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7 Things You Absolutely Need For The Perfect Gaming Set-Up

If you’re looking to upgrade and refresh your gaming set-up then we’ve got you covered! Working from home means treating yo’self to the gaming room that you deserve, whether you’re a budding streamer or just in need ways to immerse yourself in your games. Here are the seven things you need for the perfect gaming set-up!

1. Best Gaming Speakers

Sound is super important when it comes to creating the most immersive and exciting space in which to enjoy your games. Non-streamers who want top-quality audio without a headset are going to want to invest in a worthwhile set of speakers. My gaming room is equipped with a pair of KRK Rokit RP5 G3s, which admittedly aren’t cheap, but boy do they sound good.

Image: Logitech Z200

Looking for decent speakers on a budget? The Logitech Z200 PC Speakers are nifty little things that definitely pack a punch. For less than £30, you’re onto a winner with these. Check them out on Amazon here.

2. Best Gaming Microphone

If you’re looking to stream games, chat with your community and generally sound a lot better than you currently do in Zoom calls, a Blue microphone will be a safe bet.

Image: Blue Snowball iCE

The Blue Snowball iCE is a solid mic that’ll have you sounding as clear as a bell, and with a built-in stand, you won’t need to worry about installing a mic arm. Retailing for around £54.99, you can get one for yourself right here.

3. Best Gaming Chair

You can’t think “gaming chair” without thinking of Secret Lab, and once you own a Secret Lab chair, you’ll never go back. Comfortable, stylish and – again – comfortable, your back will thank you! Prices start from £349.

Image: iProgaming Chair

Looking for a cheaper alternative? Pick up the iPROGAMING GAMING CHAIR over on our GameByte shop! Quality and comfort for less than £100? What a steal!

4. Best Gaming Monitor

You deserve nothing but the best from your gaming monitor, and if price isn’t a factor then investing in the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q is possibly the best decision when it comes to things you need for the perfect gaming set-up

Image: ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q

This monitor is a firm favourite amongst gamers, which probably explains why it’s so hard to come by – and why it sports a high price tag. Although it clocks in at over £400, the PG279Q delivers 27″ of 2560×1440 resolution, plus low input lag. It’s worth the money if you can find out in stock! (Buy one for yourself here!)

5. Best Gaming Mouse

Your set-up is only as good as the money you invest, and your mouse should be no different. Though it’s definitely not the cheapest gaming mouse on the market, the Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse is definitely one of the best.

Image: Logitech MX Master 3

With speed, precision and comfort at its core, if you’re looking for a high-end top-tier gaming mouse, this is the one I use and I thoroughly recommend it (though it does clock in at just shy of £100). Get one from Amazon here.

Looking for a cheaper alternative? The wired SteelSeries Rival 3 is a fantastic option for less than £30. Plus it features a TrueMove core optical gaming sensor! Pick it up here.

6. Best Gaming Keyboard

Every PC gamer needs a great keyboard and the MX Keys Master Series by Logitech is a staple in my gaming rig.

Image: MX KEYS Logitech

A heavy-duty wireless keyboard with backlighting and ambient light sensors, this is probably the sleekest keyboard you get can for around the £100 mark. Get one from Logitech here.

7. Best Gaming Headset

Headsets all come down to your own personal preference, but from Call of Duty to Zoom meetings, the GSP 370 from EPOS | Sennheiser is a great all-round performer.

Credit: Sennheiser

With 100 hours of charge and wireless connectivity which stretches from one side of your home to the other, this is a great PC and PS4 headset for all your online needs. Snag yours here!

And there you have it, that’s seven must-have things you need for the perfect gaming set-up. Anything we’ve missed off the list? Let us know on Twitter!

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