Gaming: What my setup looks like

Gaming: What my setup looks like

Well, I recently started doing a bit of gaming again. It started with PUBG, but I ended up playing Elder Scrolls Online and New World most of the time. You see I love Fantasy Games (and books alike).

Alienware with key programming

I mean as I play anyway and my hardware can certainly do it, I started streaming on Twitch. Nothing fancy, but if you feel like to come and see a pretty bad player running around and doing quests…

Alienware with key programming

Now into the details of my setup

Alienware m15 r3

The center piece of my setup. My wife decided I should get one on Black Friday a year ago and I did only argue a little. I love this machine, it comes with a lot of power.

Alienware with key programming

On the downside, 
one issue I caused myself is the hard disk, I guess I underestimated the size of modern games, as I haven’t played in a while. So the 512GB SSD is pretty small and I need to delete games when I want to play a different one. But I also plan to get a 2TB M2 SSD for Christmas ‘22.
The other thing is the heat. One of the main reasons to buy a keyboard was the temperature on the notebook itself. GPU and CPU always run on between 90 to 100 degree Celsius which will affect your fingers especially in games where you use “W” to walk long distances.


  • QHD VA Curved
  • 165Hz Gaming Monitor
  • 32 Inch

I actually bought this one as a working screen. The Pandemic made us all work at home and I was looking for something with a high Hz rate and befitting for my small desk. Overall it is quite nice, would I buy it again… maybe not, but so far it does the job.

Logitech G Pro

Alienware with key programming
  • Pro-inspired tenkeyless design
  • GX Brown Tactile mechanical switches
  • LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting

Keyboards are important, especially if , like I described above, the laptop keyboard gets really, really hot.

The mechanic keyboard feels awesome, keystrokes are nice and the clicky sound quite smooth, at least to me, my wife sees that part a bit different. Something to highlight, as I did not know it was a thing, the keyboard supports the simultaneous pushing of sever keys at once. Like when playing PUBG, you can run fast and reload at the same time.

All buttons can be programmed and colored individually, also with saved layouts for different games.

Logitech G203

  • LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting
  • 6 programmable buttons
  • Resolution: 200–8,000 dpi

Bought it to go with the keyboard of course, the color can be adjusted the same way as the keyboard, it also has 2 programmable buttons. Another button lets you adjust the dpi, which comes in quite handy.

Razer Kraken Headset

Also here was the intention more for work then gaming to be honest, I wanted a headset with great sound, USB mixer and an easy to use button and settings device, so I can mute and adjust while doing calls.

The headset of course also is handy when it comes to gaming. The ear pads keep quite cool and are okay for long lasting comfort. It even lets you adjust the balance between games and voice chat, which is pretty handy.

It also support 360 degree. So especially in PUBG it is rather useful to track movement.

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