SRK Recommended Fight Gear

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Monitors

Many standard plasma and LCD TVs use image processing techniques that will cause your game to lag by a few frames or more. Even TVs with a dedicated "game mode" sometimes lag. These monitors have been rigorously tested and confirmed to have zero lag.

ASUS VH236H

This is the standard monitor for EVO and many other tournaments. If you want to play on the monitor that you're likely to be playing on at a major tournament, this is your best bet.

  • 23" 16:9 widescreen display
  • Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
  • 20000:1 contrast ratio
  • Built-in speakers

Alienware OptX AW2210

Another great monitor that you can't go wrong with. It's pricier than the ASUS, but has a higher contrast ratio if you're super sensitive about image quality.

  • 21.5" 16>9 display
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 80,000:1 contrast ratio


Joysticks and Controllers

MadCatz Tournament Edition Fight Stick

By far the most popular stick among tournament players. This stick feature real arcade parts from Sanwa and lots of features for tournament level players like the ability to lock out buttons from accidental presses. This stick comes in a lot of color and artwork combinations, depending on your individual taste.

Modding and Customization

Sanwa Arcade Parts

Widely regarded by competitive fighting gamers as the standard for high quality controls, the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK features a highly precise micro-switch based lever. You can find these in a variety of colors. This is just the raw joystick lever. You will need to install it in your own joystick.

Sanwa buttons are convex, micro-switch buttons.

MK Button Replacement Panel

This panel replaces the button layout on a MadCatz TE stick to the more familiar Mortal Kombat button layout.


Streaming Equipment

Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR

The Hauppauge is a low cost, reliable way to get a crisp, HD feed from your console into your compute for recording or streaming. It also supports standard definition feeds via S-Video


Games