What You Need To Set Up A PC Gaming Station At Home
The technology available for gaming these days is tremendous, but in order to have that great gaming experience, you have to spend money. You don't just want the basics, you want the coolest gaming station in your room so that you can play in comfort and in style. We are going to tell you how to do just that! There are many different brands and products out there, some with too many zeros at the end. Don't stress because we have you covered, a gaming station on a tight budget as well as if you just want to splash some cash. With a different choice suited to each budget, you can look at the options and make a decision from there. So let's take a look at what you need to set up a PC gaming station.
A Gaming Desk
First things first, you need a desk. Without a desk you will be sitting on the floor, gaming with a damaged back, and i mean where else do you put your screen, keyboard and all your equipment? You need to find a desk that fits perfectly into your room without taking too much space, but also able to support your equipment without it being squashed on top of each other. Any old desk will do, but you don't just want anyone, you want a cool one! Depending on your budget and space available in your room, you can quite easily find an affordable desk at your local furniture store.
One company that specializes in gaming desks is Evodesk. You can choose from a wide range of different desks that cater to different needs, or you can create and customize your own! These desks come with a digital programmable controller that allows you to adjust the height of the desk with your fingertips. Their desks range from around $379-$1500 (R5052-R19996). These Desks can be altered, adjusted and accessories added on, there is no limit when it comes to modifying. Another company that gives you the feels for gaming Prospec Designs. Their R2s desks are designed to fit almost anything on it and has neon lining along the edges which look totally cool. Their desks come with a remote that hide your monitor screen in the desk! Prospec gaming desks range from around $450-$799 (R5999-R10,651).
Gaming in a comfortable chair is a must! Your environment can often affect the way you play and if you are sitting in a very uncomfortable chair, then you might notice that you aren't gaming to the best of your ability. If you looking for a chair on a budget than Evetech is your best bet. They offer a range of gaming chairs, from color, size, shape and designed for different support. DXRacer gaming chairs range from around R1999-R10000 ($150-$750), these are perfect for gaming budget station. Another company that makes great gaming chairs for a good price is AKRacing. Their chairs are designed for comfort and are ultra sleek and modern. While these chairs aren't cheap, they aren't too expensive and range from around R5299-R5799 ($397-$434 ). A variety of chairs suited for everyone's budget.
The quality of your monitor screen for gaming needs to be great. Its just not going to cut it if you have a low-resolution screen when playing your favorite game. Luckily technology today is awesome and there a monitors out there that are so clear, you feel like your inside of the game. A monitor screen that will definitely enhance your experience is the Alienware AW3418DW. The screen size is 34-inches, it has a 3,440-1,440 resolution and has a 4ms response time. This definitely is a monitor for that serious gamer, but you have to splash some serious cash as it costs $929.99 (R12397,93 ). To stay on the budget the monitor for you is a DELL SE2416H, it is 24 inches, has a 1920x1080 resolution and a 6ms response time. The cost for this is around R2000 ($150 ). Both of these screens are great and will do well in your gaming station.
Your tower case covers all your hardware. The hardware is up to the gamer as everyone wants different specs, not everyone wants the same stuff. That doesn't mean the hardware has to be a sore eye, a tower case can make it look tidy and cool. Tower cases range from low to high and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. For someone on a budget, the perfect tower case is the Bitfenix Comrade Window case. The dimensions for this case is 185mm x 428.55mm x 470.5mm and motherboard support is Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX. It comes with 120mm rear cooling, 7 PCI slots, 3x 5.25, 3x3.5, 3x2.5 drive bays and 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0 and HD Audio. The Bitfenix tower costs an average of R500 ($38). A tower that's going to cost you more and looks a bit fancier is the Corsair 570X RGB PC casing. The dimensions are 480mm x 234mm x 512mm and motherboard support is Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX which is up to 272mm. It comes with 3x120mm RGB LED front cooling fans and 2x3.5 inch and 2x2.5 inch drive bays. External connections are 2x USB 3.0 port, 1x headphone port and 1x microphone port. This case will set you back roughly R2500 ($180).
Mouse and Keyboard
Whats a computer without its trusty mouse and keyboard! With many good brands out there it must be hard trying to decide which one to choose. So we've decided to show you a budget-friendly combo as well as a more expensive mouse, keypad and earphones if budget isn't an issue. For those budget conscious gamers, this is definitely a deal of a lifetime! The Redragon 4 in 1 gaming RGB PC combo that includes a mouse, keypad, mousepad and earphones! The keyboard dimensions are 45.5 x 18.8 x 2.2 cm, the mouse has an advanced optical sensor with 800/1600/2400/3200 4 level DPI adjustment which delivers precise tracking, while the headphones are lightweight with synthetic leather an memory phone ear covers. This combo costs around R500-R700 ($38-$53) depending on where you purchase this deal. If you looking for something different and more expensive the ASUS ROG Strix flare mechanical gaming keyboard is for you. The dimensions are 454 x 155 x 31 mm and Keys with individual vibrant backlighting. The keyboard goes for around R3000 ($225). To go with this keyboard is the ASUS ROG Gladius II gaming mouse, its perfect in almost every way. The mouse has a 1200 DPI, aura sync RGDB lighting, USB wired optical ergonomic and a durable 50 million click. This will cost roughly R1200 ($90). To go with the keyboard and mouse is the ASUS ROG strix fusion 500 gaming headset, it comes with RGB lighting on the sides, a digital microphone, airtight chamber and hybrid ear cushions as well as an ASUS essence driver. The headphones will set you back around R2500-R3000 ($188-$225) depending on where you purchase them. Besides the difference in cost, these are great products that will fit perfectly in your at home gaming station.
Having great speakers can change the way the game feels. From knowing that you are just playing a game to feeling like you are inside of the game. A great set of speakers that are definitely on point with your tight budget is the Creative SBS A250 2.1 channel desktop speakers. It comes with a down-firing subwoofer and 11 watt RMS power, it has a 3.5mm connection and onboard volume control that is sure to make your experience that much better. These speakers go for around R500-R700 ($38-$53). For those with no budget then definitely the good old razer brand is going to be your go-to with their Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 gaming speakers. It has bass ports for powerful lows that are at the back, easy access to volume controls and the headphone jack as well as 3-inch drivers that are made from custom woven glass fiber. These speakers will cost roughly around R2500 ($188).
Now that you have some options to choose from, it definitely makes it easier for you to start setting up your perfect PC Station!