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- CPU: Intel Core i9 9900k - 8 Core/16 thread, 3.6Ghz base clock - Great gaming CPU that keeps up with modern AAA titles. I currently have my CPU overclocked to 4.9GHz, all core, at 1.32V. This gave me a small (but decent) boost in framerates, but most importantly, a more consistent experience as the frame drops aren't as low.
- GPU: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity - The best consumer graphics card from NVIDIA that money can possibly buy. ABSURDLY EXPENSIVE. Top of the line. Will play literally any current game at 60+ fps at 4k.
- Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC - Great motherboard that does exactly what I need it to. Awesome features for the price, no complaints here. Supports 8th and 9th gen Intel chips on the Z390 chipset (LGA1151 socket)
- CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 - All In One (AIO) water loop. Does the job to keep the 9900k cool while gaming.
- RAM: G. SKILL TridentZ DDR4 32GB 3200MHz CL16 RGB - Good RAM from G.SKILL that does the job. RGB to look pretty. 4x8GB in quad-channel.
- SSD: 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus: Fantastic read and write speeds, all the way up to 3,500MB/s for this NVME M.2 SSD.
- HDD 1: 6 TB Seagate hard drive - I needed more storage for my livestreams, this seems to work great.
- HDD 2: 4TB Seagate hybrid drive - highly recommend, huge storage and faster access to it than your standard HDD drive. Hybrid drives use a small SSD cache, for short term information, allowing for faster reading/writing speeds.
- PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold - This is an excellent power supply for a system with one powerful graphics card. Completely silent. Handles the RTX 3090 like a champ.
- Case: NZXT H710 - Huge tower, tons of space, great airflow, and all black. .
- Mouse: G Pro X Superlight - INSANELY light, and wireless mouse. Got it so I could move it faster since it is lighter. The weight difference from the original G Pro Wireless is noticeable.
- Keyboard: G Pro X Keyboard - This isn't wireless but I enjoy it for the responsiveness. I use the brown switches which are also known as the tactile, non-clicky ones.
- Mousepad: Logitech G840 XL - Do yourself a favor and get a desktop mousepad that goes under the keyboard and mouse. For the most part these are all the same so just find something that is in you price range and as big as your desk has room for.
- Headset: Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset - This one is not crazy expensive, but the quality is way above average. I honestly forget that they are on my head. I use the FPS preset from G Hub for the EQ. The mic that comes with is also great, but I don't use it because I use the......
- Microphone: Shure SM7B Dynamic XLR Microphone - This is the ultimate broadcast-quality microphone. With the right amount of gain, and if you get close to it, you'll get that legendary "radio voice". It's XLR, not USB, so you will need an audio interface that has an XLR input. For streaming, it's perfect. This mic is notoriously quiet without an external pre-amplifier, so in order to make it loud enough, I had to buy a......
- Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator - The Cloudlifter is a piece of gear to boost the signal of a quiet dynamic microphone. It goes between your microphone and your audio interface. The SM7B needs a ton of gain, so this little preamp does it without making it static-y and noisy. Without the Cloudlifter, the SM7B would be unlistenably quiet. After the Cloudlifter, the chain goes into the....
- Roland AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer - This device allows me to add special effects to my voice. My "Commanding Officer" voice effect is achieved using this device. It's a really fun way to add variety into my stream. Has many cool effects. After that, the signal chain finally ends up at the....
- GoXLR Mixer - This is what I plug my SM7B into in order to connect the microphone to the computer. Has a sample pad that I can add sound effects to. This audio interface is great for my specific setup, and has a software control panel as well as the knobs/faders on the device.
- Main gaming monitor: Asus VG27AQ - My main gaming panel is a 1440p 165 hz IPS display, that's G-SYNC-compatible with low latency... so a dream and no compromise for gaming in 1440p plus great for editing with more real estate. 1440p165 is the sweet spot for PC gaming going into 2021.
- General purpose monitor: Acer V277U - 27", Solid matte 1440p , 75hz with the DisplayPort cable. 350 nit perfect for everything else that is not gaming. Great all-around monitor.
- Monitor Stand - Just love having the functionality of being able to move the monitors freely.
- eLink Pro Arm Rest - Don't always use it but quality sturdy rest for more movement.
- Chair: The Logitech Embody chair, by Herman-Miller* - Ultimate gaming chair, super customizable and incredibly comfortable and stylish. VERY expensive.
- Stream camera: Sony A7r II - This is what I use for my stream facecam. Way overkill, but this full-frame mirrorless camera is crispy for green screen even from far. I use the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens that came with the camera.
- Boom Arm: Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm - This is meant for a broadcast microphone (like the SM7B), but it works great to hold my A7r II. The camera is HEAVY but this manages it. DEFINITELY get the extension tube for this to have more flexibility.
- Off-stream camera: Sony A7 III - This is the camera I use off-stream, for any other video content or photo content for social media. This full-frame mirrorless camera offers great video performance as well as still photography performance.
- Camera lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art - I use this lens with the A7 III for video and photo off-stream. This lens produces BUTTERY smooth blur in the background, and is an amazing all-around lens for photos and video. The f/2.8 aperture lets in a lot of light.
- Brio - this is not great, but it gets the job done. Have to constantly reset settings, it doesn't feel like true 60fps, but it does have a wide field of view. Most youtubers/streamers use this or C920. It will get the job done at a great price. Higher end options require extreme configurations and camera expenditures, with some good lights this will work well with a green screen.
- Studio Foam - I got this to help dampen the echoes the mic picks up, plus it helps keep the sound isolated in my room as to not disturb the rest of the house. This is 2 inch thick foam and was the best deal I could find.
- Studio lights - Great set of lights at a good price. The built in functionality and ease of use is why I would recommend these. Easy to set up. Crazy amount of control. Complete light coverage.
- Sony a5100 Camera - I don't use this APS-C mirrorless camera much anymore. Not the greatest as of today's standards for quality, and it will overheat during LONG video recordings. I originally got this on sale which is why I went with it. I need a new one or just use my phone.
- Router - The best router in the business when it comes to speed. It can handle anything you throw at it. With speeds up to 2.6 Gbps it helps with large file transfers.
- Green Screen - Custom made to fit my room, drops down from ceiling.
- Heart Rate Monitor App: This uses the apple watch to get my heart rate and allows me to add the browser into OBS.
- Uplift Desk: I got the largest possible stand up desk that I could get. It holds all my monitors plus camera and light gear!