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Gift Guide for the Hardcore PC Gamer


Getting the perfect gift for the hard-core PC gamer in your life is not easy. Our gift guide is full of must-have items and unique ideas for hard-core PC gamers. You can't go wrong with these best picks from our community.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Gaming Headset $149.99

Get in the game with these over-the-ear 7.1 surround headphones from SteelSeries. You’ll be covered no matter where you game as these headphones work with PS4, Xbox One, Vive, Oculus Rift Switch and Mobile.

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Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse - $61.84

This gaming mouse is ergonomically designed to last through the longest of gaming sessions. Whether you are playing at fast or low speeds, the DeathAdder Elite will always respond on-screen with perfect accuracy thanks to its 16,000-dpi optical sensor.

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Blue Yeti USB Microphone - $127.99

The classic microphone used by live streamers everywhere. If you’re buying for a hardcore gamer that also streams their gameplays live, they’ll need a trusty microphone for great sound quality. Get the Blue Yeti, you won’t be disappointed.

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XCOM: The Board Game - $59.99

The classic sci-fi turn based tactical game adapted for the table top. XCOM: The Board Game is a edge of your seat co-op game great for hardcore gamers looking to go analog for a while.

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Samsung 960 Pro Series 512GB M.2 SSD - $289.99

This is a worthy upgrade for any hard-core PC gamer worth their silicon. The 3500MB/s read speed will significantly decrease load times for all games, and if you get the gamer in your life this drive, they'll be thanking you for a long time to come.

We’ve shown you ours, now show us yours!



Post your best recommendations for a gift for this archetype, with each recommended item as a separate response to this forum thread. Every response counts as a single entry to win a $25 Amazon gift card for this archetype. Please be sure to include the name of the gift item with link, why the archetype would like it, an image (if available), and how much it costs.

Before posting, please review the thread for potential duplicates (which won’t count!) and to check proper formatting. The Community Gift Guide 2017 Entries must be posted by November 13th, 2017 to qualify for entry. Good luck, and we’re looking forward to seeing all the awesome recommendations!
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  1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8DRFFI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    $15 for 5 LED flashlights, CREE Lamps make them super bright, and they power off a single AA battery. Great stocking stuffers for anyone.
    Reply to yourhighness
  2. Personally, the Plugable 87-key (or the 104? key version) are great $50 gifts. high quality mechanical keyboards.

    Gifted myself one, gifted a friend one, gifted my dad one. No one can hate them. They are unhateable.
    Reply to joz
  3. https://www.amazon.com/Self-Charging-Drop-Sensing-Technology-Allergens-Designed/dp/B01LYCLS24 - a Robot Vacuum.

    For the geek/gamer who has everything, they still need to clean house.
    Reply to ixit
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Gaming-Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlit/dp/B01ER4B7YM/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1509402093&sr=1-4&keywords=keyboard&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A3766188011%2C3355984011%2C3355985011 -Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard

    I guess it depends on how much you are planning on spending. But I bought one for me and one for my brother, its a fantastic keyboard IMO.
    Reply to ozzywrkshp
  5. If you're in the market for a gaming mouse mat, I strongly recommend the Razer Firefly. Not only does it have really sexy LEDs to make it more interesting, the texture of it is perfect! I really would get this, it just depends whether you're Willi g to spend £75 on a mouse mat. If you do, however, its recipient will not be ungrateful for this ultimate upgrade!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Y4S5KPY/ref=as_li_tl?tag=higgrogam0b-21&ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00Y4S5KPY&linkCode=as2&linkId=UUNNFUALWS7FXKQB
    Reply to Adoni_Earnes
  6. Steam gift card. http://store.steampowered.com/digitalgiftcards/

    If they are a hardcore gamer, let them get what they want!
    Reply to SinxarKnights
  7. Its getting cold so how about a half life 2 hev suit hoodie. This hoodie costs $69.99.
    http://


    If they are sold out here are some other Halflife hoodies. Hoodie price from $25~40.
    http://
    Reply to elbert
  8. https://www.amazon.com/Homall-Executive-Leather-High-back-Headrest/dp/B01MRZ02TL/ref=zg_bs_668180011_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PC1XF4SJT50ZR5TZKG3G

    If anyone has tried both a $500+ gaming chair and a $100 gaming chair, please tell me is it worth the extra hundreds of dollars. :)
    Reply to omegadoom13
  9. Geforce GTX 1080 ti
    Reply to omixon2004
  10. Razer DeathAdder Elite
    Reply to kfokma
  11. Gift idea: Get people a small random item and pair it with something useful and always throw in a piece of candy. Like a flashlight, a lego dude, and a twix all in a small bag. (I just happened to have all those sitting on my desk) :p
    Reply to Geef
  12. The Corsair CW-9060025-WW Hydro Series H100i V2. Runs the CPU cool and is a great AIO for overclocking. Planning to get this for my Ryzen 5 1600
    Reply to solobron3
  13. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LA0R2X6/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509458489&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=corsair+rgb+fans+120mm&dpPl=1&dpID=51VER3BDMQL&ref=plSrch - 3 pack of Corsair HD120 RGB fans, with included lighting controller.

    I'm pretty sure everybody would love having some good fans, with RGB!
    Reply to dgpokemaster08
  14. Logitech C922X Webcam for the streaming gamer to show off their reactions to their best gaming moments.
    Logitech C922X
    Reply to Teejers
  15. Tell your wife/daughter/whoever you got her a MacBook for Christmas. Then laugh out loud at your own joke because you are hilarious!

    https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/macbook-pocket-mirror/
    Reply to brandonclone1
  16. XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Computer Duster for keeping your PC case dust-free and your keyboard crumb-free.
    XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Computer Duster
    Reply to Teejers
  17. Vega 56
    Reply to mikeangs2004
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  19. http://www.hisco.com/Catalog/Static-Control/Personal-Grounding/ESD-Grounding-Hardware/09838-15062
    A great adapter to hook up your anti-static wrist strap to an AC outlet to ground through the grounding connection. Perfect for the occasional hardware upgrade or pc build. Only $6.61
    Reply to Crag_Hack
  20. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-Keyboard-Manicure-Light-Rechargeable/dp/B00G00FV9E/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1509486449&sr=1-7&keywords=lamp+usb

    Portable Keyboard and Manicure Light - Daffodil LEC200 - Bring Light Where You Need it Most with a Battery Powered Rechargeable Reading Lamp as it perfect for their is a power cut or you need to read something and it cost £9.95
    Reply to sidrah
  21. GTX 1080 ti
    Reply to Paul Black
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Naga-Chroma-Programmable-Adjustible/dp/B01798WKTY

    Razer Naga Chroma is fantastic for any MMO enthusiast that prefers extra buttons on the mouse. I'd be lost without mine :)
    Reply to rebrauzer
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  24. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073ZBWH3S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Dual port quick charge 3 adapter, great for charging any device including the Note 8 on a car ride!
    Reply to ccstooge
  25. Cannot stress enough on how much a new keyboard can make a surprising difference nowadays. So my gift idea is a new mechanical keyboard.

    I'm partial to my Corsair but anything should do:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816070&cm_re=Corsair_Gaming_k70_RGB-_-23-816-070-_-Product
    Reply to spagunk
  26. One of the things that suffer the most while you are gaming is your eyes. So let them rest a bit, give them a break but still play, use some gaming glasses like these. They will be greatful.

    https://gunnar.com/product/desmo/
    Reply to cwija17
  27. A STEAM gift card. You can control how much you want to spend, they can decide what they want to get and even if you wait until the last minute, you can still send them a digital gift card. http://store.steampowered.com/digitalgiftcards/
    Reply to beetea
  28. An AMD Ryzen 1600x paired up with an ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 for enthusiast gaming that won't make you go broke.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113434
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157759
    Reply to sturn42
  29. I would say a STEAM giftcard! The chances of it being returned are lower.
    Reply to karrarue
  30. Panasonic rechargeable batteries and charger. It is good for the gamer who goes through a lot of batteries and for anyone who does not want to be bothered when looking for some good batteries. https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-KJ17MCC82A-Eneloop-Advanced-Individual/dp/B00JHKSLSW
    Reply to tredeuce
  31. RGB Keyboard and gift cards!
    Reply to tarzanmkk
  32. Well, if you know someone wants to #RGBeverything, a light strip can be pretty cheap:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sunnest-Flexible-Non-Waterproof-Controller-Kitchen/dp/B076767MLZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509664248&sr=8-1&keywords=rgb+light+strip+with+controller

    If the person on your mind likes a more tasteful ambiance, a plastic light diffuser will make the lights less garish:
    Expensive tube:
    https://www.amazon.com/Muzata-Aluminum-Mounting-Installations-Diffuser/dp/B01M09PBYX/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1509664366&sr=1-1-fkmr2&keywords=frosted+RGB+strip++light+diffuser
    Less expensive sheet:
    http://a.co/1lFTtcu
    Reply to poochiepiano
  33. https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-Compound-Performance-Heatsink-Interface/dp/B0045JCFLY/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509754028&sr=1-3&keywords=thermal+paste&dpID=31H%252BzKu4DEL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
    My friend said this would make him happy since it is almost impossible to get one here in south america unless you have someone bring it here.It is said to be the best thermal paste in the market.
    Reply to sebastiandyer
  34. Fast G.SKILL 32GB memory kit that matches ASRock Taichi series motherboards very well:

    Series Trident Z
    Memory Type DDR4
    Capacity 32GB (16GBx2)
    Multi-Channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
    Tested Speed 3200MHz
    Tested Latency 14-14-14-34
    Tested Voltage 1.35v

    https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c14d-32gtzsk
    Reply to mattkiss
  35. Can't go wrong with these bad boys, if you need a good displayport to hdmi 2.0 with 4:4:4 60hz

    https://www.amazon.com/Club3D-CAC-1070-Displayport-1-2-HDMI/dp/B0194F1MY4
    Reply to S_K_I
  36. No international giveaway? If I'm selected as the winner, can you guys send to my cousin/friend who's staying in the US? This will be my best Christmas gift in 2017. Cheers.
    Reply to khanmein
  37. Logitech MX Master 2S or Logitech MX Anywhere 2S - Both can be used via Unifying Receiver or BT & has a built in rechargeable battery that last up to 70 Days on a Full Charge (3min charge will give you Full Day of Use) & can pair up to three devices and easily switch between them with the touch of a button

    Desktop - Logitech MX MASTER 2S
    https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mx-master-2s-flow?crid=7

    Portable - Logitech MX ANYWHERE 2S
    https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mx-anywhere-2s-flow?crid=7
    Reply to JaseYANG
  38. Nature Power 5.0 Power Bank - 17.99 at Massdrop
    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/nature-power-5-0-power-bank
    Reply to rhugg
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