Best Gaming PC Accessories for 2012

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Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit

Price: $21.00

You know it, you love it; you’ve found it in your X-Mas stocking at least one: the Rosewill 45-piece computer tool kit. It’s not flashy, but when you’ve stripped that last screw holding your case closed or need to trim your video card’s ‘low profile’ bracket to make it ‘really low profile’, your best friend is a set of tools designed to work with your PC. The kit comes with a reversible ratchet driver with 21 bits, adapters and sockets; a trusty Phillips and standard mini-screwdriver; a small assortment of spare PC-sized screws, jumpers and washers; two sets of hex keys; and a set of long-nosed pliers. Everything in the kit comes 100% demagnetized, so if you happen to ruin your memory you can’t (credibly) blame it on the screwdriver.

TRENDnet TC-CT68 Ethernet Crimper

Price: $17.99

Tired of buying overpriced ethernet cables? You should be. Drop $70 on a 1000 ft. roll of Cat 5E cable, a small tub of cheap RJ45 connectors and this TRENDnet crimper and you’ve just bought yourself (and likely your friends and family) ethernet cables for life. You can make patch cables, cross over cables (and perhaps one or two non-fuctional ‘practice cables’; wink, wink); you name it. Boring? Maybe. Cost-effective? Definitely. Hero of the LAN party when that one guys (you know who) ‘forgets’ his cables again? If it pleases you.

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Price: $114.99

Even if already you’re pushing your CPU or video card with only a stock, fan-driven air cooling setup, chances are you could safely push it even further with a liquid cooler on board. The CORSAIR H100 is easy to install, come with pre-applied thermal paste and never needs cleaning, refilling or other annoying maintenance. The H100 works with most chipsets, including:

  • Intel LGA 755, 1155, 1366 and 2011,
  • AMD sockets AM2 and AM3.

Just make sure your case sports dual 120mm fan mounts and has clearance enough (15mm) for the radiator.

XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad

Price: $14.99 

A Mousepad? Boring, again, I know, but if you play real-time games (like Starcraft 2, LoL, DoTA2, etc.) where every twitch matters: make sure you’ve got a quality mousepad underneath that precision-clicking machine attached to your wrist. The XTRAC Ripper pad has randomly-spaced dot-design that means that you won’t have to worry about your optical mouse skipping around and costing you precious milliseconds in-game.

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