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The Best Accessories to Enhance Your Gaming Experience

Often (unfairly) viewed as console gaming's poorer cousin, PC gaming may not seem to have as many peripherals at-the-ready compared to those made for consoles. In actuality, there are a number of impressive accessories available for PC gamers to wring the most out of their gaming experience. Here are 10 accessories to add to your own gamer wish list that will help enhance and optimize your gaming performance.

1. BenQ XL2720T Monitor

When you’re playing games on a top-notch rig, you need a monitor that is capable of fully utilizing your system’s power. The BenQ XL2720T is a brand new, 27-inch professional gaming monitor with an impressive 120 Hz refresh rate. Another key feature of this monitor is its ability to save various presets for different games, allowing you full customization of how each of your games is displayed.  These pre-sets, coupled with an exclusive FPS mode feature (developed, in part, through a collaboration with professional gamers) allows gamers to calibrate their settings for maximum visibility and accuracy of gameplay. You'll never miss!

2. Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset

Communication is important when it comes to online gaming. Whether you’re planning how to capture the last point with your teammates in a fast paced FPS, or you’re organizing your strategy to take down a raid boss in your favorite MMORPG, a good headset is a vital accessory. The Razer Tiamat provides crisp 7.1 surround sound, while offering unparalleled comfort for those long gaming sessions.

3. Logitech Z906 Speaker System

Maybe you don’t need to communicate with teammates. Maybe you're a lone wolf gaming ninja. Maybe you just don’t like wearing a headset when you play your games. That doesn't mean that you don't crave five-star audio. The Logitech Z906 surround sound speaker system is your answer. With 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, no one will ever sneak up on you without you hearing them again. Another bonus? These speakers can plug into your TV, DVD player, or Blu-Ray Player as well, giving you the most bang for your buck.

4. Corsair Vengeance K90 MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Standard keyboards can make mapping out all those shortcuts on your hotbars in MMORPGs a headache-inducing affair. The Corsair Vengeance K90 takes the frustration out of keymapping by adding 18 customizable G-keys, so you’ll never have to worry about where to map your fireball spell again. And with fully backlit keys, the K90 ensures you’ll remain in complete control of your character during those late night guild dungeon runs.

5. Corsair Vengeance K60 FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

So, you’re more of the FPS type, you say? Corsair makes the list again with their Vengeance K60 model keyboard. This one is tailored specifically for your spray-and-pray needs with its blistering 1ms report rate and its 10 specially sculpted, interchangeable FPS specific keys. The keyboard also includes a comfortable palm rest, so you can focus on raising your K/D ratio instead of getting carpal tunnel syndrome.

6. SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse

If you feel like your aim is a bit off and could use some improvement, maybe it’s time for you to upgrade your mouse. The SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse utilizes SteelSeries’ innovative “FreeMove” technology, which helps straighten out your aim when the pressure is mounting and your aim is shaky during an intense deathmatch round. The Sensei features an ambidextrous design, so lefties can also fire away with maximum comfort. The Sensei is capable of doubling your mouse sensitivity, reaching upwards of over 11,000 CPI, ensuring you’ll never miss a quick headshot again.

7. Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse

If taking down raid bosses is more your style than ripping off headshots with ease, a mouse with a plethora of programmable buttons may be more up your alley. The Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse features 17 fully customizable macro buttons, so all of your spells and potions are just one button-press away. The Naga Epic can be used either as a wired or wireless mouse, and switches between the two modes seamlessly with no downtime whatsoever. With three interchangeable side panels, the Naga Epic fits comfortably in any sized hand.

8. Ratpadz XT Mouse Pad

Whether you’re playing an action game, FPS, MMORPG, RTS, etc., you need to be in control at all times, and a good mouse deserves a good mouse pad. The Ratpadz XT offers the best and most accurate mousing surface available. Measuring in at a staggering 11.55” x 9.33,” you’ll have ample space in your path to victory.

9. Herman Miller Aeron - Highly Adjustable Chair

Let’s face it, your gaming sessions last for hours. An often overlooked accessory is a good, comfortable chair. The Herman Miller Aeron Highly Adjustable Chair offers unparalleled support and comfort for your back and behind, allowing you to play your games long into the night – pain free. Not only is it comfortable, but its sleek design will lend your gaming room a little high-class style.

10. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

The future of gaming is coming sooner than you might think. The Oculus Rift will forever change the way you view games. If you wish to truly feel like a part of your games’ virtual worlds, this is the accessory for you. The Oculus Rift is the virtual reality device gamers have dreamed of for decades, offering gamers a fully-immersive 3D, HD gaming experience like no other connecting via USB to your gaming desktop or laptop. The device hasn’t been released yet, but it is one you should keep on your radar if you take your gaming seriously.

These accessories will help enhance your PC gaming experience in a plethora of ways, no matter what type of games you frequently play. Is there anything we missed? What accessories do you feel are necessary for your gaming experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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