When we talk about optimising your PC gaming experience, the first thing people talk about is usually upgrading your graphics card or processor. However, there is much more to your gaming experience than just graphics quality and frame rate.
Sound is a huge part of modern gaming. If you’re playing your PC’s sound from a pair of tiny speakers, you’re missing out on a huge part of the gaming experience.
Whether you’re listening for footsteps nearby in a first-person shooter or you’re watching and listening to a cinematic in your favorite Role-Playing Game, the quality of your games’ sound can change your experience.
A good set of gaming headphones can improve your gaming experience by allowing you to feel a part of the gaming experience, and let you feel all the small nuances of sound that the developers put into the game.
When you play PC games, you’re generally sitting in one place for hours at a time. It’s difficult to feel a part of your gaming experience when you can’t get comfortable in your chair.
A quality, ergonomic gaming chair lets you sit and play for hours on end without getting
uncomfortable or developing aches and pains. Each person has different needs for a gaming chair, and it’s important to find the right chair for you.
Whether you need a strong lumbar pad, a comfortable headrest, and armrests, or additional side supports, the right chair will let you play comfortably for hours.
Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
If you’re looking for a keyboard and mouse for gaming, you could always just buy a $20 office keyboard and mouse combination and call it a day. However, just as your favorite music sounds better through a quality speaker, your gaming experience will benefit dramatically from a high-quality gaming keyboard and mouse.
Before you pick a keyboard and mouse, you need to think about what your needs are. Some people need all the extra buttons to assign to different actions on their game, while others are comfortable with a plain QWERTY style keyboard and a three button mouse with a scroll wheel.
Think about your gaming experience and your needs, then be sure to try different styles. You will be able to find a keyboard and mouse that addresses your needs and feels comfortable.
Pick the Right Monitor
Your monitor displays the visual aspect of your games. Since graphics and frame rate has a large effect on your ability to feel a part of the game, you want to pick a monitor that displays your games in the best way possible.
Full High-Definition, or 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, is the minimum requirement for most modern games. However, a larger monitor combined with newer games can allow you to reach resolutions as large as 2,560 by 1,440. Remember, the higher the pixel count, the clearer your picture. So if your gaming area has enough space, a larger monitor is usually better. Running games at full 4k is a stretch for most hardware at the moment, but investing in a 4k monitor could be a good future-proofing move.
Response and refresh rate are important too. The refresh rate is how often the screen refreshes the display and response time is how quickly a pixel can change from white to black and back again. Faster response time and refresh rate lead to better image quality and smoother animations. Since LCD monitors don’t suffer from screen flicker, usually the refresh rate is more important.Your gaming experience should be comfortable, easy to use, and help to make you feel a part of the
Your gaming experience should be comfortable, easy to use, and help to make you feel a part of the gaming experience. Making these simple upgrades in your PC peripherals will give you an entirely new gaming experience.
Written By: Craig Johnson
OPSEAT is a leading brand of PC gaming chairs.