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Game Streaming 101: How HP OMEN Supports Your Streaming Journey

Jamie Finch
Game streaming involves broadcasting games live online as you play them. You will find several quality streaming platforms to broadcast on which will also help you attract more followers. You can also make money by earning a share of the income that your broadcasts generate. As such, many streamers do so to make a financial income, while many do so for fun.
Regardless of why you want to start game streaming, you will need the right equipment first. Having the right tools will ensure your followers get great content, encouraging them to return for more. The right tools will also help keep you comfortable and improve your gaming performance.
Here’s a brief look at how HP OMEN gives you the tools you need to make your streaming journey a successful one.

Essential streaming equipment

One of the most essential requirements for any streamer is a fast and reliable internet connection. Your followers will soon begin leaving if they experience a poor-quality stream so shop around for the best connection you can find. Most modern computers have built-in connectivity options that help you find and secure a stable connection.
You will also need to create an account with a game streaming platform, like Twitch. Such platforms let you stream your content to their viewers and your income will depend largely on how many followers you have. Such platforms are also typically free to use for streamers.
A good quality webcam and headset will ensure others can see and hear you clearly. You will also need a location where you won’t be disturbed, and a comfortable chair and table. You should also let others know when you’re streaming so they know to leave you alone.
Another essential item for gaming streamers is a gaming rig powerful enough to run the games you’ll be broadcasting. If you are streaming basic titles like Roblox and Minecraft, you will probably be fine with a budget model, although you will still need quality essentials like webcams and mics.
If you want to stream some of the more complex titles then you’ll need to invest in a more powerful machine. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a budget option or a gaming powerhouse, you will find no shortage of options.
Here’s a look at how HP’s OMEN range of gaming products will help support your game streaming journey.

Victus by HP Gaming Desktop (TG02-0039na)

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The Victus by HP Gaming Desktop (TG02-0039na) is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 5 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor. These CPU options help support a powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER™ (6GB) GPU. Other GPU options are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (8GB).
This gaming desktop comes with 16GB RAM that helps it run games smoothly. You can also choose between 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) storage or 512GB SSD and 1TB hard disk drive (HDD) storage. The latter setup will give you plenty of affordable storage capacity with the benefit of SSD’s superior speed.
While this machine is made for gaming, it also won’t look out of place in any professional environment. The chassis is also made from metal that offers durability in addition to slick aesthetics.

Victus Gaming Laptop (15-fa1001na)

victus gaming laptop
The Victus Gaming Laptop (15-fa1001na) has a sleek design that would make it look at home in any office. But despite its professional appearance, this machine is made for gaming.
This gaming laptop lets you choose between the Intel® Core™ i5 or the Intel Core i7 processor. You can also choose between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 (4GB) or the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 (6GB) GPUs. Other options include 8GB RAM or 16GB RAM.
Anti-glare technology helps keep your eyes comfortable during those long streaming sessions, while flicker-free technology also ensures a positive experience. Quality audio is provided with help from twin Bang & Olufsen speakers and HP Audio Boost.
Nighttime gamers will appreciate the backlit keyboard that helps you perform well in dark conditions, and the keycaps are made from sustainable materials.

OMEN by HP 25L Gaming Desktop (GT15-1016na)

omen 25l gaming desktop
The OMEN by HP 25L Gaming Desktop (GT15-1016na) is another sleek-looking rig offering plenty of power. In this case, processing power is supplied by an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor.
This powerful gaming desktop also lets you choose between three GPUs: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (8GB), the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 (12GB) and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti (12GB). Many gamers will find the 1TB SSD storage more than sufficient, but those who need more can choose two 1TB SSD instead.
Your gaming experience will also be enhanced by HP’s DTS: X® Ultra Technology. This feature creates impressive audio quality that helps you tell the location of in-game events. A choice of connection methods will help you find a fast and reliable stream.

OMEN Transcend Gaming Laptop (16-u0004na)

omen transcend gaming laptop
The OMEN Transcend (16-u0004na) is among the most powerful gaming laptops available. And in addition to impressive processing speeds, this laptop also follows the HP OMEN range’s sleek, professional aesthetics.
This machine is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (8GB) GPU. 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage further contribute to this machine’s speedy performance. Another appealing feature of these gaming laptops is their widescreen ultra extended graphics array (WUXGA) display which gives more vertical screen space.
The OMEN Transcend has dual Bang & Olufsen speakers that provide excellent audio which is enhanced by DTS: X Ultra Technology. Impressive refresh rates, Eyesafe® Certified Display and flicker-free technology also help contribute to a positive experience for you and your followers.


Using the right peripherals will help improve your performance and overall gaming experience, while they can also enhance your followers’ experience. Below are a couple of examples of essential peripherals from HP.

OMEN Blast Gaming Headset

omen blast gaming headset
The OMEN Blast Gaming Headset offers excellent sound quality while also ensuring others can hear you quickly. 7.1 surround sound technology helps add immersiveness to your gaming experience, along with 53 mm drivers.
This headset also has no-look volume and mute control, while soft padding helps keep you comfortable. A noise-cancelling, retractable microphone ensures teammates can hear you loud and clear. The no-look volume control ensures you don’t miss any action, while this headset is also compatible with a range of gaming platforms including computers and consoles.

OMEN by HP Reactor Gaming Mouse

omen reactor gaming mouse
A typical gaming mouse will have various features that help enhance your performance and comfort. For example, the OMEN by HP Reactor gaming mouse offers fast response times thanks to its eSports-grade 16,000 DPI optical sensor.
This mouse also has customizable buttons that give you more control. The ergonomic shape helps keep you comfortable, and the industry-first metal cable prevents kinking and adds durability. Custom lighting will let you get your mouse looking just how you want it.

OMEN Gaming Hub

While powerful hardware will help give you the best experience, you should also keep your machine optimized for the best performance. The OMEN Gaming Hub helps keep your machine tuned, allowing for optimal performance.
For example, the HP OMEN gaming hub will automatically disable services you don’t need, leaving more resources for your gaming software. The hub will also prioritize network traffic for your game, ensuring you can provide a smooth and reliable stream.
The OMEN gaming hub also gives you a single portal from which to access and manage your games, while the platform also helps you customize your machine’s aesthetics.


The above tools will help ensure your streams offer quality audio and video while enhancing your gaming performance and comfort. Providing a good quality stream is especially important for streamers who want to make an income so you should make sure you have the right tools for the job.
You should also try and remember that the quality of your content is just as important as the stream quality. For example, your gaming sessions should ideally give helpful advice that will help others improve their gaming. This means that good gaming skills are important, although being entertaining can be just as impactful as gaming prowess.
It’s recommended to do some research before you start so you know which tools you need and how to approach your streaming journey. You will find plenty of information online including advice from experienced streamers. Regardless, the products above make a great place to start looking as they should offer all you need.

About the Author

Jamie Finch is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. He's an experienced writer with almost 20 years of writing under his belt. He has a focus on marketing topics but enjoys writing on pretty much any subject under the sun. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys gaming, virtual reality workouts, and relaxing with friends and family.

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