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Are you an avid gamer? Then you need to make sure you have the best set up possible. Check out the gaming essentials you need for the perfect setup here.

Whether you're a professional gamer or you simply enjoy taking gaming seriously, you need an awesome setup. Given that you care about your gaming performance, your setup should reflect that and keep you healthy and comfortable for those long gaming sessions. If you're looking for some of the gaming essentials you need for the perfect setup, check out our list below.

A Desk and Ergonomic Chair
For those of you who take gaming seriously, you're probably playing for several hours at a time. That means you need to stay healthy and comfortable while you're sitting. If you're a computer gamer, you should have a solid standing desk. Sitting too often for too long can result in some major health issues over time so it's best that you stand occasionally. For those times you are sitting, your posture can have a negative effect on both your performance and health as well. You shouldn't go cheap when it comes to an ergonomic chair; plus, most ergonomic chairs will last you a lifetime, so it's a worthy investment.

An LED Monitor
Obviously, you're going to need a screen, but not all screens are made equal. Gamers can appreciate the art and color grading that goes into video games, so you should have an LED monitor or TV that can produce at least 4K resolutions. Luckily, you don't have to completely break the bank when purchasing a monitor, as there are plenty of great options well under $300.

High-Quality Cables and Cable Management
Though a lot of people make this mistake, the cables you use are equally as important as your screen. To get true 4K resolutions, you need both a 4K HDMI cable and monitor (or TV). We know there are a lot of cables involved with a great gaming setup, but that's why you can use some cables for multiple purposes. That's right—you can get HDMI cables with ethernet, and there are several benefits of doing so. Of course, you need to perform some cable management for the remaining cables; otherwise, your setup will be a mess.

A Gaming Headset
While you certainly can listen to your game through internal or external speakers, you should have a gaming headset. The reason why is simple––you get a fuller and more accurate sound. Gaming headset manufacturers know exactly what gamers want out of a game's audio, and they make it possible through high-quality speakers.

With all the gaming essentials you need for the perfect setup, you can count on getting a full gaming experience. Of course, there are several items you can add to your setup such as controller grips or a large desk map that doubles as a mousepad. Our recommendations merely apply to all gamers that want to take their game seriously.

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