competitive gamer

When it comes to gaming, it’s not just your skill that matters. Sometimes the hardware can be an advantage over your gaming opponents, and with that small edge, you can win your game. If you want to make sure that you get the best out of your game, you need to have the right peripherals and devices that will ensure smooth gameplay that can help you on the path of becoming a competitive gamer. It’s important to know that you don’t need all these from the get-go; you can get one by one and try to figure out at first what would suit you. Depending on the game or your style, this can vary from player to play. 

With that, let’s start with the essentials! 

A Gaming Rig

If you want to play the latest games and play at a smooth framerate, you need a good gaming computer with good enough specs. A gaming rig can be purchased from various companies, and we suggest checking out Alienware’s computers, HP gaming series, or perhaps Lenovo. You can also build gaming pc from scratch, which is a more tasking experience, but you will be able to tailor it to your needs precisely. A big-budget goes a long way, and you will probably have to spend a pretty penny for a computer that will be future proof for upcoming releases. Still, if you want to get good at just one game, you can see the recommended system requirements and get a similar or the same machine. 

The Keyboard

It may seem a bit silly, but the right gaming keyboard will give you the competitive edge you may need. Standard keyboards have membrane tech or dome switches that are usually cheaper to manufacture and are quieter. Gaming keyboards are generally mechanical with faster reaction times and are generally quite louder. Some have more space in between them so you won’t accidentally hit the wrong key. For the same reason, these keyboards are more comfortable or press so you can be faster than your enemy. They also offer a great deal of customization options such as RGB colors and switch out different keycaps. These also last a lot longer, 40 million clicks or more! So the keyboard can make quite the difference. 

Gaming Headset 

Finding the right gaming headset can also be tricky. You have multiple options and manufacturers on the market. The best gaming headset should be the one that fits your needs, and that is comfortable for you to use. You want to decide if you would like a wired or wireless set. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Wireless sets are useful if you’re going to be mobile and maybe get a drink while you play, but you need to charge them every once in a while, while wired sets may have limited cable length, and the wire will wear down with time. But you won’t ever have to worry about the connection failing. It would help if you research which types of ear cups you would like, where for example, an open design ear cup will be breathable, and you won’t sweat under it. While a closed-ear cap design is better as you won’t hear anything from the outside, the bass will be better, but you may have sweaty ears. Do your research well! 

Gaming Router

Having a steady and fast connection is a must, and even a small bit of lag can ruin your game or give your opponent the advantage. A gaming router will provide you with a stable internet connection where these devices will prioritize the internet traffic to the game you’re playing. Regular routers, especially those offered by the ISP, don’t provide high-speed connectivity options to give you the performance needed. If you want to stream, this is also a must-have for you as these will get all the juice your internet package promises you. These alo give you unparalleled control over all internet settings that you can think of. The 5 GHz are indeed where these devices shine, and you may see a difference. Tech as having the router ping the gaming servers to decide on which one you should play and where you can minimize lag is also super cool. 

Gaming Mouse

An essential part of your computer games, the mouse can also make a difference in your play. A combination of feel and responsiveness is the winner here, and you want a device that will offer both. It would help if you had a mouse with high enough dots per inch where a higher number will let you slide your mouse or aim across the screen. You want something with an excellent accurate sensor to track your reaction smoothly and stably. With this, you will be able to be precise and perhaps kill your enemy faster. Everything from how many buttons or the quality of plastic will matter, so choose well and read up on the reviews.

With this, we hope we gave you a small overview of what gaming peripherals you may need if you want to improve your gaming abilities

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.