Any gamer will tell you, the right keyboard knocks performance up a few notches and makes the experience more intuitive and enjoyable. You don't have to spend hundreds on a good gaming keyboard either, and right now you can bag Aukey's KM-G17 unit for $24 off, down to $36 when you plug in special code CNETG17 at checkout.
CNET's Josh Goldman reviewed therecently and Aukey's similar KM-G14 landed at the top of the heap. This model is a step up, featuring volume control. Goldman applauds Aukey's blue clicky switches which are "good for both typing and gaming with a tactile bump you can feel and hear."