CNDthe3rd is an OG pro-gamer and streamer, as he has been competing professionally since 2007 and opened his Twitch account in August 2010. He really started getting known in 2009 when he appeared in season 2 of WCG Ultimate Gamer, and slowly gained a fan-base in the years that followed. However, even into late 2017, he was still working part-time. What changed for him was his transition to Fortnite followed by his signing with Luminosity Gaming in July 2018 which skyrocketed his follower and subscriber base to the point that he was able to go full-time.
Although he is no longer with Luminosity and has returned to streaming variety content, he is still recognized for his high-level skills, enthusiasm and sense of humor. Below, we have provided a list of the equipment that CDNthe3rd has included in his gaming setup in order to retain his edge.
WHAT MONITOR DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDThe3rd’s gaming setup includes a BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 monitor. The XL2546 is a 24.5” gaming monitor that offers a refresh rate of up to 240Hz, provided that you have the right hardware to support the processing speed. The screen resolution is up to 1920x1080p with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and offers a response time of 1ms.
The screen can be height adjusted, rotated up to 90° and tilted and has removable side shields that help to block unwanted distractions from the user’s peripheral vision. It has a 100x100mm VESA-standard mounting pattern on its back. It has dimensions of 57 x 51.5 x 22.6cm (22.44 x 20.29 x 8.9”) and weighs 7.5kg (16.53lbs).
WHAT MOUSE DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDthe3rd’s setup includes the FinalMouse Ultralight PRO as his mouse of choice. The FinalMouse Ultralight PRO is a wired, ambidextrous, non-RGB gaming mouse that is constructed with a lightweight plastic that is dotted with hexagonal holes in order to reduce its overall weight to just 67g (2.4oz.) It utilizes a PMW3360 optical sensor that provides a DPI range of between 400 – 3200 with a polling rate of 500Hz and a tracking speed of 250IPS.
There are six programable buttons, including a DPI button below the scroll wheel and two buttons above the right-thumb grip. Its braided cable is about 2m (78.72”) long, while the mouse itself has dimensions of 12.2 x 6.6 x 3.9cm (31 x 16.8 x 9.9”.) The four feet are 100% PTFE, while the clickers are integrated with Omron switches that are meant to last for up to 20 million clicks.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDthe3rd uses a BLOODY B930 keyboard with Brown Switches. The B930 is the tenkeyless version in the B900 series and CDNthe3rd has opted for the Brown (Linear & Smooth) switches, rather than the Orange (Tactile and Clicky) option. The Brown switches offer a travel distane of 3.5±03mm with an actuation point of 1mm and an actuation force of 40mm @50g±5g.
It is constructed from an aluminum frame that has been covered in a water-resistant nano-coating to guard against accidental spills. Its RGB backlighting can be adjusted with the 6 preset options on the FN and F12 keys. Furthermore, it also has 100% anti-ghosting and N-key rollover.
Its dimensions are 38 x 15 x 3.7cm (15 x 5.9 x 1.5”) and weighs 907g (2lbs). It also comes with 8 extra ABS keycaps.
WHAT HEADSET DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDthe3rd uses Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones. CDNthe3rd’s gaming setup includes the same wired headphones as both Tfue and KingRichards’. The Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones are open-backed and sit around the ear. The 56mm transducer drivers are set at a slight angle in order to create a spatial stereo effect with a frequency response range of 4 – 51,000Hz. The also have a nominal impedance of 300Ohms, as well as an SPL of 102dB.
The earcups are cushioned with a velour padding and the cable is 3m (~118”) long. Although these are excellent headphones, there are equally popular, and far cheaper headphone options out there if you are just starting out.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDthe3rd’s streaming setup includes the Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is a large-diaphragm, side-address microphone that utilizes a cardioid polar pattern to reduce of-axis audio from slipping into recordings. It is constructed with a full-metal chassis, as well as an internal pop-filter and high press filter switch and boost button on its base.
Its frequency response range is between 50 – 20,000Hz, its nominal impedance is 150W and sensitivity is -50dB. It doesn’t require phantom power but does require an XLR cable and audio interface which do not come with the device. It is also to purchase a new RMP106 cartridge to replace the old one, if it is damaged. It comes with a nut stand connector.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES CNDTHE3RD USE?
CNDthe3rd uses a Lumix Panasonic GH5S camera. The Lumix GH5S is a variation of the Lumix GH5 and comes with some additional features. This includes a dual ISO of both 400 and 2500. Whereas the GH5 as four aspect ratio options of 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9, the GH5S has aspect ratios of 2:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 17:9.
Iti s integrated with Cinema 4K that allows for recordings of 60p50p 8-bit (Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160/ QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160/MOV or MP4), 30p25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, and 30p/25p/24p at 4:2:2 10-bit. It is also capable of shooting at up to 10x in slow-motion as opposed to the GH5’s 7.5x slow-motion capabilities. It also has a φ3.5mm mic jack line input for audio devices as well as Bluetooth 4.2/Wi-Fi 5GHz connectivity that can automatically transfer JPEG and RAW files to the user’s mobile device upon completing the recording. Other input slots include 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm remote socket, HDMI Type A socket and USB-C 3.1 socket; available twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 compatible).
It is obviously intended for professional photography and possesses many features that are well beyond the needs of a basic gaming stream. So, if you are looking for cheaper options, check out our webcam overview here.