Well, grab an MSI Gaming PC along with a gorgeous monitor for a kickass gaming setup. What’s more, it can double up as an entertainment center or become THE place for friends to gather during the holidays for local multiplayer gaming sessions.

First, let’s see what setups you can build for gaming and/or entertainment purposes. Whether you’re a fan of the latest, most demanding games or you prefer co-op games with lots of friends around, there’s a perfect setup for you.

Setup #1: The Living Room Gaming Hub

Compact Gaming Desktop PCs

One of the most touted benefits of a console is that you can tuck it away into the corner of your living room or on your TV unit, and it blends into the room naturally. It gives you access to a powerful gaming hub in your living room without being conspicuous. MSI’s compact Gaming Desktop lineup replicates this advantage but doesn’t stop there.

The Trident Gaming Desktop line takes it to a whole new level. Not only do they feature the most powerful hardware on the market in a slim, clean chassis, but their gorgeous design adds class to any living room. What’s more, they are small enough to fade away into the background if you want them to. But speaking from experience, hiding it away is the last thing you’d want to do.

You can equip MSI’s Trident Desktops with up to an Intel Core i9 11900K CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3090 graphics card.

Setup #2: The Entertainment Center x Gaming Nook

1000R Curved Gaming Monitors

If you or your family and friends spend a considerable amount of time huddled around a screen, binging on the latest Netflix shows, a setup with a 1000R curved display is the perfect choice.

The expansive 32” 1000R curved panel of MSI MPG ARTYMIS 323CQR matches the natural curvature of the human field of view, comfortably placing every part of this screen at the same distance from your eyes - minimising strain during those long gaming sessions.

Although just watching a movie or show on a larger screen seems like the logical way to improve your viewing experience, sometimes it just isn’t that straightforward. Unfortunately, large flat-screen monitors and TVs limit the angles at which you can view them.

Suppose you’re watching a show and your family is crowded around the screen. The picture  on a flat-screen might appear washed out or straight-up discolored due to the narrow viewing angles. On the other hand, an expansive 1000R curved monitor will retain picture quality no matter where in the room you’re sitting.

The MSI Optix MPG321QRF-QD also offers a WQHD resolution, but this time on a  32” IPS panel with a 1ms response time that not only ensures a snappy, lag-free gaming experience, but also boasts excellent viewing angles. If you regularly play console games with friends, wider viewing angles will allow everyone seated near you to see a clear picture without a particular area of the screen looking ‘washed out.’

MSI’s ARTYMIS Series of Curved Monitors offer a natural 1000R Curvature that perfectly aligns with the human field of view. Not only does this help make the picture look right at every angle, but it also reduces eye fatigue. In fact, research has shown that these 1000R curved monitors are much more comfortable to use for long gaming or viewing sessions compared to their flatter counterparts.

Setup #3: Local Multiplayer & Split-Screen Gaming

Gaming Desktops

Ultrawide Gaming Monitors

During the holidays, families, friends, and even acquaintances come together with larger groups of people hanging out with each other. Playing local multiplayer games with them or fighting against each other is the perfect holiday activity, isn’t it?

MSI’s range of high-end Gaming Desktops packs quite a punch when it comes to hardware. Not only does it feature the latest and greatest in the PC computing and graphics market, but it also looks drop-dead stunning on any desk. You can build your own with up to an Intel Core i9 11900K and an RTX 3090 graphics card for a premium gaming experience.

When you’re sharing a screen with others around you, remember that many flat displays will run into viewing angle issues. However, with ultrawide monitors like the MSI Optix MEG381CQR, you can easily accommodate multiple viewers while retaining image quality.

The monitors in this list will facilitate local, split-screen multiplayer gaming experiences, while the gaming desktops pack enough power to play the latest games without compromising on either visual quality or fluidity.

Celebrate the Holidays with MSI!

Whether you want to gift a gaming setup to a loved one and you know they love having their friends and family around, playing fun multiplayer games, or they prefer a living room gaming PC that allows for gaming on the large screen, one of the above setups will be an unforgettable gift this Christmas. 

With every purchase of an eligible MSI monitor and desktop PC, MSI is offering a festive bonus of a steam code worth over £60! Purchase your combo today and start playing the newest games on top-quality hardware!

And if you’re hunting for the perfect monitor to pair with new-gen Consoles like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S, then take a look at MSI’s list of best console gaming monitors.