October 8, 2020 - 5 mins read
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 Lenovo Legion T5 i5 Gaming Desktop. Powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor, 16GB of RAM, this PC can handle all your favourite games. 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 Acer Nitro Gaming Laptop. It’s 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor is built for serious gaming and with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution you’ll 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.
Check out the ASTRO A50 Astro PS4/PC Gaming Headset, specifically designed for gamers everywhere with top of the line audio and a built-in microphone for low-latency voice communication. These comfortable headphones are wireless too, so you won’t get tangled up or chained down, giving you the freedom and flexibility to get right into your gaming.
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 Logitech G413 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard which has backlit keys and a Romer-G mechanical switch 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 G402 Hyperion Fury 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 Samsung 7.1.2CH Dolby Atmos Soundbar. Designed with True Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X, you’ll enjoy incredible sound clarity, even at low volumes.
Another awesome option is the LG 2.1Ch 300W Soundbar. It supports a range of different audio formats and packs a punch when it comes to volume! With a sleek design and a 300W total output, you won’t miss a beat with this powerful soundbar.
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 Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel Xbox & PC. Perfect for any racing game, it has a comfortable hand stitched leather wheel with an epic 900-degree rotation, plus pedals so you can really immerse yourself and drive like a Formula 1 pro.
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.