The ability to swap out hardware for better graphics and increased speed isn't the only way that PC gaming's modular nature beats out consoles.
You're missing out on a whole dimension of improved gaming performance if you skimp on the peripherals -- that's just a fact.
It may sound like a small, simple thing, but I guarantee that once you've used a serious gaming mouse, you won't ever go back to standard stock mice ever again.
From side buttons that help you build walls faster in Fortnite to the ability to switch DPI on the fly to slow down or speed up aiming, a high-quality gaming mouse really does give you an edge.
There's just one problem -- there are hundreds of them on the market, most available at wildly different price ranges and with a huge range of features.
Don't worry, though, we've got your back. Here we've rounded up the 11 best gaming mice in 2018, sorted by price and feature, and we've also included a host of additional options to cover any sort of user, whether you're looking for something high-end or something cheap.
Want even more picks? Look below for a complete list of all the roundups we've ever done on gaming mice. Alongside the options in this list, many of the mice in the lists below are still very much viable options:
And if you're wondering what to look for when buying a gaming mouse, or why certain gaming mice are better for certain genres, head over to our tips for buying a gaming mouse guide to learn more.