TimTheTatman is a variety streamer who mainly plays various FPS and RPG games such as Fortnite, Overwatch, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. He first began streaming in 2012 during college, after being inspired by other content creators such as Sodapoppin and Ninja, Gainden, whom he used to watch during his spare time. Thanks to his laid-back personality, interaction with his chat and high skill levels across a variety of titles, he was soon able to build up a following and now often streams with other big streamers including Ninja, Cloakzy and DrLupo. We’ve broken down TimTheTatman’s gaming setup and detailed all the peripheral gear he uses.
TimTheTatman uses a LG 27GN750-B. The LG 27GN750-B is a 27-inch gaming monitor. Its True Nano IPS offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080p, with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz at 1ms grey-to-grey. Additionally, its brightness can be adjusted between 320 – 400cd/㎡ and its pixel pitch is 0.3108mm. Some of its game-enhancing features include its Black Stabilizer that lightens dark screens to enhance visibility, as well as its Crosshair overlay option and Dynamic Action Sync to minimize input lag.
Furthermore, its stand provides a lot of adjustability, as the monitor can be pivoted 90° clockwise, tilted between -15° ~ 5° and its height increased by up to 9cm (4.4″). Although it cannot be swiveled, it can be removed from its stand for VESA-compatible wall-mounting purposes. Furthermore, it also has a cable holder at the back of the stand to help with cable management.
TimTheTatman uses a HyperX Pulsefire Haste. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a wired gaming mouse that is suitable for both right and left-handed users, as it has a symmetrical design, as well as two programmable buttons on both sides of the mouse. It is fitted with a Pixart PAW3335 optical sensor that offers a range of up to 16000 DPI that can be set in increments of 50 through its software. It comes with preset options of 100, 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI that can be toggled between with the DPI button. The RGB lighting can also be tweaked through the HyperX NGENUITY. It operates at a maximum acceleration of 40G and a tracking speed of up to 450ips.
Its honeycomb design makes it incredibly lightweight at just 59g, or 2.08oz, (without the cord.) Furthermore, it is suitable for al grip types, and has dimensions of 12.4 x 3.8 x 6.7cm (4.88 x 1.5 x 2.64″). It also has pure virgin, low-friction PTFE feet on its underside. It is compatible with PCs, Macs and a wide variety of consoles.
TimTheTatman uses a HyperX Alloy Elite 2. The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is a wired mechanical keyboard. Its is constructed with a solid steel frame that is set with HyperX Red Linear switches and topped with removable ABS pudding keycaps. The switches provide a linear feedback and actuate at 1.8mm with a force of 45g for a total travel distance of 3.8mm. It can be programmed with 3 onboard macro settings and has a dedicated volume wheel and media keys, as well as a game mode function. The per-key RGB lighting can be set through its NGENUITY and can be adjusted to one of five brightness level options. The keys off 100% anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover. It has four rubber feet on its underside to provide grip, but does not have flip-out feet. Furthermore, it is compatible with PCs, Macs, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. However, the software is only compatible with Windows 7 or later, so the macros will need to be set and stored onboard in order to be applied to other systems.
TimTheTatman uses HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones. TimTheTatman’s gaming setup features the HyperX Cloud Alpha, which is a wired stereo headset. It has 50mm dual chamber drivers with neodymium magnets that provide a wide frequency response range of 13 – 27,000Hz, at a nominal impedance of 65Ω and a sensitivity of -43dBV. It is constructed from a durable aluminum frame with and adjustable headband and plastic casing. Both the headband and earcups are padded with leatherette-padded memory foam to provide the wearer with extra comfort over long-terms use.
It also has a detachable microphone with a unidirectional polar pattern. This provides a noise-cancelling effect to help with clarity. It also offers a frequency response range of 50 – 18,000Hz that is much wider than the typical 100 – 10,000 range that is generally found on headsets. This is likely why it is certified by both Discord and TeamSpeak. As with his mouse and keyboard, this too is compatible with many common PCs, Macs, and consoles. It weighs 336g (11.85oz) and measures 23.4 x 21 x 11.8cm (9.2 x 8.25 x 4.65″.)
TimTheTatman uses an Audio-Technica BP40 microphone. The AT-BP40 is a unidirectional dynamic hypercardioid microphone with a built-in pop-filter. The hypercardioid design helps to further cancel out extraneous background noises that can interfere with the overall audio output quality. Additional features include a 100Hz high-pass filter switch and a frequency response range of 50-16,000 Hz, which is a bit narrower than some other microphones. You will need to buy an XLR cable, mixer and mic stand as well, though.
If you are considering buying this to start up your own stream, it is worth noting, that the price is $349, so if you’re just starting out you might want to listen to some YouTube audio comparison reviews on cheaper models such as the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ or Blue Yeti, depending on the type of content that you are hoping to produce.
TimTheTatman uses a Herman Miller Embody. He has opted for the Logitech gaming version that is exclusive to the website. The main difference aside from aesthetics is the price, so we have chosen to just provide the specs and link to the regular version here. It was intended as an ergonomic office chair with a design inspired by the research of ophthalmic neurobiologist, Budd Tucker. The findings were implemented to ensure the best balance pressure distribution, that it supports healthy body positioning and encourages natural alignment. In order accommodate a wide range of body shapes and sizes, it has 4D adjustable arms, height adjustment options, and is integrated with Herman Miller’s backfit adjustment technology that enables the user to align the backrest with their spine’s natural curve. It is available in a number of different color and fabric options.
TimTheTatman uses a Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera. Webcams are an integral part of livestreaming for those streamers who want to provide viewers with a more interactive stream. However, the type of webcam that you need will depend on the type of content that you are producing.
The Panasaonic Lumix G7KS 4k Mirrorless Camera is a DSLM camera, meaning that it is designed for recording IRL activities, and not specifically for gaming. It is therefore more appropriate for streamers who are either established, or who plan on making vlogging and outdoor recordings a major aspect of their stream.
It comes with interchangeable lenses that can record from 480p – 4k, depending on the quality that you are planning to record. As it is a high resolution DSLM camera, it is faster than a regular DSLR, and so is good for capturing content that is fast-paced and where a quick auto-focus feature is necessary.
As it isn’t a webcam, it isn’t plug-and-play, but will require additional investments in hardware such as a capture card and cam link, as well as the relevant software. Therefore, if you are just starting out, you may want to review a break-down of the various camera-types which can be found here.
TimTheTatman uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The TC Helicon GoXLR mixer is a relatively compact mixer that is compatible with Windows. It has the capacity to handle one XLR cable, as well as one TS/TRS/TRRS microphone jack. This means that it’s intended for a single input source and is therefore not suitable if you’re planning on recording from multiple sources at once, as is the case in a podcast where all of the hosts are present in the same room. However, it does not support USB cables.
Aside from that, its preamp is able to support up to 70 Db of gain, which means that it can translate the transmissions generated by most microphones. Additionally, it has four volume sliders as well as knobs and buttons to allow for audio effects, muting audio, voice sampling and a few other functions.
If you’re planning on getting a dynamic microphone, this might be worth considering if you have the budget for it. Of course, it is always worth doing comparison videos and reading reviews before investing in any hardware.