One of the greatest strengths of PC gaming is the vastness of choice available to us in terms of hardware, whether that's custom keyboards, a shiny new graphics card, an ultra-slim case, or a magnificent 4K monitor. It may make our wallets weep, but the sheer range of options means you can build the most perfect gaming experience possible.

It's why we celebrate the best of hardware during the Global Game Awards, rewarding the work that goes on underneath the hood as well as on the screen.

2018 has been a great year for hardware with both Intel and AMD significantly upping their CPU game as that particular competition gets heated. Nvidia has been a standout too, introducing real-time raytracing in consumer-focused graphics cards for the first time ever with the GeForce RTX 20 series. But it's a year that's also got us excited for what's coming next, with major PC and console hardware advancements set to make 2019 a very exciting year for tech lovers.

If you're looking for the gaming awards, be sure to check out the two other Award announcement sections:

Global Game Awards 2018 Results: Game of the Year - Best Indie - Most Anticipated Game

Global Game Awards 2018 Results: Best In Gaming

So, with further ado, the Best Hardware winners are as follows...

Best Console of 2018 - PlayStation 4 Pro

Best CPU - Intel Core i9-9900K

Best Gamers' Case - Corsair Crystal 280X RGB

Best Gaming Keyboard - Logitech G513 Carbon

Best Graphics Hardware - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Best Gaming Phone - Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Best Headset - HyperX Cloud Flight

Best Laptop - Alienware 17 R5

Best Monitor - ASUS PG27UQ 27-Inch ROG Swift 4K HDR

Best Motherboard - ASUS X470 Prime X470-Pro

Best Mouse - Steelseries Rival 600

Best PC Builder EU - Cyberpower UK

Best PC Builder US - Digital Storm

Best VR Headset - HTC Vive Pro

Most Anticipated Hardware 2019 - PlayStation 5