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

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.

Software:

  • 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!

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