What You’ll Need for Your New Gaming Setup (Other Than a PC)

What You’ll Need for Your New Gaming Setup (Other Than a PC)
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    Taking your first steps into PC gaming is an exciting time—there are so many new things for you to try out.

    We’re sure you’re already hard at work shopping for or building your PC, so we’re not going to go over the things you are already working on.


Instead, our guide on what you’ll need for your new gaming setup is going to cover all of the parts that don’t include your PC, monitor, keyboard, or mouse. It’ll be about everything else that you’ll need to get started.

Desk and Chair

While you might already have a desk and chair in your college apartment, they might not have all of the features that you’ll need for PC gaming. For your desk, you’ll want a large tabletop with few drawers, as they can get in the way of an ergonomic setup.

Plus, you might want to get a standing desk, so you won’t have to spend all your time sitting while playing. Be sure to look into both regular standing desks and standing desk converters. That way, you get the type that suits you best.

As for a chair, most will work as long as they’re comfortable and designed for ergonomics. Sitting properly while gaming isn’t only crucial for gaming performance but also for avoiding long-term injuries.

Some Form of Audio Output

Whether you prefer to use headphones or speakers, one thing we can agree on is that monitor speakers tend to suck. That’s why you’re definitely going to want to buy one or the other. If you need to catch every detail of your audio without outside interruption, then headphones will be the way to go.

On the other hand, if you can’t stand the sweaty ears and want to include everyone in the games you play, then you’ll want to purchase some high-quality speakers.

A Source of Lighting

One of the more overlooked inclusions in our list of what you’ll need for your new gaming setup is proper lighting. No, we’re not talking about RGB strips, although those are totally worth getting if you have the money. Rather, we’re referring to traditional light sources.

These are great for those late-night gaming sessions, so you don’t have to strain your eyes to look at the bright screen. Both desk and floor lamps are perfect for giving you some much-needed visibility.

A Fast Router

If you are any sort of competitive gamer, then you’ll want to get the best router money can buy. If you’re close enough to use ethernet, then you won’t have as much to worry about since your connection will be constant.

Unfortunately, for most of us, that isn’t a possibility. That’s why we need powerful routers with unflinching Wi-Fi connections. Nothing is worse than having the game of your life, then getting kicked because your Wi-Fi slowed to a crawl for a few seconds. If you want to be the best, this isn’t a product you’re going to want to skimp on.

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