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
Headset: HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset
I know, I know… I keep changing my setup for headphones and mics. While I was doing well with my old open-back headphones (which I still prefer, because comfy!) and a Blue Yeti microphone, the Yeti died a tragic death, leaving me in need of a better option. After trying out multiple microphones, and then multiple headsets, I have settled on the HyperX Cloud Flight. Please note: It is not the best option, but it is the best option I have right now.
This is not to say the Cloud Flight is a bad headset, it is actually quite good. But it isn’t what I would prefer to use for podcasting, and it grows quite hot when worn for a long time, so not exactly what I would suggest for streaming, unless you are taking frequent breaks to let your ears cool off.
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.
- OBS Suite (Video/Audio recording & streaming)
- Discord (Group/Follower audio chat)
- Audacity (Audio editing software)
Note: I would be quite interested in being sponsored by MSI, SteelSeries, Logitech, etc. DM me on Twitter if you’d like to discuss a partnership!