October 7, 2021

Best Gaming Setups of 2021

The bigger, faster, and smarter our systems run the better we perform and the more immersive our gaming experience. Passionate gamers are always on the hunt for the best new gadget, device, or system to enhance their online world experience, and below we have some of the best and most innovative gaming accessories on the planet. We give our opinion on everything from a blazing fast water-cooled PC to the comfiest gaming cheer to an outrageous monitor that combines a mountain of real estate with insanely crisp imagery. So, let’s pretend money is no object and see what the pros are using!

Custom Water Cooling EKWB With RTX 3090 FE & i9 10900K - WePC | Let's build  your dream gaming PC

Custom Water Cooling EKWB With RTX 3090 FE & i9 10900K

RAM – Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 3600MHZ CL18

Case – Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

CPU – Intel i9-10900K

GPU – MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio 24G

Motherboard – ASUS ROG Maximus XII Formula Z490

SSD – SAMSUNG 980 PRO 2TB PCIe NVMe

PSU – Corsair AXi Series, AX1600i, 1600 Watt, 80+ Titanium PSU

While everyone is walking, you’re taking a rocket ride through the gaming landscape with this stunning setup. Not only is it aesthetically eye-popping but the heart, soul, and guts of this jet engine are state-of-the-art. A triple monitor attached will make you believe you are in the middle of all of the action whether it’s shooting your way to victory or racing your Indy car around a track with the best drivers in the world. It is all delivered in spectacular fashion courtesy of the monster engine you’ve got working for you. Everything you want and need in a system is here for the asking…for about $4500.

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 vs 2020 Review and Comparison

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022

If you’re not comfortable, you’re not happy. But that will no longer be a concern because the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 will fit you like a glove and make sitting down for hours on end a problem your posterior will never endure again. Many of us suffer from cramping, aches, back problems, and general discomfort when sitting for even a short length of time but that’s because we don’t have the right equipment underneath us.

If you’re passionate about esports or even a recreational gamer this chair is a must. Many of the professionals use this chair as well and, unlike the rest of us, they have a vested financial interest in their comfort because the stakes are high. For instance, the Dota 2 TI10 tournament will be offering over $40 million in prize money with $15 million going to the winner! Even the best online sportsbooks are offering odds on esports tournaments like the TI10.

Wide rubber casters make this chair easy to roll and the adjustable lumbar support eases you into the comfort zone of your choice. This cloud cushion will set you back about $450-$500 but its durability will make you glad that you spent the dough for years to come.

PREDATOR X38 | G-SYNC ULTIMATE HDR Gaming Monitor | Predator United States

Acer Predator X38

Screen size: 37.5-inch

Panel type: IPS

Aspect ratio: 24:9

Resolution: 3840×1600

Response time: 1 ms

Refresh rate: 144 Hz (175 Hz overclocked)

Weight: 21 pounds

Size matters when it comes to monitors and so too does the resolution and refresh rate, to name but a few. And while there are thousands of monitors to choose from, with many of them indistinguishable from one another, this one is often discussed when the conversation turns to the best gaming monitors.

At anywhere from $1700 to $2000 this little piece of avant-garde technology doesn’t come cheap but if you want the best, you better be prepared to pay for it. It’s got all the bells and whistles that you would want from a monitor that will be hitched to a wagon like the water-cooled PC above that produces sizzling gaming performance and an undeniably amazing experience.

Cloud Gaming Headsets - Cloud Core, Cloud, Cloud II | HyperX

HyperX Cloud II Wireless

Wireless: Yes

Drivers: 53mm, Dynamic, neodymium magnets

Connectivity: USB Dongle

Frequency response: 15Hz – 20,000Hz

Features: Detachable mic

Weight: 300g

Battery Life: 30 hours

We would be remiss if we didn’t include gaming headsets on this list. Without a seamless audio experience, the game can still be good but it wouldn’t be immersive nor complete. If you want the whole enchilada and are willing to pay for the best of the best then why stop at your headset? Besides, in the grand scheme of things, this is one of the more inexpensive items on the have-to-have gaming list.

The Hyper X Cloud II Wireless is not only comfortable (you’ll forget you’re wearing it within a minute of putting it on) but the audio delivery is sublime. The mic is also crystal clear and the battery lasts 30 hours according to the manufacturer’s specs. There are others on the market that can rival the HyperX Cloud II but none that can beat it.

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Peter Hatch


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