On My Desk

Samsung C49RG9 49” Super Ultrawide Monitor

Samsung C49RG9 49” Super Ultrawide Monitor

This was an interesting decision. Originally, I was considering a dual monitor setup, but I wasn’t ecstatic about the bezels in the middle and the extra wires. Then, I thought about getting one 34″ ultrawide monitor, but it’s basically 1.5 screens, not 2. I pulled the trigger on this one and I don’t think I could use anything else now. It’s a very new form factor, but I love it. The only con (kinda) is that it makes intermittent popping noises due to thermal expansion. Weird, but not that big of a deal.

Loctek Monitor Mount

Loctek Monitor Mount

Funny story. I almost lost an eye while mounting my monitor on this. The arm is gas-powered to keep upward pressure opposite the downward force of the monitor. I took the monitor off and the arm flew up and almost blinded me. Besides that, it’s a decent monitor mount. Technically, it’s not meant for 49″ displays, but it can support the weight, so I went with it.

Logitech MX Master 3

Logitech MX Master 3

I wanted a really good wireless mouse, but didn’t need one with 80 macro buttons on it. I’d heard great things about the MX Master 3 and decided to buy it. It actually has even more features than I can remember to use, but the ergonomics are great and I love the aesthetic.

Keychron K1 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (V4)

Keychron K1 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (V4)

I watched probably 10 hours of YouTube videos about mechanical keyboards before I made this purchase (S/O TaeKeyboards). There’s much more to keyboards than I thought: key switch type, layout form factor, aesthetic, keycaps, etc. I went with this wireless, low-profile design because I didn’t want to have to use a wrist rest. I decided to forgo the number pad and get the blue (clicky) switches. I regret nothing.

Reflex Lab Extended Gaming Mouse Pad

Reflex Lab Extended Gaming Mouse Pad

I wanted a big mouse pad that could accommodate my keyboard and mouse with some room to spare. I also wanted to stay on brand with the red and black theme. There really wasn’t many options that met my needs, but luckily I found this one. It’s held up well so far and looks great.

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker

This speaker system is the only piece of my last setup that I kept, but I have considered replacing it. I kept them because the sound quality is incredible and they still work perfectly. I’ve thought about selling them and getting a some red Audioengine or Kanto speakers without the separate subwoofer. Right now, the Klipsch subwoofer is on the floor and I just don’t like the extra wires. But again, they sound amazing.

HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone

HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone

I wanted a USB microphone for my desk that I could use to live stream the MJS Daily Recap and record videos with. I had seen this one being used by other creators online and I really couldn’t pass it up given the color scheme. The sound quality is top-notch for a USB mic and it looks fantastic.

TONOR Boom Arm

TONOR Boom Arm

Since the HyperX QuadCast was going to always be at my desk, I wanted make it easily accessible and easily moveable for when I wasn’t using it. I found this boom arm for a very reasonable price and have been very happy with it so far. It even has a little hook underneath the desk clamp. That’s where I store my Anker Q10s.

Anker Soundcore Life Q10 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Anker Soundcore Life Q10 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

I needed a decent pair of PC headphones to edit video and listen to music, but I’m not a fan of wires. In my research, I saw I ton of expensive options, but this wasn’t something I felt like spending a lot of money on. Then, I came across this affordable pair from Anker. They’re not incredible, obviously, but they’re pretty good. (and they’re red and black).

Xbox Wireless Controller (Red)

Xbox Wireless Controller (Red)

Prior to building this beast of a PC, I hadn’t down any gaming since the PS3 days. Now, I occasionally play some Modern Warfare, mainly because it’s cross-platform. I’ve always been a controller player, so that’s why I picked this 2nd Gen controller up (no dongle needed, but it does have connectivity issues sometimes). I thought about getting a knock-off, but I’m glad I didn’t.