The best PC-gaming gear for students

Our guide includes laptops, desktop GPUs, mice, keyboards and, you know, games.

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While many of you will likely make your school computer some sort of all-purpose laptop, a few of you need something that can also withstand extensive gameplay sessions. For that reason, we've included in our back-to-school guide a handful of gaming-specific notebooks along with three GPUs, should your existing rig be due for an upgrade. Already have a system you're happy with? Treat yourself to a mouse, keyboard, or a game or three.

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  • Alienware 13
  • Blade
  • Stealth Pro GS63VR
  • Xbox One controller
  • Turret living room gaming mouse and lapboard
  • K70 RGB Rapidfire mechanical keyboard
  • Harpoon gaming mouse
  • DeathAdder Elite mouse
  • ROC-11-852-AM Leadr gaming mouse
  • GTX 1080
  • Radeon RX 580
  • GTX 1070
  • Sid Meier's 'Civilization V1'
  • PlayerUnknown's 'Battlegrounds'
  • 'Overwatch'
  • 'Hitman'
  • 'Duelyst'
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