Ever wondered what the ultimate gaming set up looks like? That kind of dreaming process happens in our office on a daily basis. We keep on trying to imagine what a perfect gaming space station would look like. We are also sure that it's a subject for discussion for Console gamers or PC gamers alike. Keeping in mind that everyone is different and has vastly different preferences it is really difficult to pinpoint just one type of gaming setup. In this article, we will be looking to find out what would make the best gaming set up and the process it takes to make your dreams of such a thing, a reality!
What inspires you?
There are many things to look for when creating your own gaming setup, you have to look for the things that mean something to you. Are you a super flamboyant person and want your desk to light up brighter than the Vegas strip or are you more of a subtle quiet person who favors calm cool minimalist tones?
Let's dive in and see what we need to create the best gaming or streaming set up for you.
1. The Foundation - Gaming Desk
Depending on where you’re going to be gaming you’re going to need either a desk or a TV unit. TV units can be found anywhere (Techni Mobili is your best friend) and can be found in any kind of shape, size, and color. This will stand pride of place in the living room with that prized screen sitting atop. Desks, that’s something else entirely. There are absolutely hundreds of choices. You can get a simple office desk, or if you really want to get fancy get yourself a gaming desk. There are different options between a desk for your gaming corner or a smaller size desk with all the bells and whistle, such as cupholders and headphone hooks! TechniSport really stands out from the crowd here with desks at various different price ranges. There are desks for all situations and preferences including desks that adjust from a sit to stand position with a button. There are also corner desks for under $400.00 that look straight out of a Sci-Fi movie with its tempered glass top, curved x shape chrome legs and ambidextrous setup.
2. The Comfort - Gaming Chair
When it comes to gaming seats, there is a wide variety of options out there depending on what you are looking for, a simple office chair could work, but if you’re going to be sitting down for a long gaming session, you’re going to want a more comfortable chair with some type of lumbar support. Also, there are gaming chairs for adults and gaming chairs for kids. You can go to a gaming lounge and see what types of chairs they sell, or just simply browse through the existing brands online. We recommend looking for the right warranty package, as well as the proper features and if you're interested in seeing what we have picked for you from Techni Sport, then go ahead and check out this article "In the race for the best Techni Sport gaming chair"
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3. The Gear - Gaming Screens
So you’ve got that shiny new TV unit or space-age desk and you’re now wondering what to place on top. Well, we will try to help here as well!
Current televisions are getting smarter by the day, gone are the days when you could barely see what was happening right in front of you! 2019 has been a year of 4K gaming. And it is a serious revolution, especially with the 4K televisions getting more affordable every day and finding their way into everybody's home.
You can also find 4K PC monitors that look absolutely stunning and features clarity that is totally uncompromising. We definitely recommend looking into curved monitors as well, especially if you’re running a dual monitor set up, the immersion factor is breathtaking. And don't forget about that flipped monitor for reading the chat room while playing your favorite game. Good brands to look at in this case would be anything from Alienware, Dell, LG. It all depends on your budget.
You can also check an excellent article on gaming monitors
Right, we’re getting somewhere we have that shiny new TV unit and our 4K HDR television, or our space-age ergonomic TechniSport desk and our monitors sitting there waiting to be played. But what are we playing these days? Scanning through the ever-expanding social network that is Instagram siphoning out the perfect selfie attempts and the #NoFilters I stumbled upon a great bunch of gamers out there who were willing to share their own setups and stories with me.
First off is Charlotte (@charshee) who has been gaming since watching her brother play the Ocarina of time all those years ago. With the release of the PS4 Charlotte really got back into the gaming scene enjoying all the exclusives it has to offer and the wonderful quirky indie game releases. Char has a nice and easy laid back approach simply chilling out in her bedroom with her PS4 hooked up to the TV enjoying the emotional roller-coaster of a story from The Last Of Us. Char's ideal set up would be a dual monitor layout with multiple consoles to switch about. One last thing that she needs to complete her set up though is space for her Funko Pop collection as no true set up is complete without a memorabilia collection to finish it off.
Isabelle (@kadustuniverse) also took some time out of her day to speak to me too. Isabelle has been gaming since she was a young girl too following around her older brother and taking that second controller and enjoying those Super Mario days of the NES. Isabelle uses a PS4 in her living room and is a laid back gamer, she enjoys lying down on the couch wrapped in a blanket and listening to the fireplace and settling downplaying her favorite games the Mass Effect series. Isabelle also is a PC gamer and has another small desk set up in her office. Isabelle's ideal set up would be a whole gaming room featuring a large crisp TV and all her favorite consoles linked up and mounted on the wall as well as a whole new PC set up in the back. Although with all this she admits she’d probably spend more donning her desk with figures and an endless array of games.
So in conclusion, all you need for a great set up and most of it can be found on this website. But it’s all down to preference. Sometimes you can’t beat chilling in bed laid back gaming until the early hours of the morning and others you’re sitting up on the edge of your seat on a kill streak getting that play of the game!
I’d like to thank Charlotte and Isabelle for taking the time to give me an insight into what got them into gaming all those years ago and their ideal future setups.