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The best hardcore PC gaming setup

Playing the latest PC games as they are meant to be, that's the purpose of a powerful gaming desktop setup. What that setup looks like, I'll explain to you in detail, so that you know exactly which gaming desktop, gaming monitor and accessories guarantee you the best experience.

Gaming desktop

HP Omen desktop

The star of the show. Your gaming desktop is a combination of style and brutal computing power. A video card with serious graphic muscle conjures up the games on your screen, while 16GB of RAM and an SSD ensure that you'll never know the interesting facts on loading screens. A hardcore gaming PC has one of the following video cards:

  • GTX 1080 (Ti)
  • RTX 2070
  • RTX 2080 (Ti)

Monitor

Gaming with an HP Omen desktop PC setup.

You play the latest games at ultra settings so they should definitely look good. Full HD is a thing of the past, and so is 60 fps, really. So you're looking for a higher resolution panel with an excellent refresh rate and also a good color representation. A high-end PC gaming monitor meets the following requirements:

  • 27-inch screen size or larger
  • QHD or 4K resolution
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • G-Sync or FreeSync
  • 1ms response time

Gaming mouse

An HP Omen gaming mouse.

You'll only shout 'Boom, headshot!' on a regular basis if you have the right mouse. To consistently hit your mark, it's mostly a matter of consistency and practice, practice, practice. That's why you want a mouse with an accurate sensor and mechanical buttons, which also fits your hand perfectly. If you ask us, this mouse has at least the following features:

  • At least 6 buttons
  • Adjustable DPI
  • Price from 81 euros

Gaming keyboard

A gaming keyboard.

No boring, spongy membrane boards at a battle station like this. No, a powerful gaming desktop comes with the soft glow of RGB lighting and the clatter of mechanical keys. Extra buttons for your macros and music are, of course, essential. A hardcore gaming keyboard has at least the following specifications:

  • Mechanical keys
  • Programmable keys
  • Price from 101 euros

Gaming headset

HP Omen gaming headset.

The time of 8-bit tunes is far behind us, because nowadays the gaming headsets are all about the details: where do your opponents come from? Do my teammates hear that I am roaring orders? A good gaming headset is important if you take gaming, and especially online gaming, somewhat seriously. A high-end gaming headset has the following properties:

  • Stereo surround
  • Price from 121 euros

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