Nov 13 2010 - It's been an exciting year in the PC world. From Fermi graphics cards and 3D notebooks, a variety of hardware was released in 2010 that improved performance. In this Best of 2010 PC Gaming Gear list, we take a look at some of the top devices and components for the ultimate gaming experience.
This midrange gaming desktop from Gateway packs a slew of options for its reasonable $1,299 price. Not only is the Gateway FX6831-01 equipped with 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory and a powerful Intel Core i7-860 processor with Turbo Boost, it also features an excellent ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics card for smooth gameplay. If you're a gamer looking for ample storage, the Gateway FX6831-01 also boasts a fast 1.5TB 7200RPM hard drive.
2010 has been a very productive year for ASUS. With the release of the Republic of Gamers G73JW notebook, gamers found an affordable gaming laptop with a high resolution screen, 8GB of ample DDR3 memory, and USB 3.0 support. Not to mention the NVIDIA GTX 460M graphics card that runs the latest games with ease. The ASUS G73JW-A1 scored well in this detailed review and tops the list of Best PC Gaming Gear of 2010.
Many gamers enjoy using an all-in-one gaming headset, and the Sennheiser PC 360 is no exception. Featuring an integrated noise-canceling microphone for easy communication, the PC 360 headset also offers comfortable earcups and high-quality audio that is clear and crisp. The mute function automatically deploys when you raise the boom for added convenience. The PC 360 is expensive at $299.95 MSRP, but you cannot beat Sennheiser's quality. For more affordable gaming headsets, check out this list of Top PC Gaming Headsets by Budget.
The Logitech G510 gaming keyboard is an excellent choice if you're an avid PC gamer. It features 18 programmable G-keys for easy use during intense battles. The G510 also offers integrated USB audio to use with your gaming headset and custom-color character backlighting to match your other gaming gear. By supporting GamePanel technology, the Logitech G510 keyboard makes playing popular games, such as DragonAge, Battlefield 2, and World of Warcraft, a breeze.
At first glance, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse looks like it arrived from a distant galaxy. This mouse defies the design of typical gaming mice from popular manufacturers, such as Logitech and Microsoft. However, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 offers full customization for a personalized feel in an advanced package. The thumb panel and adjustable length are perfect for creating a comfortable PC gaming environment. Although the R.A.T. 9 is wireless, which some gamers dislike, it does offer laser precision with a 1ms response time.