Buying presents for the people in your life should be an enjoyable experience. The only problem is that it can be hard to know what to buy for some people. If you’re buying for a fan of PC gaming, we have some good news for you. We are also fans of PC gaming and are here to point you in the right direction for your own gift buying. We’ve already posted lists of the best PC games and accessories. Now it’s time to move on to gaming hardware.
And if you need more gift ideas for PC and console gamers, or for techies, Anime fans, Star Wars fans, and Marvel fans, we have a whole lot of other great ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide hub.
Razer Blade 15 Laptop
Razer makes some of the best gaming laptops in the business. And with this year’s Razer Blade update, the company’s flagship creation has gotten even better.
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Laptop
Another fantastic option is this gaming laptop from MSI, which looks less flashy than many others on the market–which the PC player in your life might consider a pro or a con depending on their disposition. But don’t let the looks deceive you, because this machine packs plenty of power.
Acer Predator Laptop
True to its name, the Acer Predator is a beast. Not only does it pack a hefty GPU (and powerful fans to keep it cool), but it looks downright menacing with its aggressively angular design. It’s not for everyone, but you’ll know if it’s your style.
Origin Chronos Desktop PC
For gamers on the lookout for a new desktop PC, the Origin Chronos is a solid choice. It’s VR-ready, it comes in a compact case, and it’s built with versatility in mind, so you can choose to stand it up or lay it on its side.
Corsair One Pro Desktop PC
Don’t let the relatively small size of this machine fool you. It packs a punch just as powerful as many of its much larger competitors. And thanks to its custom GPU and CPU liquid cooling system, it runs quietly as well.
Alienware Alpha Desktop PC
Perhaps you don’t want to drop upwards of a thousand bucks on a gaming PC. For a fraction of the price, you can get an Alienware Alpha desktop PC that’s roughly as powerful as a PS4 or Xbox One. The only difference? It runs a whole lot of PC games that aren’t available on console.
Samsung CF791 Monitor
If you have deep pockets and you want to make someone very happy, you won’t find a better gaming monitor than this one from Samsung. It has a curved 34-inch display, a 100Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync, which offers a cleaner, more fluid picture.
Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor
This monitor has fewer bells and whistles than the Samsung one above, but it’s priced accordingly. Even so, it offers a gorgeous display with accurate colors, impressive brightness, and an anti-glare coating for extra clarity.
If a more modestly priced monitor is what you’re after, this budget offering from Asus will do the trick just fine. Thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, it’s impressively fast, and the colors look great.
Newegg Gift Card
Let’s say the person you’re buying for is a do-it-yourself kind of individual. In that case, a gift card to Newegg is all you need to get. The online retailer sells all the parts PC gamers need to build their own machine from the ground up.