Katie Porter walks us through the 5 most important aspects to consider when setting up a gaming room.
For any gamer, the gaming setup is not just a set of high-end hardware component jumbled together but more of an extension of their personality. Moreover, you can choose to extend your expression not just with to your console or PC, but create an entire room centered around your passion for gaming. In this guide, we will draw your attention to all the components for the ultimate gaming room to enhance your gaming experience to the utmost.
Naturally, the gaming system is always going to be in the limelight of any gaming room. If you are building your PC, there is a limitless list of configurations to ramp up your gaming experience. Moreover, there are equally as many options to design the aesthetics of your system.
Modern PC cases are highly customizable, giving you an array of paint and lighting options. With customizable RGB components being offered from almost all hardware manufacturers, you can easily make your system stand out.
For the more artistically inclined, custom wraps, graphics and paint jobs are also easy ways to change the look of your system. For consoles, custom skins are an excellent way to make your machine truly your own.
The right display is an important component of getting the most out of your gaming solution. For PC gamers, a wide-angle monitor with an enviously high refresh rate and at least 4k resolution is a must. For consoles though, a large high-end LED TV is a better option as it lets your gaming room double as a home theater. Coupling your display with the right lighting is essential.
Being completely in the dark might seem a good option but it can cause excessive strain on the eyes. Ambient lighting solutions are the optimal choice, giving you a steady glow that keeps your eyes acclimated to the lighting without being too distracting.
A monitor riser is also a welcome option to give you more adaptability for your setup. Your distance from the screen is also an important factor in gaming comfort and immersion.
If you plan on spending long hours gaming, being comfortable is a necessity. For PC gamers, a gaming chair is the ultimate seating solution. With favorable aesthetics and designs that are optimized for gaming, companies like DXRacer provide a wide range of ergonomic and stylish gaming chairs.
For console gamers, there is a wider range of options. Gaming rockers are a definite must as they provide a great mix of support and style in a more laid-back package. A couch or double lounger is also a definitely a must for multiplayer sessions or if you want your gaming room to double as a home theater.
For PC gaming, the gaming desk is an essential part of the package. It should have enough space for the peripherals to be used unrestricted, as well as being able to host the PC with proper air flow. Ideally, it should also have some level of adjustability to let you adapt it to your needs.
With console gaming tables, you can feel free to break the mold and choose any table that can host your console and games. Lots of storage space would be essential to stow away old titles, extra remotes and cables.
For modern games, sound plays an important role in storytelling and creating an ambience that helps immerse you into the game. While gaming headphones are definitely an option, a gaming room gives you the luxury of being able to play unrestricted. Having a quality sound system with a 5 or even 7 speaker setup can greatly enhance your gaming experience.
To have optimal acoustics, keep bare walls and floor to the minimum. Feel free to experiment and find the best positions for the speakers that give you the best acoustic performance.
With the right combination of furniture, acoustics, display and gaming station, your gaming room can be your personal gaming heaven.
Katie Porter is an aspiring writer, movie lover, and part of the team at Seatup. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home state Colorado and plays in women’s amateur rugby league.