November 2015 – Gaming PC Keyboard, Mice and Monitor Suggestions
The following are the gaming pc build peripherals for November 2015. The below hardware / peripherals are broken down into the three categories of higher-end mid-range and basic PC peripheral categories that include gaming, mic, keyboards and monitors. The categories roughly follow the three categories included in the November 2015 Gaming PC Builds of the month, that are also broken down into three budget categories.
For the peripherals you see listed below, they are arranged into categories that best reflect three separate general budget categories and are targeted towards pc gamers. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave a comment.
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- Higher End Gaming PC Peripherals
- Mid-Range PC Peripherals
- Basic PC Peripherals
- Gaming PC Operating System Options
Higher End Gaming PC Peripherals – November 2015
The “higher end” peripherals are meant to showcase some of the more popular higher end / gaming specific peripheral hardware that one might consider to have the top of the line gaming peripherals. Keep in mind, these are not the most expensive gaming hardware peripherals one can buy, but a collection of the higher quality / more popular hardware for gamers in a few different categories. If you play specific types of games (MMO’S vs high FPS) then you might want to look into specific gaming hardware geared for those games, either way the list below should still be relevant.
The included higher end keyboard is the Corsair Vengeance Gaming K70 Mechcanical Keyboard. This keyboard is designed for performance gaming for those fast response times with 100% Cherry MX red mechanical key switches, a black anodized brushed aluminum chassis, deep red leds, 100% anti-ghosting and more (learn / read more at corsair.com).
The included mouse again is the infamous Logitech G502 Proteus Core, which is probably the best all around gaming mouse – a very comfortable all around gaming mouse with 11 large programmable buttons and easily one of the best mice out there, and is a great mouse for playing any time of PC game. [learn more at gaming.logitech.com]. This mouse is a definite choice for any variety of gaming / gamers.
There are two monitors included below and each depends on what gaming resolution you might prefer. The first monitor is probably one of the the monitors that most higher end gamers should consider at 2560X1440 monitors with a higher end gaming pc build (such as the $1500 November 2015 build), the BenQ XL2730Z 27″ gaming monitor. You can also read the full details on this monitor at gaming.benq.com.
The second monitor is the Acer XB280HK bprz, a large monitor providing smooth gameplay in a 28-inch 4K resolution display. I’ve included this monitor since the $1500 monthly build is more then capable or playing gaming at 4K Ultra HD resolutions, due to the included GTX 980 Ti graphics card. To learn more about the AcerXB280HK bprz monitor, please visit us.acer.com.
|Keyboard||Corsair Gaming K70 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red (CH-9000068-NA)||$166.94|
|Mouse (Best all around gaming mouse)||Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse with Fully Customizable Surface, Weight and Balance Tuning (910-004074)||$68.99|
|Monitor (2560×1440) OR (3840×2160) / 4K Gaming||BenQ XL2730Z 27″ Screen LED-Lit Monitor (2K Gaming) OR 4K Below
||$513.81 (BenQ XL2730Z)
$699.99 (Acer XB280HK)
Mid-Range PC Peripherals – November 2015
The mid-range category is perfect for those that want to have great gaming peripherals, but not necessarily the most expensive. The Mid Range peripherals are most likely geared more towards gamers that want a little more then the basic gaming necessities in order to have that slight edge while gaming.
We have the Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard. A great looking mechanical keyboard with cherry mx key switches (a very satisfying keyboard to game with), dynamic backlighting, endless programming with the ability to reassign any key or set up for extreme macros and more. Learn and read more at corsair.com.
The Corsair Vengeance M65 mouse would be ideal for FPS gamers, since it is built for precision and comfort. It has eight programmable buttons and one specifically for sniper mode – which simply slows down the dpi of the mouse in order to aim more precisely. Even though this mouse matches the cost of the high-end one above, it’s still a a great choice for a different type of gamer and you can also adjust the weight and dpi on the fly. To learn more about the Corsair Vengeance M65 please visit Cosair.com.
The mid range monitor this month again is the LG Electronics 24GM77 24 inch monitor. This monitor is really a fantastic gaming monitor for those gaming at 1920×1080 with super fast response times and 144hz refresh rates; highly recommended. This monitor has some of the best motion blur reduction. This LG monitor has Dynamic Action Sync, which reduces input lag by up to half.
|Keyboard||Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (CH-9000088-NA)||$109.99|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse, Gunmetal Black (CH-9000022-NA)||$54.99|
|Monitor (1920×1080)||LG Electronics Gaming 24GM77 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor||$299.00|
Basic PC Peripherals – November 2015
The “basic” peripherals are meant to showcase some of the more popular peripherals that are generally more affordable. Just because these are labelled “basic” doesn’t mean they aren’t quality peripherals for gaming, but realistically it’s all you really need to get into any gaming without all the bells and whistles.
The basic gaming pc keyboard included this month is the Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard is probably all anyone really needs in any gaming keyboard and includes a few enhancements such as led backlighting, six programmable G-keys, multi key input, game mode key configurations and more – read the full details at gaming.logitech.com.
The budget gaming mouse below is the Turtle Beach Grip 300. This mouse has a very comfortable design, two big thumb buttons and a few DPI settings – not too bad for a budget gaming mouse.
The monitor you see below is actually really good even though it is categorized into the budget category – the BenQ RL2455HM 24-inch with 1920×1080 resolution and quick 1ms response times [Learn more at gaming.benq.com]. This monitor is 24 inches and priced quite well considering its specifications. I have included this monitor for another month is it really is well worth its cost at 24 inches.
|Keyboard||Logitech G105 920-003371 Gaming Keyboard||$59.95|
|Mouse||Turtle Beach Grip 300 5-Button Optical Gaming Mouse with Avago 3500 Sensor and Omron Switches for PC and Mac (TBS-4830-01)||$34.02|
|Monitor (1920×1080)||BenQ Gaming Monitor RL2455HM (24-Inch LED)||$179.00|
Operating System Options
If you don’t already have an operating system for your new gaming pc build, then you’re going to have to either invest in purchasing a standard OS such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10. Otherwise, there are some free alternatives that you could consider below as well. Keep in mind that you will need an optical drive should you decide to purchase the install discs, however you can also purchase Windows online or as a USB stick and install it that way – this would be the process for installing your OS without an optical drive.
The following are some operating systems you can consider installing upon putting your Gaming PC build together. The first three will cost you and are either Windows 7 or 8.1, or 10 – I have no opinions here so I’ll leave the purchase of these up to the discretion of yourself, but do keep in mind that either way you do have the option of upgrading to Windows 10 for now. I have also included two other operating systems that are both currently free. Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system. The last OS is SteamOS, which is also a Linux OS being developed by Valve Corporation and is being made to be used for a Steam Machine game console.
|Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit||$95.99|
|Windows 7||Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)||$99.99|
|Windows 10 Upgrade||Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit System Builder OEM | PC Disc||$96.56|
|Ubuntu||Ubuntu – Desktop||Free|
|SteamOS||SteamOS Beta “Build your own Steam Machine”||Free|