Gear

Main Rig: MSI GE63VR Raider-001 gaming laptop

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 32GB DDR4 2400Mhz RAM
  • 15.6″ Full HD 120Hz 3ms Wide view 94%NTSC Color Anti-Glare 1920×1080
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8G GDDR5
  • 512GB M.2 SATA
    1TB Hybrid HDD (7200 RPM)
  • Steel Series Full-Color Backlight keyboard with Anti-Ghost key + silver lining
  • Nahimic 2 Surround Sound System

Camera: Logitech C922 Webcam (with background removal)

Could I have stuck with the webcam built into my laptop, to record myself for livestreaming? Sure, but they rarely have software to remove the background around their subject, which is a feature I wanted (trust me, you don’t want to see my house). So I picked up this Logitech webcam, and by Gawd is the C922 one Hell of a camera! It just works, with very little configuration needed. It also has a built-in stereo microphone, so if you don’t want to buy a separate microphone, you can use the webcam mic. It isn’t as good as a real microphone, but probably better than what comes in most laptops, so… Anyway, this is quite useful if I want to do a face reveal, and it works better than the camera in the laptop for face tracking via FaceRig.

Headset: HyperX Cloud Flight

Well, we haven’t started using these yet, but I have a pair on order from Amazon as we speak. One for myself, one for My Lovely Bride™, as our current headsets are a bit on the Lacking side. My brother Beoulus swears by his HyperX headset, so we thought we’d give them a try for ourselves, although we chose the wireless option, while he uses an older, wired model. I will let you know how they perform as soon as I can test them out!

Mouse: Redragon M653 MIG Optical 2.4G Wireless Mouse

I switched up to this mouse for two reasons: First, the Uhuru wireless mouse I was using had horrible battery life (maybe 5 hours at best); and the Redragon has a glowing red dragon symbol, which kinda matches the MSI symbol on my laptop. Nevertheless, it works, and doesn’t conk out on me after an afternoon of playtime.

Controller: Xbox One Wireless Controller

I have a lot of wired controllers, and even a few wireless ones, for use when I run into the rare game I want to play that really works better with a controller, as opposed to mouse-&-keyboard. But this Xbox controller is way, way better than any other I have used to date, which is saying quite a lot! It’s comfortable in the hand, gets the job done, and is a breeze to connect to my computer.

Software:

  • OBS Suite (Video/Audio recording & streaming)
  • FaceRig (Animated Character Software)
  • Discord (Group/Follower audio chat)
  • Chatty (Java-based Twitch Chat monitoring software)

Note: I would be quite interested in being sponsored by Razer, MSI, SteelSeries, Logitech, etc. DM me on Twitter if you’d like to discuss a partnership!