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New To Gaming? Everything Your Gaming Set Up Needs

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If you’re new to gaming, you need a great gaming set up. Unfortunately, you may not know where to start. 

This is why you need to keep reading. We’ll be running through the essentials that go into your set up. If interested, read ahead. 


For a proper setup, you need a good-sized desk. This is because the desk needs to be large enough to fit all of your equipment. 

Desks for gaming come in all sorts of materials. You need to figure out what material you’re comfortable with. For example, you may be allergic to leather. So a desk with a leather covering isn’t the best.

Thankfully, retailers offer the same desk in a number of materials. So you can pick whichever you think is suitable.

Of course, its sturdiness is important as well. Make sure it’s made from a material that’s quite heavy. If not, it could break due to the weight of your equipment. 

Gaming Chair

Along with a great desk, you need a gaming chair. There are many ways you can work on your posture while gaming, and getting a good gaming chair is how to get about it.

Unfortunately, you may buy the chair without trying it out. This isn’t the best thing to do as you won’t know how ergonomic it is. 

In terms of gaming chairs, each one comes with multiple capabilities. Some allow you to rotate or lean back more than others, while others have different cushioning. 

If you want to be as comfortable as possible, you’ll need to get one that lets you adjust the seat as much as possible. This would keep your spine stabilized, and prevent you from straining your neck. Also, the presence of cushioning prevents your muscles from getting sore. 

The type of material the chair is made from is important as well. You’re going to be seated on the chair for countless hours. If the material isn’t breathable, it will cause you to sweat. This will make gaming very uncomfortable. The material it’s made from will influence how long the chair lasts as well. If it’s made from cheap material, it will deteriorate quickly due to wear and tear. 


Depending on what type of gamer you are, a webcam may be important. This is because you’ll need it if you want to live stream.

Thus, you need to invest in a good quality webcam. The better the quality, the better it will record you, so you’ll be able to draw in viewers with great content. 

Of course, the better the quality, the more you’ll have to spend on it. 

A Mouse

A mouse can affect how well you game. This is especially true if you’re using a laptop, as your driver and mouse pad won’t let you move effortlessly. 

Fortunately, there are many mice on the market. You should purchase one that’s very comfortable to grip. 

You won’t be able to determine how comfortable it is without trying the mouse out. So don’t think about purchasing it online.

A gaming mouse is your best bet. This is because they’re designed to be the easiest to use.

A Mouse Pad 

If you want to use your mouse smoothly, you should invest in a good mouse pad. The best mouse pads for gaming are extended.

With a regular mouse pad, you could make the wrong move and your mouse might slip off the pad. This might cause you to lose control while playing, affecting the game. This won’t happen with an extended mouse pad by your side. 

It encompasses a large area of your desk. This gives you ample space for you to use the mouse on.

A Game Controller

A keyboard is great but you can’t always use it for games. Instead, you’ll have to use a controller as the WASD function doesn’t let you move as smoothly as you want.

There are many PC games that work well with controllers. The most prominent is Dark Souls. 

Thankfully the same controllers you use on your PC can be used on a gaming console. 

A Monitor

A large monitor is important when it comes to gaming. If it’s too small, you won’t be able to view the gameplay properly. This will affect how you game, in turn.

Hence, there are monitors specially designed for gamers. They’re not too big or too small. 

However, when buying the monitor, ensure that it’s not too big for your set up. You have to assess whether it’ll fit with other items on your desk. 

When purchasing a monitor, check its quality. Different monitors come with different screen types. If you have the money to splurge, ensure that its screen has the most pixels and is not LCD. 


You should look for one that’s designed for gaming. This will ensure it has a CPU, GPU and other components optimized to fit high-intensity games.

Size matters when it comes to processors as well. They can get bulky so you should ensure that you have enough space to keep them. 

Gaming Laptop

If you want to save space, you should get a gaming laptop. It will have a good monitor and processor, similar to a PC. What’s more, you can take the laptop with you and game anywhere.

It does a better job than a PC. Gaming laptops are known to be more powerful for a lesser price. That’s why sites like https://budgetreport.com/best-cheap-gaming-laptop/ have lists comparing the two.


A gaming set up won’t be complete without high-quality speakers. Major brands are known to produce the best speakers. Although they are expensive, you can get hold of them during sales. This is especially true during Black Friday. 

Along with speakers, you need a headset. Unfortunately, you may not be able to get a good quality headset for cheap. So you’ll have to splurge on it. 

There are many things to consider when looking for a headset. One of the most important of these is how comfortable it is.


Lighting can create a certain ambiance, and this can boost your gaming experience. The best gamers have lights set up across their room, so why not do the same? You can use string lights that change in color for dirt cheap. Thus, you’ll be adding a great touch to the setup.

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