Don't-Miss Hardware Stories
The Razer DeathAdder V2 isn't necessarily deserving of such an auspicious name, but optical switches, a super-flexible cable, and three more buttons make this the upgrade the DeathAdder needed.
Sure, it's kind of ugly—but Sennheiser's new GSP 370 wireless headset sounds great, and it lasts for weeks on a single charge. What else do you need, really?
The Logitech G Pro X is a keyboard for enthusiasts—and a specific kind of enthusiast, at that. Unless you plan to buy multiple sets of keyboard switches and mix them, there's no reason to buy this. But it's fun.
AMD's Radeon RX 5500 XT brings its next-gen navi GPU architecture to the masses, with mixed results.
The Kraken Ultimate looks pretty good, sounds pretty good, and is priced pretty good. That's not enough to stand out, but you can't go wrong with it either. And hey, at least Razer finally added a volume wheel.
Razer's Huntsman TE is one of the few keyboards (or maybe the only one) that combines optical switches, PBT keycaps, backlighting, and a portable tenkeyless design.
The refined triple-fan XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra pushes the pedal to the metal while fixing the cooling flaws of its predecessor.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super is the best budget graphics card you can buy for 1080p gaming, and the custom Asus ROG Strix model is loaded with extras for a mere $10 premium.
Corsair's new Virtuoso RGB SE doesn't sound quite as good as it looks, but it looks really damn good. If nothing else, it's a much-needed alternative to Corsair's cheap Void line.
Turtle Beach's wireless take on the Elite Atlas improves on the original with built-in controls, software-side support, and more. At twice the price though, this upgrade doesn't have the same breakout appeal.
With a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth support, the redesigned Elite Controller Series 2 is Microsoft's most convenient wireless controller to date.
The PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Super Single Fan sticks to the basics, but that's a good thing, especially since it'll fit into almost any system.
HP's Omen 17 has a reputation as a solid performer with a budget price, and its 2019 model follows suit. It's a heavy gaming laptop and the battery is a bummer, but a full RTX 2070 at this price? Believe it.
Alienware's redesigned m15 R2 is a gorgeous laptop that puts out impressive performance—though you should probably opt for the OLED upgrade.
Intel's all-5GHz Core i9-9900KS Special Edition steals the "best gaming" CPU title from its own predecessor. But the world wasn't necessarily asking for more frames.