Welcome to Sunday Setups! This will be a new series of interviews conducted by myself, Stardust, where our Death Blossoms members can show off their favorite parts of their unique setups for gaming – whether PC, console, or both! Our first featured member will be everyone’s favorite webmaster, Veroicone. Read on to find out what makes Vero’s space special to her.
Stardust (SD): Hey Vero! Thank you so much for volunteering to participate in Sunday Setups! First off, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Veroicone (V): My name is Veronica, but I am more commonly known online as Veroicone … well really just by Vero since hardly anyone can say Veroicone lol. I’ve been in Death Blossoms since the very beginning (was one of the original members that went through the tryouts), and I’m the Website Coordinator. When I’m not doing that, I can be found playing one of my 5 accounts in Overwatch (technically I don’t play one since it’s on xbox haha). Because I love this game a lot I also stream about 6 days a week on Twitch and make weekly YouTube videos. I also have a degree in graphic/web design so I’m usually always messing around in Photoshop making something.
SD: It sounds like you’re quite busy! I’m sure you’ve utilized your space to ensure both work and play are fun and easy to accomplish. So what do you most like about your current setup? Do you feel it is conducive to your streaming and gaming habits?
V: 3 monitors. Seriously, it changed my life. Also, so many pretty colors and I can pretty much play any game I want on the highest possible setting while streaming it without lag. It’s nice. I do a bit of everything with this setup. I design websites, logos, work for a gaming company, stream, edit videos, film YouTube videos … pretty much anything and everything which was why I wanted to have not only a beastly setup but a beastly PC as well.
SD: You had a lot to consider when deciding on your rig, and it sounds like you chose well! What, if anything, would you consider changing about your setup?
V: Most of the changes I want to do are really just upgrading things that I’m not a huge fan of. Also, I really want to go from 16gb RAM to 32gb RAM … I don’t need it per-say but you know … more lights?! The biggest change though will definitely be building a second PC for streaming.
SD: I am a fan of the pretty, colorful RBG lights myself so I don’t blame you! Would you say there were any challenges that came about with your setup decision wise or logistically?
V: I built my PC myself last year and my MOBO ended up being DOA, but I didn’t know this until I tried putting the build together 3 times. The second time was also right before a hurricane so I had to stop messing with it and prep for that. For the setup itself it’s really just been a game of figuring out what works for me and what doesn’t in terms of lighting, green screens, etc.
SD: Yikes, that sounds like it was an adventure to say the least. I’m glad it’s worked out for you, though! Overall, would you say your setup helped or hindered you when it comes to playing your favorite games?
V: I would say mostly helped, since as I said I can run pretty much any game at high settings but I also have a 144hz monitor so I get fancy FPS too. Really this setup is great for multitasking, which helps SO much with my job (I work for a gaming company on 2 games). Having 3 monitors means I can have so much stuff open, and since I’m amazing at multitasking it’s always a lot of fun.
SD: It’s is a big plus in my books when both style and substance come together. How long did it take you to get your setup where it is now? Do you foresee any major or minor changes in the coming months possibly?
V: I started this setup about a year ago and built the actual PC in September 2017. Some major changes I want to make: get a better monitor stand (I seriously hate mine, my monitors move all the time and it drives me nuts), get a new green screen (want something that’s easier to take down, I’ve been eyeing the Elgato green screen), and eventually I plan on building a second PC that will only be used for streaming so I can run a dual PC setup. I’d also eventually like to get a proper mixer when I build the second PC, but that probably won’t be until the end of the year at the earliest. Also a new desk, a black desk is hell when it comes to dust lol.
SD: I think those are fair points and a nice wishlist. Since you built your own PC, do you have any tips or suggestions for those looking to do so themselves?
V: The internet is your friend! This was my first time building a PC by myself and between YouTube videos and using pcpartpicker.com to actually decide on a build, it made the process a little easier. I literally sat at my table with my laptop playing build videos on YouTube while I tried to follow along. It was a very stressful process, but it was so worth it! I actually vlogged the entire process as well.
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 Liquid Cooler
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080
Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E Gaming
Case: NZXT S340 Elite (in matte white)
Hard drives: 500gb SSD and 2 1TB hard drives
Mouse 1: Razer Deathadder Chroma Overwatch edition
Mouse 2: Razer Naga Trinity
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Chroma Stealth
Headset: Razer Kraken Pro v2 Quartz
Webcam: Logitech x922x and Logitech c930e
Microphone: Blue Yeti
Microphone Stand: Rode PSA1
Monitors: 1 Asus 24″ 144hz and 2 Asus 24″ LCD Monitors
Capture Card: Elgato HD 60 pro
Console: Xbox One S
Thank you again to Veroicone for taking the time to do this interview! If you’d like to be featured in Setup Sunday please sign-up here! I would love to talk to you and share what makes your space unique and special to you!