Your Complete Guide To Setting Up The Perfect Gaming Desktop

Video Gaming Desktop Competition

If you ever wanted to get a gaming desktop and go pro, 2018 is the time to do it. With the growing recognition of E-sports and the ongoing talks about including it into the Olympics, the PC gaming scene has never looked any better. The industry owes much of its rising popularity to past hits like Defence of the Ancients (DOTA) and League of Legends (LOL). Even in 2018 we are still getting hit games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite. Both games have reportedly hit a 3 million concurrent player count as of February 2018!

With the increasing number of video game genres available, it is becoming harder for anyone to admit that they are not a gamer. Even casual gamers, once averse to hardcore gaming, are beginning to purchase gaming desktops for their leisure time. Sports games like Fifa Online 3 have been bridging the gap between real-world interests and the online world. It seems like there’s something for everyone in the world of PC games.

Want to get in on it? Well, here are some quick suggestions on budget and high-end gaming desktops that you can easily buy online at Shopee! But do note that these are pre-built gaming desktops. If you are looking to build a gaming desktop, check out our link at the end for some of Shopee’s desktop component deals.

Gaming Desktop – If you’re on a budget

Asus Gaming Desktop

The Acer Aspire GX-781 is a good gaming desktop to start with if you are on a budget. It provides a quick set up to get into the action on most modern PC games. If you are looking to beef up the system, you could even increase the RAM to 32GB from its 8GB standard set up.

Gaming Desktop – If you’re looking to spend

Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop
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Alienware breathes quality. Whether you are a hardcore or casual gamer, chances are you would have heard of this brand. The Alienware Aurora delivers high performance with most modern games. The only issue is the huge price tag. But if you have cash to spare and are looking for the perfect gaming experience, this is the gaming desktop for you.

Screen – If you’re on a budget

Asus Gaming Screen
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Good gaming desktops need a good gaming screen to maximise its graphics potential. A high-grade graphics card is often limited by the performance of the screen. With that in mind, consider the Asus Vg245H 24″ Gaming Monitor, which provides an amazing visual experience at a reasonable price. It’s 24” display size and 1024 x 768 resolution is enough for gamers looking for a casual gaming experience.

Screen – If you’re looking to spend

Dell Gaming Screen
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If you want to know what it feels like to game like a pro, then get yourself the Dell S2417DG 24″ QHD Gaming Monitor. Get immersed in a virtual world with its QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution capabilities. In professional gaming, even the slightest improvements in clarity can make a world of a difference to a gamer’s performance. Just don’t forget to rest your eyes once in a while!

Keyboard – If you’re on a budget

Razer Chroma Gaming Keyboard
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The Razer Cynosa Chroma Multicolor MEM Absolute Gaming Keyboard is a stylish gaming keyboard that won’t break your wallet.. It has programmable backlight keys with 16.8 million colour options to light up your gaming rig. Its soft cushioned gaming keys allow for quick in-game reactions. You can also configure the keys to suit your gaming preferences. Pretty sweet for a mid range keyboard we say!

Keyboard – If you’re looking to spend

Corsair Gaming Keyboard

If you’re looking for something serious, then you can consider the Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Speed. Although the design is not as sleek as the Razer, it makes up for it with superb high-end performance. The keyboard features a high response rate to give gamers an edge over their opponents in tight situations. If you’re looking to get into the competitive scene, the Corsair would be a good first step.

Mouse – If you’re on a budget

Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse

If you like playing shooter games like Fortnite, you HAVE to get a gaming mouse. Why? Because the enhanced precision can make a crucial difference to your aim! But if price limits you to a regular mouse, you can consider the Logitech G300s gaming mouse 2500DPI wired optical gaming mouse. Going for under S$50, it’s a budget gaming mouse that does not sacrifice features for price. It even comes with customisable keys to let you do more without lifting your hand off the mouse.

Mouse – If you’re looking to spend

Logitech G502 Proteus Gaming Mouse
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Logitech has outdone itself with the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse. Praised on most tech review sites, the mouse has become the choice of professional gamers. The sleek design, laser-sharp precision and customisable keys will turn anyone into an online sharpshooter.

Headphones – If you’re on a budget

Kingston Hyper Xcloud Gaming Headphones

No gaming experience is complete without a decent pair of gaming headphones. The Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger PC Gaming Headset Mic Noise-cancellation is for gamers who are not too particular about audio quality. It is lightweight and features directional drivers parallel to the wearer’s ears. This provides an enhanced clarity for in-game audio.

Headphones – If you’re looking to spend

Steelseries Arctis Wireless Gaming Headphones

The Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless Headphone features audio quality that will maximise your in-game awareness, giving you the upperhand in any situation. Besides that, it features on-ear audio controls for quick volume adjustments. It even has a retractable mic so you can easily pack it when travelling.

Save on gaming peripherals at Shopee Singapore

Shopee has attractive deals on gaming peripherals such as laptop cooling pads or even gaming chairs. In fact, we have a wider range of gaming components if you are looking to build a desktop of your own from scratch. It’s time to take your love for gaming to another level with the perfect gaming system!

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