Hey, how’s it going bros? When you think of YouTube, one personality is certain to strike your mind, that being Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known as PewDiePie. Today, we are going to be having a look at the PewDiePie Setup that gives him an edge over all the other YouTubers. So, without further ado, SETUP REVIEW! *clap* *clap*
Straight to the Set-up
PewDiePie started making YouTube videos back in 2011. At that time, he only had a not-so-extraordinary computer in his setup. However, that didn’t stop him from becoming the biggest YouTuber on the platform.
Since then, Felix has come a long way and so has the PewDiePie equipment setup used to create his videos. Gone are the days when you were forgiven for bad video/audio quality. Considering this, PewDiePie has only the best equipment available in his arsenal today, as shown in his setup tour video.
PewDiePie gaming PC setup
One of the perks of being the biggest YouTuber is the number of companies willing to use their budget for sponsoring you. Accordingly, Origin was generous enough to give PewDiePie a new PC setup with top-notch specs. Not only that but the company also showed its dedication to the channel by printing the ultimate PewDiePie trademark on the computer, that being the Brofist logo.
Going deeper into the hardware of PewDiePie’s computer setup, it runs on an Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor, which has been blessed with 18 cores and 36 threads alongside a whopping clock speed of 4.40 GHz. Also, the system comes with an ASUS PRIME X299 Motherboard that has been specially designed for getting the most out of this generation of processors. Therefore, users are sure to get an experience similar to the DVD screensaver hitting the corner every time.
PewDiePie started his channel making gameplay videos and that’s what made him famous. Thus, he sometimes goes back to his roots and records a gameplay or two. Considering this, Origin incorporated one of the best graphic cards out there into the PC setup: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card. This baby is capable of running any game available right now.
Having a setup with specs like these, PewDiePie definitely isn’t going to send this PC to the ranch any time soon.
Origin also did a livestream on their YouTube channel where they built the PewDiePie version of the Origin PC setup. If you’re interested in getting this computer for yourself, make sure to check it out.
YouTube is a platform people use to upload videos. Before anyone starts calling me Captain Obvious, the point that I’m trying to make here is that a camera should be the most important part of a YouTuber’s setup since the entire website is based on videos. Although you can occasionally run into a channel where only the person’s voice is being heard and the video is replaced with something else, but let’s be honest, how many times do we go back to that channel specially to hear the commentary?
So, let’s find out what camera does PewDiePie use!
Canon XA11 Professional Camcorder
In this day and age, the audience won’t settle for anything less than the best. Who would know this better than the undisputed King of YouTube himself? PewDiePie uses a Canon XA11 Professional Camcorder gear for video recording purposes. The camera setup supports full HD recording and works well with low-light conditions too. Not to mention that it features a 20X optical zoom. All of this gives the 9-year-old army a better view of its leader.
AKG Pro Audio C414 XLII Microphone
Vloggers interested in delivering the best quality audio output should be all ears right now. If you are wondering what mic does PewDiePie use because the audio quality of his videos was able to faze you, the AKG Pro Audio C414 XLII Microphone should definitely be on your setup list.
The mic offers features with which noise and stage vibration will be less felt. Nevertheless, the best thing about this mic is that it is capable of recording vocals for all domains ranging from vlogs to even music. PewDiePie himself demonstrated this too by singing his own cover of Despacito.
Roland Rubix 22 USB Audio Interface 2 in/2 Out
I’m not Gloria Borger so I’m allowed to give my opinion on this: the Rubix 22 USB Audio Interface is one of the best audio interfaces that you can have in your setup as of now. Other than the support for HI-Z input for guitars and other such musical instruments, it also has a low-noise, extensively shielded design. The master of backhanded compliments, PewDiePie, has praised it too by saying that it ”barely works”.
RODE PSA1 Microphone Arm
We all know PewDiePie has a problem with staying still. Accordingly, in his setup he also uses PSA1 Microphone Arm that is capable of keeping up with the supersonic speed of Felix. If your body doesn’t listen to you in excitement as well, this microphone arm is sure to come to your rescue.
PewDiePie Edition – Throttle Series
CAN YOU DO THIS? With this chair, you totally can.
You really can’t imagine a YouTuber without a gaming chair in their room these days. Literally, everyone has one of those in their setup. In case of PewDiePie, a chair becomes essential owing to his absence of legs. Accordingly, he collaborated with Clutch Chairz to release his own rendition of their Throttle Series chair and boy, is it “Very Nice”! We even have a dedicated article on PewDiePies Chair.
The entire chair comes loaded with PewDiePie references that are sure to please any member of the Bro Army. Not only that but the chair also has Lumbar Support Pillow Standard and 4D straight armrests, which will make it more comfortable for you to use while editing your videos or playing games for a longer period of time People who often suffer from back and neck pain should give this chair a try as it features higher backrest as well.
If you dedicatedly follow PewDiePie’s channel or even watch his videos occasionally, you would be well aware of another important feature of this chair that distinguishes it from all of its competitors. YES, I’m talking about its ability to lean over backwards, thus allowing you to do THIS.
ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q Gaming Monitor
Interested in making gameplay videos? If yes, you should follow the footsteps of the biggest Minecraft youtuber himself, that being none other than PewDiePie. Fancy equipment was never the reason PewDiePie took over the entire YouTube platform but having it in your setup can certainly really help.
Avid gamers such as PewDiePie would know how awesome it feels to move from a regular display to a curved one. Apart from being a 39” curved IPS display, the ASUS ROG Swift comes with 100Hz Refresh Rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology, which collectively improve resolution, smoothness, and color. The ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio of this screen will make it more difficult for you to differentiate between the in-game world and the real world. In addition, it also protects your eyes from prolonged use with the ASUS Eye Care Technology.
Corsair Strafe Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Want to know how PewDiePie always ends up getting ZERO DEATHS? The answer is by pure, God-given skills – but this Corsair keyboard helps as well. If you’re planning on starting a gaming channel or stream, you would most certainly need to one-up your gaming skills by adding this keyboard to your setup.
Another major factor for YouTubers to consider is the noise your keyboard makes while gaming. I’m quite sure you would not want your audience to get distracted by your hard-hitting strikes on the keyboard buttons.
If you’re concerned about all this, this gaming keyboard would be a nice choice. Not only does it make less noise than other keyboards, but it is also fully programmable, which means that you can reassign the function of any of its keys.
BenQ ZOWIE FK1 E-Sports Ambidextrous Optical Gaming Mouse
At this point, it is totally feasible to assume that PewDiePie embraces everything gaming. This mouse should be your go-to mouse if you really want to get that epic victory royale. Also, the best thing about it is the fact that it has been designed to be used by both lefties and righties. Not to mention that it comes with the PewDiePie seal of approval.
Reflex Lab Large Gaming Mousepad
For getting the most out of your gaming mouse, you would need a gaming mousepad of the same standard. Apart from being large, The Reflex Lab also waterproof and quite comfortable. PewDiePie doesn’t believe in anything cliché; thus, he has chosen this mouse pad for his setup, which might seem too large to some people. As it has the same color scheme as the other equipment, it would fit quite well with them.
The PewDiePie Razer Kraken Pro V2
The stylish headphones he wears in his videos has all of his viewers asking: what headset does PewDiePie use? In collaboration with Razer, PewDiePie has designed the coolest headphones that any member of the 9-year-old army can get. The normal version of these headphones provides surround sound and noise cancelling. However, this version of the Razer headphones merges all of these features with a number of PewDiePie references, including the almighty Brofist logo.
Therefore, you cannot only rep PewDiePie with these Razer headphones, but your ears can also get the best Bitch Lasagna experience. If you’re willing to go an extra mile, you can attach kitty ears to these headphones.
Humanscale Float Standing Desk
Just like PewDiePie, the Humanscale desk is also capable of floating, which means that its height can be adjusted as per your requirements. If you’re looking for something durable, your best bet will be to go with this desk as it’s made with premium materials.
BONUS EQUIPMENT for your Setup
Neewer Camera Ring Light
When you’re on the internet, you really want to look as good as possible. Even though our anime waifu PewDiePie doesn’t have to try too hard for that, he still uses this camera ring light to further enhance both his looks and the video quality.
This light gives off continuous, fluorescent light, thus making the object in focus appear brighter and clearer. This light is also quite lightweight, so you also won’t be having any troubles with transporting it.
People People Transparent Speaker
PewDiePie embraces the minimalistic lifestyle wherever possible. The beauty of these speakers is in the fact that you can see right through them. The makers have not put the performance aspect into jeopardy for its simplistic design. Accordingly, the People People Transparent Speaker comes with active 2.1 stereo speaker with no need for amp and 6.5” subwoofer alongside support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This is still early adopter stage, and you can buy on Kickstarter.
WHY PEWDIEPIE IS A VLOGGING HERO
Felix’s rise to the top was neither easy nor quick. In 2010, he started making gameplay videos under the alias “PewDiePie”. What most of you won’t know is the fact that he used to work shifts at a hot dog stand to take care of his expenses. Also, he bought his first computer by selling the artwork he made on Photoshop.
If you watch any of PewDiePie’s old gameplays, you can’t help but notice his charismatic and sometimes silly personality, which makes you yearn for more. The fact that he was not backed up by any big corporations is what made people relate to him even more.
The number of soldiers in the Bro Army kept increasing as more people got attracted toward the humble and unique nature of PewDiePie – not to mention his out-of-the-world sense of humor.
Within a few months, PewDiePie’s channel really started taking off, because of which he decided to focus solely on YouTube and part ways with the Industrial Economics degree he was pursuing at that time. His decision turned out to be quite wise as PewDiePie is currently the most subscribed channel on YouTube with a whopping number of 89 Million subscribers and counting.
This success didn’t come out of nowhere though. From reaching his first million subs in 2012, in 2014, PewDiePie went on to became the most viewed channel on YouTube, and passed 10 billion views in 2015, becoming the first account to reach that milestone. He has also appeared on various TV shows, including Conan and The Today Show.
For most YouTubers, it can be quite difficult not to lose fans and stay relevant. However, it was certainly not the case with PewDiePie. He not only maintained his status but also kept pushing the boundaries. With time, he started moving his attention from gameplay videos to introducing new shows, such as You Laugh You Lose, Meme Review, and Pew News, which got him more attention. Having experience in designing, PewDiePie also decided to channel his artistic abilities alongside his fiancée by starting their own clothing brand named Tsuki.
Even though he’s been the focus of a lot of controversies throughout his career, PewDiePie has always managed to redeem himself by proving that his intentions were totally pure and he’s always trying to become a better man. And, how can we forget all the charities he has contributed to? Making him not only a likeable figure, but also our Vlogging hero.
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