Consider these accessories to complete your dream gaming PC setup – The Indian Express
The dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of gaming enthusiasts across the world. Stuck inside their homes, people were introduced to these interactive virtual worlds and narratives that they could sink into as a hobby. In India itself, PC sales saw a massive boost this year, reporting an all-time high of 4.5 million shipments, of which, the majority was attributed to gaming laptops and components.
To go along with your newly assembled rig and get the most out of your experience, you need the right products. Designed with bright lights, customisable features and ergonomics in mind, gaming accessories give you an extra edge during long sessions. And therefore, we have compiled a list of all the essential items you will need to complete your ideal PC gaming setup.
A gaming mouse is probably the best investment one could make to give their setup an instant facelift. Featuring a set of customisable mechanical buttons on the side, they make your life way easier both in-game and outside. Using the DPI button, you can instantly change your mouse sensitivity, depending on what kind of game you’re playing. Not to mention, they come with glowing RGB lights that you can change to any colour or even sync with music, further adding to the “gamer” aesthetic.
We’d recommend you to go for the Logitech G-Series mice. If you have bigger hands, you could buy the G502 Hero, which even allows you to change the weight of the mouse. Or you could get its sibling – G402, featuring lesser functionalities, but cheaper. For smaller hands, we’d recommend getting the G304 wireless mouse, albeit it does not have RGB lighting. Also, it has been proven multiple times that, in this age, latency (lag) has no effect on whether your mouse is wireless or not. They all perform the same.
Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The tactile sound of a mechanical keyboard could possibly be one of the most satisfying things to listen to. Membrane variants, despite serving their function, tend to be quite mushy and not ideal for gaming, especially in tight situations. Gaming keyboards, on the other hand, are a lot smoother, less stressful on your hands, and are generally backlit with RGB for those late-night sessions. Using the included software, you can customise the colours in almost every single key switch or you can configure the lights to move around in a said pattern.
For those of you on a tight budget, we’d recommend getting Cosmic Byte’s CB-GK-13 that come with brown or blue Outemu switches. And if you’re willing to splurge a bit more, you can buy Logitech’s G513, featuring a removable wrist cushion and a brushed aluminium casing for that Fincher-like steely look.
Gaming Monitor with High Resolution and Refresh Rate
By pairing a high-end gaming PC with an old 900p monitor, you’re doing a great disservice to yourself and the components you paid for. To fully appreciate a game’s graphics, you require at least a 1080p display with a good refresh rate (120Hz and above). If you’re not into competitive gaming, you could sacrifice the refresh rates for a higher resolution. For 1440p gaming, Gigabyte’s G32QC offers a curved display for that IMAX ambience effect and a 165…….
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