Summer Buyers Guide 2020

It’s summer time, and a great time to buy some new tech! It is my belief that when times are hard, a new gadget can brighten up anyone’s day! Similar to our previous guides, we know you’re looking for the best gifts for your gaming companions or maybe you’re looking for yourself, just like us. We’ve been keeping an eye out for some of the top items out in the gaming world today, and we’ve put together our recommended guide for this year’s Summer Buyers Guide. We’ll be breaking down our top choices to help navigate casual gaming and pro gaming.

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Pre-Built PC's

DELL G5 Gaming Desktop
To start this summer buyers guide, we have the Dell G5 Gaming Desktop. If you don’t feel comfortable building your own gaming PC but are looking for something with some power to it, we recommend the this gaming gesktop. These desktops are great builds that offer the NVIDIA RTX 2060 Graphics Card, with the highly sought after Ray Tracing and NVENC Codec for Streaming. DELL provides a couple of configuration options that will meet your needs.

Highlights:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2060
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD

DELL G5 Gaming Desktop (i7-9700)

iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming
There are many prebuilt manufacturers out in the market today. One of these is iBUYPOWER. This build gives you the bang for your buck. Coming with a i7-9700F, and a RTX 2070 Super for Graphics.

Highlights:

  • Processor: Intel i7-9700F
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super
  • Hard Drive: 1TB HDD + 480 GB SSD
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming

HP OMEN Gaming (875-0084)
The HP Omen is another gaming PC that is no slouch. As a middle ground gaming PC, you’ll get great performance at a decent cost. This machine sports a RTX2070 SUPER offering  ray tracing, and the sought after NVENC support for Gaming and Streaming capabilities.

Highlights:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER
  • Hard Drive: 1TB HDD

HP OMEN Gaming (875-0084)

Mice

CORSAIR – Dark Core SE (Wireless)
The Dark Core SE is one of the top choices in wireless gaming mice in the market. One of the coolest features of this mouse is the QI Wireless charging and sub – 1ms wireless technology, which means low latency and precise mice movement.

Highlights:

  • 18,000 DPI optical sensor
  • 2 Charging methods – QI Wireless Charging or USB-C Fast Charging
  • sub 1-ms SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology, low latency bluetooth connectivty
  • Wired capability using the included USB-C Cable
  • Custom Specs and RGB Lighting

CORSAIR – Dark Core SE (Wireless)

Logitech M720 Triathalon
The Triathalon is a game changer if you use multiple devices. Due to COVID-19, a huge majority of the work force has been working from home. While you may have a work computer and your personal computer, having two different mice can get rather confusing. The M720 Triathlon bridges that gap with cross-computer control. The included wireless dongle can go into one computer, then connect wirelessly with bluetooth up to two additional devices.

Highlights:

  • 1 Slim low-profile USB receiver
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Smooth scroll or click-to-click scrolling for precision scrolling
  • Logitech FLOW Capability to copy and paste from one machine to the other
  • Think of KVM Switches

Logitech M720 Triathalon

Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse
The Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse is another great addition for your gaming rig. This is another high performance mouse, built to offer you dedicated reprogrammable DPI buttons for gaming and creative work.

Highlights:

  • 16,000 DPI On-The-Fly Shifting
  • 7 Programmable Buttons
  • High Precision Optical Sensor
  • Rubber Side Grips
  • RGB Lighting

Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse

Logitech G403 Hero
The Logitech G403 Hero is a oldie but goodie. Simplicity is key in this mouse. With a comfortable grip, and features for the perfect gaming combination. If you’re in the market for a light-weight, not overly clustered mouse, then the G403 Hero is it!

Highlights:

  • 16,000 Sensor for on percise DPI adjustments
  • No acceleration. filtering or smoothing
  • rubber grips for added control
  • removable 10g weight
  • RGB Lighting

Logitech G403 Hero

Razer Atheris Ambidextrous wireless mouse
The Atheris is a wireless mouse that is great for daily driving and light gaming. This mouse boasts a 350 HR Battery life extending your wireless clicking over other competitors. This little mouse runs on 2.4 ghz for superior connectivity to it’s included receiver, but if that doesn’t work out, and your computer allows it, you can connect via Bluetooth!

Highlights:

  • 7,200 DPI Optical Sensor
  • 2.4GHZ & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Swappable 2x AA Batteries for extended sessions
  • Mechanical switches, supporting up to 50 mil clicks

Keyboards

Logitech G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard
Everyone needs a great gaming keyboard, and Logitech never falls short of providing great products. The Logitech G910 is a great keyboard for those looking for dedicated programmable buttons, dedicated media controls and RGB functions.

Highlights:

  • High-Speed Romer-G Mechanical Switches
  • RGB Lighting (Over 300 Game Profiles Pre-loaded)
  • 9 Programmable Buttons
  • Quick-Access Media Controls
  • Palm Rest

Logitech G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G513 RGB Gaming Keyboard
Another Logitech keyboard you need to check out! The G513 is equipped with the same set of mechanical switches (Cherry MX’s won’t be found here) as the G910 Orion. This is a great addition to the peripheral arsenal that you need to check out!

Highlights:

  • Quiet High-Speed Romer-G Mechanical Switches
  • RGB Lighting (Over 300 Game Profiles Pre-loaded)
  • Brushed Aluminum allow top case
  • USB Pass-through port for quick connectivity for your mouse.
  • memory-foam palm rest

Corsair K55 Gaming Keyboard
CORSAIR has a huge line-up of peripherals that typically resonate with many different types of Gamers. As a result, their products tend to be sought after just like Razers. The K55 is a happy medium for most Gamers. For example, the K55 has features such as multimedia controls for direct audio control, so you can focus on what’s in front of you instead of Alt-Tabbing. In addition, there are 6 dedicated macro keys located on the left side, which can prove useful for quick access items.

Highlights:

  • Multi key any ghosting
  • Quiet and responsive keys
  • 3 Zone Dynamic RGB Lighting W/ 10 per-configured modes
  • 6 Programmable Buttons
  • Quick-Access Media Controls
  • Palm Rest
  • XBOX One Compatible

Corsair K55 Gaming Keyboard

Corsair K70 MK.2 Gaming Keyboard
The Corsair K70 MK.2 keyboard features are similar to the K55, with the biggest difference in the 7 macro keys located to the left. The build quality is great, with brushed aluminum and durable plastics. In addition, the Cherry MX switches and 104 key rollover guarantees the most precise key-press’.

Highlights:

  • CHERRY MX Mechanical Switches offered in Red, Blue, and Brown
  • RGB Lighting controlled through iQue software
  • Anodized brushed aluminum frame
  • USB Pass through Port
  • Quick-Access Media Controls
  • Palm Rest
  •  Included patterned AWSD + Directional keys and key ejector.

Corsair K70 MK.2 Gaming Keyboard

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard
Like the Black-Widow, Razer hit the mark on another great keyboard geared towards Gamers. The Razer Cynosa Chroma is a one of kind keyboard that features the #1 selling membrane in the US, which can withstand accidental liquid spills. Fully programmable macro support, makes this keyboard a must have!

Highlights:

  • Voted best #1 Selling Membrane Gaming Keyboard in the US
  • Anti Ghosting allows for precission key press’
  • Programmable Macro’s through Razer Hypershift
  • Phillips Hue compatible

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard

Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard
Want a bit extra from the Cynosa? Enter the Ornata. The Razer Ornata is a unique Mecha mechanical keyboard that utilizes Razers Membrane technology and mechanical switches. You’ll get that clicky good-ness with the peace of mind when it comes to dust and spill resistance. Like the Cynosa, this keyboard is jam packed with features.

Highlights:

  • Unique High performance mecha mechanical switches
  • Voted best #1 Selling Membrane Gaming Keyboard in the US
  • Anti Ghosting allows for precission key press’
  • Programmable Macro’s through Razer Hypershift
  • Includes a magnetic cushy wrist rest
  • Phillips Hue compatible

Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard

Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard
The Razer Hunstman Elite is a top of the line gamers keyboard. This keyboard is geared towards the more serious gamer in mind. The keyboard features a unique Opto mechincal switch that provides rapid response clicks over the traditional switches. The keyboard is also constructed with aluminum for durability. If you find yourself looking for the step up in keyboards, the Hunstman Elite won’t disappoint.  

Highlights:

  • Opto-Mechanical switches w/ 1.5mm switch heights
  • RGB Lighting controlled throug Razer chroma
  • Programmable Macro’s through Razer Hypershift
  • Dedicated media controls with a volume wheel
  • Includes a magnetic cushy wrist rest
  • Phillips Hue compatible

Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Keyboard
HyperX has a great line of keyboards, mice, and headphones. This offer is quite the steal for a great quality keyboard such as this one. the Alloy Elite features a full steel frame that provides supreme durability and stability. You have an option to choose between 3 different types of Cherry MX switches (Red, Blue, Brown). Further, this keyboard is an RGB lovers keyboard for sure. RGB is a feature that is found heavily on this keyboard, with a radiant RGB bar that syncs with the rest of the keyboard.

Highlights:

  • Cherry MX Switches (Choose between Blue, Brown, and Red)
  • Solid steel frame for maximum durability
  • RGB lighting, including a Light bar for further customization
  • Quick-Access Media Controls and volume wheel
  • textured AWSD keys
  • textured wrist rest with soft-touch coating

HyperX Alloy Elite Gaming Keyboard

Webcams

Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam
The Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam is a great addition to gamers looking to add high quality webcam to their rig. The BRIO is capable of recording and streaming at full 4k Ultra HD.

Highlights:


Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam

Logitech StreamCam 1080P 60FPS
The StreamCam is a highly recommended webcam for streaming and video calls. typical of Logitech, the webcam has a small footprint housing, with 1080P 60FPS HD video quality. That’s a lot, at the current awesome price point.

Highlights:

  • 1080p @ 60FPS HD Video Quality
  • 90 degree Field of View
  • USB-C Connectivity
  • Smart Autofocus
  • Streamlined and optimized for OBS & XSplit
Logitech StreamCam 1080p 60FPS

Razer Kiyo
One of the tougher aspects of streaming is grasping lighting and boosting overall image quality. The Razer Kiyo takes a step in simplifying that process with the soft light ring built right into the webcam.

Highlights:

  • 1080p @30fps/720p @ 60fps
  • 90 degree Field of View
  • Snappy Autofocus
  • Versatile streaming webcam


Razer Kiyo

In-Ear Headphones

Klipsch T5M Wired
No summer buyers guide is complete without a pair of earbuds. Maybe you need a new pair, or an extra pair. The T5M is a decently priced excellent quality in-ear headphone. These earbuds are extremely comfortable for long term use, additionally the cable is rugged for everyday use. At the current price bracket, these are practically a steal.

Highlights:

  • 5mm Dynamic Audio drivers
  • Comfortable silicon ear tips
  • one-button controller
  • clothing clip
Sennheiser IE 80S BT

1More Quad Driver
So you may be wondering what’s up with the Quad Driver? These in-ear headphones are unique in that it delivers dynamic definition with the use of 1 carbon dynamic driver and 3 balanced armatures (think of tweeters). this is all put together in a aluminum sound chamber which provides sound isolation and comfort.

Highlights:

  • 3 Balanced Armatures and a Carbon dynamic driver
  • Angeled ear design
  • In-line controller
  • lightweight Aluminum sound chamber
  • Microphone
1More Quad Driver

Sennheiser IE 80S BT
Sennheiser’s IE 80S is a true audiophile in-ear headphone worth your time. Unlike other earbuds, these pack Hi-res codes for superior sound without wires. Packed with 10mm drivers and neodymium magnets for clarity and precision. The cost reflects the amount of driving force behind these headphones.

Highlights:

  • 10mm Audio drivers
  • Around the neck + Over the ear
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • lightweight for maximum activity (Jogging, Workingout, sports)
  • Customizable Audio
Sennheiser IE 80S BT

Jabra Elite Active 75t
The true active fit is one of the marketing jargon that Jabra has used when describing these Earbuds. After testing these out, we think they hit the mark! These earbuds should be one of those active-wear items you should have. These are IP57-rated – meaning it’s dust and sweat proof.

Highlights:

  • Secure fit for running/sports
  • secure grip coating
  • 28 hour use time
  • Charging Case included
  • Customizable carrying case (Sold Separately)

Jabra Elite Active 75t

Around-Ear Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling
The Sony WH-1000XM3 are a awesome pair of wireless cans. Similar to the WH-XB900N’s these super comfortable wireless headphones submerge you in Vocal Hi’s and Deep Low’s. The soft touch ear pads hug the side of your face for a tight seal. Use the App to control the way you want your music to sound. You can also change the level of noise-cancelling!

Highlights:

  • Bluetooth Wireless connectivity
  • Included USB-C cable for charging or listening by wire.
  • 10 min charge = 5 hours listening time
  • Smart listening by Sense Engine
  • Amazon Alexa Built In
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling
The Sony WH-XB900N are similar to the WH-1000XM3’s, where they provide phenomenal sound quality, and industry leading noise cancelling. The WH-XB900N’s  submerge you in clean deep bass, with clarity in the Hi-frequencies. The soft touch ear pads hug the side of your face for a tight seal. Similar to the the 1000XM3’s, we highly recommend using the app to unlock all of the features of these awesome pair of headphones!

Highlights:

  • Bluetooth Wireless connectivity
  • Included USB-C cable for charging.
  • Noise Cancelling customization w/replicated environmental sound.
  • Light-weight and comfortable!
  • Amazon Alexa Built In

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling

Bowers & Wilkins PX7
On my Journey of finding the right sounding pair of headphones, I came across these highly recommended wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Bowers & Wilkins is a respected industry name, when it comes to vibrant audio, and overall sound magic. The PX7’s are one of the best, vibrant sounding pair of cans that gives even Bose a run for their money.

Highlights:

  • Bluetooth Wireless connectivity
  • Included USB-C cable for charging and wired listening
  • Noise Cancelling
  • Vibrant sound

Bowers & Wilkins PX7

Audio Technica ATH-WS1100iS – Solid Bass
Audio Technica is also another high-end audiophile-centric headphone manufacturer. The ATH-WS1100iS is one of the most poplar casual listening headphones in the market. We’ve gone on long hours writing and using these headphones without discomfort. Great Hi’s and even better low’s without feeling overwhelmed.

Highlights:

  • Wired Cable with in-line Mic
  • Leatherette pads for comfort
  • Closed-Back acoustics
  • Light-weight and comfortable!
Audio Technica ATH-WS1100iS – Solid Bass

Gaming Headsets

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset
The Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset is a fantastic headset, geared to immerse yourself into your games with lightweight comfort, cushioned earcups and excellent sound quality. This headset can be used for both the Xbox One and PC gaming.

Highlights:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life
  • Lag-free wireless audio
  • 40 mm drivers with low frequency resonators
  • Isolating earcups block noise
  • Control master volume, game sound and chat balance analog dial on the earcup
  • Lightweight, flexible and durable headset frame
  • Self-adjusting headband for stable comfort
  • Noise-canceling, flip-up mic
  • Four EQ settings
  • Wireless base for Xbox One

Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset

Logitech G332 Wired Headset
Logitech has all the things when it comes to gaming gear. If you’re in the market for a pair of inexpensive headsets for the little gamer in your family, these are worth the look over. Compatible for most gaming platforms, the G332 comes with a low price tag and all the necessities.

Highlights:

  • 50mm Audio drivers
  • Flip to Mute microphone
  • connects to devices with 3.5 mm jack
  • lightweight and portable for those on-the-go gamers

Logitech G332 Wired Headset

Steel Series Arctis Pro Wireless Headset with DAC
Steel Series are known for their High quality “Luxury” Gaming headphones. These wireless headphones feature dual wireless 2.4G audio for gaming. They’re also Bluetooth compatible for mobile device connectivity. These pair of headphones will garner your attention if you’re serious about wireless gaming headsets.

Highlights:

  • Dual Wireless 2.4G lossless audio
  • Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices
  • both 2.4G and Bluetooth can be use simultaneously or independently which gives maximum flexibility
  • Included are two batteries for immediate battery changes
  • Hi-Res Drivers for 10K HZ audio listening
  • And of course, some RGB around exterior of the cups

Steel Series Arctis Pro Wireless Headset with DAC

Steel Series Arctis Pro Headset with DAC
Not into wireless headsets for gaming? Don’t worry, there’s a wired version of the Arctis Pro’s as well.

Highlights:

  • Hi-Res DTS headphones for rich immersive sound
  • Bi directional mic delivers studio quality voice with active background nose cancelation
  • both 2.4G and Bluetooth can be use simultaneously or independently which gives maximum flexibility
  • Included are two batteries for immediate battery changes.
  • ESS Sabre DAC Chip allows for 121dB of dynamic range and -115dB THD+N
  • Included DAC easily connects all of your devices
  • OLED RGB around exterior of the cups.

Steel Series Arctis Pro  Headset with DAC

Monitors

LG UltraGear Full HD Gaming Monitor 24″
If you’re looking to upgrade your monitors to 144Hz refresh rates, but don’t want to spend the money for Ultra 4K, then look no further! The LG UltraGear Full HD Gaming Monitor 24″ will meet your gaming needs with clearer action while reducing blur and ghosting, without breaking the bank.

Highlights:

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 TN Display
  • Screen Size: 24 Inches
  •  Refresh Rate: 144Hz 
  • 1ms Response Time
  • Radeon FreeSync Technology
  • Black Stabilizer

LG UltraGear Full HD Gaming Monitor 24″

LG UltraGear Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor 27″
Another great option to upgrade your gear to 144Hz refresh rates without going to Ultra 4K is the LG UltraGear Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor 27″! The LG UltraGear Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor will also meet your gaming needs with clearer action while reducing blur and ghosting.

Highlights:

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
  • Screen Size: 27 Inches
  •  Refresh Rate: 144Hz 
  • 1ms Blur Reduction
  • Radeon FreeSync Technology
  • Adjustable Stand
  • HDR10 Supported Monitor

LG UltraGear Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor 27″

Samsung Curved WQHD Gaming Monitor 32″
If you’re looking for some of the best gaming monitor options out there, Samsung is one of the top contenders. The Samsung Curved WQHD Gaming Monitor features a 2560 x 1440 resolution for incredibly sharp images, 144Hz refresh rate for an uninterrupted gaming experience, 4ms response times and the allure of the curved monitor.

Highlights:

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 WQHD
  • Screen Size: 32 Inches
  •  Refresh Rate: 144Hz 
  • 4ms Response Rate
  • AMD FreeSync & Low Input Lag Mode
  • 1800R Curved Monitor
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio (Deeper Blacks)
  • OSD Game Style UI

Samsung Curved WQHD Gaming Monitor 32″

Consoles

XBOX One S 1TB – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Bundle
 This Xbox One S is one of the top performing Xbox consoles on the market right after the Xbox One X. This console is bundled with the new Star Wars game which will get you started on the right foot!

Highlights:

  • Latest Generation of Xbox One S console (previous generation has been discontinued.)
  • Includes Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order Deluxe Edition
  • Xbox One White Controler
  • USB-C for Charging & Connecting to any Windows 10 device

XBOX One S 1TB – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Bundle

XBOX One X 1TB – Limited Edition: Gears 5 Bundle
The XBOX One X Limited Edition is an amazing deal that we just had to share. This limited edition Xbox is designed specifically for the release of Gears 5. This bundle includes all of the gears games including the remastered 1 & 2. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to take home one of the fastest machines of this generation of consoles.

Highlights:

  • Custom designed XBOX One X with a special edition Kait Diaz Controller
  • Watch and play your games in wonderful 4K clarity
  • Games Include Gears of War:ue and Gears of War, Gears of War 2, 3, & 4, and Gears 5

PS4 4 Slim 1TB – Only On Playstation Bundle
In the market for a PS4? This bundle is a steal! You’ll get to enjoy the award winning God of Wa, Last of Us and Horizon which come included with this 1TB PS4 Slim.

Highlights:

  • The Latest generation of Playstation in a slim form factor
  • Includes God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon
  • 1 TB Storage capacity so you can download more games
  • Up to 35% off msrp

PS4 4 Slim 1TB – Only On Playstation Bundle

Networking Essentials

NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Router
Upgrade your network with the nighthawk WiFi 6 router. This future-proof router is a necessity in a digital world. Keep your network running smooth and fast while keeping each device connected.

Highlights:

  • Latest WiFi Standard, WiFi 6 enables full coverage with up to 6 Gbps speeds dual band
  • 5 Ethernet ports for direct connectivity & 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • WPA2 wireless security, Guest WiFi, Firewall, and VPN
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports for universal sharing of devices such as Storage, Printers, Smart hubs and more

NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Router

TP-Link AC5400
The TP-Link AC5400 is a feature packe router that every gamer should take a look at. This router features tri-band Wi-Fi speeds with Airtime Fairness which enables all your devices to receive the most precise amount of throughput.

Highlights:

  • Intelligent & optimized traffic prioritization
  • 8 Ethernet ports for direct connectivity & 2 Link aggregate ports
  • WPA2 wireless security, Guest WiFi, Firewall, and VPN
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports for universal sharing of devices such as Storage, Printers, Smart hubs and more

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