M1's Gaming Rig

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Hardware accessories / Peripherals

  • CPU AMD Ryzen 2700x – 8 Cores/16 Threads 3.7 to 4.3ghz boost (Upgrading to 3950x soon)
  • CPU COOLER – Hydro Series™ H100i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
  • GPU – GeForce RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G
  • RAM – G.SKILL 32GB TridentZ* – Ripping DDR4 RAM, beautiful brushed aluminum finish. INCREDIBLE for running multiple programs fast.
  • Motherboard – ASUS Prime x470 – High end motherboard compatible with the new AMD AM4 processors and DDR4 RAM, plus has easy overclocking features for the CPU and RGB lighting with tons of accessories.
  • M.2 Internal SSD – M.2 970 pro 1TB – Fast SSD for an M.2 slot. For extremely fast boots and loadings.
  • PSU – CORSAIR CX-M Series CX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE – Bronze rated powersupply, lower price and quiet.
  • INTERNAL HD – 2TB Seagate Compute drive –  highly recommend, huge storage and faster access to it than your standard HDD drive. Hybrid drives use SSD speed to cache short term information allowing for faster reading/writing speeds.
  • INTERNAL SSD – 500GB Samsung Evo 850 SSD – I got this for the game files & its Programs.
  • INTERNAL SSD – 500GB Samsung Evo 860 SSD – I got this for the game files & its Programs.
  • INTERNAL SSD – 500GB WD Blue SSD – Got this as a Storage for my really intense resource games.
  • EXTERNAL HD – Seagate 5TB used for my videos, games installs, program installers, backups.
  • CASE: Phanteks P400 – Huge tower with space, and great airflow with a simple design sleek design with RGB lighting.
  • MOUSE: Logitech G602 – Has x11 xtra buttons, happens to fit my hand well with the thumb
  • KEYBOARD: Sades Gaming RGB Keyboard (Upgrading Soon)
  • MOUSEPAD: Desktop Mousepad – Full Desk Mousepad – Do yourself a favor and get a desktop mousepad that goes under the keyboard and mouse. For the most part these are all the same so just find something that is in you price range and as big as your desk has room for. 
  • HEADSET:   Audio-Technica ATH-M50x – Quality is amazing. I have ear problems so i have to use earbuds or over the ear headsets. When playing I don’t have an issue with delay, for voice it is perfect to send a signal for real time feedback. Mic quality is good enough for talking with friends but i don’t use the mic. 
  • GAMING TABLE: Autonomous Smart Desk – Fully adjustable, electric standing desk designed for users who value extra power and efficiency.
  • Monitor #1 Left: Samsung 32″ 4k UHD CURVED MONITOR – Solid matte 4k 60hz 4 ms response time with the Display Port / HDMI cable. Has both Display Port & HDMI nut HDMI cables only allow 60 hz, but still great quality for pc  gaming as well.
  • Monitor #2 Right:  Samsung 32″ 1080p UHD CURVED MONITOR – Solid matte 1080p 60hz 4 ms response time with the HDMI cable. HDMI cables only allow 60 hz, but still great quality for pc gaming as well.
  • Monitor #3 – Left of Table: Amazon Fire 10 10.1″ – Full 1080p HD Display,  I use it the large screen tablet for monitoring chat & minor browsing. 
  • Monitor #4 – Right of Table: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7″ – which i use as a Streamdeck.
  • Monitor #5 – Top Monitor – ACER 21″ 1080p Monitor – Solid matte 1080p 60hz with the DVI to HDMI cable. HDMI cables only allow 60 hz, but still good quality for viewing my pc gaming chat and browser stuff while gaming as well. 
  • Monitor #6 – Center – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ – I use it for Viewing Facebooks chat & Minor browsing.  – Old tablet, use it for checking on notifications and small stuff when streaming.
  • Gaming Chair / Seating – SecretLab Chair* – Ultimate gaming chair, super customizable and incredibly comfortable and stylish.
  • Camera – Logitech C922. It will get the job done at a great price. Does 1080pHD 60fps.
  • MIC STAND – Tonor T20 Mic Arm Stand – Heavy duty mic stand for heavy mics, very affordable and easy to setup mic stand for desks.
  • Studio Foam – Any studio Foam will do. I produce music, so to dampen the echoes the mic picks up, i foamed my walls up, which helps keep the sound isolated in my living room as to not disturb the rest of the house. This is 4 inch thick foam.
  • Modem/Router/Switch – Ubiquiti Edge Router Lite, Ubiquiti Edge Router x, Ubiquti Gigabit Switch, & FIOS Wifi 6 Router (for WIFI ONLY), Combined to make a All in one and very in network fast speeds. Works well but does generate some heat.
  • Game Capture – Elgato HD60 – A friend of mines purchased this for me, never really used it for Consoles, but i use it for dual pc streaming 
  • Green Screen – XSplit VCam
  • INTERNET SPEEDS – 1GBPS UP/DOWN UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH

Streaming

  • OBS Studio – My default streaming software that i use to produce all my videos
  • Streamlabs OBS – Back up streaming software i use if my OBS Studio is acting up

Streaming PC

    • CPU – AMD Ryzen 2700x – 8 Cores/16 Threads 3.7 to 4.3ghz 
    • CPU COOLER – AMD Wraith Prism CPU Cooler and RGB Fan
    • GPU – Radeon RX580 ARMOR OC 8G
    • RAM – G.SKILL 32GB TridentZ* – Ripping DDR4 RAM, beautiful brushed aluminum finish. INCREDIBLE for running multiple programs fast.
    • Motherboard – ASUS Prime x470 – High end motherboard compatible with the new AMD AM4 processors and DDR4 RAM, plus has easy overclocking features for the CPU and RGB lighting with tons of accessories.
    • M.2 Internal SSD – M.2 970 pro 1TB – Fast SSD for an M.2 slot. For extremely fast boots and loadings.
    • PSU – CORSAIR CX-M Series CX650M 650W 80 PLUS  –  rated powersupply, lower price and quiet.
    • INTERNAL HD – 2TB Seagate Compute drive –  highly recommend, huge storage and faster access to it than your standard HDD drive. Hybrid drives use SSD speed to cache short term information allowing for faster reading/writing speeds.
    • CASE: DIYPC Solo – mid tower with space, and great airflow with a simple design sleek design.
    • MOUSE: Logitech – Standard Logitech Mouse, Nothing Fancy.
    • Keyboard: Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard
    • Mousepad: Desktop Mousepad – Do yourself a favor and get a desktop mousepad that goes under the keyboard and mouse. For the most part these are all the same so just find something that is in you price range and as big as your desk has room for. 
  • x6 Corsair Case Fans – Case and CPU stay cool on air cooling.
  • INTERNET SPEEDS – 1GBPS UP/DOWN UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH

Streaming Server

Antsle one Pro

  • edgeLinux & antman™ (for easy VPS Management)
  • Intel CPU @ 2.40 GHz, 8 Cores (Avoton C2750)
  • 32 GB ECC RAM
  • 1 TB Internal SSD Storage (12TB raw capacity)

I have a server room in NYC, and I use the Antsle to stream my gaming to the world. The antsle is a in house Cloud Machine, which runs my own in house Cloud Services similar to Amazon, Google, Azure, Etc.

It can handle it up to 100 machines up and running in secs. So they Say!
I stripped the Antsle of its original Software, and Run my VM’s Bare with OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE & CLI which makes it more performant.

The antsle one server used to, handle the re-encodes of the stream, which would add a lil crispier quality then normally sending the stream out, and then sends it out to restream, youtube, facebook, twitch, etc.
This server ended up dying after a few years.. It was top of it’s class on the Antsle website, well over $1000 with all add on’s… In the end,  it wasn’t pushed to its full capacity & wasn’t repaired by the antsle company when it actually died.. Instead, Support ignored my requests and they offered me to purchase another more expensive antsle with $100 off… I just lost $1000+ and they offer $100 off on another expensive paper weight.
If your interested in purchasing a Antsle, DO NOT.
I cannot / will not recommend the Antsle or it’s parent Antsle Company / EdgeLinux Software to anyone as you can buy way more powerful hardware & manage it with Open Source Software / Virtualization that will out perform the antsle such as VMWare, Xen, XenCenter, Hyper-V, XCP-NG, Proxmox and many more…. Just one of my 10 yr old servers below, which can be purchased now a days way affordable and with way more power, will smoke a antsle.

Internet Speeds: 1GBPS UP / 1GBPS DOWN UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH

BUSINESS CLASS FIBER (NYC)


More Servers

I also have about x10 other personal servers & a co-location datacenter, 

I tend to switch my services between them for my services, streaming and hosting…
From Xeon Servers to AMD EPIC servers..
Below are x2 Dell Poweredge Servers setup i have in my house.

How it all works together
My gaming PC, when streaming from my home in NJ, sends the stream to my sons streaming PC, similar to a mirror, which is also in the same home and internet connection in NJ.

My sons PC receives the stream, which then sends the stream to my servers, my dell poweredge servers which is now located in NJ sends the stream out to the streaming platforms after re-encoding my stream for better quality..

Audio

Old Audio

Old audio (Still a great option and much less expensive than XLR mic and easier to use, still recommend for starting out)

  • Shure SM58 – highest quality USB mic I could find. I used it for 3+ years and still love it. Higher quality options will require a different plug type and or audio mixer. This mic is very heavy though and large.
  • Generic Pop Filter – must have for high quality audio (unless your mic has one built in)

Disclaimer

* = All of these Products, Components & PC’s were purchased & built from scratch by me. I payed for everything out of my own pocket over time.

I share these products because I actually buy and use them and do enjoy them, otherwise I would not have shared them.

I do recommend all of these products, even though i’m not sponsored or in anyway affiliated with any of the product manufacturers.

I recommend you all do all your research, but at least you can see here what I landed on using for my custom builds!

Sponsorship

If any wishes to sponsor M1, i would be greatly honored.
For sponsorship inquiries, reach out via email @ m1gc@m1-gamingz.com.

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