You know what the dream for laptop gamers is? It's to have a laptop that comes close to PC performance. We all knew it was coming with tech getting better, faster, and smaller all the time. We just didn't know when.
That is, until the Nvidia GTX 1080. Enter the Razer Blade Pro - as close to a high end gaming PC you can get in a laptop form factor under an inch thick.
The Razer Blade Pro packs an Intel i7 quad-core processor and an Nvidia GTX 1080, displaying on a 17.3" 4k IGZO screen equipped with G-Sync. On top of that, it's got 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 2TB of PCI M.2 SSD in RAID 0 storage. How insane is that? It is currently the most powerful notebook produced by Razer, all at .88 inches thin, weighing in at 8 pounds.
Ever heard of a gaming company called Gamdias? Well, don't beat yourself up if you haven't. But it would be your fault to not check them out now that you have. They're probably the best gaming peripheral company that you've never heard before. Linus actually thinks they're innovative enough to have their own niche in the world.
They've come out with some pretty interesting stuff. I'm actually kinda sad that I've never caught wind of them before. Their Hermes Ultimate keyboards are pretty interesting, and for a pretty good price, too.
Check out the new Razer Kraken V2s, you guys. They look glorious.
The new Razer Krakens feature larger 50mm custom-tuned drivers for game sounds and communication balance, a unibody frame (this is a plus!), and redesigned ergonomics.
The 50mm drivers are larger than any of those found in previous Krakens, which they claim should give a wider frequency range, improving balance between in-game audio and communications.
The best controller, at least for me, is the Dualshock 4. It just fits my hands just right. So even on PC games, I always used the Dualshock 4. Unfortunately, Sony never really officially supported the DS4 for Steam games. And why would they? It's not their platform, after all.
When the official USB wireless dongle for the Dualshock 4 was announced, I was stoked! Could this be it!? Could this be Sony officially supporting the Dualshock 4 on the PC?! Alas, it is not to be.
I mean, you always could've used your Dualshock 4 on your PC games. You just needed to install 3rd party apps like DS4Windows or some other kind of input mapper. Installing those extension apps always felt messy to me. I wanted a clean solution from Sony.
Quick - what's one of the best things about putting together a PC? If you said "the colorful lights," then you'd be right. My PC build is named Kobalt, and I made sure to outfit him with all blue LEDs. I even thought of picking up some LED strips to illuminate the inside of the case, too. Good thing I like blue lights, though, because I'm stuck with them. If only there was a way I could change the LED colors of my fans... oh, wait, there is.
Check out Corsair's HD120 RGB LED High Performance 120mm PWM fans and SP120 RGB LED High Performance 120mm fans with controller.
Look at all the pretty colors!