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: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

So, yes, I am going back to Razer, like a poor, whipped dog! The sound quality of the headphones is just lightyears better than my Koss stereo headphones, and the Kraken is much more comfortable. Plus, we just couldn’t work out a way to easily podcast and livestream with my sweetie Tenknife, considering our setups are in the same room. So, driver issues be damned, let’s get this done!

Mouse: Uhuru Wireless Gaming Mouse

I moved to this mouse when I initially broke away from Razer products, and like it so much that I’ll be staying with it after the begrudging return to the Razer fold. Unless Razer puts out a truly-wireless mouse I haven’t heard of yet (wired to a repeater like the Naga MMO doesn’t count), I’m sticking with Uhuru for now. Inexpensive, good battery like, a solid mouse all around.

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!