I made this page just to have a repository of the stuff I’m using. I’ve tried to link to the products as much as possible, for some older things I’ve just linked to the latest model of the product.
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Custom Built PC – I’ve been building my own PCs for probably 20 years now. You can check out a parts breakdown of this one on PCPartPicker. I recently put a few upgrades into this one including the AMD Radeon XT 7600, a 2TB NVME drive, and upgraded from 16 to 32GB of RAM.
Sony PlayStation 5 – The PS5 is my main console of choice. I’ve always been a PlayStation person going back to the original way back in the day. Their exclusives have historically far better aligned with my tastes. I’m not one of these people who like to make console decisions a holy war, and pretty much try to get at least one from each company’s generation.
Nintendo Switch OLED – While technically the Switch is my son’s, I play it a bit. The main use I get out of it is as a MLB The Show player when we’re on vacation and I don’t want to miss out on that grind. All sports games should let you carry over your card-collecting game mode team across consoles.
10.9-inch Apple iPad Air (11th Gen) – I used to play a lot more mobile games, and I actually want to get back into them a little bit more, but currently, this iPad is mainly used for writing, as I am doing right now. The plan is to dive back into some tower defense games soon.
Kindle Fire HD 10” Tablet (2021) – Why would someone have two tablets that are pretty much the same? I don’t really have a great answer for that. This Kindle Fire is mainly used for content consumption, which pretty much means if it’s being used, I’m watching something streaming on it.
The Elgato Section
Elgato Wave: 1 – I’ve been through a bunch of mics in my day and the Wave: 1 has been my favorite so far. Easy setup, good clean audio, and the Wave Link software is handy if you need a digital audio mixer.
Elgato 4K60 Pro – This is the first internal capture card I’ve used, and it’s been a game-changer for me. Having it internal has cleaned up my desk a lot, and this card is a beast being able to easily process high-resolution and high frame-rate video from my gaming consoles.
Elgato Stream Deck XL – The unsung workhorse of my desk setup. I use my Stream Deck dozens of times a day. Most people would say it’s extremely useful for streaming, and it is, but it’s also handy for day-to-day tasks. Aside from all the OBS stuff I use it for, I also use it for easy volume control, to manage Spotify, and handle a number of tasks with its multi-action buttons. I can’t recommend a Stream Deck, no matter the size, highly enough.
Elgato Key Light – The lighting in my office sucks. These Key Lights really make my office look exponentially better than the regular lighting, and they make a massive difference to what my webcam sees.
Elgato Green Screen – Sadly, my office is a mess and I don’t get to use my green screen as much as I would like because I end up piling stuff on top of it. That’s something that I really need to stop doing in the future. This screen is great because it rolls up and down easily, and can easily be stowed away when you’re not using it.
Elgato Ring Light – Another thing I wished I used more. The ring light really gets put to work during Extra Life when I stream with my son in the living room. Now that he’s 7, and is about to get an Xbox Series S, I hope to stream more with him.
Elgato 4K60 S+ – As with the ring light, the 4K60 S+ is the capture card that’s mainly used in the living room. While the current crop of consoles have the ability to record gameplay, having a standalone capture card that can record by itself is great, on top of everything you can use it for when connected to a computer.
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition –
Razer Kiyo –
Shure SE215m+ –
Glorious Model O (Wireless) –
Studio Buds By Dre (NickMercs Edition) –
Ducky One 2 Bon Voyage Mechanical Keyboard –
Logitech K380 Wireless Keyboard –
LG 27GN800-B Ultragear Gaming Monitor 27” –
Software & Services
OBS Studio –
Nerd Or Die –