Shroud has an epic gaming and stream setup!
If you want to start your career in the world of streaming, the best way is to learn from the people who are already successful at it, and have figured out what works.
The ‘not yet’ famous Twitch proverb: why make your own mistakes buying kit, when you can learn from the mistakes of others.
Or something like that… just don’t buy bad kit!
That is why today we’re looking at Shroud’s streaming setup. He is a famous streamer known for playing games like Fortnite, PUBG, and CS:GO. Let’s see what he has on his desk.
If you don’t know who we are talking about, it’s this guy Shroud.
- BenQ Zowie
- Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
- HyperX Fury S
- HyperX Alloy FPS RGB
- HyperX Cloud Flight
- Intel Core i7-8700K
- NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080
- Maximus X Formula LGA1151
- G.SKILL 64GB
- Samsung 960 PRO Series
- Shure SM7B
- Rode PSA1
- Herman Miller Embody Chair
- Magewell Pro Capture
- BenQ CAMADE
- Game Settings
- Why Shroud is a Vlogging Hero
BenQ’s Zowie is a 1080p monitor designed specifically for gaming.
It has a stunningly fast 1 ms response time that prevents any ghosting, pixel pitch, and smearing of the picture. Shroud’s monitor features the native refresh rate of 240 Hz, which will provide you with one of the smoothest gaming experiences.
Black equalizer technology is here to help you spot enemies crouching in dark areas of the map without you needing to adjust brightness. How many times did you die when you swore enemies couldn’t see you? They were probably using this monitor.
You have the option to choose between 20 levels of color vibrancy, which will help you spot enemies faster. Zowie goes so far to offer you customized settings for different game genres like FPS, RPG, RTS, etc. Once you find your desired settings, just save it and then access at any time with the S-switch.
Furthermore, there is an adjustable stand, so you can setup the monitor height and angle to find what best suits you.
It really ain’t no wonder why Zowie is Shroud’s monitor of choice.
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
Don’t underestimate the power of a good mouse. It is imperative for both gamers and streamers. Shroud doesn’t mess about.
Shroud use the G303 Daedalus Apex, a premium mouse that is made by Logitech. It features a unique Delta Zero sensor that will follow your hand movement with amazing accuracy.
You will experience no filtering or smoothing, no matter what DPI you use. Speaking of that, there are 5 DPI settings, ranging from 200 up to lightning-fast 12,000. The Shroud mouse has 6 buttons which can be setup to your liking.
Great comfort is achieved thanks to the ergonomic and lightweight design that makes this mouse feel almost weightless as you drag it across the desk. G303 also lets you fully customize it with RGB lighting, as there are more than 16 million colors to choose from. It is made out of durable material which will last you for at least 20 million clicks. There is also onboard memory on which you can save 3 game profiles, providing you with ultimate control.
G303 is all you can expect from a good gaming mouse: comfortable, precise, and deadly.
HyperX Fury S
Every good gaming mouse needs a good pad to utilize all of its potential. That’s why the HyperX Fury S has found its way into the shroud setup.
It features anti-fray stitched edges which protects it from any wear and tear. The surface fabric is densely woven and will provide you with excellent fluidity of movements. We all know that a fraction of a second can play a huge role in competitive games, and this pad will make sure that it goes to your advantage. The surface is extra soft and will not move even under stressful situations.
Dimensions of this pad are 17.7 x 15.75 x 0.16 inches (large). You can also buy small, medium and XL size. There are plenty of different designs to choose from like Cloud9, Pokimane, Echo fox, and Shroud.
Bottom line, this is a durable and relatively inexpensive pad that will be excellent addition to your setup.
HyperX Alloy FPS RGB
Alloy FPS is another product on this list made by HyperX, a company Shroud obviously stands by and likes in his setup.
This is a premium mechanical keyboard that combines a modern look with high performance. The keyboard features RGB backlit keys that can be fully customized with HyperX NGenuity software to enrich your streams.
Aside from switching up lightning, it will also let you build macros and keybinds, which is really useful. Alloy FPS is a smaller model, so you will have more space on a desk for unrestricted movement. For portability, the keyboard can also be detached from the cable.
Alloy FPS has a solid steel frame and is built to last you a long time. Additionally, this frame provides much-needed stability in moments when you are frantically pressing the keys. This keyboard is guaranteed to last you for at least 70 million keypresses.
Alloy FPS utilizes Kalih Silver Speed keyswitches that are guaranteed to give you an edge while playing. This means that your keys will be activated more easily, giving you a faster response. Onboard memory lets you save up to 3 profiles, which makes this model ideal for gaming.
All in all, this keyboard delivers on all accounts and earns it place in the Shroud gaming setup.
HyperX Cloud Flight
Cloud Flight is a gaming headset from HyperX. It is wireless, so you don’t have to worry about a cable getting in the way. The wireless connection is great and the battery will last for up to 30 hours, making marathon streaming a possibility. Your ears will be grateful thanks to the crystal clear highs, mids, and lows. Bass is particularly enhanced and will give you a truly immersive experience.
Furthermore, the headphones feature 50-mm drivers and a closed cup design that will isolate you from all of the outside distractions. Cloud Flight headphones are also extremely comfortable, thanks to the soft signature memory foam.
They weigh only 315 grams, which makes them one of the lighter models. Ear cups offer 90-degree rotation. The noise-canceling microphone is of decent quality, but if you are really serious you should look at buying a high-quality microphone in due time (more on that later). For convenience, you can detach it as you please.
Shroud really knows how to pick good headphones.
Intel Core i7-8700K
The Intel Core i7-8700k is a powerful CPU which features 6 cores and 12 threads. It is unlocked, so you can overclock it with ease.
Then, it has a max turbo frequency of impressive 4.7 GHz. It is important to note that CPU is compatible exclusively with motherboards that use Intel 300 chipsets. Smart cache is set at 12 MB. Core i7 supports high-end DDR4-2666 memory. It offers support for Intel’s Optane Memory, which will make your PC ultra responsive. You are guaranteed to get up to 137 more FPS while streaming, compared to a 3-year-old PC.
Overall, the Intel Core i7-8700k offers impressive power and will breeze through games like Fortnite and PUBG.
NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080
A great graphics card is an absolute must for your gaming setup. NVIDIA’s GEFORCE RTX 2080 has 11GB of stunningly-fast GDDR6 memory. This card supports a stunning 8K (7680 x 4320) resolution for the Shroud stream.
RTX 2080 offers 13-phase power supply that offers you a maximum overclocking speed of 14,000 MHz. Overclocking is made really simple, which is excellent news. Memory speed is set to 14Gbps.
This card won’t ever overheat or create noise thanks to the 13-blade dual-axial fans and a vapor chamber. This is arguably the most impressive piece of Shroud’s gaming setup, and it is lightning years ahead of its competition.
Maximus X Formula LGA1151
Maximus X Formula LGA1151 is an ASUS motherboard designed specifically for Intel’s 8th generation of processors. It features 5-Way Optimization that makes cooling and overclocking user-friendly and always just a click away.
Motherboard allows custom water cooling, which is important for top-of-the-line gaming. 4 RAM slots are available (DDR4), and there is no maximum memory ceiling. Motherboard has 8-channel HD audio that offers a truly outstanding sound.
Shroud uses the G.Skill 4 x 16 GB RAM from TridentZ RGB series. This is a 388-Pin DDR4 SDRAM. It has the following powerful timing: 17-19-19-39. LED color is here to provide you with a distinct visual style. TridentZ features heat spreader technology, which means your performance will not be affected with overheating. Memory speed is set to 3,600 MHz. This is a similar model that Tfue uses, only a bit more powerful.
Samsung 960 PRO Series
Shroud records gameplay in high-quality, so he needs to have lots of space on his PC. 960 PRO SSD offers massive 2TB of space. SSD features NVMe interface that is in many ways superior to SATA SSD.
It has the sequential read speed of 3500MB/s and write speed of up to 2100MB/s. These properties will allow you to handle gaming and video editing with incredible ease. It has a lifespan of 1 million gigabytes, which is seriously impressive.
You cannot go wrong with this baby in your setup.
Shure SM7B is a dynamic cardioid microphone that is a golden standard in the world of gaming and streaming. It provides a wide frequency response and reproduces high-quality sound.
Mid-range emphasis means your voice will come out with a rich, radio-like flavor. Bass roll-off function is here to remove all the unwanted noises in the low-frequency spectrum.
The mic is protected against electromagnetic interference and also has air suspension that removes mechanical noise. This combination of features means your voice will always have great clarity. Yoke mounting means your mic will remain stable all throughout the stream.
Shroud is a professional, and this microphone reflects that.
What sets the Rode PSA1 apart from other models is its flexibility. It gives you a full 360-degree rotation, with a great vertical (33”) and horizontal (32.5”) reach. PSA1 will support almost all microphones from 1.5 to 2.4 lbs of weight. Versatility is achieved with various attachments, so you can mount it on different surfaces. PSA1 helps Shroud and will help you, by giving you greater comfort and mic control.
Herman Miller Embody Chair
Shroud has the perfect gaming chair in his setup and its called the Herman Miller Embody Chair. It is designed to mimic human back and as such features central spine and rib-like contours.
This will provide you with a balanced posture in which you can play games for hours on end. Shroud also benefits from improved blood circulation thanks to this bad-boy, making him more alert in while gaming. Textile covering promotes air circulation and will always keep you cool.
An epitome of comfort, if you can afford it, buy it for your setup!
Magewell Pro Capture
The Magewell Capture Card is what Shroud uses specifically for streaming his games. Separate components for streaming are important, so you can allocate all of your main power to gaming. Magewell Pro offers 4-channel capture in HD quality, which means it can be used for multiple streamings at once.
The videos that Shroud produces always looks great thanks to the hi-fi processing, great image control, and high-speed memory. SG-DMA transmission is also available.
The card has great frame rate and audio quality is top-notch. There is a reason why Shroud has a huge following, and I assure you, having top quality kit in his gaming setup was a factor in the success.
The BenQ CAMADE is designed to give you more mouse freedom, by keeping the cable out of the way. It features rubber feet which make it grip firmly to a table. It is lightweight and adjustable to your likings. This is a convenient addition to your desk.
The following settings are used by Shroud when playing Fortnite, world’s most famous Battle Royale game.
Sensitivity X : 0.130
Sensitivity Y : 0.130
Targeting sensitivity: 0.650
Scope sensitivity: 0.560
Q – build wall
X – build floor
E – build stairs
Mouse 4 – build roof
For video settings, he utilizes maximum display and 3D resolution (1920 x 1080). Viewing distance is especially important, so Shroud has it on epic. All other properties are on lowest setting possible.
Why Shroud is a Vlogging Hero
Shroud is a 24-year-old former e-sports player that comes from Canada. He is best known for playing CS: GO for organization Cloud9. With his help, Cloud9 skyrocketed to fame in a period from 2015 to 2017. He is known as the ‘King of Reddit’ on CS:GO subreddit.
Aside from his incredible aim and technical skills, what sets him apart from other streamers is his laid-back and friendly approach to gaming. He is very active on ‘Twitch’, where he also adds smaller entertaining clips, which aid his popularity. Currently,
Shroud has over 4 million YouTube subscribers and his most popular video ‘PUBG in VR’ was viewed over 10 million times.