So you clicked on this post…I see…You want some tips bru?Yes? Okay let’s get started!
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How will I explain this to you?
So how this blog will go is using my setup as an example!My setup has been evolving over 2-3 years now ,this year ,2017, being the 3rd one.I started out with a console setup and I don’t seem to have a photo of it before i switched to PC at the age of 14.So let me explain to you what I did to get my setup to look the way it does!
DISCLAIMER: I do like showing off my setup and if this offends you I’m sorry i don’t care these are the tips I wish I knew from the start to get the best results!
Tip 1:Start With What You Have!
So go and take a good look at your current setup if you have never taken interest in a clean and organized setup it should look something like this…
This is what i started out with…My Samsung TV,My new PC and a crappy work desk that was pushing the boundaries of claustrophobia.Here are some more beauty shots of this marvel of a setup.
As you can see at this point it seems bleak…But there is HOPE! This is the best setup I could make with what I had at the time…I was proud even though I didn’t have the best of setups…It was mine so I was proud…You can end this post here if you are happy with what you have your setup as right now but for me this wasn’t pleasing enough since I didn’t even have a decent chair and i started encountering problems like back-pain and sore muscles from the awkward position i had to sit in to play!SO NOW COMES THE NEXT TIP!
Tip 2:Evaluate What Needs To GO!
So I knew the only real things that could stay were the hardware…The Chair(Rocking chair is what i used) and the table had to be replaced and soon!Those cables that are hanging everywhere had to be tidied up!You basically need to judge your setup down to it’s core!I’m very picky about stuff so i was a real pain in the ass…
I came to the conclusion that I needed a new table and a better suited monitor for my new closer seated position when playing games now…
Tip 3: PLAN What You Want To Do! Get a Theme!
So at this stage i decided seeing as my PC was white and blue with hints of black that’s what my colour scheme would be!So I put some thought in what I wanted to do here and I decided I wanted 2 desks so i can play and do homework in the corner of my room…but what about the TV you may ask?I wall mounted it!
I went to our local mall and went desk shopping where I found 2 glass desks one plain black and the other one with some white text on it.I also bought a bracket for the tv to mount it.In this time I’ve already upgraded to a PC monitor as well so the TV would be a second monitor for watching movies from bed.I also got a hand me down chair from my mother’s work which you could see clashed a lot with my theme…but still it was what I had,it was what I was happy with!So This is what I ended up with after about a year and a half.
Tip 4: Add Some Small Things!
As you could see in the previous pic I added some posters and things on the walls to fill up the area as well as some things on the desk!
Small fake plants or figures work best for bringing in your style to your setup!
Tip 5: Cables Be Gone!
In the first setup pics you could see some pretty nasty cables hanging about…So in the upgraded setup I tried to keep those eye-sores to a minimum!
Cable-ties , Velcro-straps , Cable-raceways, or even twist-ties are a life saver when it comes to hiding these ugly lines!
Tip 6: If you don’t like it get rid of it!
So after about 8 months of having the white and blue I got sick of it seeing as my real favorite colours were red and black i decided to change my PC case to fit what i wanted…I also did this because that case wasn’t the best for thermals and my components would get really hot.
I got an NZXT-H440 case in Red/Black of course and I Also picked up a 10m LED-strip (RGB just became a craze then so I had to) from a local store and installed it around the desk.These were the results after matching all my colours through trial and error.I Was very happy with how this came out!
Tip 7: Make it interesting!
So in the previous pic you can see that i mounted some skateboards to the wall.I also liked the way this setup looked with the blue lights as contrast so just be unique!
Tip 8:Buy Quality!
Some of you sharp kids would have noticed my keyboard went from blue to red and well my blue one broke and I decided I would invest in quality rather than save a few bucks! This is the best tip for PC parts and stuff!BUY THE BEST YOU CAN AT THE TIME!So this tip is about upgrades.My PC became outdated pretty quick and it not being the best from the start it cost me more now to keep it doing what i wanted to seeing as I had to upgrade it so fast…
I basically bought a new PC only things that stayed were the hard drives and case!Trust me spending more the first time will make it last a hell of a lot longer!
Tip 9:Take Pride In Your Setup!KEEP IT CLEAN!
Not only is this basic hygiene it also keeps your PC happy and healthy aswell as keeping your setup spiffy! Keep a rag close by for dust or messes and clean your PC when you start to see a lot of dust at the vents!
Tip 10:Keep Improving the Small things!
Small things make the biggest difference! change it up! add new stuff take away old stuff! Keep your setup fresh and new so you don’t tire of it and you always impress people!Wallpapers accent colours are the biggest changes!So be creative play around with what you like!
My setup took a long time to get it how it is now and a lot of work and effort and I’m still not happy!So be prepared to work for yours !I took the long road of getting it here and hopefully this helps you to reach your goals fatser! So my recommendation is buy things that are neutral colours and get RGB functions so you can make it to what ever you like with out changing all too much!This will be my next upgrade! A Plain PC-Case!
SO BE CREATIVE AND MOD YOUR SETUP UNTIL YOU LIKE IT!