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Has the Ultimate Gaming Set-up been found?

We at HYPD are what you would call ‘Gaming Freaks’ – no we don’t spend hours upon hours in front of a screen playing the new Call of Duty (which looks amazing btw), but we do understand what it means to experience the pinnacle in gaming and take it from us the competition is tough out there.

So, let’s get down to business and end this argument.

When it comes to gaming there are hundreds of options to choose from to take your gaming experience to a new level and give you that ‘hallowed’ competitive edge.

But, where do you start when it comes to trying for a nuke on Underground or for the more memorable times “ENEMY AC130 ABOVE!”?

Well, let’s take it one gaming aspect at a time. Everyone knows when it comes to creating the ultimate gaming set-up, the most important element is the monitor. But how do you know which one to choose?

Although there is a lot of stigma between different brands – with some being the more obvious choice, when you get into the nitty-gritty do they actually live up to their name?

For many gamers not having the right monitor is like trying to play Thunderstruck on a Stylophone, it’s not going to happen!

There are lots of different choices you can make when it comes to buying a monitor. If you want a 4k resolution that’ll give you that crisp image, then you are going to have to suffer on the refresher rates or settle for the 1080p, which really isn’t worth losing sleep over tbh!

However, it doesn’t end there! You always have the wonderful options of Panel types, which differentiate between faster response times, better contrast and colour or if you have deep enough pockets then maybe High Dynamic Range is something to look at – more expensive, but it offers a diverse range in brightness and colour.

There has been some rustling within the gaming community of an underdog coming through the ranks and it’s caught many gamers off guard.

The recent switch from the electronic giant, LG, has seen them shift into the realm of gaming – no we’re not talking about Zelda. LG has just released its brand new gaming monitor. All hail the LG 34″ 21:9 Curved UltraWide Gaming Monitor, branded “Ultra Gear”.

If you want the ultimate gaming set-up, then this monitor seriously needs to be on your wish list!

The 34” monitor boasts an impressive 3440×1440 resolution with an incredible 21:9 ratio meaning you’ll have the edge on those sneaky campers and that’s not all!

LG has really brought out the juggernaut with this one! With its monitor having 144Hz, 1ms MBR Radeon Free Sync ™ 2,  which allows for a more simplified high dynamic range and faster imaging, you won’t have to worry about speed when it comes to playing your favourite games.

We’re not done there… to top it off, LG has also added in a DCI-P3 98% Nano IPS VESA DisplayHDR ™ 400, which gives the word colour a whole new spectrum.

Okay, calm down, we still haven’t told you the best part and it’s equally as shocking as General Shepherd’s betrayal, R.I.P Ghost and Roach. LG’s new monitor is said to be cheaper than other competitors such as Samsung and Acer Predator.

Why are we boasting about a monitor when there is so much more to the ultimate gaming set-up? Well, because this monitor enhances all of your gaming accessories at the same time!

Next up, gaming accessories…

… now that you have a beast of a monitor, the next best way to keep your competitive edge is to treat yourself to some Elite Atlas Aero Turtle Beach headphones – giving you crystal clear hearing when listening out to enemies across the map.

When it comes to buying a mouse there are different aspects that need to be considered such as whether you are light or heavy-handed and if you have small or big hands.

If you’re looking for an elite gaming experience, our choice would be the Logitech G502 Lightspeed, which with the fixed crosshair on your LG Ultra Gear Gaming monitor, will allow you to utilise the quick release feature that the Logitech boasts.

Every gaming set-up always includes a keyboard, right? But, what keyboard do you choose?

We highly recommend investing in a mechanical keyboard that offers audible sound when clicking the keys, which over time will trigger your brain to release the keys quicker and make your reaction time a whole lot faster.

Are we missing something? Ah yes, how could we forget! The ultimate gaming set-up has to be completed with a mouse pad and monitor mount… yes they do matter!

Although they might seem like the most insignificant elements of gaming, they can actually offer a tonne of help when it comes to creating an immersive gaming experience.

A mouse pad to a mouse is like footings to a house, it helps support the mouse whilst offering solid durability and technical skill development. We recommend the Razer Sphex V2 because it’s by far one of the cheapest mouse pads you can buy,  but with the likes of the LG G-Sync technology and it’s seamlessly smooth, low friction surface, you’ll finish every game with a win – which is nice because no-one likes losing.

Often overlooked, a monitor mount can offer an immense amount of support when it comes to completing your gaming experience. With an adjustable mount, you can make sure your eyes are positioned exactly in the middle of the screen giving you more accuracy – which is especially helpful through the Double XP Weekend!

Other monitor mounts also allow you to adjust the position and angle of your screen, so if you fancy kicking it back to some old school Pacman to release your built rage from going 3-42 in domination well, you can!

Finally, we can’t forget those Twitch, Mixer, and Youtube streamers – don’t worry we’re rooting for you. Another amazing feature that LG has brought out is being able to stream in full 4k, on it’s LG 32″ 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor with HDR10 – meaning your streaming game just got a whole lot better.

Let us know what you think of LG’s shift into the gaming community and if you think they have what it takes to compete with the likelihood of Alien, Logitech, and Razer to mention a few.

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