Destroy is a Call of Duty hailing from Philadelphia. He started out as a YouTuber in August 2017 and steadily grinded throughout high school, so that he felt that it would be a risk to put off college to pursue full-time content creation upon graduating in May 2019. By the following month, he was signed with Luminosity, which cemented his place in the COD Twitch community. Below, we have provided a list of the equipment that features in Destroy’s gaming setup for those of you who would like a detailed summary of what he uses to maintain is competitive edge.
WHAT MONITOR DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses an ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q monitor. The ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q is a 24.5” gaming monitor that offers many eye-protection and gameplay-enhancing features. This includes its G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility to prevent screen tearing and stuttering, a blue light filter and flicker-free technology to prevent eyestrain. It also has a GameMode button that offers options such as a crosshair and kill count overlay and other similar optimizations. Its stand also offers a great deal of adjustability for extra comfort, as well as RGB lighting on its underside.
Its base allows for a lot of adjustabilities. This includes tilting -5°~20°, pivoting 90°, increasing up to 10cm in height, and swiveling -50°~50°. It also detached from its stand for VESA-compatible wall mounting. Its overall dimensions are 56.4 x (38.4 ~ 50.4) x 25.4cm (22.2 x (15.12~) 19.84) x 10″) and it weighs 5.5kg (12.1lb).
WHAT MOUSE DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses a FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town mouse. The FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town is a basic gaming mouse that is constructed from a matte honeycomb plastic chassis. It also has no lighting which brings it to an extremely lightweight of 47g.
Its base size is suitable for small hands, but it can be expanded thanks to its three sets of infinity skins. Each set is of a different thickness, which lets the user to adjust the shape and size according to their preferred grip and hand shape. They are adhesive and can be easily removed from both each other and the mouse’s surface.
Its 100% PTFE feet, serrated scroll wheel and flexible woven cable give the user extra control. Its dpi button can toggle between four DPI levels of 400, 600, 1600 and 3200. These cannot be changed.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses a Logitech G Pro keyboard. The Logitech G Pro is a wired tenkeyless gaming keyboard with a sturdy construction comprising of a plastic chassis and steel backplate. It is set with Logitech GX Blue mechanical switches that have clicky feedback. They actuate at 2mm at an actuation force of 50G for a total travel distance of 3.7mm. The f-keys have a dual function that allows them to be set with macro profiles. It’s Logitech G HUB offers preset macro profiles for over 580 games, in addition to enabling the user to set up their own bindings.
The RGB LIGHTSYNC capabilities allow for its lighting to be synchronized with other LIGHTSYNC-compatible products. Furthermore, it has 30-angle adjustment and rubber feet to improve the user’s comfort and to prevent it from slipping during gameplay. It measures 3.4 x 36.1 x 15.3cm (14.96 x 1.97 x 6.3”).
WHAT HEADSET DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses an Astro A40TR headset. Destroy’s gaming setup features one of the more popular headsets among streamers, as it also appears in the setups of Swagg, TSM_Viss and many other. It is a wired, surround sound headset with 40mm drivers that provide a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz at a nominal impedance of 50Ω and a sensitivity of 104dB.
Its chassis is highly customizable, as it is possible to replace the tags and headband with mod kits, and to swap its noise-cancelling microphone to either side of the headset. It is compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and is available in either black or white.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses a Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is another highly popular piece of equipment. It is a dynamic microphone with a unidirectional polar patter that operates on an end-address. It has a 50 – 20,000Hz frequency response range, a 150Ω nominal impedance and has a sensitivity of -59 dBV/Pa. Additionally, it also features a built-in pop filter to block out unwanted plosive sounds, as well as a removable external windscreen to resist electrical interference.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses a Sony Alpha a6000 camera. The Sony Alpha a6000 is a semi-professional mirrorless camera that utilizes a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. This sensor offers an ISO range of 100-25,600 for still images and 100 – 12,800 for movies. It also has a built-in electronic viewfinder as well as hybrid autofocus with 179-point focal plane phase-detection this allows for the camera to shoot at up to 11fps. Its LCD display screen is tilt-able, which is convenient for camera positioning and to help counter glare.
These features are useful for streamers who would like to film IRL content, or who are established an would like to present higher-quality imagery. However, these specks are excessive for ordinary gaming streamers who are just starting out. So, you might want to consider a basic webcam and save some money for your other equipment, if this applies to you.
WHAT MIXER DOES DESTROY USE?
Destroy uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The GoXLR is a four-channel mixer that features in Deastory’s gaming setup, as it does in many other streaming setups. Its left side presents the user with dedicated volume sliders and mute buttons for one Mic, Chat, Music, and System input. The mixer’s microphone input accepts either a TS/TRSTRRS jack or XLR cable and can provide the mic with +48V of phantom power.
Then, the right side is split into three parts. The top part offers various pre-set effects options, as well as six other buttons that can be customized through its software. The bottom portion is split into a sample section that can be set with prerecording sounds for on-the-fly live effects, as well as a temporary damage control section for mic mute and bleep outs. The controls can also be set with RGB backlighting.