for precise control with RGB dynamic illumination and lighting effects.

Shopping for PC GamersGaming headsets and streaming accessories

Shopping for PC gamers can often also mean shopping for PC streamers. Many PC gaming enthusiasts are sharing their adventures with viewers around the globe on streaming platforms. This makes both gaming headsets and streaming accessories a wonderful gift choice for budding content creators.

This Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Gaming Headset is a good option for gamers and streamers alike. It incorporates a professional-grade, omni-directional, high-bandwidth microphone for exceptional dynamic range and vocal clarity. The earpads and headband are premium memory foam, keeping you comfortable during long gaming/streaming sessions.

Shopping for PC GamersA capable webcam is a must for making a connection with viewers on stream. The Logitech C922 Pro Stream webcam lets you stream and record vibrant Full HD 1080p video at 30fps. Owners can also integrate live images while broadcasting on Twitch and YouTube to develop a visual theme for gameplay and stand out from the crowd.

A standalone high-quality microphone is often the choice of serious PC gaming streamers and content creators. The Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone is a long-standing popular choice in this category. This professional recording microphone is perfect for live streaming, podcasting, music recording, and more.

Shopping for PC GamersAccessories built for speed

Two things most PC gamers can never have enough of are speed and storage. Whether its the bandwidth necessary to download all those amazing games or lightning quick drives to store and launch them from, these are two ideal areas to cover when shopping for PC gamers.

gaming router can optimize your network for speedy and smooth gameplay. This ASUS ROG AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router is among the most powerful options available. Its Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) compatibility with 3 bands accelerates game traffic with device, game packet, and game server prioritization.

Another boon for any PC gamer is internal SSD storage. Of course players need plenty of space to save their huge catalogue of incredible games. However, the additional benefit of a solid-state drive (SSD) is exceptionally fast loading times.

An internal SSD like this Samsung 870 QVO 1TB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive is the perfect addition to any PC gaming build. It offers a full terabyte of storage capacity with up to 560MB/s data transfer speed. Furthermore, the SATA III interface permits increased airflow and more cooling, which results in quick and efficient performance.

Shopping for PC GamersGaming furniture and smart lighting

PC gaming extends beyond simply digging in to the latest adventure. Most PC gamers take a lot of pride in creating and customizing the overall aesthetic of their elaborate setups. This includes elements such as everything from gaming furniture to smart lighting.

Gamers tend to be competitors, and to many their gaming chair is their throne. Gaming chairs in particular often focus on comfort and proper support for lengthy gaming or streaming sessions. They also tend to come in bright hues and flashy designs that match the aesthetic of an RGB-lit gaming station.

Smart lighting is another technology that is extremely popular with PC gamers. Accents like these Nanoleaf Light Panels add ambience and seem to make games and movies pop, creating a more dazzling and immersive gaming experience. They also allow players express their personal creativity to an even greater degree in building their gaming spaces.

Light strips are an easy and effective gift that lets gamers add some allure to their PC setup. These thin strips apply to the edges on the rear side of PC monitor or screen. From there the light appears to seep out from all edges, reflecting off nearby walls as well.

Put on a show

Take customization a step further with products such as the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. This device can connect directly to your PC gaming display via an open HDMI input. Once in operation, the sync box will create a custom light show, affecting the speed, intensity, and brightness all in relation to the action it detects on screen.

Shopping for PC Gamers

Top accessories to make shopping for PC gamers a breeze

These are just a few of the many amazing accessories that are sure to put a smile on the face of just about any PC gamer on your shopping list. Whether it’s a new keyboard or other peripheral to give them a step up on the competition, or something to simply make their PC gaming space that much more visually stunning, there have never been so many great options when shopping for PC gamers.

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Dave Neufeld
Dave is an avid gamer, a musician/songwriter/recording artist, and an ardent reader with a degree in the Classics but a love for comics too. When he's not gigging with the band or pulling books at his local comic shop, he can usually be found gaming on any platform, from consoles to PC to his self-built personal arcade cabinet.