Ninja’s Streaming + Gaming Setup
Welcome, Ninja fans.
For the biggest gamer in the world, there’s no compromising quality. You need the best hardware you can get and it has to work every single time — no exceptions. Without further ado, check out Ninja’s setup and get your own to game like the best.
Ninja doesn’t just have a tricked out setup, he has his own custom build from NZXT that you can get yourself. Made of an all-steel construction with tempered glass viewing panel, engraved with Ninja’s logo, his NZXT case doesn’t pull any punches. It’s beefy, fully modular for a clean and quiet build, and downright sexy. You can grab the case alone from NZXT and build out your setup just like Ninja’s.
If you want to play like the best, you need the best graphics card available to you. For most modern games, it makes the biggest difference in quality of what you can see, even in a game like Fortnite. You won’t have to run on low settings to get the best possible performance but can get that same level of performance on Ultra, just like Ninja. Now that Nvidia is releasing the RTX 2080, the GTX 1080 TI is a perfect card for a mix of performance and price. Trust us, it’s the best upgrade you can make to take your game to the next level.
If you want to future proof your gaming setup so that you don’t have to worry about meaningless upgrades for years to come, the INtel Core i9-7900X is the way to go. It’s top of the line with no comparisons and will keep your rig running smooth at peak performance no matter how good gaming graphics get over the coming years. It allows Ninja to get the ultimate performance from his machine and ensure he doesn’t drop any frames while streaming, even at peak performance.
To pair with that Intel Core i9, you’ll need the right processor. To run a system like Ninja’s, we recommend the ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E. It’s an LGA1151 compatible motherboard and will take anything you can throw at it, even two of those beefy GTX 1080Ti if you’re a crazy person who likes to burn cash. Trust us, this is the one to get — and it’ll look sweet as hell with that tempered glass pane on the NZXT Ninja case.
While Ninja uses the Neumann U 87 AI Microphone for his streams, you aren’t going to want to do that. It isn’t worth the $3500 price tag, especially as a newcomer to the space or just playing with your friends. Instead, we recommend the AudioTechnica AT2020 USB+ microphone. It’s a killer microphone for any price and it’s entry-level price tag only makes it that much more of a steal. It’s plug and play, no mixer required, and makes your streams sound great.
When it comes to Ninja’s mouse, you can’t get more exclusive than the Finalmouse Ultralight Phantom. It’s an ultra-sleek paint splattered-looking mouse that’s specs are just as impressive as its design. It weighs in at just 67 grams, which is extremely important at a competition level, and features a super low-drag mouse cable to ensure that you never get snagged or feel any resistance while trying to hit your shot. Be warned, they’re expensive, but your bigger issue is finding one of the rare pieces in stock. Yeah, they’re that good.
If you want the biggest improvement to your setup for the money, look no further than the Corsair K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It’s a full size mechanical keyboard (a necessary for gaming at a high level) and features a kickass RGB setup to boot. Though it may be the least expensive item on Ninja’s setup list, it undoubtedly has a huge effect on his performance as the short throw Cherry MX keys allow for precision inputs necessary to compete at a high level.
When it comes to gaming monitors, milliseconds can make all the difference. While you’d probably be fine with a BenQ 24″ Gaming Monitor, nothing can beat the Dell Alienware 25″ Gaming Monitor that Ninja uses. It provides an ultra quick 1ms response time with a lightning-fast 240Hz native refresh rate. When most have multiple ms response time and maybe 60Hz refresh rate, you’ll be unstoppable — just like Ninja.
Ever wonder how Ninja’s stream looks so clear compared to other streamers? That’s because while many are using the excellent LOGITECH C922x, Ninja is going one step above to ensure the highest quality out of his stream: 4K. He’s using the Logitech BRIO, a 4K webcam with HDR that captures the highest possible image quality to ensure he isn’t compromising anywhere. As a result, you get a stream quality that’s out of this world and ensures his gameplay will be around for years to come.