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imaqtpie’s Setup and Streaming Gear

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Since 2011, imaqtpie has been entertaining viewers by primarily playing League of Legends. He was awarded the Esports Industry Domino's Streamer award in 2016.

Michael “imaqtpie” Santana was a professional Team Dignitas player who now plays League of Legends on Twitch. He has ranked in the top 10 most-viewed streamers on several years and has over 2.6 million followers. He has been active on Twitch since 2011.

imaqtpie’s PC Setup and Gear

Here is a list of imaqtpie’s PC setup and Gear:

Razer-DeathAdder-Chroma mouse

Razer DeathAdder Chroma


  • 16,000 DPI optical sensor
  • 450 IPS / 50g acceleration
  • Mechanical switches

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma was designed for both comfort and functionality. It has a 10,000dpi optical sensor and has mouse speeds up to 200 inches per second. It always responds with accuracy with its optical sensor. It was designed to ergonomically fit your hand to keep you comfortable through long hours of gaming. The mouse also comes with Razer Chroma lighting that allows you to customize it with 16.8 million colors.

Razer-BlackWidow-Ultimate keyboard

imaqtpie’s Keyboard – Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard


  • Water/dust resistant
  • Programmable backlit keys

imaqtpie uses the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard. The mechanical switches ensure that every action you take in your game is executed precisely when you want it to be. It is also very water-resistant, ensuring that you won’t break your keyboard if you get over-excited and spill your drink all over it. The backlighting is programable through Razer Synapse. Some of its features include:

  • High lifespan of more than 80 million keystrokes
  • 10 key rollover
  • Designed to be durable
benq zowie xl2430

imaqtpie’s Monitor – BenQ ZOWIE XL2430


  • 144 Hz refresh rate
  • 1ms Response Time
  • Manufacturer Limited Warranty: 3 Years

imaqtpie uses the BenQ ZOWIE XL2430 as his gaming monitor. This monitor has a 144 Hz refresh rate, ensuring that you stay caught up with the action. The 1ms response time also eliminates lag and ghosting to give you a smooth gaming experience. Color vibrance and Black eQualizer technology let you customize your contrast to let you notice new things in-game. Some features include:

  • S-Switch for easy menu navigation for changing settings
  • Visual clarity for battlefield customization
  • VESA compatibility attachment to allow you to swivel or tilt the screen.
Sennheiser-hd500 headset

imaqtpie’s Headset – Sennheiser HD500


  • Neodymium ferrous magnets
  • Very low handling noise

imaqtpie uses the Sennheiser HD500 headset. The Duofol membrane reduces distortion to make sounds clear. IT has a 14 to 21,000 Hz frequency response. The headset is designed for comfort and can be worn for hours at a time without pinching the head. The headset comes with 1 ¼” (6.3 mm) headphone adapter plug.

dxracer-racing-series chair

imaqtpie’s Chair – DXRacer Racing Series


  • 135° Adjustable back angle
  • Lifetime warranty for chair frame
  • 2-year warranty for accessories

imaqtpie uses a DXRacer Racing series gaming chair. This chair has 3-dimensional armrests and a backrest that will tilt between 90 and 135 degrees, It will hold up to 220 pounds (100 kg) on the dense cold foam cushions. You can rock back and forth in a horizontal position and lock in place. You can also purchase the optional pillow set to complete the ensemble.

SteelSeries-QcK mousepad

imaqtpie’s Mousepad – SteelSeries Qck Gaming Surface


  • Legendary micro-woven cloth
  • Never-slip base

imaqtpie uses the SteelSeries QcK+ mousepad. It is created from a QcK micro woven cloth that has both low and high dpi tracking movements. It also has a rubber base that prevents it from slipping while you are playing. It is large enough to give players a broad range of movement, coming in three different sizes. They are created out of micro-woven cloth, ensuring that your mouse will be able to move across it smoothly.


imaqtpie’s RAM – Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 32 GB RAM


  • Custom performance PCB
  • Carefully screened ICs
  • Customized lighting profiles

imaqtpie uses Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB DDR4 for his RAM. The RAM incorporates Next Generation Software and pushes its bandwidth to the max for tight response times. You need to make sure that this RAM is compatible with your other system components. Some bonus features include:

  • CORSAIR iCUE synchronized lighting across all compatible Corsair products so that everything lights up exactly the same
  • Compatibility with both Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards
  • Easy to install with no extra wires or cords
Asus geforce gtx 1080 8gb rog strix graphics card

imaqtpie’s GPU – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080



  • Nvidia GTX 1080
  • 1670 MHz
  • CUDA Cores 2560

imagtpie uses the ASUS GeForce GTC 1080 graphics card. The GPU comes with a patented wing-blade that will help it run three times quieter at 30% cooler than similar products. It comes with GPU Tweak II which helps performance and streaming. It also comes with VR-friendly ports that allow you to play your favorite games in full detail.


imaqtpie’s Processor – Intel Core i7-7700K


  • 4.2 GHz Speed
  • System Ram Type: Ddr4 Sdram

imaqtpie uses the Intel Core i7-7700K processor. It comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is Intel Optane Memory supported and is set in 64 bit, The processor also has intel hyper-threading technology for 8 way multitasking, allowing you to game and stream at the same time.

MSI Extreme Gaming Intel X99

imaqtpie’s Motherboard – MSI Computer Extreme Gaming Intel X99


  • 32 GB Memory Storage Capacity
  • 128 GB RAM Memory

imaqtipie uses the MSI Extreme Gaming Intel X99 motherboard. It has two internal USB 3.0 jacks that allows you to streamline your setup. It also comes with 8 RAM slots, so won’t have to worry about potential speed issues down the line.

When you decide to overclock the machine, you can simply do so by pressing a button. The system was designed to allow people to play high-feature games without having issues with lag.

logitech-c922 webcam

imaqtpie’s Webcam – Logitech C922


  • 1080p at 30 FPS
  • 720p at 30 or 60 FPS
  • 3-month subscription to XSplit Premium

When steaming, imaqtpie uses the Logitech C922. The Logitech C922 is known as the webcam for streamers. It can broadcast a full 1080p at 30fps to give viewers a clear video feed throughout each show. The camera also can fine-tune the lighting to give you great results.

You can also experiment with removing your background with Personify’s background replacement tech. This allows you to remove or replace your background even if you don’t have a green screen.

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About the Author


Chris is a marketing major with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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