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June 4, 2014 3:45:59 AM

Hi, I finally built and ordered my PC (build is at bottom). But I'd like to ask for some help on a good keyboard and mouse combo for gaming - budget is £70 for both combined, some help on a headset budget is again the same and some help on a webcam, anything decent that you can see me with is fine. Additionally, a wireless mouse would be preferred, the keyboard I chose I like but there is no wireless mouse like that.
I'm thinking of this combo at the moment:

Keyboard and mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Headset: http://www.ebuyer.com/437139-kraken-pro-gaming-headset-...

Here is the build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£84.85 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£141.24 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£137.94 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£75.88 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (£587.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (£125.00 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.42 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£71.75 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£269.09 @ Scan.co.uk)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£63.22 @ Scan.co.uk)
Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2089.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 11:42 BST+0100)

Thank you for reading and helping out!

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June 4, 2014 3:54:49 AM

Habbasi said:
Hi, I finally built and ordered my PC (build is at bottom). But I'd like to ask for some help on a good keyboard and mouse combo for gaming - budget is £70 for both combined, some help on a headset budget is again the same and some help on a webcam, anything decent that you can see me with is fine. Additionally, a wireless mouse would be preferred, the keyboard I chose I like but there is no wireless mouse like that.
I'm thinking of this combo at the moment:

Keyboard and mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Headset: http://www.ebuyer.com/437139-kraken-pro-gaming-headset-...

Here is the build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£84.85 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£141.24 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£137.94 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£75.88 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (£587.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (£125.00 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.42 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£71.75 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£269.09 @ Scan.co.uk)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£63.22 @ Scan.co.uk)
Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2089.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 11:42 BST+0100)

Thank you for reading and helping out!


for 70£ combined for mouse and keyboard, i would suggest the Apex (RAW) keyboard and either Corsair M65 (claw grip), Func Ms3 r2 (palm grip) or a Mionix Naos 8200 (palm or claw grip)...the kraken pro is a very good headset (officially the most comfortable headset for the price and i agree) however i feel that the kraken pro has too much bass for my liking, the bass drowns out alot of the treble, i would suggest Skullcandy Slyr headsets, one of the best out there (even though they might not seem like it)...very nice balance between bass and treble so usable for gaming and music...retractable mic thingy so can be used as normal headphones out on the street as well....and as far as wireless peripherals go, they tend to have lower response rates (unless you spend a fair bit on high end razer mice etc), i generally prefer wired ones...if you dont like the SLYR headset, razer krakens 7.1 are also a good choice, they get rid of the overpowering bass in the kraken pros and have generally better sound and features

EDIT: btw i would recommend not buying seagate hdds, look at this http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/175089-who-makes-the... ....i personally would either go for WD, Toshiba or Hitachi...i mean the reason behind most pc builders choosing seagate is beyond my comprehension
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June 4, 2014 4:08:48 AM

Ahh thanks for the detailed answer, taking a look into all of them the APEX keyboard looks nice and my favourite wired mouse at the moment looks like the func ms3 r2. Still looking on headsets.

Thanks for the info on the HDD but its too late lol already ordered and dispatched the seagates - It's fine, I could upgrade or remove them later on.
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June 4, 2014 5:34:41 AM

Habbasi said:
Ahh thanks for the detailed answer, taking a look into all of them the APEX keyboard looks nice and my favourite wired mouse at the moment looks like the func ms3 r2. Still looking on headsets.

Thanks for the info on the HDD but its too late lol already ordered and dispatched the seagates - It's fine, I could upgrade or remove them later on.


no probs! :)  ...as far as my knowledge goes these are some of the best for the price
SkullCandy Slyr (my fav)
Skullcandy Plyr 1 or 2 (basically wireless forms of the Slyr with slightly better audio)
Razer kraken 7.1
Plantronics Gamecom 780 (apparently the best audio for the budget, its usb so if you have your own better audio solution, you should probably avoid this one, another problem with this thing is that the headband tends to break after 6 months for 90% of the time...look at revies on amazon, newegg etc)
this might be of some help http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=best+headset+for+gamin...
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June 4, 2014 9:37:40 AM

Thanks again, will probably go for the Slyr, they look pretty nice too :D 
Keyboard and mouse wise ill go with func ms3 r2 and apex raw or regular.
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June 4, 2014 9:41:14 AM

Habbasi said:
Thanks again, will probably go for the Slyr, they look pretty nice too :D 
Keyboard and mouse wise ill go with func ms3 r2 and apex raw or regular.



ok cool no problem :)  ...be sure to select a best solution so that other experiencing similar issues can find the answer....btw, you might want to consider not buying Seagate drives however since thats not what the post is about i shall speak of it no more

also, be sure to tell us how you like the Slyr maybe :) 

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