Twistzz’s CS:GO streaming setup: Headset, mouse, keyboard, and more

Twistzz-ing the night away.

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Russel van Dulken, better known as “Twistzz,” is a professional CS:GO rifler for FaZe Clan. Twistzz has seen great success throughout his career and was named the MVP of ESL One New York in 2018 and MVP of IEM Sydney in 2019. With more than 231,000 followers on Twitch and 38,000 subscribers on YouTube, let’s take a look at Twistzz’s CS:GO streaming setup, including his headset, mouse, keyboard, and more. 

Headset

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

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More of an evolution than a revolution from previous SteelSeries Arctis headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC headset retains the sleek and comfortable design the product line is synonymous with. For many gamers and audiophiles, the Arctis Pro + GameDAC stands out thanks to its sound quality, customization optimization options, and Hi-Res certification. This headset is also known for its retractable bidirectional ClearCast microphone and ski goggle headband that alleviates pressure during longer sessions.

Mouse

SteelSeries Prime

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SteelSeries’ Prime line of gaming peripherals was designed with the top esports players in mind. The SteelSeries Prime mouse maintains a lightweight and easy-to-use design with Prestige OM switches and a TrueMove Pro sensor. These features offer top-of-the-line precision, making it perfect for CS:GO. Players can also tweak the SteelSeries Prime mouse to their liking with customization options, including preset polling rates and CPI profile settings.

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Keyboard

SteelSeries Apex 7 

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Twistzz streaming keyboard of choice is the SteelSeries Apex 7, equipped with SteelSeries’ Red switches. The Apex 7 comes with different switch options, including SteelSeries’ Red, Blue, and Brown. Each switch has a different feel, with the Red switches being linear and quiet.

When it comes to build quality, SteelSeries focused on making the Apex 7 comfortable and responsive while remaining compact. The SteelSeries Apex 7 also features a mini OLED Smart Display that instantly delivers information from games and apps straight to the user. 

Monitor

Alienware AW2518H 240Hz

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The Alienware AW2518H 240Hz monitor is a popular option for competitive gamers. Twistzz uses a 25-inch, 1080p monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate. A high refresh rate monitor is essential for intense first-person shooters such as CS:GO. Nvidia G-Sync compatibility is also an important feature for fast-paced gaming. This feature helps eliminate screen tearing, stutter, and input lag. The peak brightness for this monitor is 400 nits, and it is built with a TN panel. While not typically as color accurate as an IPS panel, TN panels are considered better for competitive games, thanks to traditionally having better response time. 

Mouse pad

X-Raypad Aqua Control+ XL

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Resting under the Vaxee Outset AX Esports Mouse is an X-Raypad Aqua Control+. Twistzz uses an XL size mouse pad, which measures 17.7 inches long, 15.7 inches wide, and 1/8 inch thick. This mouse pad is crafted with polyester fabric and features low-static friction to help the smooth feel of moving the mouse across the pad.

Graphics card

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

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Powering Twistzz’s computer is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. The 2080 Ti is a high-end graphics card that was originally released in September 2018. This graphics card offers 11GB of GDDR6 memory and DLSS 2.0 to help boost frame rates at high GPU workloads. Even though the Nvidia 30 series graphics cards are the current flagships, the 2080 Ti runs the majority of PC games at high and ultra settings, along with offering ray tracing on new games.

Processor

Intel Core i9 99090KF

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Paired alongside Twistzz’s Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is an Intel Core i9 9900KF. The i9 9900KF was originally released in 2019 as a part of the 9th generation of Intel processors, and is still one of the best processors you can buy. This is an eight-core processor with 16 threads, a CPU speed clocked at 3.60GHz, and a max speed of 5.00GHz.

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