The HyperX Pulsefire Core gaming mouse is on sale for $20 today

HyperX gaming mouse
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The options for the best gaming mouse can definitely be expensive, but you don't have to drop a lot of money to get a quality mouse. For today only, HyperX's Pulsefire Core mouse has dropped to just $19.99 on Amazon. That's $10 off the original price, though the mouse has been sold for $24.99 recently (making this more like $5 off).

This is a budget gaming mouse with a Pixart 3327 optical sensor capable of up to 6,200 DPI. That's definitely lower than the 16,000 DPI offered by slightly-pricer mice, like the Logitech G305 or Razer Basilisk X, but you probably won't notice much of a difference unless you're a serious FPS player.

The rest of the feature list includes customizable RGB lighting, a symmetrical chassis design for ambidextrous use, and seven programmable buttons (including the two left/right buttons). Not bad at all for $20.

HyperX Pulsefire Core Mouse | $19.99 (save ~$5)

HyperX Pulsefire Core Mouse | $19.99 (save ~$5)
This mouse has a suprising list of features for being so inexpensive, including RGB lighting, customizable buttons, and a symmetrical design. The sale ends on Amazon today.

If the Pulsefire Core isn't quite what you're looking for, have a look at our recommendations for the best gaming mouse. We've tested all the greats to find the best mice options for your price range. We also have a separate roundup of the best wireless gaming mouse, if ditching the cord is a requirement.

Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.