The Hardcore Gamer Gift Guide 2018


Feb 13, 2017

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.

MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - 919.99
There’s never been a better time to get Nvidia’s previous consumer flagship graphics card. Even though the 1080 Ti has been out for a while, it still performs mightily, allowing for 4K goodness on most current titles.

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD - 86.99
While RAM prices remain steady, SSD prices have been falling fast in recent weeks. If you’ve been putting off the upgrade now is the time to do so. The Samsung 860 EVO remains one of better performing SSDs on the market, and at less than $90 it hits that perfect stocking stuffer price.

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.

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 159.99
Hardcore gamers need gear that only look great, but perform well as well. The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard checks both boxes. Macro Keys, aircraft grade anodized aluminum frame, and 1.2mm key actuation means a happy hardcore gamer in your life.

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor - 274.95
For hardcore gamers small differences play an integral role in the formulating the perfect gaming experience, especially so when playing competitive games like CS:GO, Fortnite, and PUBG. A super fast 144hz refresh rate gives gamers more chances to make faster reactions versus playing with a slower refresh monitor. This 24’’ monitor from Asus is at a great price. Pick one up for the hardcore gamer in your life.

SteelSeries QcK Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad - 9.99
Don’t let the hardcore gamer in your life trip up because of substandard mouse pad. This pad from SteelSeries has been the top choice of esports pros for nearly 20 years. Exclusive QcK micro-woven cloth optimized for low and high DPI tracking movements. Non-slip rubber base eliminates unwanted movement. Recommended for most users with average desk space and mid to low DPI settings.

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Here are few neat ideas:

X Rocker Gaming Chair - $168
The X Rocker Pro H3 Audio Gaming Chair can be rightfully considered as a serious gamer’s one and only gaming lounger. It comes fully integrated with 4 powerful speakers to give you a sensational game play. And if that’s not enough of the perfect gift for a gamer, its equally amazing subwoofer can turn even the slightest hint of bass into a thunderous boom, further enhancing your overall gaming experience. Enhancing your immersive game play are vibration motors that can be fully synchronized with the different bass tones in your game, providing you with shocks, jolts, and minute vibrations pretty much like the tactile feedback of vibration-enabled game controllers.

Atlantic Gaming Desk - $119
The Atlantic Gaming Desk is a piece of steel furniture that’s especially built for today’s modern gamer or even a home office owner. Its sturdy legs come fully integrated with cup holders and other attachments that are simply perfect for organizing a variety of your computer accessories and peripherals. The Atlantic Gaming Desk also features a unique cable management system that organizes the different wires and cables that your devices possess. There is a charging station, a monitor stand, game storage rack, game controller hooks, speaker trays, and a whole lot more. Its padded feet will not also scratch your floor.

Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700 WiFi Router - $500
The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700 is designed for the very best in gaming performance. Its cutting-edge software and bleeding-edge hardware gives you total control over your home network. The XR700 allows you to stabilize your connection, kick lag spikes to the curb and concentrate on what matters, your gaming. Never fight over who’s hogging the bandwidth again with networking controls that let you prioritize all the way to the packet level.

Laser X Gaming Set - $45
Ditch that ordinary water gun or even toy rifle that shoots plastic darts. In today’s technologically advanced gaming environment, you’d better use a more modern weapon to blast your make-believe enemies. The Laser X Laser Gaming Set is a very interesting way to play simulated shooting games. It’s a lot safer, too, as no projectiles will ever come out of the handguns. What you do get is a visual spectacle that tells you if you’ve hit your opponents or not. Adding to the realism of shooting a futuristic laser weapon is the Laser X sound effects included in the system’s sound track.

NES - $60
If you were born in the late 70s, chances are you’ve played one of the most iconic gaming console systems in the period. In fact, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition has paved the way to how families can enjoy a good computer game together. Now, you can bring back those old glory days and re-play your favorite NES games of the 80s and 90s such as the Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey kong, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy and a whole lot more. The modern version of the NES Classic is more streamlined and comes with HDMI connectivity.



Depending on which game my friend or loved one plays, I'd pick out a figurine to cater to that title. Most of whom I know love the titles from Ubisoft. They have a line up of all their titular characters:

I would also gift posters to said friends or family to occupy their wall space. If you double as a streamer, when you're gaming, posters make for an interesting backdrop.