Reddit Reddit reviews Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console

We found 131 Reddit comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console
Wireless: Integrated 2.4 GHz high-performance wireless technology lets you control the action from up to 30 feet awayFor PC and Xbox 360: Works across Microsoft's gaming platforms. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows works with most Windows 8 PCs and Xbox 360, delivering a consistent and universal gaming experienceVibration feedback: Get a better feel for the game. Vibration feedback ensures riveting game play every timeErgonomic: Play in total comfort. Award winning compact ergonomics provide a more comfortable gaming experienceXbox Live play: Integrated headset jack for PC headsets and Xbox Live playPlay where you want - A 2.4 GHz wireless connection with up to a 30-foot range means you have more room to move.Feel the action - Vibration feedback gives you a riveting gaming experience.PC gaming at its best - Precise thumb sticks, two pressure-point triggers, and an 8-way directional pad help you stay in control.BlackFor PC and Xbox 360 - Works across Microsoft's gaming platforms. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows works with most Windows XP-based PCs and Xbox 360, delivering a consistent and universal gaming experience.Controller does not come with wireless receiver. Receiver needs to be purchased separately
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131 Reddit comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console:

u/Falconeer · 18 pointsr/pcgaming

Sounds like a job for Skyrim and a controller.

u/Pathologik · 12 pointsr/gaymers

Here's what you do.

  1. Buy this knockoff wireless 360 controller PC dongle or this if you want the official Microsoft dongle or have Win7 64-bit
  2. Download Project64, an N64 emulator
  3. Torrent N64 ROMs (you can download every single N64 game ever and the file is less than 5gb zipped)
  4. Connect your 360 controllers to the PC dongle and set them up on Project64 (takes 5 minutes)

    My boyfriend loves Mario Kart and Mario Party. And Snowboard Kids. He still gets trapped in corners and can't handle more than one analog stick in FPS games, though.

    Also: the Worms games are really really fun on the 360. Check them out on the Xbox Live market.

    EDIT: ooooh! and Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light in the market place! Really fun/somewhat simple co-op!
u/aww_sucks · 11 pointsr/patientgamers

In case you didn't already know, if you buy the 360 controller that's specifically branded for PC, it comes with the wireless receiver in the box. You don't have to buy them separately and it's usually around the same price as a single wireless 360 controller.

u/scoobydooami · 11 pointsr/patientgamers

For sheer game compatibility, the Windows Xbox 360 controller. If a game supports a controller, that is usually the one. You do have to make sure to get the Windows one, not the Xbox one, because if you got the xbox one, you need to purchase an add'l adapter.



Steam has its own controller now, as well. I have been seeing mixed reviews on that.

u/QuantumLulz · 10 pointsr/gamingpc

i would go with the 360 controller. its made by microsoft and was designed to work with windows. i have a few friends that use a ps3 controller with their PCs and for some games they have to use special button mapping software so that the game thinks they are using a 360 controller. not worth the hassle IMO. Here is what i bought. i love it

u/sentinel808 · 9 pointsr/htpc

Cannot go wrong with a 360 pad for windows

u/dabork · 8 pointsr/gaming

Since I'm sick and fucking tired of hearing how "overpriced" this thing is.

The cheapest version is $550:

Core i3 4130t - $130

500GB HDD - $50

GTX 860M - Comparable Card (GTX 750) - $120

4GB DDR3 1600 - $50

Wifi Adapter - $40

Motherboard (ASRock H97M) - $80

Xbox 360 Adapter - $15

Xbox 360 Controller - $45

MicroATX HTPC Case (Still HUGE compared to the AW case) - $60

Windows 8.1 OEM - $80

Total : $670

Now please. Tell me again how you can build a computer this small, with similar or better specs, for half the cost.

u/spuffin · 7 pointsr/GameDeals

Keep an eye out for the wireless 360 controller for windows. They come with the adapter in the same package and are usually around $45 but it isn't always apparent in the description that it comes with the adapter. Here's a current amazon link

u/darkstar3333 · 7 pointsr/Games

~$40 for the 360 Pad + Fob:

PSA: Don't link the fob individually, the fob+controller package is $3 more then the plain controller. Those resellers are just buying the above packages and splitting the contents.

If you or your friend have existing 360 controllers you can hook the PC up-to the TV and just sync controllers with the fob and your done.

Granted the dpad is shit but aside from that its a solid controller for anything where digital input fails you.

u/dougmc · 6 pointsr/GameDeals

Looks like $31.

There's a lot to be said for going this way. If you buy a knockoff dongle (most of what you'll find on Amazon if you just buy the dongle), you may have to force Windows to use the drivers for the "official" version rather than having it do so automatically, for example.

Either way, I can't overstate how convenient the dongle is -- with it, wireless 360 controllers just work in most games and you can use up to four of them if the game supports that. And of course ... no wires.

u/jeb_ · 6 pointsr/oxeyegames

We bought an "Xbox Controller for Windows" pack today, which was a normal Xbox controller and a wireless adapter. With the adapter we could play 4 people using our other Xbox controllers.


Couldn't find it on Gamestop, though...

u/1mikeg · 5 pointsr/Steam

Just FYI - the controller and adapter are about $45 still.

u/wired66 · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

That Wireless Receiver is a cheap Chinese knockoff. Microsoft still sells the Receiver bundled with the Controller Here It also comes with a charging cable.

Edit: Sorry, does not really come with Cable. It's been about four years since I ordered this and I was mistaken.

u/Fantikerz · 5 pointsr/Games

Agreed, plus the default button mapping is usually the same for controllers across a lot of games. I've found that it makes it easier for me to pick up a game and get going because I don't need to worry about fumbling with new keyboard control mapping.

Amazon link for the lazy.

u/LonelyCannibal · 5 pointsr/nintendo

You need the 360 controller that comes with USB wireless adapter.

It's called "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows".

u/Sir--Sean-Connery · 5 pointsr/Games

There are wireless ones they are just more expensive.

u/aftli · 5 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

Keep in mind that the one which comes with the dongle ($42) is only slightly more costly than the one that doesn't ($36). Not $20 more. So if you don't have a controller at all, it's not worth buying them separately.

u/pipedwget · 4 pointsr/GameDeals

For $10 more just get the PC Xbox Wireless Controller

u/Dusty1919 · 4 pointsr/pcgaming

I don't think they are $50. You can get one that comes with a wireless controller right now for $40.

u/ProblyAThrowawayAcct · 4 pointsr/flightsim

A decent entry-level joystick runs thirty bucks plus shipping on amazon. Microsoft's xbawks36 controller runs forty-five bucks.

Joysticks are better.

Joysticks can be had cheaper.

u/JetlagMk2 · 3 pointsr/GameDeals

I just bought the official wireless controller and receiver a couple days ago for $37. Even at $42 it's a pretty good deal considering the price of the knock-off receivers.

u/boxsterguy · 3 pointsr/htpc

> I hear Xbox controllers work great, but they are so expensive comparatively.

How many controllers do you need? How often are you buying new controllers? The "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" (includes the wireless dongle, does not include a rechargeable battery but does include 2 AAs) is currently about $50. Adding a Quick Charge Kit and spare battery is an optional ~$45 that you can spend later. Also, I believe that the wireless dongle allows multiple controllers to connect to it (I haven't verified this, though), so you can buy "regular" Xbox 360 wireless controllers for players 2-4.

Or you can get a wired controller for $34 and skip all the battery stuff.

I guess that's kind of expensive, but they Just Work^tm so you don't have to keep messing around with them or replacing them.

u/jbigboote · 3 pointsr/xbox360

personally I got the bundle when it was on sale. Buying the receiver alone is a crap-shoot, because there are so many knock-offs.

you can also just buy a wired controller, if cords don't bother you.

u/ascagnel · 3 pointsr/htpc

Honestly, your best bet is to build 2 PCs. Ideally, one would be a file server + XBMC, and the other would be able to use a shared XBMC library.

If you're dead set on having only one PC, there are some workarounds. First, look into long HDMI cables. These can get pricey and come with all sorts of caveats (HDMI only supports 15' on the spec, but better shielding can do wonders; Blue Jeans Cable is a good starting point for long runs). If your bedroom setup is mouse and keyboard (vs using a controller), look into USB extenders. These can be up to 15', and I've had better results with USB3 vs USB2. If its using a controller (ie Steam Big Picture), look into a Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.

Wireless display technology isn't there for any sort of gaming that requires quick inputs yet.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Games

Are you getting them in the bundle with the controller? Microsoft doesn't sell them standalone anymore, so if you aren't getting them in this package, you're buying cheap knockoffs.

u/juaquin · 3 pointsr/Steam

I haven't tried the Steam version of GTA4, but yeah, when I played the PC version in the past it was completely painless. The 360 controller is supported by default:

You'd need something like this if you don't already have a controller. It contains both the controller and the USB wireless adapter. You can also get a normal wired one but for the small price difference, I would go wireless. Just personal preference.

u/wzrds3 · 3 pointsr/xbox360

You can get the wireless controller hub if you purchase the "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows".

u/SCRAAH · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

Wired 360 controllers already have a USB ending. They will work out of the box for windows 7 and 8 machines, and there's drivers for XP, Mac, and Linux systems.

If you want to use a wireless 360 controller you can buy either the stand alone adapter or the adapter controller combo!

u/tamarockstar · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

So with sales tax from Best Buy and having to buy a receiver separately, why not just get this one for $43.99 and have the receiver be from Microsoft and not a knockoff?

u/neums08 · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

You should know that you can buy a USB adapter to use any wireless Xbox 360 controller for your PC. The above comment didn't make that clear.
This one is the controller + the USB adapter. You can use one USB adapter for up to 4 controllers, so only buy 1 adapter.

u/FlyFreak · 3 pointsr/RetroPie

I often deal with Amazon or (Adafruit has wonderful customer service). International shipping may add a level of difficulty. As for controllers the wired ones linked further down the thread look fine, personally I like wireless. The one I link here is what I use and I couldn't be happier.

u/icanarejesus · 3 pointsr/xbox

I use the wireless controller with my PC all the time. You absolutely HAVE to buy the wireless controller dongle, there's no way to make it work without one. Plugging the controller in with a charge & play kit just charges it, it won't transfer the controls through to the computer. I went ahead and bought this one a few years ago, since the dongle itself was around $20 at the time. I figured I may as well get another controller with it for an extra $15.

It came with the installation CD as well.

It's prime eligible right now, too!

u/Oppressor · 3 pointsr/gaming

Sounds like you need one of these then.

u/djrbx · 3 pointsr/Surface

No info about Xbox One controller support. It's suppose to come out sometime this year but no word as to when. I ended up going to Best Buy yesterday just to get the Xbox 360 wireless controller for PC.

u/kkjdroid · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I've seen them below $40. Comes with a hum (you only need one hub per four controllers, so you'll have spares if you get a full set).

u/a1blank · 2 pointsr/ouya

I just was wondering what was the point of an aftermarket receiver vs an official one (eg this one). I guess I hadn't seen price on the listing.

u/nich_b · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Have you ordered this exact one from newegg?

It doesn't state exactly, but this amazon one doesn't either and it seems many people did get one with the bundled receiver (but maybe not all?)

u/eternalstar01 · 2 pointsr/ffxiv

Just FYI for Canadians, make sure you're viewing specifically. Nothing from is eligible. I checked for
an Xbox Wireless Windows Controller on both .com and .ca... the one on .ca wasn't eligible, but the one on .com is!

u/shigmy · 2 pointsr/Games

A USB port and Windows as far as I know.

Here is the link from my Amazon purchase history for exactly what I am using.

It comes with a USB dongle. Multiple controllers can be used, but I do not know if the stock 360 controller since I don't have a 360 and only have the 1 controller linked.

u/esmith213 · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

For generic gaming needs I would recommend one of the following priced lowest to highest:

  1. 4 GameSir G3s Controllers (each comes with a 2.4GHz USB Dongle (recommended) & Bluetooth 4.0 (will lag)). $31/ea from amazon - $124 total LINK

  2. 4 Xbox 360 Wireless controllers & 1 Wireless USB Adapter (Controllers $44/ea - USB Adapter $14 - $190 total)
    USB Adapter

  3. 4 PS3 Controllers & (optional) USB Bluetooth Adapter(controllers ~$45/ea - USB BT adapter $13 - ~$193 total)

    Obviously there is an advantage to be had if you already own some controllers under one of the suggestions, but aside from that it's personal choice. As a side note, if you get a Pi3 or Pi0w you won't NEED the $13 bluetooth adapter listed for option #3 but it's highly recommended since using the built-in bluetooth seem to have more inherent lag than a USB adapter. It's also worth mentioning that options #1 & #2 will likely have less lag than option #3 even with the $13 adapter since the wireless dongles for options #1 & #2 don't require the Pi to do any of the work in receiving any of the wireless signals and the manufacturers of #1 & #2 claim their wireless dongles are 100% lag free. The Pi will see #1 & #2 as if they are wired USB controllers.

    This is not an exhaustive list by any means - just a recommended one. For example, you can use $10 knock off PS3 controllers as well but you need them all to be a specific/identical type and you have to mess with drivers to get them to work right. Also, ANY controller that comes with a USB wireless dongle will work, but quality, number of buttons, response of analog sticks, battery life, etc will vary greatly from product to product.

    Hope this info helps!
u/N30FAMOUS · 2 pointsr/gadgets

You'll need a wireless HDMI streamer like this. As for making your USB controllers wireless, there isn't really a consumer solution right now. You'll have to get a new set of wireless controllers. However, if you have a few Xbox 360 controllers lying around, you can use them wirelessly with your computer through an adapter like this (which lets you connect up to four 360 controllers wirelessly to your PC). If you don't have any 360 controllers, you can find a first-party wireless one made specifically for windows here (you won't need that adapter I linked above for this controller, and you can connect up to four controllers using one USB port on your computer), or you can look for others if you want.

u/MyUsernameIs_ · 2 pointsr/WorldofTanksXbox

Why don't you just buy a new controller for yourself? They're not that expensive on amazon. Just keep it in your own special spot so your son doesn't destroy it.

u/HBlakeH · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Well, the 40" TV will be 1080p so that will be fine with HDMI from the GPU, so If you want, ditch the monitor. May also want one of these to play games from a couch.

u/DiabolicallyRandom · 2 pointsr/Borderlands

Correction: It is not a bluetooth device. There are USB adapters, however, to connect wireless 360 controllers to a PC. At retail, they are only available packaged with a controller - however, they can be found on EBay without the included controller. You can also sometimes find on amazon just the receiver.

I just picked up a set on amazon earlier this week for 39.99 on sale, complete with controller. Newegg also had a deal yesterday for the same.

The package you would look for is here:

Or, just the adapter:

Otherwise, you can just use a "wired" 360 controller, here:

Finally, note that a "play and charge" cable does not allow you to connect to the PC. it must be a real, native, wired controller, or you must have the windows wireless adapter.

u/aman27deep · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/Neckbeard_Prime · 2 pointsr/gaming

Yes and no. I've been fighting with one for the past few days, and it seems like a kludge at best to get it working under 64-bit Windows.

The problem is that there is no "official" driver that you can use. You have to use a third-party program (in my case, Motion in Joy), which, in turn, has to install a special bluetooth driver. This driver allows you to pair that bluetooth dongle with your PS3 controller, but nothing else. This is especially problematic if you use a bluetooth mouse with your system, or if you want to play an emulator game with a set of wireless bluetooth headphones...

USB works OK, and there's always the possibility of using a secondary USB bluetooth dongle specifically for the PS3 controller, but it's such a hassle that I'd have to go with other commenters' recommendations and say that an Xbox 360 controller (or wireless receiver) is probably a better way to go for most people.

u/smthngclvr · 2 pointsr/Steam

Do you know if this includes the wireless adapter? The description was kind of unclear.

u/I_Got_2_Pickles · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

A Steam Controller is $50 but can get to $35 during Steam sales. If you don't want that though you can get an Xbox 360 controller and adapter on Amazon for a little over $45 not including tax and shipping. I don't know about input lag though since I don't own a Steam Link.

u/Blais_Of_Glory · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

Did you install the drivers for your controller? If you did and its still not working, get a wired Microsoft Xbox 360 controller or wired Microsoft Xbox 1 controller. You can see it's much cheaper to get the wired 360 controller. If you absolutely want a wireless controller, you could get either the wireless Xbox 360 controller and the Windows Xbox 360 adapter or wireless Xbox 1 controller with Windows adapter (old version) or wireless Xbox 1 controller with Windows adapter (new version). Since they're made by Microsoft, they work fine with Windows. Logitech also makes a few good controllers, the wired Logitech Gamepad F310 and the wireless Logitech Gamepad F710. I personally have a wired Microsoft 360 controller and a wireless Logitech F710 and from my experience, the official Microsoft controllers work best with games. I hope that helps.

u/Genghis_Tron187 · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you don't want to use the wired, there is a dongle made for the PC that allows wireless. I use it and it works flawlessly, and allows 4 simultaneous controllers, its the way to go IMHO.

This may be old info, I bought mine a few years ago, but the only way to get a licensed wireless dongle was to buy the PC version of the controller (it was called xbox controller for windows live or some crap, and no you dont actually need windows live). The "offbrand" dongles would work, but some have reported crappy results. I think the way to tell a fake from the real deal is the real one just had microsoft on the front and the fakes had Xbox360. This is misleading because the fakes come in microsoft packaging.

Hope that helps.

edit: here is a fake

here is the real one

notice the people who made the fake are some tricky fuckers

u/Aksen · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

these are amazing, I bought two of them bundled with wireless controllers. I keep one in a bag, and have used it from time to time!

If someone wants to go this route, it's cheaper to buy the bundle if you don't already have an xbox controller (like in my case).

Also note that one receiver will work with multiple controllers. I got two bundles because there was a sale.

u/itwurx4me · 2 pointsr/linux_gaming
u/ZapActions-dower · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

If you like the Xbox controller, there are three easily solutions for you, by increasing price:

I use the middle option, as I prefer not having any more cables than necessary, plus any Xbox 360 controller can connect to the wireless dongle, meaning you can buy extra, new model controllers (not Xbox One) or use any controllers you can borrow. The Xbox One controller must remain plugged in via Micro-USB (included,) and the wired Xbox 360 controller obviously is wired. Microsoft has released drivers for all three and they should install automatically. For right now, there is no way to connect an Xbox One controller wirelessly.

For PS3, you will have to find a driver package. I used motioninjoy so I could use my PS3 controller for emulating SNES games, but it messed up other drivers and I ended up uninstalling it and using my 360 controller exclusively. Once the drivers are installed, you can use a Bluetooth dongle to connect the PS3 controller to the PC wirelessly.

A PS4 controller can also be used via Bluetooth, but requires DS4Tool which maps the buttons on the DS4 controller to their corresponding Xbox 360 buttons.

u/Odetodistractions · 2 pointsr/buildapc

A good controller is a must for this. PC fanboys will hate on it, but sometimes mouse and keyboard isn't the best option. I would recommend the Windows Wireless Xbox360 controller. It's important that you get the Windows one (comes in a red box). It comes with a wireless dongle and a drivers disc, which the regular 360 one does not. Allows for up to 4 controllers wirelessly (this counts regular 360 ones as long as you have a single dongle). And you can use a charging pack/cable with it (this works for charging, but input still transmits wirelessly).

My second recommendation would be a solid wireless keyboard. I am a huge advocate for mechanical keyboards, but I love my Logitech K830. I used the K400 previously and it worked, but it was as low quality as rubberdome gets. The K830 on the other hand is a real joy to type on. Even though it is rubberdome as well, it provides great tactility and a slight audible feedback. Also has your standard media keys for when you're not gaming. Pair this with a wireless gaming mouse (my wife uses the G700) and a hard mousepad and you're set. There are those who prefer a lapdesk or a coffee table, but I prefer just setting the keyboard on my lap and having the mousepad on the couch beside me.

u/james_myers · 2 pointsr/ManyATrueNerd

Just a controller tip: it is absolutely viable to use xbox 360 controllers on PC games; most games in the last few years "just work" out of the box, and Windows will happily recognize a wired xbox 360 controller.
If you want to use your wireless xbox 360 controllers with the PC, you need a USB wireless receiver, which used to be available by itself but isn't anymore; to get one, you can either buy a "xbox controller for pc" - - which comes with the receiver - or, there are a bunch of knockoff receivers on amazon and ebay.
remember that the wireless controller itself is exactly the same for "xbox" or "pc" - the only difference is the receiver.

u/a8vision · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

You mean they don't sell them separately? If you buy a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (link to amazon) you get the receiver and I doubt it's a knock off.

u/throwaway19111 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Here you go

However, a using a controller in a FPS puts you at a pretty severe disadvantage, and you're going to die a lot. A keyboard and mouse is simply more accurate.

It's also not going to work in most PC RPG's, because they are usually set up with the expectation of having lots of keys to do stuff with, and it's obviously not going to work in a RTS.

So I can only really see using it for Driving games.

u/cheetum · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

I couldn't get this joystick to work properly in the beta. I was able to get a 360 gamepad to work though (on PC, this in case you are wondering ). However it seemed to have some drawbacks. I couldn't figure out how to mouse-look (look out canopy sides/top), how to mark targets ("Q" on the keyboard). However, that doesn't mean its not possible. I didn't test it long enough or try to adjust keybinds.

supposedly the retail version will have full joystick support, and it wasn't fully implemented in the beta version. Hopefully this is why I couldn't get the Logitech Extreme Pro 3D working.

u/thedevilsdictionary · 1 pointr/GameDeals

>Microsoft stopped making the wireless receivers a while ago, so they are made by Chinese companies now, people have mixed results in quality and function.

I don't know if that is true and I don't necessarily care because if they did stop making them there is zero shortage of them, they are for sale literally everywhere.

For example $40 on Amazon with a controller and no sign of them running out of stock anytime soom.

u/Gallifrasian · 1 pointr/gaming

I just bought one for my PC so I can get ready for the Steam sale this year. Anyone know if this works on Deadpool, Skyrim (I'm sure it will, but just asking to be certain), Borderlands 2, and The Walking Dead?

Know any flaws for the games using a gamepad?

u/Juan_Solo · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Thanks for the blunt breakdown. Really. I don't have any evidence to point to, but PC controllers used be like $20. I get that quality has improved, but $50 seems like a big jump. Anyway, I guess I'll go with this:

That's what I want, yea?

u/DerpCarnage · 1 pointr/gaming

I recently bought this controller, it is an Xbox 360 controller with the Wireless Receiver as well.

Don't bother getting the Xbox One controller unless you know that you won't want to play without wires.

u/drunkenAmoeba · 1 pointr/AndroidGaming

Uhhh, Amazon sells the Xbox 360 wireless Controller "for Windows" that comes with the wireless dongle....

$38. Cheaper than what I paid years ago for mine.

u/ReynoldsCahoon · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

This is the last one on my purchase history, looks like some report that they have no driver issues, and others report having to update the driver's manually as explained above.

For whatever it's worth.

This one apparently comes with a wireless receiver, according to the reviews (if you get it directly from Amazon).

u/PhettyX · 1 pointr/xbox360

I got one with a wireless controller I bought off Amazon. I have the dual xbox/bluetooth headset but I could connect it while switched to xbox mode.

This is the adapter I have.

u/komloscity · 1 pointr/gamingsuggestions

I know it's over your budget, but this 360 controller has been awesome. And not too terribly expensive for wireless, totally compatible controller. Knockoffs are wonky at best, imo.

u/boardatwork18 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Here, the wireless is on sale today

u/milkpumba · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Isn't it better to just get this if you're planning on using the controller wirelessly, that way you don''t have to worry about buying the wireless adapter as it already comes with one

u/GMFG23 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get a wireless one. Here.

u/Jahandar · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Yeah, Amazon and Newegg have them, as do most stores with gaming stuff. You can get the wireless or wired version, depending on your preference, but if you get the wireless one, make sure it says for windows (the wired one shouldn't matter).

u/cmcollander · 1 pointr/hardware

Edit: scratch that. I purchased when it was discounted last month. Seems the one I linked previously isn't officially Microsoft and may cause issues. Couldn't find an official Microsoft adapter by itself. Sorry

u/Dr-Robotnik · 1 pointr/gaming

They're actually much cheaper now. They've come out with this bundle which comes with the wireless controller and usb receiver on Amazon for just slightly ($10) more then a wireless controller alone. I price-matched mine at best buy :P

u/geekstrada · 1 pointr/gaming

For the money this is a little bit better deal if you need the controller, or just want an extra one.

u/jdwestby · 1 pointr/buildapc

For wired I bought on of these:

It worked out of the box, and has had instant compatibility with the few games I have tried so far.

For wireless would be the same thing I believe.

If you want multiple controllers then something like apparently allows you to pair up to 4 controllers with only one thing plugged in to the pc.

u/sarinn13 · 1 pointr/darksouls

I'm not sure then. You'd think it's just install drivers and be all plug & play since it's all Microsoft.

Depending on how much you play games on the PC, you could invest in a controller for it. Personally, I would avoid anything but an "xbox for PC" controller, as I've heard prople having issues with other games when using non-xbox controllers.

Something like this should do the trick. There's also wired ones that are $10 cheaper.

There is also this item, which is a wireless receiver that claims to work with an Xbox controller, which will allow you to use it with your PC. Upside, it's like $12. Downside, it's 3rd party. In theory, it should work, but YMMV. I've only used the one that came with mine.

u/Haxan_K · 1 pointr/buildapc

need a wired xbox 360 controller for pc, unless you buy the usb sensor for them to work with pc. Amazon Link! PS3 and wii remotes will work wireless on a pc with bluetooth tho

u/grrrwoofwoof · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I got a XBOX 360 wireless controller for windows (and it came with the wireless PC adapter that sells separately for $25+ .. not complaining at all).
I have tried playing GTA V, Lego harry potter and Ori with it. Feels much better to play these games with controller.

Now what other games are there that are better played with controller instead of keyboard-mouse?

I want to have some games for me and my wife to play (she was a non-gamer until she married me). She will only play non violent games (for now). So HP and Ori have done a good job but need more. Thanks.

Edit: To clarify, not looking for 2 player games specifically, but they are welcome as well.

u/qp0n · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

No experience with the adapter, sorry..... but are you trying to use multiple controllers? Seems like the only reason to spend so much to use a wired controller with an adaptor.

If not I'd recommend returning both and just getting this instead. It's what I've used for years and it's been perfect. And it'd save you a chunk of change.

u/zombicidalscientist · 1 pointr/gaming

Buy something like this:

There are cheaper receivers available but those are almost always cheap knock-off versions of the official receivers.

Microsoft stopped selling individual receivers and now force you to buy a receiver+controller bundle if you want to get an official receiver. Otherwise you can buy from a reseller like the one I linked who seem to buy the bundle, split it up, and sell the two pieces individually.

All of that annoying shit aside I'm really happy with my receiver. I had a bunch of friends over and I was able to connect four controllers at once which lets you do some fun stuff on various emulators.

u/CanadianSociopath · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

They're $40 on Amazon.

Also, it appears that XB1 controllers are supported by Linux. In which case, Amazon has them off for $71.

u/roastbros · 1 pointr/Steam_Link

A wireless receiver for your controllers are included with the controller if you buy a "Xbox 360 controller for Windows". I have bought this twice (Although not from Amazon) and have a separate receiver for both my Steam Link and my PC.


u/kythe · 1 pointr/darksouls

Better yet, buy a wireless controller. for windows

The dongle the controller comes with connects up to 4 360 controllers wirelessly. Perfect for PC games that play better with controllers and emulating old games with multiplayer. (Turtles in Time? Xmen Arcade?)

u/RockStarTower · 1 pointr/xbmc

I have two wii remotes for the wii games. I pair them with the pc using a blue tooth usb. Then I have an xbox controller for windows that works for all the other games.

u/AndCockGoesTheGun · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

You bought this for $70? Looks like Amazon's selling them new for just under $40. Amazon Canada sells them for $45 CAD (about $32 US)

Do you still want to sell this? Considering the price you paid for it, not sure if you'd want to keep it.

u/Willyamm · 1 pointr/GameDeals

A lot of people are saying that they don't make the receivers anymore. I can't attest one way or the other, but you can buy the OFFICIAL controller here with the OFFICIAL wireless receiver.

I bought the wireless receiver a loooooong time ago individually and I love it, although honestly I pretty much use a wired controller so I don't have to fuck with batteries.

u/al3x3691 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Amazon sells controllers with the dongles for a price comparable to just the normal console controller. I got mine a few years ago, have never had problems with it.

u/Aberu · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

>I'm willing to spend some extra cash for double the RAM, so would you still recommend the same brand if I got 16GB?

Yup, G.Skill is just as good as Corsair or other high-end brands. The reason I chose this was the price and matching the color scheme. (Also I sorted for a minimum of DDR3-1600 speed and a CAS Latency of 9, which is a good performance sweet spot combined).

>My local Best Buy didn't have the 840 Evo in stock, but they did have an 850 Pro 128GB for 119. Worth or should I just order online? I'm just using the SSD to boot up my OS, right?

So the 850 pro is for much higher performance ( so it comes at a premium per gigabyte. Basically, outside of professional workstation use the EVO 850/840 Pro series won't give too much real world benefit that is very noticeable. But if you want the best of the best, that's the way to go. 128 gb on my OS and applications drive isn't enough for me, but if you think you can do that (like you just want the OS and a couple applications but most likely no games on the SSD) then you can. I quoted the 250 gb drive because games with big load times (like DotA 2, Battlefield, etc...) will benefit from the SSD.

>As stated before, I was thinking of getting 2x 970GTX 4GB SLI. Is that overkill, or should I aim for that?

I think it's overkill. If you were planning on running 3 monitors at 1440p and you wanted to get 144 fps out of it then it would make sense. The GTX 970 should run everything at max settings comfortably today. I'd say hold off and upgrade later if you feel like you need more. You can always buy another one whenever you want and drop it in there and run them in SLI. You don't have to do it right away.

>The case you chose, I don't very much like... I still enjoy the NZXT H440. Will all your components still work with that case?

Yeah the H440 will work fine. I just suggest the R4 because it's around 80 bucks on sale sometimes, but it's worth at least 120, and it has decent cooling, great silencing, sleek and professional looking. The H440 is also a great case, just doesn't have much in the way of silencing features so your microphone will pick up the fans audibly on stream most likely. Have at it, the H440 should fit the Hyper 212 EVO. That was a good question because that cooler is MASSIVE.

>Windows 8.1 just seems weird for me, with the tiles and such. But if it is better for gaming, I'll go with it.

This is the thing, after a tiny bit of use it won't seem weird anymore. It's just like back when Windows 95 came out, or Vista came out, it was weird at first, but then it became the standard. Use ClassicShell to get rid of the Metro UI (the "tiles") and it will be just like Windows 7 but have more features and be faster. The startup times are faster too if your motherboard supports hybrid boot.

>Is there any reason why you got a different monitor then the one I already chosen? Is my monitor not that great?

I picked the cheapest sub 3ms response time monitor of that size that had good reviews. Your monitor would push the budget over 2000. The monitor you have costs 60 more. For uniform look and feel you could get it, just if you are willing to spend more. Also the response time is 5 ms instead of 2 ms. I usually advise 3 ms or lower for a gaming setup, but 5ms isn't much notable at all with movement either for most people, it should be fine.

>Thank you for the Wireless Adapter suggestion, I'll check with Microcenter as well!

Yeah Intel makes great wireless adapters, some of the best. That deal is great. Make sure to get 802.11ac, that is the newest standard so that adapter won't feel like you are left in the past or anything.

>I was thinking of going Razer, but I tried out the mouse suggested and it doesnt fit to well in either mine nor fiances hands. We did like the Steelseries Rival and how it felt, but I was trying to keep a matching theme. We do like the mechanical Chroma keyboard though! Would it look bad to use 2 different companies keyboard and mouse?

Nope, I do. I use the Steelseries Sensei Na'Vi edition, a Na'Vi mousepad, and a Razer Blackwidow. It really doesn't look bad. I usually suggest the DeathAdder because it is highly acclaimed for it's hardware, super accurate sensor, great for RTS and FPS alike, and it's usually generally appealing. I actually don't like the shape of it either, I prefer a lot of Steelseries Mice myself. However their sensors aren't as good as the DeathAdder, in general.

>For the controllers, I was thinking wireless over wired, so our dog wont mess around with the cables. Any wireless alternatives?

It'll cost ya a bit more, but I would use the same one. These controllers are just awesome for pc gaming, highly compatible with Steam games (the logitech controllers don't always work for Steam).

Hope this helped!

u/kittlekites · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's a Windows 8 start menu mod that lets you control it with a gamepad;

I'd recommend a wireless 360 pad with the official wireless dongle (the third-party ones are not reliable, and Microsoft no longer sells the accessory as a standalone product);

I'd also recommend this awesome media keyboard with a built-in touchpad, which is very useful for surfing the web and navigating the OS with ease (not much for gaming, but I do play XCOM with mine on occasion);

u/jollysaintnick88 · 1 pointr/battlestations

My PC doesn't have bluetooth, unless my MOBO has it built in or something? I have no idea.

Would this work straight out of the box? Simply plug and play? I had no idea.

u/cad908 · 1 pointr/diablo3

I don't know about the Mac, but here's my experience on the PC: There are a few variants of the X360 controller. One has a custom rechargeable battery pack, along with a USB wire. This variant will just charge the controller, but won't make it available as a device on the PC. Another variant has a wireless receiver that plugs into a USB port, along with the Windows device drivers to make use of it as a wireless controller. The last is a wired controller with drivers for the PC.

u/bdzz · 1 pointr/buildapc

Xbox 360 controller have the best support by far. It will work with virtually any game where controllers are supported

u/Mephiska · 1 pointr/cordcutters

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!

u/bjr3 · 1 pointr/techsupport

You can purchase a wireless receiver and connect it to your laptop:

There is also a package with both a receiver and a controller, if you need an extra one:

This works great (I used it for quite a while), as many PC games are designed to work with 360 controllers, and you can have up to 4 connected to one PC. The downside is that it introduces a large cord and rock-sized receiver onto your laptop, making it less portable.

u/Vulfilla · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Xbox Controller,
Logitech F710

Both are solid controllers and it's really about the ergonomics you prefer.

u/Derpsti · 1 pointr/oculus

I'd just like to point out that the Xbox360 Wireless Controller with the added "for Windows" come with a Wireless Receiver in the package if you are thinking about getting a second Controller for CoOp or other use for relatively cheap since you need the receiver anyway:

u/ITXorBust · 1 pointr/buildapc

How attached are you to those controllers? Could free up $120...

u/lazylore · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I bought mine with it's bundled. There is one called Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

In my country it's actually cheaper then the wierd controller, which I found a bit wired

u/Greyfeld · 1 pointr/Games

This is the controller I got. I can try turning off the vibration next time I go to play a game, and see how it works.

u/Cromlech · 1 pointr/pcgaming

This is the one that I have, that comes with both the controller and the adapter. (Check the third image to see what the adapter and package looks like.)

Since you already have the controller, you could just buy the receiver here. Word of caution, the official adapters say Microsoft on top. Reading reviews and images, it seems some people are getting the official one (probably taken from the above combo pack and repackaged) and others are getting a third party one (not officially from Microsoft). So I'd suggest shopping around a bit and doing some research about that.

u/morriscode · 1 pointr/OnLive

I have one of these.

If you have a MAC I'd probably just pre-order batman and get the system for free.

The OnLive Game System includes one OnLive Wireless Controller with media controls.

In addition, we support these Xbox 360-compatible gamepads:

  • Microsoft® Xbox 360® Controller for Windows
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows (requires the Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver)
  • Logitech® F510
  • Logitech® ChillStream™ Game Controller for PC (some models)
  • Saitek® P3200 Rumble Pad
  • Mad Catz® GamePad (some models)

u/msthe_student · 1 pointr/xbox

For Windows support you'll want the wireless variant with Windows in the name, as the non-"Windows" variant doesn't include the dongle. The dongle works plug-and-play with Windows 7 (IIRC, or 8.x+). The dongle can also be bought separately. You might also want the Play-and-charge kit.

u/fdiv_bug · 1 pointr/purebattlefield

You could always hook an Xbox 360 controller up to your computer. I've got one of these:

and it works great. I don't use it for BF3 because I'm a lifelong keyboard/mouse player for FPSes, but I played through GTAIV with it and had an absolutely stellar time; it was just like playing on a console, except at my desk instead of on the couch.

I know you can also find just the receiver, if you've already got a 360 controller to pair with it, but I wanted an extra controller anyway so I just got the above.

Something to consider, is all. :-)

edit: Forgot to answer the question. It usually takes me about a round to warm up and find my groove. Sometimes if I'm not getting it, I'll go to a slightly faster-paced (in my opinion) game like CS:GO for a couple rounds to get the "playbads" out of me.

u/JarHead413 · 1 pointr/gaming

It has to be a wired 360 controller though. The wireless one that charges through USB doesn't have the correct pins or something in the cord to work through USB as a controller. Personally when I use a controller with my PC its pretty far from me so if you already have a wireless one get THIS or THIS for the whole package.

I've pretty much switched to using a controller for almost every game I play save Battlefield 3 online. I'm mostly a casual campaign type of gamer and it's just more relaxing using one. Most games in the past few years are pretty good about being able to use it (some even on the fly which is nice for the jets in BF3) but can be a pain sometimes for bad ports. Still...worthwile purchase.

u/markherrington5 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

There are ways to do it, but I don't recommend it. The only game I have been able to use it well is Dark Souls because it lets you change the on-screen button prompts. But it is still a hassle to get set up.

If you need a controller NOW, get this. If not, you might want to wait until the Xbox One launches. The new Xbox One controller will become the new standard controller for PC gaming as well.

u/Anuglyman · 1 pointr/battlestations

Yes you can buy wired xbox controllers that are plug and play, or you can buy wireless xbox controllers for pc.

u/EpicSketches · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

So should I go for it? Or should I just buy this?

u/MexicanMouthwash · 1 pointr/pcgaming
  • Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows - $43.28

  • DS4 Bluetooth Controller - $59.96

    The Xbox Controller comes with one of the dongles in the box anyway. It's really up to you if the DS4 is worth $16.68 more. Personally I think I'm just going to get the Xbox 360 controller, and I was thinking about picking on of these up for movie watching and web-browsing in bed anyway, so the trackpad support on the DS4 would probably be useless for me.
u/squeeiswin · 1 pointr/gaming

Hey, man. I just saw this. You have to buy a wireless receiver for the controller. Microsoft sells an official one. They have a controller + receiver package here and a receiver-only package here. As I mentioned before, there are off-brand receivers (for around $10-$15), but I've heard bad things about them. Do some shopping around and you might find a good one!

u/Bundabar · 1 pointr/gaming

I use two xbox 360 controllers to play Lego games with my son. Buy one 360 wireless controller, such as [this] (, as it comes with the wireless dongle

u/seifer93 · 1 pointr/patientgamers

It depends on the program, but generally speaking, it's very easy. Xinput controllers (specifically, the 360 controller) often work with programs by default, and if not it's a relatively painless configuration process. Worth noting, you can get a wireless 360 controller $45, which includes the USB transceiver. I haven used a wireless one myself, but I've heard good things about the official Microsoft ones (which I linked.)

The ease of use does have a drawback however, and it's something that a lot of people will probably confirm; the D-pad is subpar. It works, but compared to the fantastic D-pad that Nintendo has had in every console since the SNES and the Playstation's D-pad, the 360's just isn't up to snuff. I think it's a fairly minor issue though.

u/Sakki54 · 0 pointsr/xboxone

> Half the ram

It has all the ram it needs.

> Not an HTPC case

Updated it: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD A8-7600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor | $97.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI A78M-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard | $64.48 @ OutletPC
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $37.97 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $79.88 @ OutletPC
Case | Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case | $61.99 @ Directron
Power Supply | Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $34.99 @ Micro Center
Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter | $9.69 @ Mwave
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $376.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 23:48 EST-0500 |

> No Windows License

Get Tiny7.

> No HDMI pass through

Does your tv only have 1 hdmi input? There's really no need for a pass through.

> No controller

> No blu-Ray drive

Get PopcornTime

> Plus you have to be able to assemble it

There's tons of YouTube videos with step by step instructions on how to build a pc. It's as simple as plug this into that. Practically everything has it's own unique plug/slot so it's hard to do it incorrectly.

u/ElectronicWar · 0 pointsr/gaming

> so the controller can be plugged in without a cable going across the room

I heard of this... I think they called it "wireless"... technology.

u/Dcm210 · -1 pointsr/Steam
u/Johnny_Guano · -11 pointsr/GameDeals

Here -. Wireless XBOX controller for windows.. On sale for $43.83. Best Buy sells them ... they don't sell the wired version though - only the wireless one. I just had one - but I returned it got the wired.