Man Your Battle Stations: How to create the Ultimate PC Gaming Setup


    If you’re as excited as us about the impending return to the roots of Call of Duty, with Call of Duty: WWII, you will no doubt want to make sure that you have a killer gaming setup to enjoy it on. Whether you have a strict budget or are preparing to splash out big time on your favorite hobby, this guide will help you to pick out the best pieces for your setup.

    We’re assuming that you have your computer sorted, but if you need help with building a machine, see this guide.

    The Desk and Chair

    If you want the ultimate gaming experience, you will need to consider every aspect of your setup. Having a desk at the right height will make a big difference to your overall comfort when playing for an extended period of time. For obvious reasons, you should consider your desk and your chair together.

    The first thing to do is identify the best chair; adjustable chairs are usually better. Some people are comfortable with their feet off the floor whereas others need somewhere to rest them. It’s all down to personal preference. Once you’ve found a chair that meets your requirements, you will then have an exact height to aim for with your desk.

    There are plenty of manufacturers to choose from here, but Elecwish seems to be the obvious choice for PU leather chairs. When it comes to your desk, your choice will depend on the functionality you need. Some people just need something to put their computer or monitor on. Others will want something that can also study at, and which has plenty of drawer space.

    The Keyboard

    The importance of your keyboard and mouse (KBM) setup is often overlooked by casual gamers. Ask any pro gamer, however, and they will tell you how much of a difference these components can make.

    Let’s start with the keyboard. There are a variety of gaming-focused keyboards out there today, some of these offer special features with certain games. For example, there are Starcraft 2 keyboards that light up different colors, according to what’s going on in-game.

    If you are also going to be using your computer to do work/word processing on, it is worth investing in two keyboards. Otherwise, you will have to compromise on one or both of these functions. Gaming keyboards tend to be more expensive, but you can find one that’s a joy to write on at a much lower price.

    The Mouse

    Believe it or not, this is an area where you want to spend more as a gamer. It’s a big mistake to assume the mouse is unimportant and to buy a cheap one. You should look for mice that are weighted, that offer a high PPI (pixels per inch) and, most importantly, that feel ergonomic in your hand. This is a case where personal preference is the most important consideration. You should always try before you buy if you can. This type of consideration is highly important in games like COD WW2.

    Buying peripherals for your gaming rig isn’t exactly exciting, but it is important. Far too many gamers have monster rigs, but their experience is hampered by poor peripheral choices.

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