Buying a computer and accessories is always an intricate process, but we're here to help. Here are a few good deals on a gaming laptop and other accessories that you can use to help you get through that now huge video game backlog.
A close friend of mine linked this deal to me, stating that it was the "best bang for the buck gaming laptop right now." It's easy to see why he would get excited. The laptop boasts some great specs: an Intel Core i7—3630QM Processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GT650M graphics card, and a 1TB hard drive, which will all give you the best gaming experience. It was originally priced at $1,149 and is on sale for $799 after using the coupon code "IDEADEAL" at checkout plus free shipping.
If you need a new monitor for your rig, you might want to check out the promotion over at Newegg that takes an extra 10 percent off select Dell models with the coupon code "DELLMNT29." Some of the monitors are better for gaming over others, so you'll have to do your research before making a purchase. One example of a good deal is for the Dell UltraSharp U2312HM IPS-Panel LCD monitor, which is on sale for $229—down from $289—with free shipping.
Newegg has plenty of gaming headsets to fit your need and budget. If you play multiplayer games, you might want to invest in a set with a built-in microphone. If you put in long hours, you may want to check out a more comfortable, padded model. The Cooler Master CM Storm Sirus S headset pictured above is now on sale for $39 with free shipping after a $10 mail-in rebate. You can also get this Rosewill headset on sale after using the coupon code "RWEM2507." It has a mostly positive customer rating on Newegg.
An essential part of PC gaming is the mouse. You need a model that is responsive, fits your hands, and is within your price range. Maybe you also want one that has extra features just for gaming, especially if you play MMOs. If you're one of the latter, you can check out the Logitech G600 gaming mouse on sale at TigerDirect for $59. It has 20 MMO buttons, a tilt scroll wheel, and a laser sensor. If this mouse isn't for you, there are other models on sale through TigerDirect's PC accessories blowout.
So you have the mouse, the headset, and the computer, so all you need now is the keyboard to complete the basics. The Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire mechanical gaming keyboard was made to withstand at least 50 million taps, according to the product description. It has a game mode that disables the Windows key and other multimedia shortcuts. You can get this keyboard on sale until July 25 for $59 after the $15 mail-in rebate and special savings.
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Carli writes for the Deals blog at Reviewed.com, and has become a professional at researching the web for the best deals on electronics. She graduated in 2012 from Northeastern University with a degree in English. She enjoys writing about technology, and is a video game freelance writer on the side with too many games in her backlog.See all of Carli Velocci's reviews
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