Finding Affordable Equipment For Your Gaming Setup

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Gaming doesn’t need to be expensive. While it’s true that there are over-the-top rigs out there, ones that costs tens of thousands of dollars, a proper gaming setup can be built for just a few hundred. Of course, it requires you to inform yourself first and know what to look for, which isn’t a problem because all the information you need is readily available over the internet. There are tons of articles, forum threads and videos dedicated to gaming rigs.

Provided that you’ve already assembled your rig, you’ll need the proper peripherals to go with it. You’ll need a gaming keyboard, mouse, a decent pad, headsets and chair. Continuing to air on the conservative side, here are the best places for finding affordable equipment for your gaming setup.

eBay

I know what you’re thinking, but no. For these gaming equipment, especially the headphones, mouse and keyboard, it’s not wise to opt for used parts. Used keyboards will almost always have mashed keys. A used mouse is also likely to have issues. Used headsets are just unhygienic. So why is eBay even suggested?

eBay has been around for two decades now and hence, it has plenty of sellers. It may be tedious work, but if you’re right there on the right time, you can get pretty nice deals as these sellers tend to unload their inventories by offering substantial discounts. For instance, at the moment of writing, a seller on eBay has the Turtle Beach Elite Pro, which is touted as one of the best gaming headsets available and is listed on popular outlets for $200, on a discount at $130.

Amazon

Amazon has an extensive inventory and you’ll be able to find most of what you’re looking for. Same with other outlets, you’ll want to be there when Amazon throws discounts for the items you’re after. At times, Amazon slashes 75 percent off of the listed price. The discounts usually pop-up throughout the year, especially on special occasions. The holidays is always a great time to shop.

Currently, Amazon has plenty of deals for gaming chairs. At this moment of writing, one of the more popular racing-themed gaming chairs, the X Rocker 51259 that usually retailed for $250, can now be had for less than $170, which is a steal. There’s also plenty of good deals for offerings from DXRacer, which is a popular brand when it comes to gaming chairs. Amazon slashed prices from select models by over a hundred bucks.

There’s also a good deal on the Razer DeathAdder Elite, which is one of the best gaming mouse you can buy at the moment. Amazon has it at just $68. Note that some outlets offer the same product for over twice that amount.

Newegg

If you’re looking to upgrade and get yourself better gaming peripherals at the same time, Newegg is a great portal to visit. Unlike Amazon with its extensive product lineup, Newegg is focused on computers and modern gadgetry, which is a good thing if you’re out for anything computer-related. The Newegg user interface – from the search bar to the dropdown menus – is quite friendly to use and everything is quite organized.

The good thing about Newegg is that the inventory is always fresh and it will likely have the latest product offerings from tech manufacturers. In fact, Newegg is one of the first online outlets to offer the corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire, which plenty of critics list as the best gaming keyboard available today, when it was released in the first half of 2016. If Corsair’s crème of the crop is above your budget range, then you may want to consider opting for the Corsair Vengeance K65 mechanical keyboard. Newegg, at the moment of this writing, lists it for $49.99, which is almost half of its original price.

Newegg is also not short of affordable gaming chairs. If you’re willing to settle less-known brands, you can get yourself one for just $69 – the original price was $97 but Newegg slashed 28 percent of it. And the discounts don’t end there. In fact, it echo’s throughout the retailer’s entire gaming chair inventory. A black and orange model that’s part of DxRacer’s Origin series is currently listed for just 40 percent of its introductory price – from $339 down to $204; quite a steal if you’re in the market for one.

A great place to find reviews on all the latest gaming equipment is gear for gaming. It’s a new site dedicated to finding the highest quality gear, for the best price. Follow them on Twitter if you’d like to get more real-time updates.

It’s advisable to take advantage of this holiday season to do your shopping. With Christmas and the New Year drawing near, more outlets are bound to slash the prices off its products. Target, BestBuy, Fry’s and others with physical locations are also currently holding their own promotional sales.

5 of the Best Game Graphics of 2016

Some game fanatics spent more resources for a new graphics card so they can play video games that look realistic. Here are 5 of the best game graphics of 2016 which will really push graphics cards out there to their limits.

  1. Batman- Arkham Knight

Go back to the open world of Gotham City with “Batman: Arkham Knight” and fight against Scarecrow. Batman gets a new armor and developed new capabilities. The game is among the graphically intensive ones with modern effects, courtesy of NVIDIA GameWorks.Gotham City gets a level of detail unmatched by any other in the game world. Driving the Batmobile produces dynamic debris, dust and a drifting cloud of smoke brought by turbulence and physics technology. Vapor trailing rockets can diffuse if you move through them or blow them with the air from the Batmobile.modern-combat

Another impressive thing is the dust clouds and smoke capable of self-shadowing that make them appear more realistic. Clothes, jackets and Batman’s cape have technologies to render a realistic soft cloth characteristic when they move. Batman’s suit flies off when he swings his cape.

  1. Just Cause 3

“Just Cause 3” is a game that does not only look very photo realistic, but also chaotic. With so many explosions, super fast cars, wingsuit and hunting animals, there is much insanity included in this graphical game. Its fire, smoke, debris and fuel tanks will take a lot of power from both the hardware’s processor and graphics card.

It has been a while since Rico Rodriguez blew stuff up in “Just Cause 2.” He has returned home in “Just Cause 3” and found his home already under control of an evil dictator. It gives him a perfect reason to blow more stuff up, this time with new guns, vehicles, amazing wing suit, grapple, parachute and gadgets that help his unparalleled mobility. Returning with him are more complex and realistic destruction graphics, higher-definition textures and more graphical effects.

  1. Grand Theft Auto V

“Grand Theft Auto V” which allows first person or third person gaming, rivals other graphics-heavy games pixel to pixel. For instance, Los Santos has that realistic look as the city in Southern California with a diverse and dense population. The in-game city copies its counterpart in real life. The gamer can drop by historical landmarks like Vinewood Boulevard, Hollwood’s equivalent or Los Santos river.

Driving around at various architecture works and infrastructure has photo realistic quality. One can take a break by swimming and exploring the underwater. Rockstar implements graphics technology with realistic shadowing, reflections and lighting.

  1. Star Wars Battlefront

Battlefront’s artists and developers create the most accurate representation of “Star Wars” battles in visual form. The game has a gorgeous geography with Hoth’s ice fields having the most visibly pleasing snow in the any video game. The snow does not just have a flat texture, but has an actual depth  where you can make footprints. Having a broad range of customization options are the character models which are all sharp-looking. One with the most impressive detailing is the battle-worn armor.

“Star Wars: Battlefront” allows up to 20 players on each team and even with more players it is stable and consistent. It is the most immersive “Star Wars” experience video game there is.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” is among the gamers favorites, and a good game to test an upgraded graphics hardware setup. The game plays and runs best on PC with enhancements on view distance and texture clarity. It looks really stunning with a beautiful animation and detail of distant glimpses and blood-red sunsets at far off hills. It is similar to its predecessor in looks but not as restricted and its zones are not that small.