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Shroud’s Setup, Gaming PC, and Streaming Gear

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Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek is one of the top streamers on Twitch today with 10.4 million followers. Formerly a professional CS:GO player for the North American eSports organization Cloud9, Shroud is known for pro-level gameplay on Battle Royale and FPS Games.

Shroud is a Canadian professional gamer and streamer. He has worked with several ESEA teams during his career as a CS:GO gamer. Shroud is known for his gaming capabilities in CS:GO, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Siege Six, CoD, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and more. In April 2018, he retired from playing CS:GO professionally and started his streaming career on Twitch. He made the decision to move to Mixer on October 24, 2019, but then returned to Twitch the following year after Mixer was shut down.

Right now, Shroud is among the most followed and highest-earning streamers on Twitch. Shroud has also returned to the professional scene as a Valorant player and joined Sentinels.

Shroud’s Gear

Here is a list of Shroud’s PC gear:

Logitech G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse

Shroud’s Mouse – Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse – Shroud Edition


  • Ultra lightweight, weighing at only 80 g
  • HERO 25K Sensor reduces latency and increases accuracy
  • Wireless 1 ms report rate connection

Designed to fit the needs of pro gamers, Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse is ultra-fast and smooth with a 1-millisecond report rate connection. Perfect for FPS games like Valorant, it will aid you in your quest to become a master sharpshooter with incredible accuracy and less latency than other wireless mice. It features Logitech’s HERO 25k sensor that promises the most advanced mouse tracking. Aptly inspired and designed with Shroud in mind, it suits the streamer so well given that he is known as one of the best FPS gamers of all time.

Logitech G303 Shroud Edition Wireless Gaming Mouse

Shroud’s Mouse – Logitech G303 Wireless Gaming Mouse – Shroud Edition


  • Ultra lightweight, weighing only 75 g
  • Improved accuracy and precision with HERO 25K Sensor from Logitech
  • 5 buttons

The Logitech G303 Wireless Gaming Mouse Shroud Edition is also created in collaboration with Shroud and is built to match his particular specs. Made for low-sensitivity DPI, it’s designed to improve accuracy in hitting targets on-screen. Also featuring Logitech’s iconic features, HERO 25K Sensor and Lightspeed, you can expect smooth and fast performance from this mouse. With a mouse customized according to Shroud’s specifications, it’s highly recommended for FPS players or just about anyone who wants quick response time from their gear.

Shroud’s Mouse Settings

Zoom Sensitivity1.00
Mouse Accel0
Windows Sensitivity6
Raw Input1
Shroud mousepad

Shroud’s Mousepad – Logitech G G840 XL Gaming Mousepad – Shroud Edition


  • X-Large Size
  • Rubber
  • Moderate Surface Tension

Shroud uses the Logitech G G840 XL Gaming Mousepad – specifically his edition of it. The mousepad gives you enough space that you can move your mouse however you wish through your gaming session, allowing you to quickly adjust how you are sitting so that you can stay comfortable for longer. The mousepad gives you enough surface tension that you will be able to know just how much you’ve moved, allowing you to make more accurate movements while you game.

The rubber base helps keep everything in place so that you don’t have to worry about it slipping, allowing gamers who prefer low DPI settings to make the sweeping movements they need to dominate.

Logitech G PRO X Wireless Lightspeed Gaming Headset

Shroud’s Headset – Logitech Pro X Wireless Lightspeed Gaming Headset – Shroud Edition


  • The headband and earphones are made from memory foam for extra comfort
  • 20+ hours of battery life
  • Up to 15 m range using robust 2.4 GHz frequency

Logitech Pro X Wireless Lightspeed is designed to achieve crystal clear sounds, low latency, and maximum comfort. Featuring Pro-G 50 mm drivers, the headset will let you hear environmental cues that are otherwise hard to pick up, such as incoming enemy footsteps. The built-in microphone allows you to choose various voice filters in real-time and other features that will make your voice sound more professional. The headband is made from aluminum and reinforced with steel for more durability.

Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor

Shroud’s Monitor – Dell Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor – AW2721D


  • 240 Hz refresh rate and faster response time
  • 2560 x 1440 px res
  • Bright and vivid colors

Dell Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor – AW2721D has a super fast refresh rate at 240Hz without becoming pixelated or blurry. It’s an excellent choice for those who love to play fast-paced games because of its impressive image rendering. It allows you to enjoy the game at a breakneck speed and play to win while retaining high-quality graphics and an incredible amount of detail. With a flicker-free screen, you won’t have to worry about getting eye-fatigued for extended gaming sessions.

Shroud’s Video Settings

Aspect Ratio16:9

Shroud’s Chair – Herman Miller Embody Chair


  • 12-Year Herman Miller Warranty
  • Max weight recommendation: 300 lbs
  • Rhythm fabric prevents heat buildup
  • Balanced support

Shroud uses the Herman Miller Embody chair. The chair comes with six ergonomic functions that allow you to properly maintain your posture while you work or play at your computer. It helps you to keep your blood and oxygen stimulated, allowing you to relax while maintaining your focus. The Herman Miller Embody chair comes with a 12-year warranty. Here are a few of Herman Miller’s best features:

  • Customizable positioning – you can adjust the seat depth and adjust the arms to find the most comfortable position for you.
  • 4 Different layers of support – while they are each created individually, they all work together with your shape which allows you to stay comfortable and cool with the in-designed airflow.
  • Designed for people who work and play for long hours at a time, the chair comes with a spine and flexible ribs to align with your natural body shape.
blue mouse microphone

Shroud’s Microphone – Blue Microphones Mouse Microphone Kc


  • Suspension Shock mount
  • 85 dB Signal to Noise
  • Unidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Cherrywood Storage Box

Shroud’s voice is almost as iconic as he is. His deep, soothing voice is picked up on the Blue Microphones Mouse Microphone Kc. This professional-grade microphone gives a top-of-the-line sound that boosts both the upper and lower frequencies while maintaining a strong presence.

The microphone is tuned and tested by hand to ensure the highest quality. It also comes with a custom suspension shock mount with a rotating head to adjust it perfectly. It will give you a beautiful sound.

Rode PSA1

Shroud’s Microphone Arm – Rode PSA1


  • Max weight recommendation: 1100 grams
  • 360-degree Rotation
  • Easy setup

Shroud uses Rode PSA1 as the microphone boom arm in his gaming studio. It’s highly adjustable with a wide range of motion, perfectly capturing audio when and where it needs to be. The internal springs are designed for quiet operation, so even if you constantly move the boom arm during gaming sessions, it won’t produce mechanical sounds and distract your audience. It can be easily mounted on your desk using either its included clamp or threaded insert. Support most brands of gaming microphones.

Logitech G PRO X Keyboard SHROUD Edition

Shroud’s Keyboard – Logitech G Pro X Keyboard Shroud Edition


  • Detachable Micro USB cable
  • 12 programmable F-key macros
  • With rubber feet to keep the keyboard in place

Shroud uses the Logitech G Pro X – Shroud Edition as his gaming keyboard. With a tenkeyless design and pro-grade mechanical switches, it’s easy to bring with you in tournaments or whenever you are out on a trip. The G Hub software makes it easy for you to customize and animate RGB lighting that suits your style or your team. Built for action-packed and fast-paced games, the Logitech G Pro X by Shroud is fast, precise, and smooth to use.

sony alpha a6000 camera

Shroud’s Webcam – Sony Alpha a6000 and Logitech c920


  • 1920 x 1080 px
  • Compact and small but with packed with powerful features
  • Full HD 1080/24/60P

Shroud uses two cameras while he streams. One is the Sony Alpha a6000 and the other is the Logitech c920. This digital camera has up to 11FPS continuous shooting and capabilities to record or stream 1920 x 1080 video in cinematic 24p. It autofocuses if you move around, allowing you to maintain crisp images while streaming. 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Shroud’s Mixer – Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen)


  • Sleek red color
  • USB connectivity
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and up; Mac OS X 10.10 and up

Shroud uses Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) for his mixer. It includes 2 mic preamps with plenty of even gain, 2 instrument inputs, and 4 analog outputs, which allows two simultaneous mic recordings. It has extremely low latency and incredible sound quality, which makes it a highly recommended streaming equipment.

elgato stream deck

Shroud’s Studio Control Panel – Elgato Stream Deck


  • Customizable keys
  • Durable
  • Easy to use

Shroud uses Elgato Stream Deck for streaming. The classic version of Elgato Stream Deck has 15 customizable LCD keys. Stream decks are used to make switching between tasks, webcams, and scenes easy during streaming with just one click. Assign an app, game, webcam, or even RGB lighting system to a specific LCD key. It’s extremely useful during Twitch streams. As such, it has become popular for streamers like Shroud because it streamlines everything from cameras to interacting with fans on social media. A folder system is also available, so you can store as many actions as you need. You can also add custom icons that allow you to see what you are planning to do so you can tap the right thing every single time.

Sigma 402963 16mm

Shroud’s Lens – Sigma 402963 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens


  • Wide angle lens
  • 16 mm camera lens
  • Specially designed for APS-C Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds cameras

Shroud uses the Sigma 402963 16mm f/1.4 DC DN for his camera lens. Excellent even at low lights, it’s great equipment that goes with Micro Four Thirds mount Mirrorless cameras. The lens is designed with a multi-layer coating which minimizes ghosting and lens flare. It’s a highly recommended addition to your streaming setup for all types of gaming studios.

HTC VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System

Shroud’s VR System – HTC VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System


  • 5K resolution
  • SteamVR Tracking
  • Professional ergonomic design

For his VR, Shroud uses HTC VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System. It’s an upgrade from the original HTC VIVE Pro, featuring a 4896 x 2448 resolution, a wide 120-degree field of view, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The IPD adjustment dial helps you combat eye fatigue, so you can enjoy gaming in VR much longer.

Shroud’s PC Build

PC is the heart of all gaming equipment, which is why most people would prefer to custom-build their own rather than buy a pre-built one. As a pro player and top streamer, Shroud is no exemption. He chooses his own specs for his PC, built around his playing style and preference. In this section, we will cover the specifications of Shroud’s custom-built PC and how he made it to win just about any game he plays.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Shroud’s Custom PC Processor – AMD Ryzen 9 5950X


  • 16 cores and 32 processing threads
  • Can play games at 100+ FPS
  • 4.9 GHz CPU speed

Shroud uses the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X as his CPU processor. This beast is powerful enough to run multiple processes at once without crashing, so even if you’re playing heavy games and streaming at the same time, you won’t have to worry about running into problems. For someone like Shroud who streams an insane amount of hours regularly, this processor takes care of it all. It’s also highly recommended for video editors and software developers. So, if you’re a gamer with a passion for creation, consider using this for your PC.


Shroud’s Custom PC SSD – SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 1TB


  • Available in various capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Reliable performance with heat control system
  • Read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s

Shroud uses the SAMSUNG 980 PRO for his PC’s SSD. With high bandwidth and ultra-fast read speeds, spend less time waiting for data transfer. It has its own thermal control system, using a nickel-coated controller and heat spreader label to reduce heat levels during usage, even when you’re playing heavy games or editing videos. It also has the accompanying Samsung Magician software to help you get the best out of this SSD.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Shroud’s Custom PC GPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090


  • 24 GB Graphics RAM size
  • 3D Rendering and performance

Shroud uses the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, and for a good reason. The RTX 3090 is the best graphics card on the market this year, hands down. If the hefty price is within your budget, go for it. However, its performance will only be 15% better than the RTX 3080 below.

It has a whopping 24 gigabytes of memory, meaning that you will be able to run any single game at the highest possible settings. It will even run games at up to 8K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS), but streaming platforms, such as Twitch, only allow you to stream in 1080p, which is the highest resolution that your audience will see. It’s also extremely large in size, so you’ll need a big enough case for it.

magewell pro capture quad hdmi video

Shroud’s Custom PC Capture Card – Magewell Pro Capture Quad


  • 4 Ports
  • Linux, Windows, Mac compatible

Shroud uses the Magewell Pro Capture Quad video capture card. It comes with 4-channels, HDMI x 4, and embedded audio x4. This card was created for video capture, making it the perfect card for streamers. It has a hardware timestamp, rotary switch, and high-speed memory.

HyperX Predator 32GB 3600MHz

Shroud’s Custom PC RAM – HyperX Predator RGB 64GB 3600MHz


  • Intel XMP profiles optimized
  • AMD Ryzen ready
  • Kit capacities available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, AND 128GB

Shroud uses the HyperX Predator RGB 64GB 3600MHz as the RAM for his PC. With this much memory, you can be sure of high-speed performance. Low latency will make the game much more enjoyable to play and will help you win against the competition. This monster RAM is the one you need to play memory-heavy games while streaming without worrying too much about lag spikes and crashing.

ASUS ROG Strix X570 E

Shroud’s Custom PC Motherboard – ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX Motherboard


  • Plenty of ports and audio jacks
  • Cooling system
  • AMD AM4 socket

Shroud uses the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX Motherboard for his PC. Highly reliable and durable, it’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants to custom-build their personal computers with AMD Ryzen which is known for its heavy-duty operation. It has a comprehensive cooling system including a passive chipset heatsink to help your CPU remain cool.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB

Shroud’s Custom PC Shroud’s Cooling System – Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB


  • 30 dB noise level
  • Made from aluminum and rubber
  • Customizable RGB LEDs

Shroud uses the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB to keep his PC cool while running even during intense gaming sessions. Featuring a dual chamber pump, the heat transfer becomes more efficient. It also has three fans to balance air flow and air pressure without the added noise.


Shroud’s Custom PC Case – MAINGEAR Vybe RGB


  • RGB lighting
  • Liquid and fan cooling
  • Separate power supply chamber

Shroud uses the MAINGEAR Vybe RGB as the casing for his PC. A mid-tower gaming computer case, it has enough room for all your gaming rig without taking up a lot of space on your desk. Made from alloy steel, it’s built to last a long time. The side panel is constructed from tempered glass that allows you to see everything on the inside.

EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 80+ Platinum

Shroud’s Custom PC Power Supply Unit – EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 80+ Platinum


  • Modular design
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • 1200 Watts

Shroud uses the EVGA Supernova 1200 P2 80+ Platinum to power the monster custom-built PC he has. With a stable voltage, it can support heavy usage such as playing large games and streaming them on Twitch. Their ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System makes it possible for the PSU to work quietly and smoothly while saving energy.

How Does Shroud’s Setup Compare to Other Top Streamer Setups?

How Much Is Shroud’s Gaming Setup Worth?

Shroud’s setup must have cost him a whopping US$ 10,614.56 if we add the current prices of the items above. And this is just our estimate.

If that’s way more than how much the average person spends for their PC specs and other equipment, other famous streamers have even more expensive setups.

According to this YouTube video by GameGoat, top Fortnite streamers like Symfuhny, DrLupo, and CourageJD all spent a fortune on their gaming setup, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Others like Tfue may have multiple setups in different locations, amounting to thousands of dollars each. And then we have Ninja, who redesigned a whole room and may have spent tens of thousands of dollars in total.

Therefore, Shroud’s PC setup cost is still relatively normal for a top streamer. Well, for someone who participates in competitive gaming and tournaments, plus streams battle royale games in his day-to-day, having a PC setup worth $10k is absolutely necessary.

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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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