So you’ve just bought a new gaming setup, maybe it’s your first one or your upgrading to a completely new system. Regardless, you’ve got a new monitor, gaming mouse, keyboard and maybe a speaker system.
The quickest way to get your gaming setup up and running so you can be playing in no time is to make sure you know how to set it up correctly. This means connecting your monitor to your laptop or gaming hardware, adding your mouse and keyboard and most importantly adding a sweet speaker system.
Follow this guide and we’ll have you set up and playing in no time.
As a first step you want to get your visuals up and running, if you’ve bought a new monitor or maybe even multiple monitors they will have much better image quality than your laptop so connecting your gaming monitor should be priority number one.
Your monitor should have a lot of connectivity options, the main ones to connect a visual display is the HDMI port. Typically, there are two at the back of the monitor and a similar number at the back of your gaming hardware, you can use either to connect and then on your monitor flick between the sources to find the one that is connected.
Mouse and Keyboard
The next step is connecting your gaming mouse and keyboard, it’s no secret that gaming mice and keyboards are built better than the regular options when it comes to the fast paced smooth action gamers need.
For both you can connect via the usb ports on your laptop or gaming hardware. The tricky part is how many usb ports your hardware has. If you don’t have enough ports you might need a USB extender to add additional ports.
Most hardware nowadays comes with multiple port types, USB type A, C, superspeed… the list goes on. The good news is that you can connect your mouse and keyboard as long as the USB port looks like a regular port.
The same applies for wireless mice that connect through a USB receiver.
Speakers and Headphones
There are a few different sound options to go with here, some of the best monitors have built in speakers and if this is the case you don’t have to worry about connecting.
On the other hand if you want to connect an external sound system or use headphones that aren’t wireless you’ll have to use the headphone jack on your hardware.
There you have it by connecting all your new toys through the various cables and ports you should be up and running in no time at all.