SicK_cs is a CS:GO turned Valorant pro who has been competing in the professional esports scene ever since he debuted with TSM when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he has established himself as a highly skilled fps play and sniper, who is serious about the grind. Below, we have provided a list of the gear that features in SicK_cs’ gaming setup so as to provide greater insight into the specs that he considers key in enhancing his performance.
WHAT MONITOR DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a BenQ Zowie XL2546 monitor. The XL2546 is a 24.5″ gaming monitor that was designed with pro-fps players in mind. It offers a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz, as well as 60Hz, 120Hz and 140Hz options. These all work with a 1ms grey-to-grey response time. Its LCD screen provides a maximum brightness of 320 cd/㎡, a pixel pitch of 0.28 x 0.28mm and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also integrates game-enhancing features, such as its Proprietary Dynamic Accuracy Technology (DyAc) to prevent blurriness, as well as an S-Switch that allows you to set and switch between three different modes. To further assist with concentration, it also comes with two removable side shields that can help to block out peripheral distractions from the user’s view.
Additionally, its base allows the monitor to be tilted between -5°~ 20°, pivoted by either -90° or 90° and swiveled between -45°~45°. Its height can also be adjusted by up to 14cm (5.51”). The monitor can also be detached from the base for VESA (100 x 100mm) wall-mounting purposes.
WHAT MOUSE DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum mouse. SicK_cs’ gaming setup includes the Logitech G900 is a wireless gaming mouse. It is also found in the setups of TSM_Bjergsen and Myth. It is set with PixArt PMW2266 optical sensor. This sensor provides a dpi range of 200 – 12,000. It is possible to store up to 3 dpi profiles directly onboard. They can be set in increments of 5 dpi via its Logitech Gaming Software. It also affords a maximum tracking speed of 300 IPS at a maximum acceleration of 40g.
It is constructed from plastic with a truly ambidextrous design that allows for two buttons to be added to both or either side of the mouse. This makes it possible to have between 7 – 11 programmable buttons. This can be increased to 21 buttons when G-Shift is enabled. Its feet can track at up to 250 km. Up to five macro profiles can be stored onboard. The battery can last up to 23 hours without lighting and it is also possible to use it while it is plugged in. It weighs 107g (3.84oz), has dimensions of 13 x 6.7 x 3.99cm (5.12 x 2.64 x 1.57″) and is comfortable for all grip types.
WHAT MOUSEPAD DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a Logitech G640 mousepad. The Logitech G640 has black cloth surface with dimensions of 40 x 0.3 x 46cm (15.75 x 0.12 x 18.11”.) Its surface is designed to cause moderate surface friction in order to provide adequate resistance to the mouse feet when starting or stopping a quick movement during low dpi gaming sessions. It is attached to a rubberized base that prevents the mousepad from moving during use. The base also keeps the cloth from bunching up and interfering with your mouse’s movement.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a HyperX Alloy FPS Pro keyboard. The HyperX Alloy FPS Pro is a wired, tenkeyless keyboard that comes with either Cherry Mx Red or Cherry Mx Blue switches. They are not hot-swappable. SicK_cs has not specified which version he opted for. However, its UV-coated ABS keycaps can be switched for others. It also offers full N-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting.
It has red LED backlighting that offers a few onboard effects and brightness options, as well as customization through its software. There are no macro options, though. There are, however, two flip-out feet on its underside for angled typing. Its 1.8m (5.9ft) cable is braided and detachable.
WHAT HEADSET DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a HyperX Cloud II headset. Sick_cs’ gaming setup features the wireless version of the HyperX Cloud II. It offers a 7.1 surround sound audio experience, and its earcups are closed-backed and have 53mm neodymium drivers produces a frequency response range of 15 – 25,000Hz at an impedance of 60Ω and a sensitivity of 98±3dB. It also has a detachable, unidirectional microphone that provides a 50 -18,000Hz frequency response range.
It is constructed from solid aluminum and comes with two sets of interchangeable ear pads. One is a leatherette-covered memory foam set, while the other is a velour set. The headband is adjustable and also cushioned with leatherette padding. It is compatible with a variety of devices including the PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It weighs 276.69g (0.61lbs) and measures 17 x 12 x 7cm (6.69 x 4.72 x 2.76″.)
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses an Audio-Technica AT2020 microphone. There is both a USB and XLR version of the AT2020 available on the market. Although SicK_cs doesn’t specify which version he uses, we are going to guess that it is the USB version, since he does not mention an audio interface in his spec list. The USB version is plug-and-play. This makes it a decent choice for a starter microphone, as you will not require the additional investment of an audio interface device. It is a condenser microphone with a unidirectional polar pattern that operates at a side address. It has a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz, as well as a sensitivity of 144dB and a nominal impedance of 100Ω. It is compatible with both PCs and Macs.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES SICK_CS USE?
SicK_cs uses a Logitech C920 webcam. The Logitech C920 is another popular piece of streaming equipment, with some other owners including xChocobars, Clix and TSM_TheOddOne. It has a basic plug-and-play design, with a clip that easily connects to flat screens. It can also be attached to a camera stand. It offers a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080p at 30fps and can also record at 720p at 60fps. It is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.0 or later.