I will be starting a thread for my build on Wednesday if all goes as planned but I wanted to get an idea on this stuff before I did my build. I am looking for a good gaming mouse, keyboard, and headset/headphones. And if you don't want to read a lot you should probably hit your back button right now.
For the mouse I would like to keep the cost below $50. I currently use a 50 cent wireless mouse from a garage sale so anything is an improvement. I don't care if it is wireless or not. I haven't used many mice with side/programmable buttons and don't know if they would be to my liking or not.
For the keyboard I am not sure if I will buy one at this time or not. Cost should be around/below $75. Again wired or wireless isn't a big deal. I do like the large mechanical keys over what I would call laptop keys(thin ones/whatever). I have never used a keyboard with macros or any kind of switchable/programmable keys or whatever so I might not even need those.
For the headphones/headset I am not sure what I want. I have some headphones (I am using them right now) that I like that came with a CD player but sound great. I had another pair that recently quit working so I think these may fail soon (and I toss them around). I like the on-the-ear or over-the-ear style. I hate earbuds and don't like the behind-the-head design either. I don't currently plan on doing online gaming so I don't know if I need a mic or not. If one had a mic that could detach or rotate out of the way that would be good. Or if there are some really good headphones without a mic that is fine. I don't know about surround sound in headphones and if most MBs would have that built in or if most headsets use USB. Cost should be around $50-$75.
My preferred sites are Newegg and Amazon. I do have $35 left on a RadioShack gift card if they would have any of these items. Thanks in advance!
I am looking at a couple different mice.
1. Amazon: Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse
2. Kinda High-priced: Amazon: Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse
3. Amazon: Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse
I think I like the first one the most.
1. Amazon: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard
2. Amazon: Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard
3. Amazon: Cyborg V.5 Keyboard
4. Amazon: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110
1. Amazon: Plantronics GameCom 367 Closed-Ear Headset
2. Mic doesn't fold away on this one: Amazon: Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Headset
3. I know Razer makes good stuff so: Amazon: Razer Carcharias Headset
EDIT 2: Just found this mouse:Amazon: Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse
It is the highest rated one on Newegg and is a little over budget but I will buy it if it is worth it. I linked to the Amazon page because it is a little cheaper then Newegg.
And I may also want a mousepad so if you have one to recommend that would be great as well.