Hobbies such as PC gaming are a fun and exciting activity that can bring communities together, promote creative thinking and can help take our minds off stress. A standard computer set up can work for casual gaming, but a nice gamer set up is ideal for a comfortable, immersive, and entertaining gaming experience.
An awesome gaming setup is highly sought after as a fun and enjoyable luxury; however, this becomes much more critical for gaming content creators, streamers and esports tournament teams. In this article, we will be providing recommendations for some of the best products available on the market to achieve the ultimate gamer setup.
What You Need in Your Gaming Setup
A standard gaming setup will generally have the basics needed for casual gaming and work; however, their market offers more room for improvements. Having the best setup for gaming helps to improve ergonomics, overall gaming performance and user satisfaction. The key components to achieve a professional gaming setup includes:
- PC Essentials
- Ergonomic Desk Setup
- Gaming Chair
Gaming PC Essentials
To achieve the ultimate gamer setup, we firstly need a PC with the essentials to play our favorite games. Notable pieces of PC gaming components that can be upgraded include:
High quality monitors offer the resolution, brightness and color contrasts needed for an enjoyable gaming experience. The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is our top pick for gaming monitors.
This 27-inch QHD (2560x1440) IPS gaming monitor has a 165Hz refresh rate and a quick response time of 1ms. By enabling variable refresh rate, this gaming monitor delivers a seamless, tear-free gaming experience while being certified as G-SYNC Compatible. Users also get to experience high dynamic ranges of colors and brightness levels that go beyond the capabilities of standard monitors since the ASUS TUF VG27AQ is compatible with HDR 10 industry standards.
Comfortable quality headsets ensure in-game sounds and music can be heard as accurately as possible for the most immersive and entertaining experience. The Arctis 7X/7P models by Steelseries are top picks for gaming headsets.
SteelSeries Arctis 7X (left) and the 7P (right)
The Arctis 7X has a design focused for Xbox optimization while still being usable with other platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PC, mobile, etc. We recommend the Arctis 7P if you’re looking for a PlayStation equivalent version of the headset.
Both headsets offer soft earpad cushion for extra user comfort, uses lossless 2.4GHz wireless connections and offers high-end audio drivers for a stunning sound experience. Both also come with a Discord-certified ClearCast bidirectional microphone for team communication and tangle-free cables for anytime non-wireless use was required. When fully charged, the wireless headsets have 24-hour battery life for extra security that power does not run out while gaming for long periods.
Gaming keyboards are designed with a focus on being optimized for gamers to have the speed, feedback and comfort needed to be competitive while gaming. The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog is our top pick for a gaming keyboard.
The Razer Huntsman V2 combines mechanical switches with optical sensors for ultimate customization potential. It is also well known for a solid build quality with the lifespan of 100 million keystrokes, has four tactile media keys, rotary control, highly customizable backlighting, and comes with a comfortable wrist-rest included.
When combined with a gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse is also crucial for ensuring a gamer can perform at their best to get the highest scores possible. The Razer Naga Pro is our top pick for gaming mouse.
This wireless gaming mouse is highly versatile with its three types of side plates that magnetically snap on for gamers to adapt to different gaming genres. It comes available with 12, 6 and 2-button layouts. This mouse also has high-speed transmission, lowest click latency, and seamless frequency switching.
This gaming mouse has three modes of connection:
- ‘HyperSpeed’ wireless
- Battery saving Bluetooth
- Wired (also charges battery)
On a full charge, the battery life on ‘HyperSpeed’ wireless mode is about 100 hours while Bluetooth mode lasts around 150 hours.
Gaming Desk Setup
Now that we have the essential pieces to run our favorite games, the next step is to have a desk for placing our gaming equipment. Standing desks allow gamers the convenience of change desk heights at anytime depending on whether a seating or standing position was preferred.
A huge gaming setup with all the PC essentials and accessories will require a stable high-quality desk with sufficient surface area for space. For this reason, the Corner Ryzer is our top pick for the best gaming desk. All Corner Ryzer configurations have high levels of reliability and are backed by our 15-year warranty. There are several advantages of an L-Shaped standing desk compared to the conventional two-legged desks, however, the major advantages are summarized below:
- Multiple tabletop combinations options – for more space
- Higher weight capacity – rated for 330 lbs
- Greaters– 3rd leg offers more support
Our Corner Ryzer frame has also been used by TECH HD for gaming as seen in his video below:
“Everything works perfectly, exactly how I wanted it to be! I’ve been testing the motorized frame from Progressive Desk for weeks now and have had no issues. It’s able to easily hold all the weight that I have on my desk with no problems – and I have a lot of stuff!” -Tech HD
The one-piece Corner Ryzer tabletops are our top picks for gaming desk tabletops. Since they have a rounded inner area, gamers experience the most comfortable and ergonomic tabletop when leaning on the desk or when gaming near the inner side. This configuration also offers a surface that is completely flush and level. A huge gaming setup will not be a problem for these tabletops which come with a 59” x 59” inch size. Our one-piece tabletop configuration for Corner Ryzers was also 1st place in our top 10 most popular desk combinations in 2021.
Once your desk has been assembled, a gaming chair will be required to bring your gaming experience to the next level. Comfortable gaming setups need a comfortable gaming chair to ensure the gamers do not experience any issues such as back pain, cramped neck, or incorrect posture during long seated gaming sessions.
Top Gaming Chair
The Secretlab TITAN 2020 Series is our top pick for gaming chairs. This elite award-winning chair offers top tier build quality, ample space, lumbar support adjustability and high overall user personalization. The proprietary synthetic leathers and cooling foams promote ergonomic support and user comfort. Secretlab also offers a 5-year extended warranty for their reliable chairs to ensure gamer’s peace of mind.
Affordable Gaming Chair
The AndaSeat Jungle Series Premium Gaming Chair is our top pick for the best affordable gaming chair. Comfortable, durable, and highly adjustable, this is also a popular gaming chair with many positive reviews on the market.
Gaming Setup Accessories
One final step in achieving the ultimate gamer setup is to select the right gaming setup accessories. These accessories are to make your overall setup for gaming more comfortable, convenient, tidy, and well organized. At Progressive Desk, all our desk accessories are backed by our 15-year warranty to ensure gamers have the durability and high-quality products they need for every gaming session.
By attaching our Under Desk Cable Tray Organizer underneath a tabletop, you get a sleek and convenient way to manage the cables found underneath your gamer setup. This accessory is a helpful desk organizer for wires while also being great storage options for power bars and adaptors!
Dual monitor stands allow monitors to be positioned at ergonomic heights and alleviate any strain from your neck, shoulders, and back!
Anti-Fatigue Mats are designed to reduce the strain on your legs and back when standing, allowing for a comfortable gaming setup where you to stand more comfortably for longer gaming periods!
Headphone Hangers allow quick and convenient access for gamers to place their headphones away.
Our Standing Desk Drawers are great for storing gaming supplies (spare batteries, charging cables, USB Flash Drives, etc.) and their locking feature ensures extra security. This drawer is designed to be mounted to the underside of your desk, so it moves with you as you sit or stand!
Our CPU Holder and Spacer Kit helps keep your CPU hard drive close to hand and out of the way. By attaching to the underside of your desk, the CPU holder conveniently moves with your desk as you change your gaming height!
Our 2-Plug Desk Clamp Power Bar w/ USB Ports offer extra power outlets for all the different devices you may need to power at your gaming desk. Another advantage of using this accessory is the convenience of quick access to power outlets and USB ports right on your desk!
Gaming is a fun hobby for taking our minds off real world stresses while introducing us to new friends and can also lead to a career for those striving to be professionals. By using the best products on the market, you too can enjoy having the ultimate game station.
We hope you found this as informative and interesting as we did, especially if you were looking for ideas and recommendations before getting your next ultimate game station. If you have any queries about our desks or have trouble picking out the right desk accessories to suit your gamer setup, feel free to reach out to us! Our team of representatives are experts in what we do and will be happy to help with any questions you may have!
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