When creating a gaming rig, you’re mostly concerned with getting a powerful CPU and GPU, and a good SSD. Alongside these features, peripherals like a gaming monitor, keyboard, and mouse will also help improve your gaming experience. After all, PC games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are very demanding — with all its extra features and ultra HD graphics that make 4K a recommended spec.
After building your base PC, you should definitely think of getting gaming accessories. They can make your setup more comfortable and stylish. So to make your gaming experience better and more immersive, below are gaming accessories you should consider:
It’s easy to get lost in a game for hours on end. But sitting on the wrong kind of chair can give you bad back pain and damage your posture in the long-term. So for long hours of comfortable gaming, an ergonomic chair can be customized so you can get the ideal sitting position. The ergonomic chairs on NBC News allow you to adjust the height, tilt, and armrests. Having a head and lumbar pillow is recommended, too. DXRacer is the first brand to create the gaming chair in the style we know it today — the high-back race car-style seat with colorful patterns. The company’s Racing Series Gaming Chair uses artificial polyurethane leather with high-density foam and carbon fiber texture for maximum comfort.
Another thing that should be high on your accessories wishlist is a gaming headset. Having a good one easily lets you immerse yourself in your game, especially if it’s noise-canceling. If you look at the PC gaming headsets on Adorama, the best ones come with comfortable and plush ear cuffs so you can wear them no matter how long you play for. They come with mics as well ideal for when you’re streaming or playing with friends. A great model to consider is the Logitech G332, with its artificial intelligence capabilities creating a truly immersive sound experience. The Immerse feature lets you hear the precise location of enemy footsteps and reload sounds, while Close Combat puts you in the middle of the action with bullets whizzing by your ear.
A gaming mat is a surface that accommodates your gaming keyboard and mouse. This may sound like an excessive peripheral, but gaming mats are made from micro-woven cloths that ensure responsive tracking and don’t cause any sensitivity issues, ideal for gaming. There are also those built with special functions, like the Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma, which has colors and illuminating patterns that can be personalized in a number of ways — from alerts and notifications to specific in-game actions. It’s not a dust magnet either, so it’s one less thing to worry about when cleaning your rig.
When you think of the ultimate gaming setup, you’re probably imagining one with RGB lights like those that are sweeping social media. Philips’ Hue line has a number of great light strips, but among them, the Philips Hue Play gradient light strip is probably the best. This is because the old strips display only single colors, while the gradient light strip displays different colors across the strip. To use it, you’ll also need the Hue Bridge and Philips Hue Sync app. However, the effect is more than worth it — you mount the light strip to the back of your monitor and it will flash and glow along with what’s on-screen. This makes for a much more exciting gaming experience.