Still looking for the right gift for the PC gamer in your life?
Our good friend, the smooth-voiced YouTube gaming sensation RecklessYuki, just released a gamer gift guide for the 2015 holiday season. Watch it here:
Here are the products mentioned in the video, in order of appearance:
Gaming Controllers and Controller Peripherals
KontrolFreek FPS Snipr: Thumb grip add-ons for Playstation and Xbox controllers that improve performance in first-person shooters. Yes, we know these are console controllers, but you can still game with them on PC.
Scuf Controller (PS4): Yuki’s top recommendation if you want a controller in the shape of a Playstation 4 controller.
Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller: Yuki’s top recommendation if you want a controller in the shape of an Xbox One controller.
XIM4: If, for some reason, you wanted to game with a keyboard and mouse on a console, Yuki says this is the best adapter for doing that.
Logitech G502: Yuki’s favorite precision mouse for first-person shooters.
Logitech G602: Yuki’s favorite wireless mouse.
Keyboard and Key Samplers
Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Keyboard: Yuki’s recommended mechanical keyboard. Highly regarded. Choose the type of mechanical switch you want (or see the samplers below) and then behold: The keyboard of your dreams!
Max Keyboard Keycap Cherry MX 8 Key Sampler: Want to sample 8 different types of mechanical switches before deciding on a mechanical keyboard? Get this first. Also includes O-rings!
Max Keyboard Keycap Cherry MX 4 Key Sampler: The 4-switch version of the same sampler, just featuring the 4 most popular types of switches. Still includes O-rings!
Anten Technologies CS692 KVM Switch: Want to switch between multiple computers and use the same keyboard and mouse without re-plugging everything? What about a controller used for both PC and console? With this KVM switch, you’ll never have to re-plug again!
Qanba Q1 Fightstick: An affordable option for a great fightstick for PC. Easy to modify and upgrade.
You might not know what to look for in an gaming monitor however there are a few things that you need to consider before you buy one.
BenQ XL2430T 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor: Up to 144 frames per second. Awesome for competitive gaming.
BenQ XL2420G G-SYNC 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor: 144 frames per second with G-SYNC.
Acer XB280HK G-SYNC 28″ 4K Gaming Monitor: 4K monitor with G-SYNC. Amazing if you can afford it!
Samsung UN40JU6500 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV: A 4K TV good enough for PC gaming.
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR: A good headset.
Audio Technica Headset: A very impressive headset.
Sennheiser PC 363D: Another very high quality headset.
HyperX Cloud: A more affordable headset. Still very good.
Creative Sound Blaster X7 USB DAC: In the market for an amplifier? This is what Yuki recommends.
Creative Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition USB DAC: The limited edition!
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Headphones: Great headphones with open-air design, meaning they’re for home-use only. They don’t block outside sound! No bass, but high fidelity. Ideal for competitive gaming in which you need to focus on slight noises like footsteps.
Audio Technica ATH-AD900X Headphones: Similar to the AD700X, but with higher audio quality and a little more low-end sound. Still open-air design.
Philips Fidelio X2 Headphones: Another great headphone option. Still won’t block out sound, but great for audiophiles.
Zalman Zm-Mic1 Headphone Microphone: Want to game and communicate with teammates while using your favorite set of headphones? Just plug this microphone in and you should be set.
Neewer Lapel Microphone: A ridiculously affordable lapel microphone. Decent quality for bottom-of-the-barrel price. Clip it to your headphone cord for another cheap microphone solution.
Antlion Audio ModMic 4.0: Mount this to your headphones or desk for another microphone option.