Patriot's Holiday Guide to Building a PC

Posted by Zach Reifschneider on

With the holidays in full swing, the season of sales and lengthy online searches to find the right gifts for friends, family and loved ones is back.

For many gamers, this is the perfect time to upgrade our PCs. Maybe we've finally decided to take the plunge on upgrading to DDR5 or getting another keyboard. Perhaps you, your friends, or your family are interested in building a PC or upgrading current builds. 

As a result, it can be stressful and overwhelming to navigate buying for a PC during the holidays. It's easy to spend hours comparing parts, reading up on every guide and component your build needs, comparing brands and asking yourself if this is the right piece needed. 

Luckily, Patriot has got you covered as an easy one-stop shop for many of your PC needs and upgrades. Here, let's talk about the variety of strong products Patriot Memory offers and go through Patriot's excellent collection of gaming products. 

For more browsing and deals, be sure to check out our Patriot store or our Amazon store today!

DRAM

DRAM and memory have been Patriot's bread and butter for many years. Patriot's hardware is built for a high-end gaming experience, featuring best-in-class components, manufacturing, and incredible performance. 

As we discussed in our previous article about DDR4 and DDR5, the biggest differences in DRAM can come down to data and clock rates that can significantly improve data transfer and overall performance. 

Offering both DDR4 and DDR5, Patriot features many top-of-the-line options properly suited to any gamer at different price points, with our price-performance standing among the best out there. 

Deciding which DRAM is best for you may come down to several factors, such as price point, motherboards, CPU, or overall build. For example, as we discussed in our recent article on overclocking, your CPU is one component that might call for DDR5, such as those with the newest Ryzen 7000 series or the Intel 12th and 13th gen Core series of processors. Conversely, previous generation Intel Core series and AMD Ryzen series CPUs utilize DDR4, which is now an older, yet still largely relevant, memory standard. 

Overall, Patriot Memory has a wide variety of DRAM to choose from, built with blazing fast speeds and plenty of style for RGB and non-RGB lovers alike. We're especially proud of our Viper Venom RGB DDR5, which offers groundbreaking speeds paving the way for the new wave of DDR5 coming soon. 

 

Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB), 4400 MHz $97.99
Patriot Viper Steel DDR4, 64GB (2 x 32GB), 3600 MHz $189.99
Patriot Viper Venom DDR5, 32GB (2 x 16GB), 6000 MHz $199.99

 

Storage and SSD

As another one of Patriot Memory's premier offerings, SSDs are an important component necessary to the quality and performance of your build. Patriot offers excellent storage solutions built with top-quality components for trouble-free, fast and reliable computing and gaming experiences. 

As our article on SSDs explains, strong performance from your storage solution is key for PC functionality and gaming. Depending on your motherboard, some storage solutions may be better options than others. Many storage solutions are also built with gaming directly in mind featuring new and fast PCI Express interfaces. This ensures that storage throughput will not be a bottleneck during gaming. 

With Patriot Memory, users can expect massive performance out of SSDs built with high-end gaming in mind. Much like our DRAM, Patriot Memory offers a variety of unique options for your SSD at competitive price-performance, great combinations of aesthetics and performance, and blazing fast read and write speeds. Patriot is also proud to offer the first Gen 4x4 RGB M.2 SSD on the market: the VPR400. 

 

Viper VPR400 1TB RGB SSD $107.99
Viper VP4300 1 TB Gen4x4 SSD $216.99

 

Keyboards

Along with internal hardware, Patriot Memory also offers their Viper line of peripherals, including keyboards, mice, headsets and mousepads that can make all the difference in your gaming experience.

Like many components, keyboards have a lot of deciding factors. Size, switches, noise, comfort and overall performance are just a few things that differ from keyboard to keyboard. 

Patriot offers a variety of keyboards that feature quick response, buttery smooth keystrokes and a stunning RGB display. For gamers who prefer the comfort of a palm rest, and love a more low-profile, full-size keyboard featuring Kalih Red switches and RGB display, the V770 is perfect for you. However, if you like RGB but prefer a more clicky keyboard with Kailh White switches, the V765 could be better for you. 

  Viper V770 RGB Keyboard $129.99
Viper V765 RGB Keyboard $89.99

 

Mice

Mice are another key factor in gaming that can make or break your gaming experience. In clutch situations, one click or flick of the wrist may be the only difference between a win and a loss. 

For many gamers, mice are one component that may be difficult to switch to new ones for a similar feel. The way mice function, click, or are laid out can become easy to remember but difficult to adjust when changed. Their weight, DPI (dots per inch), button layout, wired vs. wireless connection, shape and lifestyle make every mouse different for every gamer. 

With mice, Patriot has a variety of unique mice that can suit the styles of many gamers and offer price-performance that many cannot. For many gamers who prefer a more ergonomic mouse with many customizable buttons and high DPI for first-person or MMO games, our V570 is an excellent choice that offers premier customization with the desired weight, speed and shape with the right performance. Patriot also offers mice with more of a flexible work-gaming balance in a more traditional style with fewer customizable buttons, such as the V551. 

  Viper V570 Mouse $49.99
Viper V551 Mouse $39.99

 

Headsets

Headsets are a must for gamers of any level in hearing game sounds, music and communicating with other players where clarity is of great importance. 

Finding the right headset can be tricky for a myriad of factors. Comfort level, fidelity, microphone quality, connection type, ear cup size, and control layout are just a few parts of what matters when finding the right headset that suits gamers' needs. 

In this department, Patriot has you covered with multiple headset options with plenty to love about each. If you need more gear that matches RGB aesthetics, has plenty of comfort on your ears and head, a detachable mic and plenty of sound fidelity to boot, our V380 headset is perfect for you. For those on a budget who like the feel of a more padded ear cup and a foldable microphone, try out our V360.

  Viper V380 Headset

$69.99

Viper V360 Headset

$44.99

 

Mousepads

As we discussed in great detail in our most recent article (link to it), mousepads can make a world of difference to your gaming experience by getting more out of your mouse. 

Mousepads can come in many different sizes, shapes and materials. Some mousepads are more rigid and made of plastic or glass, whereas softer ones are typically made from rubber composites. While harder mousepads provide more glide and benefit to mice with ceramic footpads, softer mousepads can cause more friction to find a balance for speed and accuracy. 

Patriot carries different mousepads for gamers and mice of all types. Whether you're looking for something small for the home office, something big enough for your whole desk, or something in the middle with the RGB display to match your setup, there's plenty of mousepads for anyone's budget and interest. 

Viper Gaming RGB LED Mousepad $34.99         
Viper Gaming Supersize Mousepad $19.99
Viper Gaming Large Mousepad $14.99


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