How To Create The Best Gaming Setup

A gaming setup can truly play a part in how you play. Having a poor setup can hinder your potential and not allow you to get the most out of the game. Whereas a great setup will allow you to avoid distractions, maintain comfort, and maximize the outcome of your game. On that note, here is how to create the best gaming setup, which will maximize your gaming potential.

Cooling fans

Your setup will include some kind of computer. Whether it is a console or an actual computer, inside will be a system that needs to stay cool in order to maintain longevity and avoid disruptions. 

A cooling fan will ensure to keep your computer at the optimal temperature for gameplay. Therefore, you won’t experience any lag and you will be able to maintain your gameplay without interruptions. 

The Best RGB Fans for Case will ensure that your computer stays cool and runs efficiently while looking cool. RGB fans are lit up with unique lighting to make your gaming experience extra immersive. 


A headset is an accessory every gamer needs. Although you might enjoy blasting music or the gaming sounds through your speakers, it doesn’t offer the same immersion that a headset will. 

Wearing a headset will allow you to stay immersed while also hearing small noises that you otherwise wouldn’t hear over a speaker. For instance, if you are playing a game whereby you need to hear if people are coming up behind you, you will be able to do so with noises closer to your ear. 

The best headsets are over-ear headsets, as these will maximize sound and limit outside noise.

A good chair

Every good gaming setup begins with a good chair. Maintaining comfort while you are gaming will ensure that you can maintain focus on the game rather than squirming around trying to find a comfortable position. 

The longer you can maintain comfort, the longer you will be able to concentrate. 

A good chair is one that isn’t solid, as a solid chair will quickly cause discomfort and back pain. One that is adjustable will ensure that you can achieve the most comfortable position for you. Every gamer’s desk height will differ, as well as their back angle position. Therefore, getting an adjustable chair will ensure that you will be able to achieve the best position to suit your needs for different games. 

The best PC or console

Every gamer will have their gaming device preference. Whether that is a PC or a console, getting the best possible device will enhance your gameplay and help you play at your best. 

The best gaming devices will offer optimal performance as their processor will be capable of playing high-end games with a lot of data. The quicker the processor works, the less lag the gamer will experience.

Likewise, the best gaming devices will offer the best graphics and sound, which can enhance your gaming experience and make the games a lot more immersive.

Create the Best Gaming Setup for PC
Create the Best Gaming Setup for PC

Choosing a monitor

Along with your device, you will need a monitor to display the games on. Again, one that offers fast processing and optimal resolution will enhance your gaming experience. 

When you are choosing a monitor, the best thing to look for is the refresh rates. The higher the refresh rate on a gaming monitor, the smoother the gameplay will be. This will improve response times as well as color accuracy too. 

Or, choosing a projector

If you want a larger-than-life gaming experience, then you might want to consider a projector. These are great if you like to game in person with friends as the screen will be big enough for you both to comfortably sit in front of and see.

Again, a projector needs to have high-resolution and refresh rates so that you can optimize your gameplay and not experience delays. Choosing a projector that offers adjustable brightness will ensure that the projection is always visible and easy to see no matter what natural light you are playing in. 

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A projector is a great investment if you enjoy gaming and movies, as it can double up to work for both. 

The right controller

Every gamer will require a controller if they are playing on anything other than a PC. Every gaming console will require a controller and likely come with one. Yet, the controller that comes with consoles isn’t necessarily the best. 

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There are various controllers on the market that are tailored to different types of games and different gaming needs. 

First, it needs to be compatible with your hands and your speed. One that sits comfortably in your hands will ensure you can avoid distractions and play without even thinking about it. 

Second, it is often best to get a wireless controller so that you don’t have any distractions or nuisances while gaming (especially if you move around a lot). A wireless controller will offer a gamer more freedom and the ability to move around. Fewer restrictions will help optimize gameplay and improve a gamer’s experience. 

A great desk

As well as having a great chair, a great desk is also key. The desk is practically the center of a gamer’s gaming experience, so it could be the reason a gamer keeps winning or losing. 

Thus, having a great desk will maximize your experience and attribute to how you play and perform. 

Your desk needs to be as comfortable as possible, which factors down to its size and adjustability. One that fits all of your gaming equipment is key. Likewise, getting an adjustable desk is just as great as an adjustable chair. Being able to adjust the position and height of your desk will ensure that you can find the best position to suit you and maximize your comfort while playing.


Another gaming accessory that every PC gamer will want to consider is a keyboard. Every PC gamer will need one, so choosing the right one is key for optimizing your gaming experience. 

The best type of keyboard to avoid lag and distractions is a wireless one. It will look fantastic in your setup and optimize your gameplay. One that has easy-to-type keys will ensure that you can play your game without needing to look down at the keyboard, as this could delay your gameplay and hinder your winning ability.


Along with a keyboard, every PC gamer will need a mouse. Although a mouse isn’t the most important accessory, it is important to choose the best one to optimize your setup. 

Having a mouse will give you a few extra buttons to use during gameplay, as well as whilst setting up your game. It can enhance a player’s experience by making it easier to set up a game and also making the gaming experience more adjustable. 

Use the best lighting

Playing in poor lighting can not only strain your eyes but can also hinder your experience. If you play in the daytime, natural lighting will be good enough to maintain your game playability. Natural lighting is great for focus and reduces eye strain. 

If you are playing in the evenings, then you will need extra lighting to mimic the natural lighting. Other types of lighting can also enhance the immersion of the game. 

The first type of lighting that you will want to consider when creating your gaming setup is the main light. One that isn’t too bright or dark will ensure that you can reduce eye strain and maintain focus on the game. Second, you might want to consider gaming lights (such as RGB strip lights) to make your gaming setup look and feel cool. 

Some lights mimic the rhythm of your game, which can enhance your focus and make the game more immersive. 

Internet connection

Every game in the modern-day requires an internet connection, and your connectivity will really make a difference to how you play. You need the fastest internet possible to maximize your gameplay. 

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If you can, getting your own wired internet connection will optimize the speed of your game and cause very few delays. If multiple people in your household use the internet at the same time you are playing your game, it can cause lag. Therefore, your own connection that is wired will incur minimal disruptions. 


Speaking of distractions, these should be limited if you want to make the best possible setup. If possible, find your own room to play your games in. This will mean that you can maintain full concentration and stay focused on your game. Even just one distraction could make you lose. 

Minimizing your distractions could be as simple as closing the door behind you, maxing out your headphone sound, and asking people in your household to not interrupt you while playing. It will make a huge difference in how you play and ensure that you can maintain full concentration on the game. 

Optimizing your gaming setup will help you get the most out of the experience, improve your performance, and satisfy your win streak.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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