26 Best Gaming Setups of 2020 – With Prices, Owners’ Tips, Full Component Lists & HQ Pictures

Imagine if you were able to try out every imaginable gaming setup to see what works for you – well this comes pretty close because we gathered the 26 best gaming setups of 2020! We spent more than 3 months browsing all kinds of social media to make sure we find the absolute best, the creme de la creme. 

Below each setup you’ll find a full list of components and peripherals, total price and most importantly, a short background story with valuable advice from all the owners themselves, so be sure to read the background stories as well.

Before we dive in, I want to say thanks to everybody that participated in helping us build this unique list – without you it wouldn’t be possible.

We also included each owner social media handles, so you can investigate more on setups you like the most.

Lastly, be sure to cast a vote on your favorite gaming setup! We want to see which one YOU like the most.

Enough talking, lets dive right in!

1. vinhloc194 – ROGsanity!

The first setup comes from a vietnamese enthusiast gamer Loc, who’s biggest passion is gaming, obviously. He has built numerous gaming setup on his own and they are definitely going to blow your mind.

The first one is from 2017 and you can clearly see his obsession with the ASUS brand, more specifically, with the ROG (Republic of Gamers) product line.

But he didn’t stop there. He tore down the whole room and started working on a new gaming room, which he calls the ‘ROG Man Cave’ – And it’s amazing!

2017 Setup

Hardware (PC 1)

  • CPU: Intel Core i9- 7900X OC @4.3 GHz
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080ti
  • RAM: 64 GB DDR4
  • SSD: 512 GB SSD
  • HDD: 3 TB

Peripherals (PC 1)

  • Monitor: Asus ROG PG348Q
  • Keyboard: Asus ROG Claymore
  • Mouse: Asus ROG Spatha
  • Headset: Asus Rog Centurion 7.1
  • Speakers: DYN AUDIO XEO 4
  • Mousepad: Asus ROG Steath

Hardware (PC 2)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K OC @ 4.5 GHz
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080ti
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • SSD: 256 GB
  • HDD: 2 TB

Peripherals (PC 2)

  • Monitor: Asus ROG PG348Q
  • Keyboard: Asus ROG GK2000
  • Mouse: Asus ROG Gladius
  • Speakers: Bose Companion 5
  • Mousepad: Asus ROG Steath

Total Price

  • N/A

2020 ROG ‘Man Cave’

Gaming Room

Gaming Room

Gaming Room

Gaming Setup

Gaming Setup

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K
  • GPU: 2x Asus ROG Matrix RTX 2080ti 11G Platinum NVlink
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme
  • PC Case: Asus ROG Strix Helios
  • PSU: Asus ROG Thor 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
  • Cooling: Asus ROG Ryujin 360
  • RAM: 64GB GSkill Trident Z RGB Royal
  • SSD: 2x Samsung 970 Evo 2TB
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 6TB

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Asus ROG Strix Flare
  • Mouse: Asus ROG Gladius 2 Mouse
  • Headset: Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700
  • Monitor: Asus ROG PG35VQ
  • Speaker: Dyn audio Xeo 4

Extras

  • Xbox One controller
  • ROG Phone 2

Total Price

  • $11.500+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

What inspired you to build a setup like this?

“My biggest passion is gaming so I work hard to make money to satisfy my passion.”

Why ROG?

“My love with ROG brand began in 2008 when I first saw the Matrix Graphic Card – I love ROG products for the great design and performance. For me, ROG products represent Power & Style.”

How long did it take to build the whole setup, with all the logos on the walls and ceiling?

“For the ROG Room 2017, it took around 8 months for designing and executing the project, the pc desk, led logo and ceiling are all custom made. My setup has been transforming many time. Now I am working on the 2020 ROG Room project. it gonna be bigger and unique with many custom works.”

Who games with you?

“Most of the time my brothers and friends come to play with me”

What games do you play the most?

“I play many games, right now I am playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on my PC. And after work, relax with some FIFA 20 matches or maybe Dota 2. For me, I love the games with beautiful graphics.”


2. JulianBright – A Piece of Art

How much more would you enjoy studying if you had a college room like this? 

gaming room

 

Hardware

  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080
  • PC Case: Fractal Design Case
  • PSU: Corsair SF600
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K
  • SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500 Gb
  • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 32GB

Peripherals

  • Monitor: 29” LG 29UM59-A
  • Mouse: Logitech MX Master Wireless
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
  • Headset: AKG Pro Audio K702
  • Chair: Herman Miller Aeron
  • Headphone Stand: Glass Head Universal Display

Total Price

  • $10.000+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I moved into this space last year and it was my first setup I got to completely create to my liking, I wanted a massive clean desk to keep me as productive as possible! My favorite parts of the room aside from my desk setup would be my custom made night stands and camera shelf that I made in my garage.

I dont really play many games ever, but occasionally I’ll boot up some fortnite with friends. This setup is primarily for video and photo editing and created specifically for that, I love the 3 monitors because it gives me more than enough real estate to keep me super productive when editing

My entire desk setup is probably ~$10k including my computer but not including my camera gear

Another highlight of my setup is my chair, It is expensive and a lot of people call me crazy for paying that much for a chair, but I think not enough people value the thing that they park their ass in for HOURS at a time. Comfort is key for productivity! And long term health risks of poor posture should be on more people’s radar

It also has a lifetime warranty which is super rare for chairs, I think it is a really good investment. Paying once for a nice chair>>> paying for a shitty chair every 2-5 years.”


3. Alanpsk – Gaming In Style 

No distractions, very clean and ellegant. A perfect place to spend endless hours gaming!

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gaming setup

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Hardware

  • PC Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
  • Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait Edition
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K overclocked to 4.7GHz
  • CPUCooler: Corsair Hydro H100i GTX
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC with custom backplate from www.v1tech.com
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB
  • PSU: Cosair HX1000i

Peripherals

  • Monitor: Samsung CRG9 (Main) / LG 4kTV 49UB8200-UH (Top) / LG 34UM95 (Vertical)
  • Speaker: Bose Companion 3 series
  • Keyboard: Eagletec KG011 Mechanical Keyboard
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder
  • Mousepad: Glorious Extended mousepad
  • Headset: Audio Technica M50x
  • Chair: DX Racer

Extras

  • Occulus Rift Sensors at the top
  • Desk: IKEA Linnmon with Alex drawer

Total Price

  • $5.000+

Meet the Owner

  • Reddit: u/alanpsk

Background Story

“I started building once I moved to my new house in 2019. Building a nice battlestation was always my thing (OCD!!) and making it look clean. I play mostly RPG (diablo franchise) and FPS games. The reason I built my setup the way it is that I need a overhead monitor for streaming while I’m gaming for sports and movies.

Also, screen real estate is a big thing for me since I hate switching out between different windows. My advice for first timer would be: Planning / executing and patience. You gotta know what you want and how you will achieve it. However, you will run into problems most likely, but this is where patience pays off.”


4. Halltron’s Masterpieces

Next up we’ve got two setups from one owner, which are basically day and night. Which one do you like better?

2018 Setup

Gaming Room

Gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus IX Formula
  • CPU: Intel i7-7700k
  • GPUs:  2x Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Founder Edition in SLI Mode
  • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (4x16GB) @ 3000MHZ
  • PSU: Corsair HXi Series, HX1200i, 1200 Watt
  • PC Case: Lian Li PC-O8WX Mid Chassis

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM
  • Mouse: Logitech G502
  • Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse
  • Mousepad: Glorious XXL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad
  • Wrist Rest: Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad/Rest – Full Standard Size
  • Main Monitors: 3x Dell U3417W 34” Curved Ultrawide
  • Gaming Monitor: ASUS ROG PG279Q 27″
  • USB Monitor: ASUS MB169B+ 15.6″ Full HD 1920×1080 IPS USB Portable Monitor
  • Headphones: Astro A40s x2
  • TV: Samsung 65” UHD

Extras

  • Mic – Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone
  • Boom Arm – Heil Sound PL-2T
  • WebCam – 2x Logitech BRIO
  • Face Lights – 2x VILTROX L116T CRI95+ Super Slim Dimmable LED Light Panel
  • LED Strips – Some trash off Amazon.
  • Stream Deck – Elgato Stream Deck
  • Xbox One X
  • Playstation 4 Pro

Total Price

  • $25.000 – 30.000

2020 Setup

Gaming setup

gaming room

 

Hardware

  • Motherboard: Asus ROG x570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3950x
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080Ti XC Gaming
  • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 @ 3600MHZ
  • PSU: Corsair HXi Series, HX1200i, 1200 Watt
  • PC Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic XL
  • HD (OS/ Main Programs): Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • HD (Games): Samsung 860 EVO 4TD SSD
  • HD (Storage): 2x WD Black 6TB in RAID 1

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Mousepad: Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad – Stealth Edition
  • Wrist Rest: Cooler Master MasterAccessory Small Wrist Rest
  • Middle Monitor: LG 34GK950F-B 34″ 21:9 Ultragear WQHD Nano IPS Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Side Moitors: LG 27GL850-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD Nano IPS 1ms
  • Headphones: Sennheiser HD 700
  • TV: LG OLED C9 77”

Extras

  • Sonos sound bar
  • Xbox One X
  • Playstation 4 Pro
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Stream Deck – Elgato Stream Deck XL
  • Speakers – Audioengine A2+ Wireless w/ S8 250w Powered Subwoofer
  • Mic – Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone
  • Boom Arm – Heil Sound PL-2T
  • WebCam – 2x Logitech BRIO
  • Face Lights – 2x Elgato Key Light
  • LED Strips – Philips Hue

Total Price

  • $25.000 – 30.000

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I’m a 34 year old husband and father of 3 boys. I was raised during the time video games started to really get popular. I remember my first console being the Nintendo NES and playing games on it at the age of 3 or 4. Ever since then I have been hooked.

Surprisingly to most i’m sure, I’m not rich, lol. I do have a good paying job but I’ve also just always been great at getting the best resale prices for my computer parts. These game rooms were decades in the making. It also helps a lot that I build everything myself.

So I save thousands in labor costs. My first game room that I went all out on is the one that was in my garage. I remodeled my garage into a utility/family/game room. Its so hard to give an accurate price but I’d say everything from the drywall to the water cooling PC parts was probably around $25,000 – $30,000 USD.

My current game room which is still a work in progress is probably around $10,000 (mind you I sold a large amount of the stuff from my garage room to fund my new room) If I were to not include the sale of parts from my previous room and price it out then I’d be around the $25,000 – $30,000 price range as well.

The garage room took me about a year from start to finish. And my current room has been about 8 months to date (still in progress). I tend to take my time since I have a full time job and a family as well. When it comes to the challenging parts of these builds its always the base structure. Mapping out where I want electrical to go and wire management.

It’s nice to map that stuff out when the walls are open but man does it suck when you put an outlet in the wrong spot or miss one. The most fun part for me is always building the PCs. It’s time consuming and takes patience but the feeling you getting after filling them up is just worth all the work.

This is my passion and hobby and I love being able to do it. This current room has been a blast because my 2 oldest kids (4 and 7) are starting to get involved and want to help. So it’s now also become bonding time for me. Being able to share my passion with them makes it all that much more worth it.”


5. Gear_Box_Legend – Dreams Do Come True

This gaming setup/room comes from a reddit user u/Gear_Box_Legend, who didn’t let his dream be only a dream and started building this amazing gaming room from scratch more than three years ago. Here is how his room looks today:

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Gaming setup

Gaming Room

 

Hardware

  • PC Case: Phanteks Evolv Mid Tower
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700k
  • CPUCooler: NZXT Kraken x62 AIO
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix 1080TI OC
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Maximus V
  • RAM: Trident Z RGB (3200mhz) 32GB
  • Lighting: NZXT Case Lighting w/ HUE+ Bridge

Peripherals

  • Main Monitor: Alienware 34” Ultrawide Monitor AW3418DW
  • Vertical Monitors (x2): LG 29” Ultrawide Vertical Monitor LG 29UM68-P
  • Vivo Monitor Stands (x2): STAND-V002H
  • PC Chair: Topsky B07F3NQMXN
  • Computer Speakers: Logitech G560
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70
  • Mouse: G-Skillz MX780 Ripjaws
  • Headphones: HyperX Revolver S (7.1 Surround)
  • Mousepad: Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma

Extras

  • Logitech G910 5.1 Surround Sound TV Speakers
  • Xbox One X / Xbox 360
  • Nanoleaf Aurora Panels (x48)
  • Phillip Hue Bloom + Light Bulbs (Full Color RGB)
  • Exia PG (Perfect Grade) Gundam
  • Lego Apollo Saturn V
  • 40 Gallon Low-Tech, Full Planted Fish Tank
  • Surface Pro Laptop
  • Echo Show 5 Clock (Under Monitor Clock)
  • Custom Build Desk

Total Price

  • $9.090

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I was inspired to start making my own setup after finding a post on reddit r/battlestations nearly 10 years ago. With my love of tech, I knew I wanted a great setup of my own one day. For those 10 years I was planning out a future apartment and picked up a few hobbies along the way, including: modeling, travel, and aquariums.

I finally got my own place in 2017 and started building the dream. I knew I wanted a tie-fighter setup (2 vertical monitors centered around a single) for the line of work I was in, large amounts of programming, and I started building from there. I was never a minimalist, and so I wanted my space to reflect a “busy” space.

Most of the top rated setups are “minimalist”, but I always found comfort in a room that had many things to look at; a room to get lost in the details. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and many of the items took years to acquire and responsibly afford.

I experimented with many accent lights, but my favorite came from the nano leaf panels. Calm ambient lighting that I could use to help light my dim apartment. I eventually added a second array near the bookshelf for an easy bookshelf light. 

The most time consuming and difficult part was the cable management. Though there was plenty of stuff to hide wires behind, many of the peripherals like the surround sound required splicing and soldering extensions to get stuff properly routed while hidden around the room. The best part was moving stuff around to my taste, making the space my own.

Since I travel often for work, many of the games I play are single player: Satisfactory, Factorio, City Skylines, Assassin’s Creed, Anno, and Civilization. 

When I built this PC, I did so with the intention to never hit hardware limitations. I wanted the door to be open for anything and everything I wanted to learn. PC taxing programs like Solidworks and Adobe Premier Suite to name a few.

For any first timers building their first PC, I’d say take the time to plan and research your setup. Not only the PC components for the games you’d like to play, but also the layout of the area. If you’re anything like me who can spend 10hrs+ on the computer day working or playing games, you want to make sure the space is comfortable for the long stretches.”


6. Maccagames’ Playground 2.0

This amazing and definitely over the top gaming room comes from a brazilian gamer and a father of two, who moved to US and started building this awesome room as a gaming and working place not only for him, but for his kids, wife and friends.

He did a good job, what do you think?

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2700 Super
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus x570 Elite
  • RAM: Corsair 2x 32Gb kit
  • PSU: Corsair CX Series 75W 80 Plus Bronze
  • PCCase: MUSETEX ATX Mid Tower
  • HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive
  • SSD: Inland Premium 512GB 3D NAND M.2

Peripherals

  • TVs: 3x 4k 60” TV
  • Monitor: 4k 32″
  • Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma
  • Headset: Razer Kraken (2)
  • Microphone: Blue Yeti Studio Profesional

Extras

  • Playstation 1, 2, 3, 4, Pro
  • SNES, Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, N64, Xbox, Xbox One S
  • Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch, Playstation VR, Nintendo Gamecube, Atari 2600 (1976)
  • Game capture elgato 60+ and avermedia ultra 4k
  • Nanoleaf lights
  • Lots of action figures and funko pop.

Total Price

  • $12.000-$15.000

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“My first game was a Nes, long time ago, I’m Brazilian guy, and in Brazil the price of videogames is too high.

When I moved to US, around 3 years ago, I started working on my gaming room. Having a gaming room where I can play and work at the same time was always my big dream. I’ve been a wedding photographer for more than 10 years.

I spend countless hours every day in this room, both playing and working.

I also have 2 kids, my daughter loves videogames and she also plays a lot. My boy is just 2 years old, and he just loves to run around, watch tv, and play with funko pops. Actually, the whole family uses this place every day to listen to music, play and enjoy our time together.”


7. Fluxgamess – Shine Bright Like a Diamond!

Next setup comes from instagram user @fluxgamess. He is mainly a console gamer, however, he made a transition to PC gaming and that’s when his 10 month journey of building this rather shiny setup began.

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gaming pc setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • GPU: ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050ti
  • HDD: Toshiba
  • SSD: 500GB Samsung Evo
  • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz DDR4
  • Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B450m-a
  • PCCase: Lian li pc-011
  • Cooling: Deepcool x3 mf120s fans, H100i corsair liquid cooler, 3 LL20 RGB corsair fans
  • PSU: Corsair VS 550W

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Elite
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder V2
  • Speakers: Razer Nommo Chroma
  • PortraitMonitor: ASUS 27″ 4k 60hz
  • LandscapeMonitor: AOC 24″ 144hz

Extras

  • Nanoleaf 9 panels
  • Cololights 9 panels
  • Ps4 Pro
  • Ps4 Icon Light
  • Ps4 Lava Lamp
  • Pixelnoisestudio Artwork Small Pics 3
  • Pixelnoisestudio A1 Pic
  • Custom-built Desk From 1 MDF Sheet
  • Vonhaus Double Monitor Arm
  • LG 49″ 4K Smart TV
  • Various Pop Vinyls

Total Price

  • $4.200

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I’ve been a gamer since the day I got a sega megadrive at the age of 3, since then i have owned the ps1, ps2, xbox 360, ps4 and from may last year, my first pc, which I built myself using YouTube videos and patience, alot of patience. I started the setup built when I got the pc, I’ve always really had a generic setup with a huge tv and a console.

Then I moved to console gaming on a monitor, then the pc came in, then it all started to take shape. So I’ve built this setup in 10 months starting with only the tv, console and a desire to build.”


8. Fknhammahstix – Funko Pops Anyone?

This gaming setup comes from an instagram user fknhammahstix, who started building just a couple years ago with no experience or knowledge. He slowly kept improving his room and kept adding piece by piece and with patience, love and his OCD kicking in, he built an amazing gaming setup that many would kill for!

gaming setup

Gaming setup

Gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
  • RAM: Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W
  • HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue
  • SSD: Patriot Scorch 256GB
  • PC Case: Deepcool MATREXX 70 ADD-RGB 3F
  • Cooling: Deepcool MF120 56 CFM 120mm Fans

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: GMMK Glorious Modular
  • Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS
  • Headset: SteelSeries ARCTIS 7 2019 Edition
  • Top Monitor: 34” LG 34UM69G-B 75hz
  • Double Monitors: 27” AOC C27G1 144hz

Extras

  • VIVO Triple LCD Monitor Desk Mount
  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
  • Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
  • Edifier R1280D8 Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers
  • Various Govee Lighting

Total Price

  • $3.000+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“where to start? So about 3 years ago some friends of mine who have gamed console and PC forever were ranting and raving about this new game that came out called PUBG. I hadn’t gamed in probably 7-8 years at this point. I grew up playing consoles mainly the original nintendo, N64, ps2 and some xbox 360.

I had never really gamed on a computer. Just so happened I got a little bonus a few weeks later at work so I convinced the wife since we moved I to a nice new house we needed a nice new desktop, little did she know what this would start.

I bought a crappy $550 prebuilt PC. Over that next year my setup slowly evolved into a dual monitor setup running a 34” ultrawide with a 24” vertical next to it. The. I started on my PC. Slowly but surely getting components on sale or hand me downs from friends and I began to update and rebuild what I had.

Once I began diving into the custom PC and setup world my OCD and my perfectionist side took over. I need more room and more space and wanted to keep improving things little by little.

I upgraded my desk and then switched to my monitor setup which I currently have which is 2 27” curved 144hz on the bottom with my 34” ultrawide on top. I added some RGB and started to really get into the culture and community as well around that point.

It was cool to talk to and share ideas with people who loved doing this as much as I did. While all this was going on I also began collecting Star Wars Funko Pops. I decided to build some shelves and add those to my setup as well. I keep slowly but surely adding more things and trying to make it better over time.

Currently I have my gaming PC hooked up as well as my xbox one, and a laptop dock so I can plug my work laptop into that and utilize my bottom monitors for working if I need to work from home. I game on it, stream on it and work on this setup. Try to make it as versatile as possible.

All in all I’m super happy with where it is now. Keep seeming to add more funko shelves and RGB though. Always improving and always striving to make things better.”


9. Bekrahtainment’s Ultimate Immersion & Elegance

If Ultrawide monitors aren’t doing the trick for you in terms of immersion, you should definitely take notes from an instagram user bekrahtainment. Mounting a 65” TV on the wall and using a keyboard tray is certainly a great idea for those who are seeking the ultimate gaming experience alongside with great comfort!

TV gaming setup

TV gaming setup

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gaming room

 

Hardware

  • PC Case: Thermaltake Level 20 GT
  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K (Coffee Lake)
  • CPU Cooler: NZXT Krakken X62
  • GPU: Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080ti
  • Motherboard: MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING
  • RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB (32GB) DDR4 (3600MHz) OC’d
  • M.2: (NVMe) Samsung 960 EVO (256GB) (OS/Apps)
  • SSD 1: 2TB
  • SSD 2: 1TB
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 (Fully Modular)

Peripherals

  • TV: LGC9 65” OLED
  • Keypad: AZERON Gaming Keypad
  • Keypad 2: Logitech G13
  • Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex 7 TLK
  • Keyboardtray: COUCHMASTER CYCON Lapboard
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Mouse Pad: LUXCOMS RGB Soft Gaming Mouse Pad
  • Controller 1: Steam Controller
  • Controller 2: Custom Dual Shock 4
  • Controller 3: XBOX One Elite
  • Headset: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow
  • Headset Stand: Cybust VR/AR Headset & Headphones Stand
  • Sperakers: Logitech G560
  • Chair: Respawn RSP-900 Reclining Gaming Chair
  • Chair 2: TOBIAS (Clear/Chrome)

Extras

  • Table: Emerson Rectangular Mod Swivel Table w/ Glass (White/Wood)
  • Table: Mercury Row Myrna TV Stand (Dark Taupe)
  • Artwork: Dejection by Ursula Abresch
  • Remote Organizer: Unum Customized Acrylic Remote Holder
  • Router: Google WiFi
  • Led’s: Govee RGB LED Light Strip Kit
  • Lighting: Philips Hue White/Color Ambiance (x3)
  • Sliding Doors: TRUporte Series Steel Frameless Mirror Interior Sliding Door
  • Flooring: Perfection Floor Tile (Stonehenge Mosaic)
  • Paint: Sherwin-Williams (Perpetual Grey)

Total Price

  • $10,000 – $12,000

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I’ve been gaming since about 9 years of age and my first ever game was PAC-MAN on the Atari 2600. Throughout my lifetime I’ve owned the following systems at one point or another. NES, SNES, N64, Wii U, Switch, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega DreamCast, Turbo Graphx 16, Turbo Express, PS1, PS2, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. I’ve been mostly gaming on PC for the last 15 years. 

What Inspired me to build this setup? I work as a designer on a dual monitor setup for 8 hours a day while sitting at a desk. Instead of coming home to be greeted by a similar setup, I’ve chosen a gaming/recliner and 65” OLED. It suits my needs just fine as I love the degree of immersion that is experienced when gaming on such a large display.

You can’t get the same experience with a small monitor. I liken it to going to the box office to watch a movie on the big screen oppose to watching it at home. It’s all about the experience for me and since I’m not a professional gamer, 2160p resolution on a 120Hz display works just fine for me.

Also, what makes this setup complete is the attention to detail in regards to the whole environment. Having a nice looking PC is great but it’s surroundings play a part in the overall aesthetics of ones setup.

My taste in games will vary depending on what kind of mood I’m in. 

I play action adventure, survival, strategy, role playing, hack & slash, MMORPGs, driving, fighting, as well as 1st and 3rd person shooters.”


10. Gay_Robot_x – Racing Glore

If you’re planning on building a racing setup and I mean A PROPER RACING SETUP, you should definitely take notes from a reddit user Gay_Robot_x because this setup has it all – top notch gaming rig with the latest and greatest components, ultrawide monitor, body shaker, mclaren wheel and even a cup holder.

Racing Setup

Racing Setup

Racing Setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core I9-9900k @ 5Ghz
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula
  • GPU: RTX Geforce 2080Ti Founders Edition
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200 Corsair RGB Pro
  • SSDs: 1TB Samsung 970 Pro M2.2 SSD, 1TB Samsung 860 SSD
  • PSU: Corsair H1200i

Watercooling

  • Ekwaterblocks Supremacy Edge CPU Block
  • Ekwaterblocks FLT240 Resevoir
  • Ekwaterblocks 360 Radiator
  • Ekwaterblocks Torque Nickel fittings
  • Ekwaterblocks Pump

Sim Rig

  • Simlab GT1 EVO
  • Simlab Speed 3 seat
  • Simlab single monitor mount
  • Simlab Cupholder
  • Simlab Seat slider
  • Simlab cable tidies
  • Rockwood Body shaker
  • Fanatec V2.5 Wheelbase
  • Fanatec McLaren GT3 Wheel
  • Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals

Peripherals

  • Monitor: Samsung C49RG90 49″ 1440p 144hz 
  • Second monitor generic for race information and track map.
  • Mouse: Logitech G903 Mouse
  • Keyboard: Logitech G910 Keyboard
  • Soundbar: Samsung N300 Soundbar
  • Headset: Steel Series Arctic 7

Total Price

  • Around $9000

Meet the Owner

  • Reddit: u/Gay_Robot_x

Background Story

“I started building the computer back in 2018. This came off the back of my first real custom build and I wanted to push myself a little. That and I was starting to tire of the console gaming, I knew the better quality of gaming experience was in PCs. I used all the money from components removed from the old build plus money from other things I sold online (computers/components/services).

I didn’t want to build a great computer and let myself down on quality and I wanted to be able to play games, with the best quality, for a good few years to come. People will ask why I didn’t buy this or that. Well that is because, at the time, this was the best quality of components I could afford. I personally think I’ve done not too bad.

I played a lot FPS and enjoyed it but I found that it was all I was playing and I didn’t enjoy it as much as my other friends. My brother told me to download F1 2019 and the sim racing thing just spiralled from there.

I bought the wheel last year and have just “upgraded” from the desk to a rig in the last month. The rigidity of the Simlab GT1 Evo for the price was what led me to buy it. The imersiveness of a sim racing game becomes all that more real when you surround yourself with equipment that “feels” real.

That’s why I installed the Rockwood Body shaker (a budget, DIY Buttkicker) which gives you the feeling of engine vibration, gear changes, etc without going to the next level of buying a motion simulator. It works with all the racing sims through software called Simhub.

None of the building of the PC or rig was difficult. I had to make my own adapter for the monitor mount and I did all of my own cable sleeving. I have a mechanical background so everything was taken in my stride.

Building these things are not only out of passion but also because my mind doesn’t do well when idle. Who knows what the next big thing will be? Probably flight controls for the future release of Microsofts new flight sim?

My advice for first timers would probably be to NOT jump into things like this feet first. I did a lot of research online, asked a lot of questions, read a lot of reviews. Just going to reddit or any other forum and asking “what should I get” doesn’t work either. You need to research and then use forums to ask specifics about the items you want to buy or build.

Computers nowadays are easy to put together. You have hundreds of guys doing videos of builds on youtube etc which can easily be followed. The internet also gives you an encyclopedia of knowledge on EVERYTHING. If you feel like it’s something you want to do then I say just do it!”


11. Zmanvii – His & Hers Battlestation

If you planning on building a gaming setup for yourself and your better half, here’s how to do it the right way:

Gaming setup for two

PC room

 

Hardware

  • Laptop: Razer Blade

Peripherals

  • Monitors: Alienware AW3418DW 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor
  • Keyboards: Corsair K70 MK.2 // Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mice: Razer Basilisk // Razer Mamba
  • Speakers (left): Razer Nommo Chroma
  • Headphones (left): V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless
  • Chairs: Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair
  • TV: Sony Bravia 40″ LED TV

Extras

  • Desks: Techni Mobili Modern Office
  • Fridge: NewAir AB-1200 Beverage Cooler
  • Speaker: Sonos One
  • Lighting: Philips Hue Color LightStrips

Total Price

  • $10.000+

Meet the Owner

  • Reddit: u/zmanvii

Background Story

“Building our His & Hers Battlestation was a step-wise process over a year. We had just moved into our condo in Boston when I began assembling my home office/gaming setup, which started off as a single desk and single fridge. After several months, my wife artfully hinted that the kitchen counter does not double as a desk. So we began the renovation process.

We initially disagreed on a few design aspects, but what started off as a home office for one eventually became the dueling Battlestation seen today. The TV swivels left or right depending on whether it is tuned to ESPN or Bravo. The fridge opens on the left, so I sometimes assist in passing over drinks. Otherwise, she has to lean around. We both hail from the University of Michigan, so we tried to load up on trinkets reminding us of home.

I started off my gaming career in the worlds of Diablo, Starcraft, and CS 1.3. Now I find myself playing Dota 2, The Witcher 3, and CS:GO. She plays The Sims. For like twenty years now.

Advice to first timers: Take it one step at a time. Listen to the wife. Enjoy the process of finding that perfect piece (we reviewed at least 100 desks before falling in love with these) . Drinks help. Happy spouse, happy house!”


12. Stmodz’s Modded Setup

Next up we’ve got an awesome little gaming setup with wall-mounted rig! 

gaming setup

gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD Vishera FX-8350
    Motherboard: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM: HyperX 2×8 Gb 1666 Mhz (modded)
  • SSD: 128 Gb  Kingston (modded)
  • HDD: 2TB barracuda 7200rpm (modded)
  • PSU: Corsair EX750 Semi Modular
  • GPU: Evga 1060 6g ftw (modded)
  • PC Case: TT Core p5 (modded)
  • CPU Cooler: TT Floe 360mm

Peripherals

  • Monitors: 2x Lg 24” ips 70hz display
  • TV: 40” 4k uhd serie 8
  • Headset: Corsair Hs70 wireless headset
  • Mouse Pad: Corsair MM800 rgb Polaris mouse pad
  • Mouse: Corsair Glaive pro
  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 Lux cherry mx reds (modded)

Extras

  • Elgato streamdeck mini
  • Blue yeti pro black edition
  • Logitech c920 hd cam
  • Sound blaster Kratos K5 rgb sound system
  • Corsair ST100 rgb headset stand
  • RGB led Desk lamps done by me
  • Desk done by me
  • In the wall shelve done by me
  • Figurines are called Gundams, they are also done by me
  • NanoLeaf 12 pannels
  • Xbox one s (modded)

Total Price

  • $6.000+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“Total price is around 6k if you buy all new at the time I bought, everything was purchased over time as I have 3 kids and cant afford to go overboard in 1 go, part by part I purchased items and started building it. This PC is used for school work for my kids and my work, all the wires go through the wall. Also, I redid all the drywall after I passed the cables.

My advice for anyone wanting to start something like this is to put youre money aside. Once you have enough for 1 part, then buy it. Rince and repeat. Patience is a great thing. Don’t be scared to try and besides that, there are a lot of vides on youtube when you are in need of help. And finally, when you’re done – MOD IT!”


13. Doomaga’s Outstanding Setup For Two

Here’s another inspiration for a cool setup for couples. Which one do you like better? a Designated TV for each setup or fridge in the middle? Let us know!

Gaming setup for two

gaming room for two

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700k
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz
  • Motherboard: Asus RoG Maximus XI Hero
  • SSD: Samsung 970 evo M2 SSD 1TB
  • HDD: Seagate 2TB
  • PC Case: Thermaltake View 37 RGB
  • Cooling: Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4
  • PSU: Corsair TX750M

Peripherals

  • 1st Monitor: Asus RoG XG32VQ
  • 2nd Monitor: BenQ GW2765HT
  • 3rd Monitor: Samsung UE50RU7400
  • Mouse: Logitech G Wireless Pro, Razer Trinity,
  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Stealth Chroma
  • Mousemat: Razer Firefly XL
  • Headset: Steelseries Wireless 800
  • Speakers: Logitech z623
  • Chairs: AKRacing

Desk

  • Custom IKEA countertop. 85cm deep and 380cm wide. Situated on top of 4 alex drawers with additional desk leg support at the rear. Each desk has a Philip’s Hue lightstrip around the back, synced with each other and the main lightbulb in the room.

GF’s Setup

  • On the right and is largely identical, in a more understated NZXT S340 case. Peripherals and spec basically the same.

Total Price

  • $15.500

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“We purchased and moved into a new build home June 2019. As it was a new build we were able to have the builder build out cat6 networking into the walls, with 4 ports in every room. I was very keen to setup a proper gaming room in this house. Because we have the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and Switch in the Home Cinema room this room could be entirely designed around the PCs.

Because I wanted a desk that would fill the full width of the room we had to go custom built. IKEA kitchen countertops can be custom made at almost any size so we did that along with Alex Drawers to support. Because our desk is deeper than regular desks we had to bolster support with more legs at the back to support the monitor mounts properly. Cable management happens in a tray at the back of the bottom of the desk to keep the look as clean as possible.

We originally started without the large 50 inch TVs on the wall, but found that the room looked a little plain without the extra screen real estate, and the 3rd screen comes in handy for Netflix, youtube or discord.”


14. Glifoo’s Multifunctional Setup

Next setup is something you don’t see quite often. It is mainly powered by a MacBook Pro for great gaming and content creation capabillities. Instead of a standard gaming monitor, the owner opted for a 32” graphic tablet cintiq Pro, which is perfect for graphics designs and other professional work.

gaming room

gaming room

gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • 1st Laptop: MacBook Pro 16”, 2.4GHz 8-core i9, 64GB, 4TB
  • Graphic Tablet: Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 + Ergonomic Stand
  • 2nd Laptop: ASUS RoG Strix 17.3”, 4-core i7, 32GB, 500GB
  • External Drive: Lacie 5TB

Peripherals

  • Monitor: LG Ultrafine 4K display 23.7”
  • Apple magic extended keyboard, trackpad and mouse.
  • variety of pens – slim, 3D, and a couple of standards – setup for different tasks.

Extras

  • Hue Lighting 
  • 3D printers

Total Price

  • $21.900

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I used to be an animator for TV graphics/titles and have done some work you would be quite familiar with. After quite a few years I kinda burnt-out from doing that so intensely, so for sanity changed careers back to design engineering which was where I started out.

And that’s where this setup comes from – Although I now have a normal stable day job I want to still use my animation and graphics skills on my own projects and a little bit of freelance if it comes my way, so needed a home setup to do this, and intended to end up with something that I would enjoy.

I wanted to get back to a Mac based setup after having been PC for a while, as I find Mac a friendlier, less stressy place to work in (just a personal pref, not a criticism at all). I also knew I wanted to work mainly on a Cintiq. There are some really great smaller Wacom models but I have very poor impulse control so couldn’t resist the big 32” one! The biggest I had used before being a 21”. 

I do game a lot on this setup but mostly strategy games – Civ and Starcraft. Doing this on the Cintiq is terrific as you have Soooo much better control with the pen and touch input. And being so close up to the 32” display is really immersive.

The cintiq’s refresh rate is a bit slow and ghosts a bit when pushed. Not so good for faster reaction games such as CoD. Also having your hand on the screen often just gets in the way of what you are looking at! This is where the Strix comes in for gaming as it’s screen is decent enough to use for this faster type of game – I’ve also got it plugged into the Cintiq at the moment but I expect I’m going to get a proper gaming monitor and spin it off as a stand alone.”


15. Danbooey’s Mancave 

Great mix of comfort, high octane components and a ton of action figures – That’s danbooey’s gaming room.A perfect place for spending endless hours of gaming!

gaming room

gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700k
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080Ti
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum 97
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI CODE
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB
  • SSD: Western Digital 1TB, Samsung 860 Evo 1TB, Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB
  • PC Case: NZXT H510 Elite
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000W

Peripherals

  • Monitor: 27” Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-P
  • Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB
  • Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600
  • Headset: Corsair Virtuoso RGB
  • TV: 55″ LG B9 OLED
  • Speakers: EDIFIER R1850DB

Extras

  • Mackie CR Series CR3
  • EVGA Powerlink
  • SteelSeries 63391 QCK Prism Mouse Pad
  • Asiahorse Customization Mod Sleeve Extension Power Supply Cable Kit

Total Price

  • $8.000 ($40.000 for whole room and collection)

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“Just then became a father, recently herniating my disks and couldn’t attend to my hobbies of photography and sports… I figured I’ll build a capable computer as it will be used for gaming during the spare time I have for when my daughter goes to bed.

Always being a fan of NZXT’s sleek design, I had my mind set on the H510 Elite. Its unique utilization of tempered glass and clean look made me look past its not so stellar cooling. Figured I’ll build around that and make sure that my build ran Red Dead Redemption 2 well.

It took about 2 months to complete, most of it was waiting for parts and testing. Testing the monitors took the longest as I had to make sure that I gave monitors in its class some chance. I ended up choosing the FI27Q-P after testing the PG279Q, 27GL850, XB271HU, PG348Q and the AD27QD. I had to make sure that the hardware matched the output.

Advice for first timers would be – Match the performance of your rig with its aesthetic. It helps with the sense of ownership. Also, don’t skimp out on the monitor as it can be the worst bottleneck you can have in your whole setup.

The games I play triple-A single player games such as: Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, Far Cry, Batman and along those lines.”


16. Lerpo’s Awesome Loft Gaming Setup

Here’s an example of a perfect usage of a loft. Don’t store olf stuff in your loft, build a gaming room!

gaming room

gaming room

 

Hardware

  • PSU: Corsair CS650M
  • RAM: 2×8 2400MHz
  • Storage: 2TB WD Blue
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i
  • GPU: 8G MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X
  • CPU: Intel Core I7 7700 S1151 Kaby
  • Motherboard: Msi Z270 Sli Plus
  • PC Case: Corsair SPEC-04 Black/Grey

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Corsair CG K70 RGB
  • Mouse: CG SCIMITAR RGB
  • Mouse Pad: Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris
  • Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG348Q 34″

Total Price

  • $10.000

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“My first console when young was a Sega Megadrive when I was around 8. Second console was a Gameboy Advanced when I was around 12.

We didn’t have much money when young so all of my games I bought when I was young were second hand from a local games shop in Bristol. I had (and still have them), maybe 3 main games I used to play. Echo the Dolphin, Sonic, Aladin.

I moved out when I was 17 and bought my house I am in now at 25 – I purely wanted the house because of the converted attic to make a games room.

All consoles (except Xbox and PS4 and my first gen 360 which surprisingly still works) were bought from Carboot / Yard sales. I used to go to Car Boot sales and buy multiple of the same console, sell the worse condition ones on Ebay and keep the best one myself. I genuinely think if anything I’ve probably broken even on the retro consoles by this method.

I did this over 2 years and occasionally see an old console I have not got yet and buy it.

The actual project has always been a work in progress from living here, so I would say around 2 years of collecting and building the room. I wanted a sort of  ‘Man Cave’ that is hidden away from the rest of my house that I can lock myself away in and just play games.

The hardest part of the project was probably getting the fridge and sofa up an attic ladder, or finding a game to play with so many to choose from. PSP is a good one to chill on the sofa with as there were so many games and they are next to nothing in price now.  

Main game playing currently is Dying Light which I bought only 2 weeks ago on PC. When friends are over we play older games, N64 Golden Eye or Mario Kart is the go-to

The most fun I have each year is my friend and I that went to University together – He comes over each Call Of Duty release and we buy it at midnight and spend the weekend playing together eating junk food and sleeping in between matches.

General advice, don’t aim for a collection as the overall cost / effort is off-putting.

Just pick up things you enjoy playing, things you remember playing when younger. Go to yard sales/car boot sales and grab a bargain and multiple of the same thing. Sell the multiples on Ebay, keep one yourself, and make your money back while collecting. Collection grows incredibly quickly that way, and you will enjoy it more as they will be games you individually enjoy playing.

Collect to enjoy playing with friends. It makes for better memories and makes the collection mean more to you.”


17. Cautious105 – Blue World

This amazing gaming setup comes from a reddit user Cautious105. If you’re into a lot of screen real estate and working space, here’s a great inspiration!

gaming room

gaming room

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel i7-600k
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080
  • Storage: 500GB NVME SSD, 2x 1TB SAMSUNG SSDs

Peripherals

  • Headset: Corsair RGB VOID Wireless
  • RGB Headset stand
  • Rockville HTS56 1000w 5.1 Channel Home Theater System
  • Asus AC2600 WIFI Gigabit Router
  • Two MSI Optix MAG321CURV 32″ 4K
  • 50″ Sceptre 4K TV

Total Price

  • $4.000

Meet the Owner

  • Reddit: u/Cautious105

Background Story

“Since I was a teen at home (24 now) I always wanted my own setup. When I moved out and got an apartment I was excited to have my own space only to be stuck with the restrictions of renting. After I bought my house in 2017 putting together my dream office was one of my first projects however other home maintenance issues took priority for awhile.

Progress at first was slow and I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted. At the start of 2019 I lost my mom due to lung complications and this project really became something to keep me busy and to be something she’d be proud of.

Finally had the time and money to remove the carpet and put down vinyl flooring. I had looked at other desks but none of them were big enough and far too expensive. My dad thankfully has a background in carpentry and construction so he offered to help. Towards the end of 2019 things really came together as we finished the desk and I added additional peripherals.

It was also surprisingly difficult to find someone willing to install the cove lighting however it wasn’t very expensive overall. I would advise anyone trying to build their own gaming room to keep at it, keep planning what you want ahead of time and don’t get discouraged. There’s a lot of things that will pop up and take priority but eventually you’ll get there!”


18. Jeffsbattlestation – Simple, Clean & Powerful

If you’re a fan of clean and simple setups with an excellent performance, you will love what an instagram user jeffsbattlestation did with his gaming room:

Gaming_setup

 

Hardware

  • PC Case: NZXT H510 elite
  • CPU: Ryzen 3700x
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 2070 Super Zotac
  • Motherboard: X570 MSI
  • SSD: 1 GB /250 GB
  • RAM: Trident Z G Skill Royal 16GB

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard modded with Zealios V2 switches
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O
  • Headset: Corsair HS 70 + Corsair ST100 stand
  • Chair: Noble Chair White Epic edition
  • Monitors: Asus PG279QZ and Asus VG275Q

Extras

  • Ikea Linnmon Table top/Alex drawers
  • 24 Nanoleaf Aurora panels
  • Glorious PC gaming extended white desk pad
  • Sound blaster katana x sound bar
  • Dual monitor wall mount

Total Price:

  • $6.000

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I Loved console gaming since Nintendo and Super Nintendo. First got into PC gaming with counter-strike 1.3, saved for my first setup then! Current setup took a little over a weekend to build. Love to play FPS, battle royals, and several other genres. Love to game in my spare time!”


19. Weppe1983’s Closet Gaming Setup

This setup comes from a reddit user Weppe1983 and it’s just brilliant. If you are thinking about building a gaming setup in a tiny closet, here is a sweet example of how to do it the right way. Thumbs up!

closet gaming setup

closet gaming setup

watercooled PC

 

Hardware

  • Pc Case: Lian li V3000.
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte z390 xtreme.
  • CPU: i9 9900k @5.1ghz (bare die).
  • GPU: Gigabyte 2080ti Waterforce.
  • RAM: Gskill trident Z 3600-16-16-16-16.
  • PSU: Corsair ax1600i Titanium.
  • Cooling: All EKWB, open loop.

Peripherals

  • Mouse: Logitech G PRO wireless & Razer Viper ultimate.
  • Keyboard: Ducky Mecha mini & 7 more.
  • Keyboard Cable: Custom from Mechcables
  • Mousemat: Corsair MM300.
  • Macropad: Elgato Stream deck xl.
  • Monitor 1: Alienware Aw3418dw.
  • Monitor 2: Acer predator xb271hu.
  • Speakers: Audio PRO addon t14
  • Subwoofer: Audio PRO addon sub.
  • Headset: Steelseries Siberia 800.
  • Chair: Noblechairs ICON real leather.
  • Lightning: Philips Hue play and lightstrip + Nanoleaf

Total Price

  • Around €5.000 for PC and €5.000 for the rest in the room.

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I Started to fix this closet 4 years ago when we got a third kid. Space was needed so all the kids could get their own rooms. Hardware comes and goes with new releases, but I will probably wait for DDR5 before next build. I will also upgrade to RTX 3xxxti  when released.

The Games I play are Diablo 3, Assassins Creed and Far Cry.”


20. Gizmoegram – ‘bit more’ Screen Real Estate Please

Another clean yet pricey setup comes from an instagram user gizmoegram. It features two 34” monitors for an extra screen real estate, which, according to owner’s words, does the trick for working and playing and the same time (we would like to see him in action).

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
  • GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070
  • RAM: 6x 8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200 MHz
  • CPU Cooler: Thermaltake AIO RGB
  • SSD: 1x Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVME M.2 500GB + 2x Samsung 860 EVO SSD 500GB
  • HDD: Western Digital 2TB
  • PSU: Thermaltake 850W RGB
  • Motherboard: ASROCK X399
  • PC Case: Thermaltake A500 with Glass Side Panels

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Elite
  • Mouse: Razer Mamba Elite
  • Mouse Mat: Razer Goliath Extended Chroma
  • 1st Monitor: LG 34UC99-W 34” ultra wide
  • 2nd Monitor: LG 34WL75C-B 34” ultra wide
  • Microphone: Blue Yeti silver
  • Stream Deck: Corsair Elgato Stream Deck

Extras

  • Desk (top) – Ekbacken (white/grey laminate kitchen worktop)
  • 2 x Alex drawer units
  • 2 x four packs of Capita kitchen unit legs (to raise the worktop)
  • Grey soft leather office chair
  • Nanoleaf Aurora Light Panels (Rhythm pack)
  • Cololight Smart LED Panels
  • 3 x Govee RGB USB striplights
  • Game Over USB light
  • 2 x Duronic monitor arms
  • XBox wireless gaming controller with USB windows dongle
  • Amazon Echo Show 8 black
  • Cibenatic Lightbox
  • 2 x small plants with white ceramic bases

Total Price

  • $5.650+

Meet the Owner

Background story

“I decided to build this system when we moved to our new home last summer (August 2019), we didn’t have much space in our old apartment and I used to have the 27” iMac as my main computer. I have now given that to my daughter and after almost a decade have gone back to using Windows.

In our new house I have my own office space where my current setup is located…its basically the box room of the house, its small but big enough to accommodate things for now.

This is the second PC I have built, the first one was probably over 15 years ago. I work in local government and work from home a lot, I needed a setup that allowed me to have a lot of real estate so I could comfortably work and play at the same time, hence the reason for going with two 34” ultra wide screens. I  can comfortably have several windows open at the same time.

Gaming wise, I love fighting games like Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom (I have both on the PC via windows and Steam). I am currently playing the Witcher, which I won via an instream competition and Rise of the Tomb Raider. I am hoping to do some streaming soon.

My setup is forever evolving, I have so many things connected to it. When we moved to our house I had the whole house wired with CAT6 cables, I have networking sockets in every room. I have HikVision CCTV cameras connected to my network and this can be accessed via the PC, I have a Synology NAS with 8TB storage space for storing media files. My room and setup is constantly changing.”


21. CyciumX’s Mancave

Next up we have a proper mancave from a reddit user Cycium. With a place like you probably don’t mind staying in quarantine too much.

gaming room

gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 9700k
  • GPU: MSI Ventus 2080Ti
  • CPUCooler: DeepCool Captain 240EX White AIO
  • RAM: 32gb (4x8gb) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz
  • PSU: CORSAIR RM850x 850W Gold
  • SSD Boot: Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb NVMe
  • VR Game Drive: Samsung 960 EVO  1TB SSD
  • Non VR Game Drive: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB
  • Storage: WD Red 2TB
  • Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro 15in 2019 -2.4 Ghz i9
  • Secondary PC/Tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 i3
Peripherals
  • Main Monitor: Alienware AW3418DW
  • 2nd Monitor: Avera 55” 4k
  • 3rd Monitor: Lenovo  L24q
  • Keyboard: Logitech Craft
  • Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3
  • Mouse: Logitech G Pro
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Mouse Pad: Logitech Powerplay Mat
  • Headphones: Logitech G933 Artemis
  • Headphones: Bose QC35 II
  • Headphones: Audeze Mobius

Extras

  • Samsung 5.1. Soundbar
  • Oculus Rift
  • Samsung Odyssey
  • Blue Yeti with Compass arm
  • Streamdeck
  • Philips HUE based, RGB strips and Play bars
  • BlissLights Sky
  • SUNY Aurora laser lights
  • Console: Playstation 4 Pro 1tb RD Edition

Total Price

  • $20.180+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I started this out basically when I got the Snowblind in December of 2018. I had to buy a pre-built because iBuyPower were not selling the case with a see-through side panel separately. Was fine by me as the 2080ti GPU was out of stock everywhere anyways from the mining craze. I promptly upgraded everything about it.

Then came the audio. I have everything jacked into an optical matrix for 24bit 192Khz audio. The PC, Macbook, PS4 and anything from the TV can all be outputed to the Samsung surround sound, The Klipsch stereo, The Headphone amp or the bass transducers I have integrated into the my chair. 4in, 4out in any configuration at the same time.

The whole setup took about a year to build – haven’t really changed or upgraded anything since around December of 2019. The only hard part was trying to get all my audio to play nicely – I am strictly 2 channel stereo PCM. The soundbar can simulate surround to the rears as well as the “7.1” Audeze Mobius for gaming. Definitely the highlight is the Aura transducers with the Klipsch sub. Haters gon’ hate, but 400 watts sub with a 200wat vibrating chair is music heaven.

For the games I play, I tend to get hooked on FPS… between Rust, PUBG, Overwatch and Apex.. I have about 2,000 hours, but I also just “finished” Assassins Creed Odyssey. I say finished because that game doesn’t end – I just stopped playing it – lol.

Advice for first timers – take into account how much accessories cost – seriously. I added in the cost of the majority of my upgraded cables, braided HDMI, Cat7 and braided USB in numerous configurations, but there is certaintly a HUGE cost in stuff like headphone mounts, monitor mounts, clamps, extensions, grips, adapers, dongles, furniture, stands, vibration pads, extension cords, battery backup, surge protectors, usb switchers, power hubs, and smart home integration.. keep that in mind.

Many things just to have accessible in arms reach cost as much as the item itself or more and if its not in arms reach you  might not use it! I seriously use a combination of everything here throughout the week because they are accessible – if they are put away, they don’t get used and THAT is a waste of money.”


22. _Mr_Zebra_’s Wall Mounted PC

Next gaming setup comes from a reddit user @_Mr_Zebra_. The dominant part of this setup is definitely the wall mounted, open format PC, which combined with a custom watercooling loop and decent RGB lighting makes for an very unique and attractive gaming setup. Do you like it?

gaming setup

watercooled PC

 

Hardware

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9700k @5.1
  • Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Taichi
  • GPU: Zotac 1080Ti Amp Extreme Core
  • RAM: 32GB HyperX Predator RGB 3200 MHz
  • Cooling: Custom Loop Cooling

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Ducky Pure White One 2 Mini
  • Mouse: Gloss White Glorious Model D
  • Headset: Sennheiser HD 800S
  • Monitor: Acer Predator 27” IPS 1440p
  • Side Monitors: 2x Samsung 24”

Total Price

  • $10.000+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“I’ve been building PC since 2009. It is a passion along with audio gear. Probably own or owned 10k in headphones and amps/dacs in the last couple years.”


23. Joshua_kreative – Basement Burrow

Next setup comes from an instagram user joshua_kreative. He built the whole setup from scratch in his basement. The dominant and also most valuable piece of the setup for the owner, is the one piece desk, which he crafted solely by himself.

gaming setup

gaming setup

 

Hardware – Gaming PC (left)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700k (Mild OC 4.6GHz)
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro AIO
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD
  • RAM: 16GB EVGA @ 2400 MHz
  • SSD: 1x 970 Samsung Evo 512GB, 1x 850 Evo 512GB, 1x 850 Evo 256GB
  • HDD: Western Digital 1TB

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite
  • Headset: HyperX Cloud 2
  • 1st Monitor: Acer GN246HL 144Hz 1080p
  • 2nd Monitor: Acer 60Hz 1080p

Other

  • Two USB 3.0 Powered Hubs
  • Oculus Rift (original)
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter
  • Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X
  • Logitech Z632 2.1 Speaker System

Hardware – Streaming PC (right)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5820k (Overclocked to 4.3GHz)
  • GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 980ti
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i Pro AIO
  • RAM: 16GB EVGA @2400MHz
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 256GB

Peripherals

  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow
  • Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite
  • 1st Monitor: Acer 60Hz 1080p
  • 2nd Monitor: Acer 60Hz 1080p

Extras

  • Logitech C920 Webcam
  • Behringer U-Phoria UM2 Audio Interface
  • Audio-Technica AT2020 Microphone
  • Huawei Nexus 6p (acts as a stream deck)
  • Elgato HD60 Pro Capture Device

Total Price

  • $5.500+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“In my opinion the desk is the star of the show. I just listed all the computers, components, peripherals etc. because I was asked. I spent a couple of years browsing /r/battlestations before beginning to plan my dual workstation custom
desk in me and my wife’s semi-empty basement.

It took me a year of planning. I measured the basement and used a couple different online programs to lay out the room. I searched for the best way to do what I wanted with a fairly small budget. Initially I wanted to build the desk out of butcher block but the cost in wood alone would have been in the thousands.

Eventually I found some sheets of pine board that somewhat resembled butcher block but at a fraction of the cost. I found the dimensions I needed to fit the corners and formed the desk into a W or M. One workstation on the left, one on the right both having a desk space on all sides but the back. It took me about a week to build.

To first times I would say, take your time. Do a lot of research in to what you want, how you want it setup and your goals for the build. Browse /r/battlestations, its an amazing resource for inspiration. There are a lot of “meta” builds there but you can still find outlying unique setups if meta isn’t your thing.

As far as building a gaming rig goes, the same applies. Build the rig for what you need. Take into consideration when new parts are getting released, how much more powerful the new generation is in comparison to the old generation. If the new generation is way better than current gen, hold out for the new gen. If its slightly better (example GTX 1080 vs RTX 2080, price for performance doesn’t really equal out) go for the older gen, if you’re on a tighter budget that is.

Lastly, research. Make sure everything is compatible. If you don’t know, ask someone who does. You can find friendly help on reddit or other websites, don’t be shy!”


24. Lewis5510 – Wa-ter-Cooooled!

If you’re a fan of powerful gaming rigs, ultrawide monitors and custom watercooling systems, you will definitely love this gaming setup. An Instagram user Lewis5510 built the whole setup by himself and according to him, the most fun for him was hooking up the PC with water cooling system. Enjoy!

gaming setup

A detailed look on the water cooling system:

watercooling system

 

Hardware

  • CPU: AMD 3950X – @4.3Ghz
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti – @2088Mhz
  • RAM: Corsair LPX 64GB – @ 3200Mhz
  • Motherboard: Asus Strix X570-E
  • PSU: Corsair RM850i
  • PC Case: Lian li 011 Dynamic XL
  • Storage: Samsung 970+ Nvme 1TB / Samsung 970 NVME 500GB / Samsung 850 SSD 500GB
  • Water Cooling System: All EKWB Parts – All Noctua NF-A12 Fans

Peripherals

  • Monitor: Samsung C49RG90
  • Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow (2013)
  • Mouse: Razer Deathadder (2013)
  • Microphone: Razer Seiren
  • Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Chroma Extended
  • Webcam: Logitech C920

Extras

  • Aune X1S
  • Yamaha AS-501
  • Monitor Audio Bronze 6
  • Hifiman HE-400i
  • Wacom Cintiq 13HD

Total Price

  • $9.300

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“The first full games I played was: halo 1 / Wallice and gromit in project zoo / Roller coaster tycoon. I first got into PCs in 2014, I started upgrading different components in my PC until it got to the point where I had to do a full custom build.

My first custom PC was an; intel i3 2100 / 8GB / GTX 660 / 1.5TB HDD. After that I was always looking at ways to upgrade my PC and do custom mods. My next big step after that was to do full custom water cooling. Every PC I build from now on will be watercooled as this is what I find most fun.”


25. Goransbt’s Chill Corner

This gaming setup (or mancave as the owner likes to call it) comes from an instagram user goransbt, who’s been dreaming about a gaming room of his own for quite some time. Finally, three years ago, he started working on his own setup and below you can see the current shape:

 

Hardware

  • PC Case: Kolink Observatory RGB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB WindForce ( hoping for AMD RX 5700 upgrade soon! )
  • Motherboard: B450 Aorus Elite
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster MasterAir MA410M
  • RAM: 4x 8GB G.Skill RipJaws V 3200MhZ
  • SSD: M.2 ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro SSD 256GB + Samsung EVO 860 SSD 250GB + SanDisk Plus 1TB SSD

Peripherals

  • Main Monitor: Alienware AW2518H
  • Side Monitors: 2x Dell P2419H
  • Speakers: Logitech Z333 2.1
  • Headset: HyperX Cloud II
  • Keyboard: CoolerMaster CK550 -> RK61 Royal Kludge
  • Mouse: HyperX PulseFire Pro FPS

Extras

  • Lights: Nanoleaf Light Panels + Evnbetter LED strips
  • Desk: IKEA Linnmon/Alex

Total Price

  • $2.000+

Meet the Owner

Background Story

“It was always a dream to have a very personal gaming/chill corner, or can I say a man cave. Following my graduation, employment and moving out to my apartment, I decided it’s finnaly a time to let the dreams come true! Here at my country there is a saying that with your very first paycheck (not talking about student jobs) you should buy something you will always remember.

It’s not hard to guess what was my first purchase. Around 3 years ago it was Ryzen 5 1600, Gigabyte AB350M MB, 16GB RAM, with GTX 1060 3GB (that’s still in my PC case). Ever since then, It’s quite constant little/big upgrades just to make the overall setup look better and unique. Next upgrades will hopefully be some Govee light strips around my desk and maybe AMD RX 5700 graphics card.

I can’t even name the best part of my setup. Based on the given specs, It’s clear that I would value it around mid-range setup. Right now It’s not even the value that matters but the overall feeling knowing that you did something on your own and that you are proud of. Just love the feeling of hanging out there, no matter is it productive stuff, gaming, music, TV series or so (eating especially!).

To all the people that are building from a scratch: there’s a lot of amazing setups/rooms out there to get your ideas from. But make sure to take your time, do it bit by bit, do some of your own personal touches, make it feel unique to you, in the end you are the one that will be using it for most of the time. And of course, good ambient lighting does magic!”


26. PRO_M_OCEAN – Quick and Simple

Nice example of simplicity and practicality from a reddit user PRO_M_OCEAN. Oh, only if you don’t mind the big ball in the middle of the room.

gaming room

gaming setup

 

Hardware

  • PC Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC ATX AM4
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GPU: Radeon RX 5700XT
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16GB
  • PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 550W
  • Storage: Intel 660p 2TB SSD

Peripherals

  • Monitor: LG 27″ UHD 4K
  • Keyboard: Logitech G513
  • Mouse: Logitech G502
  • Headset: Logitech G935

Total Price

  • $2.000+

Meet the Owner

  • Reddit: u/PRO_M_OCEAN

Background Story

“I started building the setup as soon as I had all of my components in hand, and it took about four hours total. This was my first time building, so I definitely was taking my time. Nothing about it was particularly difficult, but I would highly recommend to anyone looking to build their own machine to do sigificant research and planning before jumping into it.

Start with watching general “how-to” videos, then start looking into specific components. Keep in mind the type of games you want to be able to play and at what kind of settings. Once you think you’ve found a list of components that would suit you, run it by some reddit communities before actually buying anything.

There are a ton of people willing to provide some feedback and will likely help you improve your machines performance and save you some money.

The games I play vary, but Ark, Civ 6, and various MMOs and MOBAs are the biggest ones for me.”


There you have it. Hope you enjoyed! If you have a cool gaming setup at home and would like to be featured in this article, send a couple of pictures and all the information to richard@pcmecca.com.

Cheers!

About Richard Gamin 57 Articles
Hi, My name is Richard and my biggest passion is gaming and basically anything that has to do with computers. With almost 20 years of experience under my belt, I specialize in reviewing computer related products, writing helpful guides and researching interesting facts to provide the most value. If you ever need a hand with anything, feel free to contact me!

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