Throughout this site, we endeavour to help others to recognise and locate great seating when gaming or sitting for long hours at a time.
However, we wanted to mention another part of improving the PC gaming or just sitting at a desk experience, and that's with a gaming desk.
Let's be clear. We could name any table we play on a "gaming PC desk" simply by having our tower/rig, monitors, peripherals set up and on it for the purpose of gaming.
But, we're talking about a computer desk with efficient use of space, modern ergonomic design, adjustability. Built specifically for those who sit or stand at a station for long periods of time.
Like purchasing a gaming chair, we want to make sure to learn about the many options that make up the best gaming desks available.
Do you need single or dual monitor arms, a CPU holder, and good wire management?
You may also need an unobstructed space beneath the desk so that your legs and feet are free to move around.
Later, we will list a few higher quality to cheap gaming desks to suit anyone's budget and needs.
But first, let's have a look at some of the qualities that make up a good gaming desk.
What exactly should you be looking for when trying to pick the best gaming desk? Everyone has their own style and preferences, but when it comes down to specific criteria, we have listed some of the more important considerations.
When deciding on the most suitable gaming computer desk, you can select from the following categories to break it down:
1. Cheap & Basic: If you are looking for a cheaper gaming desk, there a few choices that are both popular and quite functional amoung many gamers. Some people don't need all the latest and greatest in a desk. For them as long as it has enough space, is relatively sturdy and is at the right price, thats all that is necessary. Keep in mind that there is a reason why many tend to invest in a desk that will last them, as opposed to having to replace it more frequently due to heavier use.
2. L-shaped Corner Desks perfect for utilising corner space in which you can span the table area across the length of the walls. Thus reserving the middle area of the room for movement. Usually these types of desks offer a lot of table room. They are generally heavier and take more effort to assemble.
3. U-shaped Computer Desks are a terrific option for those who are looking for a bit more room to spread out. Giving you the space for a multiple monitor setup, while leaving room for suffient workspace, storage, and the layout of peripherals. These also tend to be heavier, but most are very solid and have extra shelves for storage.
4. Standing/Sitting Desk Just sitting at a desk is no longer the only option. Standing desks are the new way to work or play at a table. Some even come with a treadmill to exercise while at your station (set the height of the desk to your exact specifications). Great if you are a taller person and want to raise your desk to match your gaming chair.
5. Multi-tier Desk Either extra shelving or having separate tiers for your keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals can also cut down on wasted space and assign a place to each of them. These studio style desks are intended for storing multiple pieces of equipment and supplies.
6. Foldable Desks. Perfect for anyone who either has limited space or needs to reclaim the living space for other uses when they are not using the desk. Finding a desk that can collaspse and being easily stored out of the way can definately help in this regard.