With the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare, we know that every gaming PC setup is going to be pushing those polys for countless hours in marathon gaming sessions full of furious button presses, team kills, rage quits, and epithets both old and new. Just as it’s important for an athlete to make sure all their gear is good to go, it’s important for gamers to make sure that their setup can handle the digital battlefield. Here are some tips on how to upgrade your PC to handle and dominate the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise.
Best SSD For Modern Warfare
The recommended disk space for Modern Warfare is 175GB. This isn’t much, but if you’re streaming or clipping highlights, you might find that all your mods, saves, and skins are quickly devouring all your available space. Luckily, the HyperX FURY RGB SSD has multiple storage capacities (240GB, 480GB, 960GB) so you can slap one in to easily get that extra disk space you’ll need for Modern Warfare (and then some). It also provides speeds of 550 MB/s read and 480MB/s write, and with RGB lighting options, not only will your rig perform well, but it’ll look sharp, too.
Best Keyboard and Mouse For Modern Warfare
Like many first-person shooters, your keyboard is like primary weapon. If you’ve ever suffered through the shame of pounding the keys on your old office keyboard because you can’t reload or switch weapons consistently, you know that a good keyboard can make a world of difference. Having the right switches and the right keybinds can determine who wins and who gets to watch the killcam. A compact HyperX Alloy Origins gaming keyboard, gives you everything you need out of a keyboard and more. Customize everything to your liking, and with the easy-to-use HyperX NGenuity Software, you can save the profiles directly to the keyboard, so it’ll have your loadout ready to go no matter what system you’re plugging into.
If your keyboard is your primary weapon, then your mouse is like your scope. Your mouse allows you to aim and look around, and depending on your DPI settings and sensitivity, this can be easy or hard to accomplish. Your mouse has to be accurate, comfortable to hold for long hours, and easily customizable. The HyperX Pulsefire Dart is a wireless gaming mouse with an ergonomic, compact design allows the mouse to fit nicely in your hand, allowing you to relax your form. Additionally, with its split-button design, clicks towards the back of the buttons will register as easily as clicks at the front, making it easier for you to land those 360 no scopes. Like the Alloy Origins, the Pulsefire Dart is also compatible with NGENUITY, meaning you’ll be able to customize button mappings, assign macros, tweak your DPI settings, and more.
Best Headset For Modern Warfare
With games like Modern Warfare, good sound is critically important if you want to know where enemies are, or if you’re playing with your squad and just want to hear them whenever they’re begging to be rezzed. The HyperX Cloud MIX offers Hi-res audio¹, dual chamber drivers for less distortion, and signature HyperX comfort and durability. And with a detachable Discord and TeamSpeak™ certified mic that’s also compatible with Skype™ and Mumble, you can be sure your squad will hear you when you’re calling out snipers or when you need to tell a noob to “get rekt”.
¹ Hi-Res Audio capability is only available via wired connection and requires high resolution content and capable playback device.