CREATING A PERFECT GAMING SETUP
Gaming, for me, is more than a hobby, it’s a passion. This is where I spend most of my time, so I want to make sure I’m creating the perfect environment. The work that goes into the design makes it more important for me.
Here are some of my tips to create a gaming setup to be proud of:
Finding a good desk
Your desk is one of the most important elements to your gaming setup, as it needs to be big enough to fit all your equipment on and a good height so you can game comfortably. It doesn’t need to even be anything fancy, just a good sturdy desk will do the job!
Mine has some shelving down the one side so that I can store any cables, as well as my PS5 console. This just means I take up less space on my desk and I can play multiple games from the same seat.
Choosing the right PC
Choosing the right PC can massively affect your gaming experience. After a lot of research, I decided to go for the [insert here]
According to some budgeting experts, the best time to buy a pc is around August-September because suppliers markdown pricing to aim their sales at college students purchasing for the academic term. Also, September is the time where many chipmaker Intels and AMD start releasing their new processors. Therefore, older processors will be marked down in price, so you could get yourself a bargain!
Keyboard & Mouse
Getting a good gaming keyboard and mouse can completely change your gaming experience too, in my personal opinion. Regular keyboards often prioritise ergonomics and being able to type comfortably, over gaming keyboards that focus on reaction times and speed. Also, some gaming keyboards make regularly used keys more accessible, to allow for more efficient play.
Mechanical keyboards, as they are commonly referred to, are beneficial to gamers for many reasons – their light-key press means it takes less force to actuate a key and they generally have a longer lifespan due to needing to withstand more rigourous use. Whilst they are more expensive, and often louder than membrane keyboards, they provide optimum gaming potential.
The age-old question, some might say. There are many pros and cons to the different consoles.
The latest consoles, Playstation 5 and Xbox X Series have yet again been gunning against each other to see who comes out on top. Overall, they are relatively similar, in terms of attributes like their commitment to SSD tech so games have a faster loading time, but many people believe PS5 has the edge due to the physical design and the sheering processing power. Whilst they are both priced the same, for me, the Playstation will always come out on top.
RGB LED Lighting
For those of you that don’t know, RGB LED means red, green and blue LEDs. The combination of these three colours can then produce over 16 million hues.
There is more to RGB LED Lighting than just looking cool. In fact, RGB lighting can improve performance, but only when set to red.
You can purchase a RGB monitor that will illumiate the wall behind your gaming set up, or just install LED strips if you want to encompass more of your gaming room. The trend is quickly picking up, so make sure you’re a part of it!
If you use a PC to game, you will likely end up having hundreds of cables from keyboards, mice, and power cables covering your desk. This can take up valuable space and also make gaming more difficult for you. If you want to avoid your desk looking like this, you can purchase cable management options like cable sleeves, so that they are neatly stored away on your desk.
You can buy these from most stores that sell technological appliances, or use online retailers like Amazon.