You have purchased or assembled your brand new gaming rig and are ready to embark on visually stunning adventures. Both of your screens are working, you’ve started Steam, and your tower is humming softly, pumping neon coolant through a complex series of pipes. But is that all you need for a comfortable PC gaming experience? Before you’re ready to enjoy your superpowered games, you need to think about the tools that will save you from the pains of sitting in front of a computer for hours.
The following list is a compilation of accessories and products that every PC gamer should own or consider owning. With them, you’ll get one step closer to a luxury gaming experience you can brag about.
Below are some accessories for a comfortable PC gaming experience
It all starts with a place to play. While console gamers can set up shop anywhere there’s a TV, PC gamers have to build their own oasis. And without a desk, that’s just not possible. The size of the desk you choose will depend on the size of your tower and screen, as well as any little knick-knacks you may have as decoration.
Its size isn’t perfect, but the Eureka Ergonomic 43″ gaming desk has built-in cable management and a longer mouse pad. Paired with a rolling computer tower stand, you’ll have space for everything you need for a comfortable gaming experience.
Of course, the bigger the better. Thermaltake offers an L-shaped corner desk that is loaded with options. And for $1,500, the ToughDesk 500L Battlestation Gaming Desk should offer plenty of DIY possibilities. First, the desktop has built-in RGB lighting with multiple display settings. To increase your comfort, the desk can also be raised from 70 cm to 110 cm. As with the Eureka Ergonomic Desk, Thermaltake has created a smart cable management system to keep your desk clean.
Other possible options:
VariDesk Pro Plus
EUREKA ERGONOMIC Z2 Gaming Desk
There’s nothing stopping you from sitting in a folding chair and leaving it at that. But we’re here to maximize your comfort, and a cold metal chair doesn’t. A good gaming chair is adjustable, has multiple support points, usually comes in funky colors, and reclines to a degree that allows for napping between sessions.
A good gaming chair will set you back a few hundred dollars, like Dowinx Gaming Chair, which costs over $200. The Dowinx has many standard features, such as built-in lumbar support. However, it is simply better built than most models on the market. It also has a temperature regulation system, which is very practical during the warmer months.
Another big name in the gaming chair scene is Respawn, and the Sidewinder is a simple yet stylish option that’ll have you feeling great. Respawn placed ergonomics at the top of the list when designing the Sidewinder to provide a level of comfort that all gamers deserve. Automatic recline adjustment, built-in lumbar support and adjustable armrests are just a few of the features that make it a viable choice.
Other possible options include:
Arozzi Verona Junior – See price on Amazon
Standard computer mice can be counted on the fingers of one hand and can cost up to 10 dollars. The question you need to ask yourself is whether they are comfortable (and functional) enough for gaming. Most likely they are not. For PC games, you should opt for an ergonomic mouse, specially designed to fit the shape of the human hand. They often offer longer playtimes, little to no cramping, and a host of customizable macros.
Logitech offers a host of different ergonomic mice, from the MX Ergo to the 4,000 DPI MX Vertical. The Ergo is a bulkier model that features a trackball and adjustable tilt up to a 20 degree angle for a more natural grip. The Verticle will definitely take some getting used to. Once you do, you’ll enjoy playing without the usual pain around your wrist.
If you like the vertical design of the MX Verticle but don’t like its price, Anker offers a 2.4G ergonomic mouse to replace it. With the drastic price drop, however, you sacrifice with a DPI that only reaches 1,600.
You could put on your headphones and be fine with them, but how badly will they hurt you after an hour-long gaming session? We recommend that you throw away your headphones and get rid of your one-ear headphones. Instead, treat yourself to a cushioned experience where your ears are encapsulated in two fluffy clouds.
Combining comfort and functionality, Logitech has launched the G Pro X Wireless headset. This is a simple-looking wireless headset that offers crystal-clear sound, durable construction, and best of all, a comfortable headband and earbuds. Disadvantage ? It’s expensive, and you shouldn’t expect much from the mic.
The Astro A50 Wireless, which goes a step further than Logitech, is an expensive headset with a very comfortable design. Although it can do without its square design, the A50 more than makes up for its appearance with a frequency of 5.8 GHz, a separate USB charging station, the integration of Dolby Audio and absolute comfort.
Other possible options include:
SteelSeries Arctis Pro – See Amazon Price
JBL Quantum 800 – See Amazon Price
Razer Blackshark V2 – See Amazon Price
I came across this unusual sounding product on Twitter, and I’m glad I did. If you have sweaty palms after an intense game, Gamer Goo is a great product to have on hand. Available in a variety of different scents, Gamer Goo smells great while serving a functional purpose.
Between the natural oils in your hands and the sweat, you’re doing quite a bit of damage to your mouse and keyboard. Gamer Goo reduces the presence of both, which can improve your game more than you think.
It’s inexpensive and worth a try if you miss shots due to slippery hands.
While we all love the idea of buying our own comfort, the best way to stay comfortable while gaming is to take breaks. No matter what you buy to amp up your comfort, you have to get up every hour or so and stretch your limbs to get things flowing properly.