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December 7, 2023 - 5 mins read
Video games have come a long, long way in the last few decades as technology has allowed for more immersive and interactive multiplayer games to emerge. Today, gaming isn’t just something to keep the kids occupied on school holidays– it’s a lifestyle, a career choice and a way to meet new people.
If you’re serious about gaming, having the right setup at home is essential. From consoles to chargers & gaming accessories, check out these simple tips and ideas to make sure you’ve got everything you need for the ultimate gaming setup.
If you’re tired of always setting up and packing down your gaming tech, it might be time to create a dedicated space. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a place you won’t be distracted, like your bedroom. Depending on whether you’re a PC or console gamer, there are certain things you’ll need to build out your gaming room.
Let’s talk logistics – as a gamer, you may spend a lot of time sitting down in front of screens, so you want to make sure you’re taking care of your body. The right tools and tech can make all the difference. From laptops and keyboards to chairs and even headphones, when it comes to making the perfect gaming setup, choosing the right equipment matters.
For the ultimate customizable experience, gaming on a desktop PC is the way to go. From high definition gaming monitors to superpowered PCs ready to run the next generation of games, there’s so many ways to setup your ultimate gaming experience.
Let’s start with the desktop itself. A great option is the the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 27" i5 16GB 512GB Touch AIO. With a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor, you can enjoy high-performance multi-tasking and a snappy system experience. Pair this with the Dell 32" QHD Curved HDR Gaming Monitor for immersive visuals, and you’ll experience a whole new kind of gaming.
If you prefer to keep your gaming mobile, investing in a gaming laptop might be the way to go. A regular laptop isn’t always the best for gaming, so our top pick is the Dell G15 15.6" RTX 3050 Ti 4GB Win 11 Gaming Laptop. Powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, this Windows 11 gaming laptop will make it feel like you’re part of the action!
When it comes to gaming, sound is a crucial part of the overall experience. If you like to play late at night, or simply can’t have the volume up too loud at home, then investing in a set of quality gaming headphones will be a game-changer.
As a gamer, you’re often dealing with low lighting situations to see the action on screen, so it pays to have a keyboard that you don’t have to struggle to see! Take a look at the Corsair K68 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard which has backlit keys and dedicated volume and multimedia controls for speedy responsiveness and durability. Customise your own shortcuts and this keyboard will become your new gaming BFF.
Much like your monitor and keyboard, having a mouse that’s fit for your needs is essential to make the most of your gaming experience. This is where the Logitech G502 Hero Optical Gaming Mouse comes in. Super lightweight with amazing rubber grips, this mouse fits snuggly into your hand and is designed to keep you comfortable and able to respond quickly to any action you’re in.
If you’re a big fan of consoles, you can build the ultimate gaming setup for your home in a few easy steps. Let’s take a look at some options for your visuals, audio and other cool accessories you might like to grab to enhance your experience.
When it comes to choosing the best TV for gaming, our top pick is to go 4K. There are a lot of options for 4K TVs that offer superior visuals which are crucial for an amazing gaming experience. 4K TVs don’t just offer higher resolution than Full HD TVs, they also have less lag and faster response times, so that when you press a button on your controller, you’ll see the action on screen virtually in real-time.
Adding speakers or a soundbar to your TV is a great way to boost the sound when you’re gaming. For immersive sound quality, check out the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. Dive deep into impactful and immersive sound that drowns you into any musical and visual experience.
Any serious gamer knows that the right gaming accessories can make or break your performance. From gaming headphones to mousepads, and cables to power packs, to last the distance you’ll need the best tools and addons.
Take for example, the Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure. The ring-Con and Leg Strap measures your real-world actions and helps turn them into in-game movements, adding adventure and fun to your workout routine.
It might be the last thing on your mind, but a comfortable, ergonomic gaming chair is one of the best investments you can make. When choosing a chair, consider the amount of room you have and always opt for something with as much back support as possible.
Some gaming chairs also have great built-in extras, like Bluetooth speakers and massage functions, both of which aren’t necessarily required, but they do add some luxury and fun to your gaming setup. Speaking of luxury, pay attention to the materials that gaming chairs are made of. Leather and vinyl chairs are easy to keep clean, but aren’t very breathable, whereas cotton and microfiber are great to keep cool but can stain easily.
Now that you’re across what you need, it’s time to set up the actual room you’re going to use for gaming at home. This is where you get to have a little bit of fun, so get your creative juices flowing and get to work!
First thing’s first, you’ll want to pick a space that’s going to fit your entire gaming setup. Consider the type of desk or TV, how big your chair is, and any other accessories you’ll be using. The last thing you want is a cramped space to game in. Pro tip: tidy the room and keep it clutter-free so you can stay focused on gaming to your heart’s content.
Grab yourself a desk or a table that’s going to fit everything you need and choose ways to organise all those pesky cables to keep them neat and out of the way. You don’t want to be navigating through piles of cables or spilling drinks on your console because there’s not enough room for everything to fit!
For any games you play online, make sure you’ve got great Internet access. Nearly all games have online communities and the ability to play with other people from all around the world is half the fun. So, check your connection and make sure it’s going to support your gaming. If your Wi-Fi router isn’t in the same room as your gaming setup, consider researching Wi-Fi routers and extenders to give you the best connection possible.
The Good Guys have one of the largest ranges of gaming tech and devices in Australia. When it comes to gaming setups, our team are experts, so let us help you level up your home gaming experience. To find out more, visit us online or in-store.
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