Ninja’s recommended “ultimate content creation workstation” costs over $10,000

Ninja's book, Get Good, My Ultimate Guide to Gaming, outlines how to build a $10,000 streaming PC

Ninja's streaming setup

Ninja, ever heard of him? He’s this pretty big streamer who rose to fame through professional gaming in Halo and PUBG and eventually hit the bigtime after streaming Fortnite (check out Ninja’s Fortnite settings here, if you care) with Mr. Drake himself. In his latest book Get Good, My Ultimate Guide to Gaming you can learn the ways of the Ninja, including how to build the $10,000 “ultimate content creation workstation” today’s most prolific streamer recommends for full-time professional video work.

We’ve been flicking through the pages of Ninja’s book here in the office – which covers everything from getting started in streaming to in-game tactics – and we stumbled upon the player’s guide to building the perfect setup for streaming. There are three builds: the bare-bones, the intermediate, and the ultimate content creation workstation.

Inside the book you’ll find a scrawling diagram of the ultimate build, which it rightly describes as “absolutely overkill for streaming on Twitch.” This gratuitous setup is equipped with dual Razer laptops, a Mackie mixer, three cameras, three gaming PCs, and a heap of external capture and mixing equipment for “maximum redundancy”.

Overall, we estimate this rig is worth roughly $10,000 – and that’s if we’re being generous on some of the pricing for the gaming PCs (some components of which have been EOL for quite some time) and choosing the cheapest Razer laptops on offer.

Here’s the full list:

  • HDMI duplicator x2
  • Razer Ripsaw x2
  • Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder
  • Encoder (NUC)
  • Rode NTG1
  • Canon XA20
  • Razer Blade Stealth 13
  • Razer Blade
  • Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI Video Capture Card
  • Sony CX-405 x2
  • Razer Core
  • GTX 970 gaming PC
  • GTX 1070 gaming PC  x2
  • Behringer UMC202HD x2
  • Mackie ProFX V2 mixer
  • Hosa Cable Snake
  • Audio Technica BPHS1 x2
  • Elgato Stream Deck

Total: $10,634

Clearly, as suggested in the book, this build is best-suited to “full-time, high-end video producers who do much more than streaming.” And it may even be overkill for that, too. It’s also not the same as Ninja’s personal setup, which is estimated at over $20,000 and littered with Blackmagic URSA Mini broadcast cameras and stacks of Red Bull.

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