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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Passionate PC Gamer

Fri, Dec. 09, 2016 Posted: 10:09 PM

There is a wide range of gaming accessories available in the market that are designed for all the different sort of gaming preferences of a gamer.

From an ultra sensitive palm grip mouse, mechanical keyboards and latest games to hottest VR headsets and powerful graphic cards, each gift category has variety of cool stuff to choose from.

Even if you are limited on your budget, it is easy to impress your gamer friends by getting them one of the killing PC peripherals that come cheap and yet desired by most obsessive gamers.

To make it easier for you to choose the perfect gaming gift, here is a quick guide.

Budget Graphic Cards
You can buy a decent graphic card which runs most of the modern PC games at resolution of the average monitor size 1920x1080. This can be a great gift even for those who already have a basic graphic card, as both cards can run parallel to optimize the gaming experience. Some new options are being released by Nvidia, GEFORCE and AMD soon, which support the latest directX 12 and are compatible with skylake and windows 10 processors.

Gaming Mouse
Even if your friend has a gaming mouse, a new one ‘better one’ would definitely be appreciated. Logitech G502 Proteus Core, Logitech G600, Logitech M500, Logitech M510 are some of the most popular gaming mouse that are good worth for the price and last a long time without creating issues.

PC Audio Card
For a gamer, audio experience is also as important as the game graphics. An audio card works just as an additional graphic card that enhances the gaming experience. Most gamers are interested in getting one that supports Creative's EAX extensions for creating environmental audio effects. But there are more options with additional features with prices range between $50 and $200.

Gaming Keyboard
If you are considering this option, go for a mechanical keyboard. They are way better than the membrane based keyboards, by being more durable, tactile and having the latest functionalities. Look for Logitech G710 Cherry MX Blue that comes for half the price of a heavy duty and trendy brand. And if you wish to save more on your gift, go for Redragon Karura K502 Gaming Keyboard that is the best at this price.

Gaming VR Headset
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the most popular VR headsets of all. But for these you have to have a budget between $500 and $600. Some websites offer different combos of these gadgets or festive discounts like geekwrapped, thinkgeek and more. If your gamer friend does not have a VR, then this is the most mind-blowing gift you can give him. Oculus Rift is cheaper than HTC Vive. But then with the higher price you get more features and additional gadgets to enhance the gaming experience.

Gaming Controller
Some PC games are more fun when played with a controller, or a gamepad. That’s why all PC gamers need at least one game controller in their arsenal. Xbox 360 Wired Controller and Xbox 360 Wireless Controller are among the most popular gadgets for Windows XP, 7, 8.1, and 10. But these may not work on all games. The better options can be Steam Controller by Valve and Logitech F310 Gamepad, which are priced a bit more but work flawlessly on most of the operating systems.

Gaming Glasses
If your gamer friend does not look away from his screen for sheer joy of gaming or being into the Sport Betting profession, this can be the best gift for him. These players are at high risk of having eye strain or headaches due to constantly watching bright colored screens. And above all, you do not need to have a big budget for this one. In less than $100 you can choose the best available option.

Apart from the ones listed above, you can also checkout other PC gaming accessories like Microphones, Webcams, Gaming Headsets, External Hard Drives and more at GeekWrapped, ThinkGeek, Amazon or any other website. Some are very expensive while others could be very basic that come at the price of a hamburger. But, the ones listed above are without any question the most desired gaming gadgets of all.

Jais Paul