10 Best Gaming Setups of 2019: Never Build Your Own Setup Without Reading This

Best Gaming Setups 2019

Do you obsess over how your gaming setup looks as well as how powerful it is? Do RGB lights get your hot under the collar? Have you lost hours scrolling through Instagram looking for the best setups to drool over?

You’re not alone. 

Here at WePC, we’re suckers for a great gaming setup. So much so that we set up our own gaming setups Instagram: @wepcsetups - if you want to be featured just give us a follow and use the #wepcsetup hashtag. 

With PC gaming being so popular now, there are so many different designs out there and so many new and interesting ways that you can customize your own setup. Below, we’ve gathered our Top 10 Gaming Setups for 2019, let us know what you think of them in the comments!

WePC Recommendation for Best Pre-Builds

Want to create your own killer gaming setup? Follow our guide on How to Build a PC to get you started.

Alternatively, you can also check some of our highly-recommended prebuilt gaming PC setups and builds:

  • $500 Prebuilt - This roundup can handle AAA games with only a few sacrifices in the graphics department.
  • $800 Prebuilt - Our mid-range prebuilt gaming PC roundup. You can play AAA games at 1080p around 60FPS with little to no compromise.
  • $1000 Prebuilt - You can play all your favorite games at 1440p resolution with high graphics.

WePC Recommendation for Best PC Builds

If you're ready to build your own PC, take a look at our optimal build pages - each organized by budget so you can pick the one that works best for you.

Budget Builds

  • $300 Build - Our budget build is perfect for modern games that run at a lower resolution. This cheap gaming setup is also highly recommended for entry-level builders.
  • $400 Build - Another budget gaming desktop computer setup capable of running modern games at 900p and 1080p resolution. A true console killer build.
  • $500 Build - This gaming computer can handle games at 1080p resolution at high settings with ease.
  • $600 Build - An ideal budget build perfect for running games at 1440p resolution. Running VR at low settings is also possible.

Mid-Range Builds

  • $700 Build - This build can run games smoothly at 1440p, and content creation also becomes very possible with this build.
  • $800 Build - Running games at 1440p on high settings is starting to become feasible with this build.
  • $1000 Build - You can start running games at 4K resolution and content creation starts to feel very feasible.

High-End Builds

  • $1500 Build - This is where serious high-end 4K gaming and high-end content creation starts to feel good.
  • $2000 Build - This is the end-game build for both 4K and content creation. If money is no object, this is it.

Top 10 Gaming Setups 2019

So, without further ado, here are our choices for the 10 best gaming setups 2019! Don't forget, if you follow us on Instagram, you could see your own setup appear on this list!

R0BERTS0N 4

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What We Like About This Setup

The dual-monitor setup design here not only looks great but will really help to improve the viewing experience. This is a high-end build and it has some serious computing power behind it thanks to the Ryzen 9 3900x CPU chip. All this means that the builder gets to enjoy the 4K capabilities of the LG monitors to their fullest no matter the game.

The pink RGB lights help to tie the whole look together and give it a futuristic and clean look. Style and power combined into one.

Recommendations

This is already a pretty powerful build with some really high-end components. other than upgrading to 64GB of RAM (which isn't necessary, but is always fun), there really isn't much we'd change!

william2006523 1

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What We Like About This Setup

The clean white of the case paired with the white RGB in this build help to make it look sleek and stylish. There are a few spacing issues with the case and components, but overall it looks like a solid build.

Having the i9 CPU in there makes this a nice powerful build that can run AAA titles with no worries. And, I won't lie, that cable management is next level!

Recommendations

In terms of aesthetics, we'd love to see the rest of the setup match the white of the PC, and a 4K monitor would help to take their gaming to new heights.

wh1ppet 1

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What We Like About This Setup

As a gaming PC built for a 10-year-old, we have to say we are very jealous! The RGB looks awesome, and the build is tidy enough to benefit from the tempered glass case.

Recommendations

With a desk this large, there would be no issues adding in a second monitor - especially since this is a gaming-focused build. This would give them the chance for a more immersive gaming experience.

jase33

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What We Like About This Setup

While this build has definitely cost the owner a few thousand dollars, it's a powerful gaming machine because of this. The ultrawide monitor paired with LED lights will make sure you get the most immersive experience possible.

Recommendations

There was some custom cutting needed to fit the watercooling in this case, so we would recommend finding a case that better suits their design needs next time.

errormakingnames Battlestation

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What We Like About This Setup

This is a setup that should inspire gamers who have nothing but a small PC desk. You have a smaller monitor for all your games and a larger one just above it for other purposes like watching TV. The gaming desk setup may look crowded but you still have more than enough space to move your hands around.

Recommendations

If you’re going to follow this and make a similar setup, make sure you have enough natural light as well as room for your speakers, because chances are you have better (and bigger) speakers than this. Alternatively, a headset should sort this out if you’re willing to use it, too, when watching movies on the big screen.

If you’re not digging the lamp being on the desk, and thus in your way, you might want to browse some standing lamps. However, you do want to be careful as this could add more of a glare on the TV if they’re used at the same time as one another.

TwiiSt3Ds Battlestation 1

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What We Like About This Setup

If you’re into retro, neon aesthetics, use this setup as inspiration. Everything from the ground up is filled with retro-themed lights. From the two ultrawide monitors, the lamps, the mouse and keyboard, and most especially, the case, showcasing a rainbow of retro lights.

Recommendations

There’s only one thing we would like to recommend to users who would use this as inspiration: get 3 monitors instead of 2 so you can make use of all the display at your disposal.

BigRigMk10

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What We Like About This Setup

This setup is perfect for simulation games. The 5-monitor setup lets you see all the things you need to with ease. Specifically, games like Euro Truck Simulator and farming simulation games are perfect with this kind of setup. You also have a smaller monitor you can conveniently place either to your right or left for other purposes.

Recommendations

Specifically, this build is perfect for what it is but finding a way to add a wheel installed at your disposal will definitely put the icing on the cake.

zombie9393 ‘s Battlestation

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How clean it looks is what makes it worth mentioning as one of the coolest gaming setups or more specifically, one of the best gaming setups in early 2019. The monitor near the system unit does a pretty good job at concealing the wires to the monitor (although the angle the picture was taken at certainly helps) and this is something you can surely use if you’re planning to come up with your own cool gaming setup.

What We Like About This Setup

How clean it looks is what makes it worth mentioning as one of the coolest gaming setups or more specifically, one of the best gaming setups in early 2019. The monitor near the system unit does a pretty good job at concealing the wires to the monitor (although the angle the picture was taken at certainly helps) and this is something you can surely use if you’re planning to come up with your own cool gaming setup.

Recommendations

Proper lighting is surely something we’d like to have with this build as it does look like this is located at a corner that’s away from natural light. If you’re going to follow this setup, place it near a window for some natural light and that’d be perfect. And some track lights, too.

Psychedelic Jungle Loft

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What We Like About This Setup

The entire setup gives you a naturey feel with the plants all around you-- even hanging from the ceiling. The ultrawide monitor, as well as the lighting, just makes everything look and feel natural. Not to mention how the watering compliments the entire setup.

While this isn’t the first build to do it, it’s worth noting how you can use extra lighting outside of the traditional RGBs to make the build-- and room-- come to life. Here we see “spotlight” pointing up, as well as various lamps.

Overall, if you’re into gardening and plants, you might want to use this as inspiration.

Recommendations

If you’re willing to go up the extra mile to use real plants as an ornament, make sure they’re plants you can grow indoors (further reinforcing the importance of natural lighting). Or just use plastic plants if you want.

The Return of the 90s Sleeper

Specifications

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

CPU Cooler: Wraith Spire Cooler (Stock)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060

RAM: 8GB GEIL Evo Potenza 2400Mhz

Storage:

PSU: Non-modular Rosewill Power Supply (Basic Power Supply)

Motherboard: ASUS B350M-e

Case: Chenbro SR20503 (Similar to the Chenbro SR11169)

Monitor: Sony Trinitron 420GS

Inputs:

Audio:

  • Boston Acoustics BA745 Computer Speaker System 2.1

What We Like About This Setup

This may look like a 1990’s computer setup but don’t let the looks fool you. Because even with the old CD spindle case beside it, inside is actually a modern processor-- a Ryzen one at that! As well as a powerful GTX 1060 graphics card that can handle AAA games at 1080p resolution. How old looks meet the modern performance is what earned its place as one of the best gaming setups in 2019.

Recommendations

Adding more RAM and getting a more powerful graphics card is going to make this a beast in sheep’s clothing.

Things You Need to Know Before Building Your Own Gaming Setup

We all have to start somewhere, and each of us has a first PC build we look back on fondly (or still use!). If you want to learn how to build your own PC, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Antistatic Wrist Strap

It’s likely that you’ve heard about these before. Antistatic wrist straps do a really good job of dissipating excess electricity (such as static) that could damage small components from your body.

Read Motherboard Manual

When building a gaming PC for the first time, one of the most daunting tasks is hooking up the right cables to the motherboard. This is where your motherboard manual becomes your best friend. If you lost the manual for whatever reason, then you should be able to easily find it online. Or even better, head over to the manufacturer’s website.

Future-Proof Your Build

It’s important that you future-proof everything when building your ultimate gaming setup. That’s to say, you should plan ahead for what components you will need to upgrade and how long each component will stay powerful enough to be relevant for your intended uses.

In particular, you might want to splurge on core components, such as the power supply and hard drive, that can be reused in different systems as you upgrade.

Hardware Checklist

It’s also worth taking note of all the important parts you’ll need:

  • CPU and CPU Cooler - The processor, or the heart of a computer. This processes all the tasks your computer performs and, ideally, you want to get a modern one to make a worthy investment that will last you for years.
  • Motherboard - This is where all of the hardware components and parts are connected. how far you can push your system’s capability will depend on the chipset and the type of motherboard. Ideally, you’d want to invest in a CPU first and then you can choose a motherboard that’s compatible
  • GPU or Graphics Card - The graphics card is what renders the game’s images. Ideally, you would want to get the best card for your budget to get the best graphics experience
  • RAM - Memory is where your most-used information is stored. The more RAM you have, the more memory is stored for fast response when data is needed
  • Power Supply - Never cheap out on your PSU. Ever. It’s what provides every single piece of hardware the right amount of power. Ideally, you’d want a quality PSU to safeguard your system
  • Case Fans - An adequate amount of case fans keep the system cool. Ideally, two intake fans and one exhaust should keep the system cool enough
  • Storage Devices - A combination of both types of storage devices, HDD and SSD, is what you need to get the best of both worlds: speed and storage space
  • Case - Choose a case that has enough room to fit all of your system’s components

Final Word

When building the ultimate gaming setup, go with what you prefer and don’t forget to make use of valuable online resources and manufacturer websites like ASUS, NVIDIA, AMD, MSI, and other known parts manufacturers for parts information as well as PCPartPicker to check parts compatibility.

And, don't forget to share your builds and setups with us! If you need help picking parts or designing your setup, be sure to check out our Community, as there will always be someone to help in there. And make sure to take your setup with #wepcsetups on Instagram if you want to see yourself on this page!

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