PC Gaming Must Haves

A Listmania! list by Justin K. "-TheCount"
The list author says: "For anyone that is looking into pc gaming. as someone that puts 50+ hours a week into it, these are my suggestions"
Counter-Strike 1 Anthology - PC
1.  Counter-Strike 1 Anthology - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "CounterStrike Anthologies:

CS is one of the Video Games that has reached Legendary Status: others include: Unreal Tournament, Team Fortress, Battlfield, Call of Duty (Pre-3), StarCraft, World of Warcraft, Crysis, and a few others."
$19.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Counter-Strike: Source - PC
2.  Counter-Strike: Source - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "CounterStrike Source:

The Sequel to CS 1.6, This game has proven to be just as good as the first, even if it is a little easier to play."
Used & New from: $2.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Half-Life: Game of the Year Edition - PC
3.  Half-Life: Game of the Year Edition - PC by Vivendi Universal
The list author says:
  "Half-Life:

When this game came out, there was no doubt it was the Crysis of its generation, and to this day, has one of the best storylines ever made."
$49.99   Used & New from: $3.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Orange Box - PC
4.  The Orange Box - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Do I have to explain?"
$21.13   Used & New from: $1.46
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

Unreal Anthology - PC
5.  Unreal Anthology - PC by Midway
The list author says:
  "Unreal Anthology:
Including the first 4 installments of UT, this bundle is the pinnacle of arena based shooters rapped in one disc and cd-key. Unreal Tournament is a legendary shooter, that's engine has created some of the most beautiful games in the market"
$49.28   Used & New from: $4.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Windows
6.  Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Windows by Tripwire Interactive
The list author says:
  "Red Orchestra:

This ultra-realistic shooter borders simulator when it comes down to how much Tripwire put into a modding competition for Unreal Engine (No wonder it one). It is considered to be Arma during WWII in some cases"
Used & New from: $4.78
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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ARMA Gold Edition - PC
7.  ARMA Gold Edition - PC by Atari
The list author says:
  "ARMA:

the ultra-realism shooter for modern warfare fans."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Arma 2 - Combined Operations - PC
8.  Arma 2 - Combined Operations - PC by Meridian4
The list author says:
  "ARMA 2:

The Sequel to ARMA"
$51.78   Used & New from: $43.83
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Battlefield 1942: The Complete Collection - PC
9.  Battlefield 1942: The Complete Collection - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Battlefield 1942:

One of the legendary video games of the mass fps shooter genre. Its flawless combination of vehicles, massive maps, and mods have proved over time that bigger is mostly better."
$74.95   Used & New from: $5.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Battlefield  2 The Complete Collection DVD - PC
10.  Battlefield 2 The Complete Collection DVD - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Battlefield 2:

after a modding team made desert combat for 1942, EA and Dice assisted them in making one of the best mods for the game a sequel to the game."
$13.34   Used & New from: $4.33
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition - PC
11.  Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Battlefield 2142:

One of the coolest near future takes on video games at its time. Near Flawless Gameplay makes this game make the cut."
$7.49   Used & New from: $3.45
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

Deus Ex Complete
12.  Deus Ex Complete by Eidos Interactive
The list author says:
  "Deus Ex: Complete:

Deus Ex is one of those games that win Game of the Year for one reason: badassery"
$9.97   Used & New from: $4.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Deus Ex: Invisible War - PC
13.  Deus Ex: Invisible War - PC by Eidos/Mecca
The list author says:
  "Deus Ex Invisible War:

The sequel to Deus Ex"
$8.75   Used & New from: $0.01
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

StarCraft Battle Chest
14.  StarCraft Battle Chest by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Starcraft:

One of the best RTS in video game history, a possible legend as well"
$17.36   Used & New from: $8.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (456 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
15.  StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "StarCraft 2:

Sequel to StarCraft"
$16.33   Used & New from: $3.57
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,945 customer reviews) | 328 customer discussions

Diablo Battlechest [New Version]
16.  Diablo Battlechest [New Version] by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Diablo:

One of the absolute best MMO like games that are lanable"
$19.99   Used & New from: $8.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews) | 19 customer discussions

World of Warcraft Battle Chest - (Obsolete)
17.  World of Warcraft Battle Chest - (Obsolete) by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "World of Warcraft:

Do I really need to explain why this makes the list?"
$17.04   Used & New from: $0.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Set
18.  World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Set by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "WoW Wrath of the Lich King:

Expansion to World of Warcraft"
$7.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews) | 70 customer discussions

Crysis - PC
19.  Crysis - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Crysis:

When this game came out, it made everygame look like garbage. and is still to this day compared to others for graphic power"
Used & New from: $0.50
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

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Shogun Total War Gold Edition
20.  Shogun Total War Gold Edition by Sega Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Shogun Total War:

One of the absolute best RTS and lan games I have personally had the priveledge of playing."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.06
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Total War: Shogun 2 - PC
21.  Total War: Shogun 2 - PC by Sega of America
The list author says:
  "Total War: Shogun 2:

Sequel to Shogun Total War"
$19.99   Used & New from: $3.45
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Company of Heroes Anthology
22.  Company of Heroes Anthology by THQ
The list author says:
  "Company of Heroes:

Legendary RTS game in the WW2 genre"
Used & New from: $179.10
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Gold Edition - PC
23.  Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Gold Edition - PC by THQ
The list author says:
  "Dawn of War:

Another Legendary RTS from THQ, man they are good at this aren't they?"
$27.95   Used & New from: $1.44
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade
24.  Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade by THQ
The list author says:
  "DoW Dark Crusade:

Standalone Expansion to Dawn of War"
$12.59   Used & New from: $2.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War Soulstorm
25.  Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War Soulstorm by THQ
The list author says:
  "DoW Soulstorm:

Standalone Expansion to Dawn of War"
$119.95   Used & New from: $15.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Call of Duty: War Chest (Includes Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack, & Call of Duty 2)
26.  Call of Duty: War Chest (Includes Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack, & Call of Duty 2) by Activision
The list author says:
  "Call of Duty 1 , UO, and 2:

The best of the Call of Duty games before they were consolized and turned into a name seller."
$29.99   Used & New from: $10.18
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600K
27.  Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 Ghz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600K by Intel
The list author says:
  "Very good CPU for the money"
Used & New from: $230.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

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EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1580-AR
28.  EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1580-AR by EVGA
The list author says:
  "This card will give you enough power to play everything you need"
Used & New from: $140.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 550MB/s Read and  Max 4KB Write 85K IOPS- VTX3-25SAT3-120G
29.  OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 550MB/s Read and  Max 4KB Write 85K IOPS- VTX3-25SAT3-120G by OCZ
The list author says:
  "SSD performance is no joke."
Used & New from: $73.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003
30.  Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DL003 by Seagate
The list author says:
  "Massive, storage, with decent perforance"
$130.40   Used & New from: $60.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

Western Digital Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 10000 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - WD6000HLHX
31.  Western Digital Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 10000 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive - WD6000HLHX by Western Digital
The list author says:
  "the highest performing HDD without going SSD or SSD / HDD hybrid"
$192.55   Used & New from: $69.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
32.  Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX by Kingston
The list author says:
  "8 GB is plenty of RAM for the PC Gamer"
$134.95   Used & New from: $80.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews)

Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard
33.  Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard by Asus
The list author says:
  "One of the absolute best motherboards on the market"
Used & New from: $369.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
34.  Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (RC-932-KKN5-GP) by Cooler Master
The list author says:
  "make your tower stand out"
$162.48   Used & New from: $149.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)

Cooler Master V8 - CPU Cooler with 8 Heat Pipes and Mirror-Finished Base (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
35.  Cooler Master V8 - CPU Cooler with 8 Heat Pipes and Mirror-Finished Base (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP) by Cooler Master
The list author says:
  "keep your cpu cool"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

 
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37.  Logitech G9X Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse with Precision Grips by Logitech
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38.  SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
The list author says:
  "Outstanding keyboard with a gamepad built into the side"
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39.  Logitech Z623 980-000402 200 Watt Speaker System (Black) by Logitech
The list author says:
  "little 2.1 surround sound speakers that smack you with THX quality sound"
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40.  Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate [Old Version] by Microsoft Software
The list author says:
  "Operating systems are everything, this has everything microsoft offers, including xp mode for the few games and programs that do not work on it."
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