As we all know, technology develops so fast these days that it’s hard to track it and stay up to date. Every next year there is something newer and better. PC gamers are the ones that try to upgrade their systems over time and are always up to date what’s new. They are always looking for more powerful hardware and peripherals. However, not always you can afford and get everything you would want to. This time we have created a PC gamers wishlist that includes everything a proper gamer would dream about. In this list, we have picked not only the best performing devices but also cool PC accessories like special gaming glasses and lightning that covers all your room in-game theme colors. Let’s take a look!
1. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is on a wishlist for almost every gamer. This video card has 11GB of GDDR5X and 3,854 CUDA cores. It’s the king of all video cards that offer you the highest fps numbers ever. For a consumer, there is nothing better to buy. Plus this card is very overclockable and offers epic 4K performance. By getting this video card you can be sure that you will be able to run all newest games in high resolution and settings for many years to come.
2. Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
Logitech is well-known with their well-made PC speakers. Most PC gamers will have heard about them. Their most powerful Z906 5.1 speakers system is an absolute beast. It has 500W RMS power, five satellite speakers, and a subwoofer. With this set of speakers, you can have a surround sound that will enhance your gaming experience by a lot. The sound is super easy to control with the remote. The only thing that may be a trouble is cable management especially if you want to set all speakers around you.
3. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x
What would be a gamer’s wishlist without a proper high-end processor? AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950x is their most powerful processor ever made. It has whopping 16 cores with 32 threads, 40MB of cache memory, clock speeds of up to 4.2 GHz and quad-channel DDR4. This processor is an absolute beast and overkill for years to come. You will be able to run all newest games on it for next 3/4 years for sure. If you’re Intel’s fanboy, a choice for you would probably be Intel Core i9-7900X.
Opinions divide whether to use a mouse pad or no. It was a must like 10-15 years ago when we had ball mouses. However, now it’s your choice. A true gamer will get a mouse pad first to improve friction between mouse and mouse pad and secondly to protect their desks. Razer Firefly is a mouse pad with LED RGB lighting that has various of colors and effects. If you’re building a specific design gaming station, Razer Firefly will fit in.
5. Gunnar Sheadog Computer and Gaming Glasses
One of the most precious things to gamers are his eyes. Gunnar Sheadog gaming glasses are designed to eliminate eye strain and block blue light. People today are using their computers for around 8-10 hours a day whether you’re working or gaming. All of that results in eye strain that can cause serious health issues. Now you can improve your focus, protect eyes.
This is a super cool gaming accessory to use or at least try if it helps you and if it does, it’s truly worth the price.
6. HTC VIVE – Virtual Reality System
Are you ready for next-generation gaming? Staring into your monitor soon will be the past. Now you can fully immerse yourself into the game. HTC Vive is a virtual reality system that lets you experience gaming like never before. If your computer can handle it, go for it! It’s not only way cooler, but also better for your health as you have to move around while gaming.
7. Xbox Wireless Controller
First of all, controllers are not only for consoles. Some PC gamers prefer using a controller instead of traditional mouse and keyboard. Xbox One Wireless controller is a superb choice (although you can also use Sony’s Dualshock 4 controller). Basically, all games run very seamlessly with Xbox controller. Sadly while this controller can work wirelessly with Xbox One, it can’t with PC and you will have to use a wired connection.
8. Razer Mamba Rechargable Wireless PC Gaming Mouse
A good mouse is important for just about any gamer. Razer’s Mamba is one of the best if not the best gaming mouse on the market. It can be used wirelessly or with wire, meaning it’s rechargeable and doesn’t need disposable batteries. It has one of the most precise gaming mouse sensors offering 16,000 DPI. All that combined with RGB lighting and sleek looks make Razer Mamba of the most desirable gaming mouses out there.
9. Corsair Gaming K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Keyboard
Everyone who has tried a mechanical keyboard will never switch back to the membrane switches. Keys are just way more precise and satisfying to press. Corsair Gaming K95 is definitely one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. It has CHERRY MX Speed RGB mechanical key switches, 6 programmable G-keys keys. Also, build quality is superb – an Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame that will last dozens of years if used properly.
10. SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset
What’s a proper PC gaming without a proper headset? SteelSeries Arctis 7 is one of the best choices. It has 7.1 surround sound, long battery life, superb audio quality and very good build quality. There’s nothing more you cloud ask from a PC gaming headset. Actually, in our opinion, this is the best wireless PC gaming headset you can buy. For other great choices see our Best Gaming Headsets article.
11. Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit
A fan of Dirt Rally, Forza or Need for Speed? Racing chairs are not only for console gamers but also for PC. They are superb gaming accessory if you love to play racing games. With a proper racing chair, you can feel like driving a real vehicle. OpenWheeler racing wheel stand cockpit is one of the best choices. It’s highly adjustable so just about anyone will be able to find their perfect position.
12. Logitech G920 Dual-motor Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel
Logitech is also known for manufacturing super racing wheels. Logitech G920 is no exception, it has dual motor force feedback so you can feel when you have gone off the road and traction with the road. It’s one of the best gaming steering wheels you can buy.
We loved G920 because of its build quality, it’s super pleasing to play games on this thing pedals are made from stainless steel and wheel grip is made from hand-stitched leather.
13. Logitech BRIO – Ultra HD Webcam
Not only you run games but also stream? Everywhere we see “4k”, there are 4K TVs, monitors, cameras and much more. Now you can also get a 4k webcam. Logitech Brio offers a high-resolution video and photos. Now you can even stream your gameplay in high resolution with a simple webcam. The only drawback is its high price.
14. Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Communication is very important part of gaming especially if you play online games competitively. At some point, all of us have heard that guy with scratching microphone that’s a pain to listen to. Blue Yeti USB microphone is one of the best. Blue Yeti delivers high-quality sound to anyone who is listening to you.
15. Mad Catz Cyborg amBX
Mad Catz Cyborg amBX is one of the coolest PC accessories we have seen. It works like two projectors of dim light. You simply place them in your room, do all connections and now the light they produce will match the lighting of your game. For example, whole your room will light up red when you get shot in games like Battlefield 1 or Call of Duty.
16. Samsung 960 PRO Series – 1TB PCIe NVMe
At last, there is Samsung’s m.2 PCIe NvMe 960 PRO series SSD. This super slim piece of memory plugs into the M.2 slot and offers enormous data transfer speeds. If you compare it with traditional SATA 2.5inch SSDs, 960 Pro series is much faster, you can multiply the performance output on Samsung when compared with traditional SSD. Now you can get it in capacities as high as 2TB and that’s more than enough for an average gamer. We believe anyone would want to swap this with their old hard drive and experience fastest boot-up and game loading times ever.
We truly hope that this article gave you some insights about what’s new and trending in PC gaming. Just about every gamer I know would choose at least 5 things from this list. Would you? What would you include on this list? Feel free to comment and share your opinion below.