Throwing together a bunch of PC game components in a slapdash fashion will almost always result in a subpar gaming experience. In order to ensure comfortable and hassle-free gaming, a few simple set up decisions go a long way. Here are some essentials when getting a PC and accessories in place:

Mouse/Keyboard Height and Distance

When adjusting a keyboard tray, always make sure that it is low enough that arms are in a downward sloping position when touching it. Any upward reach to a keyboard will result in wrist and hand strain. While many keyboards have little props at the top to tilt it up and toward the user, the opposite is more ergonomic. If possible, have the keyboard higher at the bottom so that the hands follow the gentle slope downwards.

With regards to a mouse, it is important to test a number of shapes and sizes to determine what size and shape feels the most intuitive. Always choose a dark mouse pad, as optical and laser mice need a dark surface to be at their most precise.

Seating

The importance of a good gaming chair cannot be overemphasized. Lengthy gaming campaigns require a comfortable, supportive gaming chair with as many adjustment options as possible. A plastic or rubber mat under the chair is advisable, as they make any necessary motion smooth and unhindered.

Computer placement

Regardless of how well-cooled a computer is, placing it where it will be cramped or exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time can cause overheating. Make sure the PC has at least three inches of distance on all sides from any surface. This will allow the computer cooling system to have enough room to dispel hot air properly.

Also, make sure the computer is not sitting flush on the floor. It needs at least an inch under the case of open space.

Monitor considerations

While it may be trendy or look cool to attach a monitor to a wall, this is really only a good idea if space is at a premium. For the best possible configuration, a solid computer desk is the way to go. The best desks will have multiple adjustment options and storage for any game paraphernalia.

Once the monitor is on the desk, the most obvious need is to have it facing away from any source of outdoor light. A dimly-lit corner of a room would be an ideal location to allow the brightness of the monitor to show through. Make sure the middle of the monitor is exactly at eye level. This will prevent neck strain from looking up or down at the monitor over long periods of time.

Cord management

There’s nothing as frustrating as attempting to move a mouse during a crucial moment of a game only to find that the cord is stuck on something. Yes, computers have a lot of wires, but they don’t have to get in the way. Using zip ties to bundle wires into neat groupings that stay put will help prevent inadvertent tangling or getting them caught on part of the desk.

External devices

Having all a computer’s components lodged in the case is the simplest way to go, but if external devices will be used, their placement is important. Whether it be an external sound card, DVD drive, or another device, it is best not to set it on the computer. Using a small table or stand set next to the computer is a good option. Alternatively, if the floor is something other than carpet, the device can be set on the floor itself somewhere where it won’t be stepped on.
A little preparation can make a major difference in gaming enjoyment and quality. Take the time to organize carefully for the best results.

***sponsored by OPSEAT***

tgg author avatar jonas ek
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
Twitter: @TheGamingGround

Related Posts


More by Jonas Ek:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Save 3$ with our Play-Asia coupon code "thegg"

0 Comments ON " How to set up your PC Gaming environment like a bo... "

TGG categories

Advertising spot

Help us stay alive

Paypal Patreon logo

Google ads (please turn off your adblock)

Advertisement

 

Play-Asia.com - Buy Games & Codes for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC / Mac.

 

 

Recent posts

The roguelike dungeon crawler “Tangledeep” is coming to Steam on the 1st of February

The roguelike dungeon crawler “Tangledeep” is coming to Steam on the 1st of February

Roguelike dungeon crawler from Impact Gameworks graduates from Early Access, receives new pre-launch[...]
"Crystal Maidens" and "Girls on Tanks" is now available on Android via Nutaku

"Crystal Maidens" and "Girls on Tanks" is now available on Android via Nutaku

Nutaku has announced two new Android additions as the platform expands its selection of mobile title[...]
Quersus debuts their VAOS Gaming chair series - Say hello to the new generation of Gaming chairs

Quersus debuts their VAOS Gaming chair series - Say hello to the new generation of Gaming chairs

January 18, 2018 - QUERSUS, the manufacturer of a new-generation gaming chairs, has launched the VAO[...]
Jesper Kyd is to make the soundtrack for "Warhammer: Vermintide 2"

Jesper Kyd is to make the soundtrack for "Warhammer: Vermintide 2"

Danish Composer embraces Viking roots for atmospheric tribal soundtrack. Press release: Stockhol[...]
"Crystal Maidens" interview with Superhippo Games - Lewd game development and plans for the future

"Crystal Maidens" interview with Superhippo Games - Lewd game development and plans for the future

I think most of our readers (and viewers) are more than aware of the fact that I love lewd content b[...]
The cute and lewd visual novel “Ascendant Hearts” is coming to Steam on the 19th of January

The cute and lewd visual novel “Ascendant Hearts” is coming to Steam on the 19th of January

I don't know if you guys and girl still remember it, but back in February last year I wrote about Vi[...]

Google ads

Our sponsors

Kinguin
EwinRacing Calling Series Gaming Chairs
TGG v2.4 © 2014 - 2017 *The Gaming Ground* all rights reserved
twitch icon youtube icon google plus icon twitter icon facebook icon rss icon
alexa
Privacy policy
TGG ethics policies