Monitors for Building the Best Console Gaming Setup

By MSI Monitors |
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With the highly anticipated launch of Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S consoles, it’s important to reconsider your gaming setup. Whether you’re a console gamer looking to build the best value gaming setup, or a PC gamer who also needs access to a console at the end of the day for a relaxing, laid-back gaming session, the monitor will remain the centerpiece of that space.
A dedicated gaming display offers a superior experience compared to what a simple television can. Before we get into your gaming setups, let’s go over a few of those advantages, shall we?


Top-Notch Rapid IPS Panels

When it comes to gaming monitors, IPS panels are often considered the ideal choice. But why not take it to the next level? Introducing Rapid IPS Panels! Not only do they offer superior color coverage to ensure astounding visuals, but they also come with faster response times and excellent viewing angles – allowing you to safely opt for larger monitors without the edges looking ‘washed out.’
A wide color gamut ensures a monitor’s ability to display a much ‘wider’ range of colors. In games, this means a much more rich and immersive experience. A Rapid IPS Panel also offers up to a 1 millisecond (ms) response time compared to a TV (the response time of a typical LCD TV is around 10 ms) and traditional IPS panels (mostly around 4 ms).


High Refresh Rates

A fluid gaming experience demands a refresh rate higher than 60Hz. If you’re not familiar with the term, it indicates the number of times per second that your monitor refreshes the image on the screen. So, a higher number of refreshes translates into smoother gameplay. Unfortunately, high refresh rates aren’t all that common in televisions even today.
When we’re talking about fast-paced games with loads of action – where your monitor should be able to keep up with your quick reactions, high refresh rates grant you a significant advantage over your competition. The higher refresh rate, along with higher frame rates promised by both the Xbox Series X and S, will ensure a buttery-smooth experience like never before.


Excellent Console Gaming Setups

Pick one or even all the upsides on offer. Opting for a gaming monitor gives you the flexibility you need to pick the specifications you value most to make your gaming sessions as enjoyable as possible. Moreover, fighting over the living room TV to get in a gaming session is just not worth it. Create your own standalone console gaming space with a top-notch monitor or augment your gaming PC with a console on the side. For the best gaming experience, a dedicated space is the way to go!
We’ll go over a couple of gaming setups that allow you to carve out your own gaming space where nothing compromises immersion.


Setup #1: Value Gaming with the Xbox Series S and the new MSI Rapid IPS Monitor

As we all know by now, the Xbox Series S allows for a smooth 1440p gaming experience. In addition to the next-gen games launching soon, the Xbox’ back-compatibility feature ensures that you’ll have a vast library to play on launch.


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The Xbox Series S comes in a compact design that will fit in…well, anywhere (pretty much).

Fluid 1440p next-gen gaming is what the Xbox Series S offers, and the MSI MAG274QRF monitor is the perfect pair for this console. Not only does the monitor come with a top-notch 1440p Rapid IPS panel, but it also offers a blazing-fast 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time! The perfect trio for a premium gaming experience that ensures fluidity in games. The wide color gamut goes a step further – rendering beautiful game worlds in glorious, eye-catching detail.


Setup #2: Premium Gaming with a PC, Xbox Series X, and the new MSI Quantum Dot Monitor

If you’re planning to augment your powerful gaming PC with an Xbox Series X, the setup should include a monitor with features that complement both your PC and console experience. The Xbox Series X packs a considerable amount of processing and graphics power to handle even the latest next-generation games without compromising your games’ framerate or quality. What’s more, it’s still small enough to fit right into your gaming PC setup.


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The MSI MAG274QRF-QD is also a 165Hz monitor with a quality Rapid IPS panel with a 1ms response time. What sets it apart is its ability to display a broader range of color than many other monitors to enjoy beautiful game worlds in all their glory.

The monitor boasts a wide color gamut thanks to Quantum Dot technology and offers a whopping 97% DCI-P3 coverage. It can display all sorts of game scenes, from bright ones to dark ones, exactly how game developers intended – without losing an ounce of detail and color. Since you’ll be using this monitor with both your PC and console, it comes equipped with ample connectivity options in addition to high-end gaming features.

Build the Best, No-Compromise Console Gaming Setup!

The monitor is the hero of your gaming nook. It’s up to you to make sure that you’re not ignoring one of the most critical parts of your setup! Pair it with a powerful gaming machine, and voila! You have an unbeatable combination. Whether you fancy exploring expansive game worlds, driving the fastest cars around, or owning the battlefield, your games should feel both immersive and enjoyable. The high refresh rate of these gaming monitors works in conjunction with a wide color gamut and excellent response times to deliver a fluid gaming experience!

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