The gaming industry is getting better and better year after year. With so many new releases pushing the limits of our systems while increasingly powerful components are developed to keep up, it’s hard to see this industry ever slowing down.

For many of us, gaming is our favorite pastime. It’s something to do after work, on the weekends or even on our lunch breaks. Some people game on their mobile phones or consoles and some have full gaming setups in their spare rooms.

If you’re looking to build your own perfect gaming setup and would like some ideas on what to include or even where to start, we’re going to give you a few great ideas on the essentials.

RGB

RGB has seen a massive rise in the last couple of years, especially in the gaming community. It is a great way to make your gaming setup look unique by letting you customize the colors of your peripherals.

You can take this as far as you see fit, there are RGB mice, keyboards, headsets, fans, motherboards, and even gaming chairs. Using RGB in your gaming setup is a great way to splash a bit of color into your experience – and if you get bored, you can always change it!

If you’re going for a dedicated gaming room, why not look into RGB LED strips that you can place around the room. These can help backlight a monitor, the back of a desk, or even the ceiling if you want to really spice it up.

Gaming Chairs

No gaming session would be complete without an adequate chair. If you are used to gaming on an old office chair or even one from your dining room, not only are you sacrificing your comfort, you can also cause some nasty long term damage to your back.

Gaming chairs are a great mixup of both ergonomics, style, and function. While you could choose to game on a mesh office chair, there’s no better experience than an ergonomic, soft and stylish chair to sit on. Trust us; your back will thank you later!

If you are looking to fit your chair into a theme, you can find a wide range of gaming chairs online ranging from simplistic, leather effect or even a futuristic style if this takes your fancy. Make sure you do your research and find out for yourself what the best gaming chairs available are, and make your selection on the health and style merits of each!

Gaming Monitor

Now you have the look and comfort of your setup taken care of; you’ll want to make sure your games look as good as you are running them. Investing in a high-quality gaming monitor will instantly transform the way your games look and feel when compared to a standard monitor.

As you’ll be sitting close to the monitor, size isn’t a huge deal here. You can choose something that fits and compliments your gaming room without worrying about space. Some of the features you’ll want to consider are refresh rate, response rate, resolution and adaptive-sync to get the best performance from your system.

A monitor with a high refresh rate and low response rate can even help give you the edge in competitive gaming. Images on the screen will appear smoother and you will be able to run higher frame rates without screen tearing.

The system itself

We’ve already mentioned one way to customize the look of your PC is with RGB style components. However, that isn’t your only option, if you’re willing to pay a bit extra for your components, you’ll be able to pick up limited edition colors or even completely different styles.

One of the biggest ways you can change the way your system looks is when choosing a case. There are thousands of different cases on the market including smaller cases if you are creating a micro build.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to customization, why not try to create an all-white build or even a minimalist build where you hide all your cables and make your system as small as possible.

Tying it all together

We hope you’ve had a couple of great ideas after reading this list. Remember, the way you create your perfect home gaming setup is all down to your personal preference, what some people love, others may hate.

Don’t be afraid to get creative when designing your setup. Maybe ask your friends what they’d do or take some inspiration from other people’s setups online. If this is your first time creating a setup, don’t fret, it won’t be your last. Take some risks and see what you can come up with, you can always change it later if you want to.