The enormous growth in the number of available PC accessories for gamers is staggering. With so many options out there, it can be daunting to choose the perfect one for you. To make things easier, we have tried and tested most of these products ourselves and are reviewing them for you today. All the accessories mentioned here are under $50 but still pack quite a punch when it comes to adding up functionality to your gaming sessions.
8 Best PC Accessories under $50 in 2022
1. BlackWidow Chroma V2
You will never go wrong with Razer when choosing gaming keyboards because they simply provide top-notch quality keyboards that do not fail even after years of constant use. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is connected via USB, has 16.8 million backlight color options to choose from, and has Razer’s switches that will not give in even after 50 million keystrokes. It is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista.
2. Astro A50
The Astro A50 wireless gaming headset offers 7.1 surround sound which makes them stand out against other products available for the same price range. The headset itself looks pretty sleek and stylish too, but it does come at a cost because they are extremely expensive compared to other headsets in this range (the cheapest Astro A50s cost about $150). The microphone quality on these is good, especially if you are using the Xbox One version of these headphones as there have been reports of gamers being able to clearly hear footsteps while playing competitive online games.
3. CybertronPC Borg-Q
The CybertronPC Borg-Q is one of the best-looking gaming desktops you will ever come across at this price range that features a liquid-cooled (you read it right) 7th Generation Intel Core i5 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The desktop can handle pretty much any game you throw at it with ease, and the liquid cooling allows for stable frame rates throughout your gameplay. This PC also has 16 GB DDR4 RAM so multiple players should have no problems running multiple applications simultaneously. Although finding replacement parts might be difficult since Cybertron does not sell these individually on their site making replacement costlier than usual, but considering that this beast offers the same specs as the most high-end gaming PCs out there, we can let that slide.
4. Razer Deathadder Elite
The Deathadder Elite is also one of the best mice for gamers and offers a comfortable ergonomic design and up to 16,000 DPI sensitivity that makes your aim even more accurate in games like Overwatch or CS: GO. The mouse also comes with three interchangeable side plates to suit different grip styles for all kinds of players out there. It uses Razer’s own 5G Advanced Optical Sensor Technology which ensures smooth tracking across varying surfaces. The only downside is the lack of RGB lighting, but given its low price point, this is not much of an issue at all. You can check out our full review.
5. Corsair ST100 RGB
If you are looking for an extremely affordable yet functional RGB stand, your best bet is to go for Corsair’s ST100 RGB because it helps keep your monitor stable and also has a cooling fan beneath it to help dissipate heat. You can choose between 16 million colors (RGB) to use as the backlight of the base, and the sleek black/silver design looks quite aesthetically pleasing too. It is compatible with most PC monitors measuring between 23-inches to 32-inches in size so finding one that suits your needs should not be very difficult either. The downside here though is that you cannot control or change color profiles using Corsair Link software like you would with higher-priced models but considering how cheap it is currently going for on Amazon, this is a great bargain.
6. HyperX Cloud
The HyperX Cloud offers 7.1 virtual surround sound making it a good choice for gamers who want to experience the game as if they were actually present in it (the headset comes with multiple ear pads allowing you to choose). It’s also compatible with PS4 and PS4 Pro which many headsets that offer virtual surround sound support lack; HyperX also makes all their products sturdy and long-lasting because of the strong aluminum frame the headphones are built around. The microphone quality is not too shabby either but like most others, it sounds best when using noise-canceling mode.
7. Corsair Dark Core RGB SE
The Corsair Dark Core RGB SE is the wired version of the wireless Corsair Dark Core RGB and it might be more expensive than some other options on this list, but if you are looking for superior performance in games like Overwatch or Deus Ex: Mankind Divided then it is definitely worth every extra dollar. It features an optical sensor that tracks up to 16,000 DPI with precise accuracy; there are no visible moving parts on the mouse itself (this eliminates additional wear) which makes it great for people who want a long-lasting mouse. The mouse also has easily programmable buttons on the side so you can adapt your play style to any game pretty quickly; given its competitive price point compared to most high-end mice out there, I would say this is a great value for money product.
8. Corsair MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
For those who do not like using hard, flat mouse pads that force your arm and wrist into uncomfortable positions while you play, we recommend going for the Corsair MM300 as it provides much more cushion compared to traditional cloth pads (you can choose between three different sizes). It has a non-slip rubber base making it extremely stable on both rigid surfaces and soft ones; the surface also does not wear out easily thanks to its anti-fraying stitched frame which ensures the longevity of the product if taken care of properly. Although this might be marketed as a “cloth” mouse pad, we would still recommend using it on top of a thin piece of hard mat such as the Zowie G-SR (or any other thin mat) because the cloth is still prone to wear and tear.
Looking for the best PC accessories under $50 in 2022? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we have done all the research and legwork so your job will be a lot easier. We hope this article helped you find what you were looking for!
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