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Gamers Unite: Elevate Your Play with These 8 Must-Have Gaming Desk Setup Transformations

Are you tired of hunching over your kitchen table while trying to game like a pro? Imagine you're in the middle of a high stakes match and your chair collapses, causing you to lose the game. Say goodbye to cramped spaces and hello to a gaming setup that will level up your gaming experience. With a 30-second commute from your bed to your gaming station, you'll never have to sacrifice comfort for productivity again.

This week's blog post will show you how to optimize your gaming setup with all the essential items you need to take your game to the next level. We've got you covered from desk, monitor and accessories, to a comfortable chair and proper lighting. With the perfect gaming setup, you'll immerse yourself in your favorite games and easily conquer new worlds. Whether battling fantastical behemoths, saving the galaxy from yet another menace, or racing to the finish line, a well-designed gaming station will help you achieve victory every time.

And don't worry. We'll also discuss budget-friendly options to ensure you don't break the bank while building your ultimate gaming setup. By the end of this post, you'll have a checklist of everything you need to create a productive and entertaining gaming environment. So, get ready to unleash your inner gamer, and let's get started!


Transform Your Gaming Experience: 8 Must-Have Essentials for the Ultimate Setup

A gaming setup is a crucial part of a seamless gaming experience. The suitable gaming desk, headset stand, lighting, power strip, mouse pad, cable management, gaming chair, and soundproofing can make all the difference in elevating your gaming experience. 

Whether you're looking to improve your reaction time, reduce eye strain, or simply add style to your setup, these 8 essential items will help you get the most out of your gaming sessions.

●      Big Enough to Fit All Your Gear: Choosing the Perfect Gaming Desk

●      Hang Your Headset with Pride: Installing a Hook (aka Stand)

●      Light Up Your Game: the Benefits of Adequate Lighting in Your Gaming Setup

●      Power Up: Choosing the Right Power Strip

●      Get a Grip: Choosing the Right Mouse Pad

●      Keep Your Cords in Check: Cable Management Solutions

●      Sit Comfortably: Choosing the Right Gaming Chair

●      Get in the Zone: The Importance of Soundproofing Your Gaming Space



Big Enough to Fit All Your Gear: Choosing the Perfect Gaming Desk

As a gamer, you know that a good desk setup is essential for a seamless gaming experience. Imagine yourself in a heated battle, your adrenaline pumping as you try to outsmart your opponents. Your hands are flying over the keyboard and mouse, your eyes locked onto the screen. Suddenly, your desk starts to shake, and you realize your drink is about to spill all over your precious gaming setup. You quickly try to grab the glass, but it's too late. Your keyboard and mouse are drenched, and the game is lost. This could have been avoided if you had a gaming desk with a built-in cup holder.

Scenes like these highlight the importance of having a gaming desk that is not only big enough to fit all your gaming supplies but also has features that cater to the needs of gamers, such as a built-in cupholder and adjustable height mechanisms.

When choosing a desk for gaming, one of the most important things to look for is the size and shape of the desk. A large, rectangular desk will typically provide the most space for your gaming setup, while an L-shaped desk can be a good option if you need more surface area but also want to conserve space.

Another important consideration is the material of the desk. A desk made of wood or metal can be durable and long lasting, while a glass or acrylic desk can give your gaming setup a sleek, modern look.

One of the most popular types of gaming desks is the adjustable standing desk, as it allows you to switch between sitting and standing positions, which can improve circulation and prevent the harmful effects of prolonged sitting.

You can look for desks that support up to 110 pounds and have spacious surface area of at least 42 inches by 23-24 inches. Consider having a desk with built-in cable management routing, adjustable leg pads, and a steel frame to help keep your cords organized and out of the way. 


Hang Your Headset with Pride: Installing a Hook

Installing a hook or stand for your headset is not just about finding a random spot to hang it. Oh no, it's serious business for gamers! You must ensure your headset is within arm's reach because you never know when to mute yourself during a heated gaming session.

First things first, location is vital. A wall-mounted hook should be placed at eye level, around 5-6 feet (150-180cm) from the ground. This way, you won't have to break your neck trying to grab your headset unless you're playing a game that requires you to turn your head a lot, and in that case you should hang the stand or hook it lower.

Next up is weight capacity. Gamers know that headsets can be heavy, like carrying a small headcrab if you get the reference. So, you'll want to make sure your hook can hold at least 2-3 pounds (1-1.5kg) of weight. Because the last thing you want is your headset crashing to the ground during a crucial moment in the game, especially if you're playing a horror game. That would be a nightmare.

Compatibility is also important. Make sure the hook is compatible with the headset you have, whether over ear or on ear. Only some hooks are created equal, and you want to avoid ending up with a hook that's only good for hanging your hat on.

Durability is also a must. You're probably rough on your gear as a gamer, so you'll want to ensure your hook is made from durable materials like metal or hard plastic. No flimsy plastic hooks for you!

And lastly, Aesthetics. Gamers care about the overall look of their setup, and you'll want to ensure the hook you choose fits in with the aesthetic of your gaming space. Whether you prefer sleek and minimalistic or more elaborate designs, just make sure it looks fantastic. You don't want a hook that looks like it's from the 90s. That would be embarrassing.


Light Up Your Game: the Benefits of Adequate Lighting in Your Gaming Setup

As a dedicated gamer, you always seek ways to elevate your gaming experience. Your setup is a work of art, with the latest graphics card, a lightning-fast processor, and a high refresh rate monitor that puts you right in the heart of the action. But something is missing, a certain spark. That's when you discover the world of LED lights for gaming.

It all began with a fateful night, you were browsing the internet, and you came across a gaming streamer with LED lights synced to gameplay. The lights changed colors and intensity depending on what was happening in the game. The streamer was playing a horror game, and while creeping through dark corridors, the LED lights in the room changed to a deep red, casting eerie shadows on the walls. As a jump scare happened, the lights flickered and turned bright white, adding to the tension and fear. It was like watching a horror movie, but instead of being a passive observer, you were right in the middle of the action. You knew at that moment you had to have that level of immersion in your gaming setup.

When it comes to color temperature, it's about setting the mood. A warm, yellow light (around 2000K-3000K) is perfect for those relaxed, casual gaming sessions. But when it's time to get your blood pumping and take on the world, a cool, blue light (around 5500K-6500K) is the way to go.

So, whether you're solving puzzles or taking down enemies, you'll have the perfect light to match the on-screen action.

Brightness is another essential factor to consider when choosing LED lights for gaming. Too much light can be overwhelming, while too little can make it hard to see what's happening on the screen. That's why it's essential to have adjustable brightness levels to tailor light to your comfort level.

And let's remember color change options. With the ability to change colors, you can match the onscreen action or create a specific mood or atmosphere in your gaming area. The ability to control the color and brightness with a remote or software gives you even more control over ambiance.


Sit Like a Pro: Upgrade Your Gaming Setup with Our Adjustable & Ergonomic Gaming Chairs for Ultimate Comfort & Support

When it comes to gaming, comfort is critical. Sitting for hours on end in a chair that doesn't support your body can lead to aches, pains, and even long term injuries.

Imagine yourself as the protagonist in an epic RPG, embarking on a perilous journey through fantastical realms. As you hack and slash your way through hordes of enemies, you feel a sense of invincibility until you start to also feel the weight of your armor. That’s because you’re in a chair that doesn’t properly support you. You’re encumbered.  

That's why an ergonomic chair is a must for any serious gamer. Not just any chair will do, though. You need one designed to keep your body in a healthy position and reduce stress on your spine, shoulders, and wrists.

When choosing an ergonomic chair for gaming, some essential things to look for are good height adjustment, lumbar support, and tilt tension. For example, if you don't have the proper height adjustment on your chair, you may find yourself straining your neck to see the screen or hunching your shoulders to reach the keyboard. To avoid this situation, look for a chair that adjusts seat height between 16-21 inches from the floor.

Similarly, if the backrest is not adjustable, you may find yourself slouching in your chair, while one adaptable to a range of 85-155 degrees supports good posture and reduces strain on the back.

Tilt tension is also essential. You don't want the chair to tilt too quickly and put you in an uncomfortable position, leaving you feeling stiff. Finally, having built-in lumbar support is a must, as it helps to reduce strain on the lower back and keeps your spine in a healthy position.


Elevate Your Gaming Experience with a Lightning-Fast Monitor - Say Goodbye to Blur and Hello to Smooth Gameplay!

Imagine yourself in the middle of an intense gaming session. You're in the zone, completely immersed in the game, and nothing can break your focus. Every move counts, and every second matters. But then, you notice something off, the game doesn't feel as smooth as it should, the image isn’t as clear, and the fast-paced action is causing motion blur and ghosting. This is where a better gaming monitor comes in.

A gaming monitor with a high refresh rate of at least 144Hz can display more frames per second, resulting in a smoother and more responsive gaming experience. A fast response time of 1ms or less ensures that pixels change color faster, reducing motion blur and ghosting in fast-paced games. A resolution of 1080p or higher, such as 1440p or 2160p (4K), means that games look sharper and more detailed.

A monitor with a wide viewing angle means that the image remains accurate and consistent even when viewed from off-center positions. Different types of panels have other properties. IPS panels have good color accuracy, while TN panels have low input lag and fast response time. Adaptive sync technology helps to eliminate screen tearing. It is offered by two leading technologies, FreeSync by AMD and G-Sync by NVIDIA.

Upgrade your gaming setup with a true gaming monitor and experience the difference yourself. You'll never want to go back to a regular monitor again. 


Elevate Your Game with Essential Accessories: Mouse Pads to Gaming Mats, Cup Holders, and more

Imagine yourself in the heat of more epic gaming, but as the hours pass, your cursor starts to jump, and your mouse becomes less precise, giving your opponents the upper hand.

Don't let this happen to you. Elevate your gaming experience with the ultimate gaming setup: a mouse pad crafted from the finest materials, available in various sizes to fit your design, and cushioned to provide comfort for your wrists and hands during long gaming sessions. A cup holder keeps your favorite drink close by, so you never have to pause the game to grab a sip.

When it comes to choosing the perfect mouse pad, size is critical. You want to make sure it fits comfortably in your gaming space, with dimensions ranging from small to large, such as 9 x 8 inches or 36 x 48 inches.

But size is one of many factors to consider. The material of your mouse pad can make a big difference in your gaming experience. Cloth pads provide a smooth surface for the mouse to glide on, while rubber pads offer more grip and stability. And with different thicknesses available, ranging from 2mm to 5mm, you can choose the perfect level of cushioning for your wrist. Also, some mouse pads come with a textured surface to enhance the precision of cursor movement.

A gaming mat can take your gaming setup to the next level, providing comfort for your wrists and hands during long gaming sessions. With various sizes and materials like cloth or rubber, you can find the perfect gaming mat to fit your needs. And as for the surface texture, you can choose between textured or smooth.

As for the cup holder, those arrive in different sizes and shapes, so you can find the perfect cup holder to keep your drink container handy and stable. And with materials like plastic or metal, you can choose the ideal style to fit your gaming setup. And let's remember to keep hydrated during those marathon gaming sessions.


Add a Webcam to Your Setup

One way of leveling up your gaming is investing in a high quality webcam. Imagine being able to mount your webcam on a tripod or stand, allowing you to stream your gameplay with stunning clarity and crisp visuals, captivating your audience and making them feel like they're right there with you in the game.

When choosing the perfect webcam for gaming, there are a few key factors to consider. First and foremost, resolution is crucial. You'll want to look for a webcam that boasts a resolution of at least 1080p to ensure that video is crisp and clear and that every detail is captured. In addition, a frame rate of 30fps or more will guarantee smooth video during fast-paced gaming, ensuring you never miss a moment of the action.

A wide field of view is also essential. A webcam with at least 90 degrees or more will allow you to capture more of the gaming area, including other players, so you can fully immerse yourself in the gaming experience. Manual focus and digital zoom are also great features, as they allow you to adjust the focus and zoom in on specific areas of the gaming scene for dramatic highlights and clarity.

Lighting is also a crucial aspect to consider. A webcam with built-in lighting or the ability to attach external lighting will help improve the visibility of the gaming area and players, ensuring that you and your audience can see every detail. Additionally, look for a webcam that uses H.264 or H.265 compression, which help improve video quality and reduce bandwidth demands, ensuring that your video stream never lags or buffers.


Unleash Your Gaming Potential: Customizable Keyboard & Mouse for Lightning Fast Input

You're in the middle of an intense firefight, your heart racing as you try to outwit your opponents in yet another struggle for virtual domination. Suddenly, one of your adversaries executes a surprise attack and you need to quickly switch to your grenade launcher. The grenade is launched with a quick button press, securing your victory. This is the power of a gaming keyboard and mouse combo with customizable buttons and macros.

When selecting a gaming keyboard and mouse, it's essential to consider the number of programmable buttons and macros available. Ideally, look for a keyboard with at least 6 programmable buttons and a mouse with at least 5 programmable buttons. This allows you to easily access frequently used commands and in-game actions, giving you a competitive edge in fast paced games.

Another essential factor to consider is the size and design of the keyboard and mouse. A compact keyboard and mouse with an ergonomic design can reduce hand and wrist strain, making it easier for you to game for longer. A keyboard with a wrist rest and a mouse with a contoured grip can also help reduce discomfort during extended gaming sessions.

Regarding cursor control, look for a keyboard and mouse with adjustable DPI and sensitivity settings. A DPI range of 400-16000 and sensitivity settings that can be adjusted in increments of 50 DPI or higher can provide you with the precision and control you need for different gaming scenarios.

Finally, choose a gaming keyboard and mouse with good build quality and durability. Look for ones with sturdy construction, such as a keyboard with a metal frame and a mouse with a solid plastic body. Additionally, ensure the buttons are reliable and have an excellent tactile response, ensuring they can withstand the rigors of intense gaming sessions.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to choose the perfect gaming setup to enhance your gaming experience, you should also remember that a well-lit gaming setup is crucial for a seamless gaming experience.

Say goodbye to fatigue and level up your gaming experience with BenQ's eye-care lighting solutions. Poor lighting can cause eye strain and headaches, but with the BenQ monitor light bar, you can enjoy a better gaming environment with suitable illumination and reduced glare. Experience the benefits and choose the right light bar for your needs.

What do you think about our eye-care lighting? You should really see it for yourself, as it’s the ultimate compliment to a fully formed gaming station. 

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