About Me

I'm a 21 year old that started gaming on PC back in 2013, on games like Garry's Mod, GTA 5, and later moved onto games like Rust, FiveM, and other open world titles. I've run a few sucessful communities on Garry's Mod and FiveM in the last 8 years, however due to IRL endeavors I decided to slow down and join pre-existing communities/servers.

I started the CentralNick YouTube channel a few years back, however I didn't have the time or energy to commit to posting regularly. I've removed around 95% of videos from the channel. As of recently (February 2021), I've started recording content to post in the near future now that I have the time and resources. I currently don't stream on twitch, however I do plan on starting again in the coming months. I've started to stream more often, not yet on a schedule. See my twitch page for info.

Computer Specs & Gear

Gaming PC Specs

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8-Core)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

64gb DDR4 3200 Mhz (Corsair Vengance Pro)

Steel Legend B450
Soon upgrading to this

STORAGE: 14TB Total - mostly used for video/game storage
  • 1x 500gb WD M.2 SSD
  • 2x 3TB WD Internal HDD
  • 2x 2TB WD Internal HDD (stored away video storage)
  • 2x 1TB Internal HDD (Connected via External Dock)
  • 3x 500GB External Samsung T7 SSD

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow RGB
Mouse: Razer Naga Chroma
Headphones: SteelSeries - Arctis Pro Wireless
Misc: El Gato Stream Deck Mk.2
  • Canon HF G50 (Primary) - via El Gato Cam Link & El Gato Master Mount
  • GoPro Hero 9 (Side view)
  • (1) El Gato Ring Light
  • (2) El Gato Key Light Air

Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro
Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop
  • Streamlabs OBS
  • Snip (Spotify song titles)
  • StreamLabels
  • GoPro Webcam (for GoPro connection)

Mic/Audio - See below before asking why I have so many
Mic 1: Shure SM7B (Primary) w/ Cloudlifter
Mic 2: Rode Podmic (Backup/Old)
Mic 3: Rode TX-M2 (Handheld)
Mic 4: Rode Wireless Go + Lav (Mobile)
Mixer 1: GoXLR (Primary)
Mixer 2: Rodecaster Pro (See below)

"Why on earth do you have 2 mixers and 4 mics?"
I started out with the Blue Yeti, and upgraded to a full XLR setup (initially with the Rodecaster Pro). A few months later, I purchased the GoXLR since I knew I'd be streaming and recording more often in the future. Had I purchased the GoXLR first, I wouldn't have spent the money on the Rodecaster. The caster has 7 inputs (4 XLR, 1 3.5mm, 1 bluetooth, and 1 USB), which is great for audio expansion. This is why I decided to keep it for now.

As far as microphones go, I purchased the Podmic first, and upgraded to the SM7B when I was able to. Only reason I have 2 desktop mics still, is in case the SM7B breaks, the other one is stored away. The TX-M2 and Rode Wireless Go/Lav are both used mainly for filmmaking, and won't be the last microphones I buy. These aren't used for my gaming setup, but can be if I need to (for example, if I run to the kitchen to get food, but I'm talking to someone, I can use either wireless mic or my headset).