If you’re into computer gaming then you should know how important it is to make sure you have the best gear for the job. If you are new to the world of computer gaming then, perhaps not.
Either way, it can be a bit overwhelming because the market is absolutely saturated with hardware and software from more companies than you could count both of your hands and feet put together.
One thing is for sure, you should take your time and, pay a little extra, if you can, to ensure that you get the most suitable bits of kit;
Take Your Time
Most people will have rushed into buying something and, perhaps, been enticed by price or looks which is easily done when buying computer equipment, even more so if you are building a computer.
Mainly because peripherals such as, a wireless keyboard for gaming or, a wireless mouse that will enable you to be ‘first to the punch’ when you’re playing your favourite computer game tend to be the last thing that people think of.
It can be really easy to have your mind set on things like, making sure you’ve got a GPU with enough power, a CPU that won’t hold your GPU back and enough RAM to keep things running smoothly and, of course an SSD that will be worthy of your other components.
Whilst it is really important that you make the right choices in those areas, it is equally important to make sure that you’ve put an equal amount of time and effort into making sure you have the right controls at your fingertips.
Dazzled By The Lights
You’ll have probably already noticed that most manufacturers in the tech industry make computer equipment with various degrees of lighting, built in which, if done well can look really good, if not it can, just look a bit ‘tacky’. Furthermore, what’s the point of having controls that look really good but, they just don’t perform as well as they could do, if more thought was put into the functionality rather than the looks.
You should always look at the value for money that you will receive and the looks should be an additional ‘bonus’, a ‘nice to have’.
Let’s face it, if you get pipped to the post because the person at the other end has a lower ping, and, or, latency in terms of response times and solid signal of communication between their fingertips and their PC, what your kit looks like won’t matter too much.
Neither you, nor the other person is going to give two hoots about how cool your fully adjustable RGB keyboard or mouse looks.
Functionality is King!
The whole point of something like a gaming keyboard, or a mouse is so that you can control your computer as easily and efficiently as possible whilst being comfortable with how they feel and perform and, it absolutely does make a difference, if you spend more money.
Although, there are limits and, unless you’re made of money, you should look for qualities that are going to be useful to you. Wireless connectivity might be one of them, just bear in mind that a wired connection will give you a better response time, perhaps look for kit that can be either wired, or wireless then you get the best of both worlds.