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.
- 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!