Gaming has become one of the nation’s favourite pastimes over recent years, and its popularity is only increasing, therefore the correct setup is essential for FIFA gamers, and gamers in general, particularly when entertaining their friends!
In light of this and following the launch of FIFA 22 the student accommodation provider, Nido Student, has created the ultimate gaming setup to help students level up their rooms and host their very own FIFA 22 tournament in style.

The setup includes the best – but budget-friendly – chairs to tech lighting and accessories and it all comes in at under £250.

Decent sized TV – £159.99

A large tv screen allows you to see more of the pitch and get fully immersed in the game.

Shelving unit – £29.00

Shelving units work as storage for your games, devices and other accessories. Shelving units also act as a stand for your tv, elevating the screen above eye level in prime gaming position avoiding neck strain.

Sound Bar – £17.99

For a next-level gaming experience use a sound bar, producing a 3D audio experience whilst not taking up much space. The sound bar can also be used when you are chilling watching Netflix or listening to music.

Gaming chair – £11.99

You’ll be spending hours of action in your gaming chair so it is important that you are comfortable and supported. For console gaming, an elevated tv paired with a floor gaming chair makes for a more relaxed gaming setup.

Controller charger – £6.98

Running out of charge mid-way through play is never a good feeling, prevent it by getting charger stations for your controllers so when you do play you are fully charged.

Picture Frame – £9.40

Add your own personal touch to your ultimate gaming setup with pictures and prints around your room, this may be posters from your favourite movies or pictures of you and your friends and family.

Headset – £5.98
Immerse yourself into your game whilst being less noisy to your neighbours by using a headset. Headsets also make it easier to communicate with other players with a microphone attached.

LED Light Set Up – £4.59

Take your gaming setup to the next level with LED lights. LED lights are easy to set up and with the wide variety of colour options and brightness you can add that extra bit of atmosphere whilst gaming. Place the lights along your ceiling or around your shelving units and tv. The lights are also easy to remove as long as applied correctly so don’t worry about losing your student house deposit by sticking the lights up!

Ethernet cable – £3.04

Ethernet cables provide a more stable and secure internet connection, connecting your console directly to the wifi router or modem means you don’t need to worry about dropping out of a match because of your internet speed.

Total – £248.96

Additional Extras

Food and snacks – Just Eat – Student deals


Tournament wall chart

Keep tabs on who is winning in tournaments with your friends with a wall chart, update it after every match and crown the rightful champion at the end.

Reliable wifi

A strong internet connection is pivotal for high performance, a good wifi connection alongside the use of an ethernet cable is the perfect solution for your gaming needs.

FIFA card art 

Add a personalised touch to your gaming setup with your own personalised FIFA card with your own name, photo and skills.

FIFA Spotify playlist 

FIFA is known for its iconic playlists every year, with new and upcoming artists often included such as Bakar and Alfie Templeman. Get the tunes playing to get your game face on.

Note: FIFA 22 game, console and controllers are not included in the overall price. And of course, you can head to Facebook Marketplace and the like to hunt down these items – if that’s the case then let this be your shopping guide!

Samantha Hollex, Head of Operations at Nido Student, said: “We have seen that gaming rooms and socials are increasingly becoming more popular in PBSA and so we’re delighted to be able to share these tips and tricks for a gaming setup on a budget, following the much anticipated FIFA 22 game launch.”

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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