Game Front’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series RAM

Price: $39.99
Buy It From: Newegg

An ever-popular RAM manufacturer, G.SKILL doesn’t disappoint with this kit of two 4GB sticks of 240-Pin DDR3 1600 SDRAM. It’s inexpensive, it’s fast, and it looks pretty cool as well. If the gamer in your life has an older system, odds are he can make use of 8 gigs of RAM.

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive

Price: $109.99 ($84.99)
Buy It From: Newegg

One gigabyte of disk space in a SATA 6.0Gb/s drive that spins at 7200 RPM and has a 32MB Cache is a solid piece of equipment, especially if it’s from Seagate.

Quiet, fast, and a great deal if you can get it on special, this Barracuda makes for a great second hard drive for a gamer running low on storage space.

Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 Black Portable Hard Drive

Price: $119.99 ($89.99)
Buy It From: Newegg

Maybe you’re not sure whether the gamer in your life has room for an additional internal hard drive and want to opt for external storage. Seagate still has you covered with this USB 3.0 1 terabyte hard drive.


Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

Price: $99.99
Buy It From: Newegg

Most gamers make due with onboard sound, which is why a proper sound card makes a great gift. This Sound Blaster offers 5.1 surround sound with 24-bit digital audio at a 96KHz sample rate. That translates to crytal clear audio, solid bass, and great positional audio for gaming.

Radeon 7770

Price: $124.99
Buy It From: Newegg

We would only recommend buying a video card as a gift if you’re sure it will be an upgrade — and that someone will know how to install the card. For a gamer with an ancient rig, the Radeon 7770 should be a noteworthy improvement at a reasonable price.

With 1GB of onboard GDDR5 RAM and DirectX 11 support, this card should run most new titles fairly well.

Radeon HD 7850 2 GB

Price: $184.99
Buy It From: Newegg

If you’re willing to shell out a little more for the gamer in your life, the Radeon HD 7850 is a significant improvement over the 7770, sporting both improved frames per second as well as making it possible to enable higher levels of detail and anti-aliasing at 1080p.

GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Price: $319.99 ($244.99)
Buy It From: Newegg

If you’re willing to splurge even more and really spoil your gamer, then a high-end card like the GTX 660 Ti will blow them away — and if you can grab it at a discounted price of about $250, that’s a fantastic deal. This card will allow you to play most games on max settings without breaking a sweat.

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