Want the Best Gaming Desk for PC or Console?

Best Gaming Desk

Last updated: Thursday, November 9, 2018. This guide will help you find the best gaming desk, regardless of your budget. There are tons of desks available on the market, and each has its own pros and cons. Some wood tables are good for their compact designs and can be folded, while others offer tons of storage space in the form of racks and drawers.

An individual’s taste’s will vary, but the general purpose of an ultimate computer desk for gaming will be one that manages to be ergonomic, for all those hours of gameplay and cater for all your gaming peripherals, such as keyboards, joysticks, gamepads, steering wheels, displays and much more.

Our Top 10 Best Gaming Computer Desks in 2018

To help you find the best gaming desk for you, we have listed the most popular features, such as type, material and dimensions. Click the image for a more in-depth view.

PictureGaming DeskTypeDimensions Material
Origami RDE-01Origami RDE-01Standard47.2 x 23.6 x 29.9 inchesSteel, Wood
DXRacer DGD/1000/NEDXRacer DGD/1000/NE EditionStandard 31.5 x 31.5 x 47 inchesSteel, Wood, Plastic
Walker Edison SorenoWalker Edison SorenoL-Shaped20 x 51 x 29 inchesGlass, Steel
Atlantic 33950212Atlantic 33950212 ProStandard51 x 24.5 x 35.8 inchesMetal
Z line Designs DeskZ-Line Designs Feliz L-Shaped60 x 24 x 37 inches Metal
Arozzi Arena Stand up DeskArozzi ArenaStandard 32.2 x 63 x 31 inchesSteel, Wood
Atlantic Pro DeskAtlantic ProStandard 44.8 x 26.2 x 7 inchesSteel, Wood
Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk for GamingAmeriwood Home DakotaL-Shaped 53.6 x 51.3 x 28.3 inchesWood
ApexDesk Electric Adjustable Desk for GamingApexDesk Elite SeriesStandard 71 x 33 x 50 inchesMetal, Wood
Tribesigns Modern Simple Style DeskTribesigns Modern Simple StyleStandard 47.2 x 23.6 x 29.1 inchesMetal, Wood
GreenForest L-Shape Corner Workstation DeskGreenForest WorkstationL-Shaped 58.1 x 44.3 x 29.1 inchesSteel, Wood

The Perfect Gaming Desk, Whatever your Budget Is

Finding just the right kind of desk for your electronic equipment like PCs and consoles can be tricky. Many people find that the desktop where they spend a lot of their time is just not up to the task of providing both comfort and support when sitting in on a marathon gaming session. If solid and comfortable is what you are after, then this is the desk for you.

With this light weight, sturdy construction and sleek look, you won’t find a better desktop at this price point, nor with as many top notch features. Having a raised platform at the foot of the desk is great for people that prefer to work with their feet up on a raised under the desk surface, and he benefits for your computer hardware is also another great feature.

This is because, even though unlikely, there is always the chance of flooding from an unsupervised water faucet or even adverse rainy weather conditions. These can be disastrous for any piece of electronic equipment, and are sure to be the end of your pride and joy if left directly on the floor if disaster were to strike.

Also equally important with this desk is the fact that there is a lot of desk space for users to really take advantage of. Whether you find yourself setting up this desk with a long term placement in mind, or if you think that it could probably just be setup for the weekend when guests are coming over, this is the perfect desktop for your desktop needs.

These desks have sleek styling and neutral color scheme of this unit is quite plain, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially with a desk like this. Finding a more neutral style can have added benefits for decorators that wish to keep a room clean and clutter free, without any overly ostentatious colors, designs or patterns plastered all over the desks.

If LAN parties were still a thing, then a portable unit like this would definitely have been on your shopping list. The desks main feature has to be its folding capabilities, and as such one would think that the load baring capacity on such a desk might be a bit on the weak side of things, but that is certainly not the case here.

In fact, the weight bearing capacity of these desks is around 250 pounds, which is more than enough for most people’s TV, PC and game console requirements to rest on this desk, and that means that some serious gaming can go down whenever this desk is setup with all of your favorite gaming gadgets. So be sure to take all of these points into consideration the next time you find yourself in search of a gaming desktop.

Why We Like It
  • Opens and folds in 40 seconds or less
  • Folds flat
  • Two-piece folding mechanism with dual locks
  • Offers 7sq feet of desktop area
  • No tools required to assemble
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DXRacer made their name and established themselves as a premium gaming brand by making top notch peripherals and furniture, specifically with their really comfortable gaming chairs. The mixed materials that go into the construction of the DXRacer DGD/1000/NE Edition desks lets you know that you are looking at a premium quality desk that doesn’t skimp on the good stuff, and won’t compromise on the build quality either.

The assembly of this desk is a little on the tricky side for some people who may not be natural DIY enthusiasts. But the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

The materials that have been used in the construction are comprised of wood, metal and carbon fiber and they have all been fastened together using only the strongest and most durable hardware nuts and bolts, meaning that you have an insanely strong and stable desk surface that can carry all of your gaming hardware, keeping it safe while looking great at the same time.

This leads to the creation of a desk with singular components that all fuse together to give consumers and gamers the ultimate in comfort, design and functionality all rolled into a single compact design which is sure to please gamers and impress anyone that comes around to check out your gaming setup.

Which is precisely where this desk really comes into its own, in the PC and console gaming fields. Finding the right words to describe the overall quality of the materials and craftsmanship that has gone into the design and construction is not easy.
The quality and styling of this unit is apparent to all who lay their eyes upon it, and there is no doubt that whoever owns this desk means business. Serious business.

And that business, ironically, is in playing games at this desk. Because of this desk’s unconventional styling and shape, many people find it hard to believe that it can withstand the heavy eight of a standard gamer’s hardware catalog, and their concern is understandable.

However, the DXRacer DGD/1000/NE Edition desk is a premium range of gaming desks that are really strong and durable, so once you have made your premium choice, you will have a quality piece of furniture for many years to come. There is also a question of style when it comes to purchasing a desk that is so heavily leaned towards the gaming aesthetic.

Many people might not like a desk that is so blatantly ready for you to sit down at and start playing your favorite gaming title, but that’s ok, we don’t like those people anyway. Over all, this is a premium desk for gaming at with fantastic features and great cable management facilities as well.

Why We Like It
  • Different Colors Available
  • 10-degree slope to help with ergonomics
  • Extended work desktop for arm support
  • Very stable
  • Built in cable management
  • Carbon fiber construction
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A premium desk for digital entertainment is a difficult thing to quantify, but it looks as though the Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk manages to do this by combining high quality materials with expert craftsmanship as well as good pricing on these gaming desks.

Easy desk assembly instructions make this a desk that will make for many years of use. Desks of this build quality, style and aesthetics are just the ticket for console and PC gaming. This is a great setup for gamers and content creators that need to have multiple electronic devices setup all around the desk.

The desk features a retractable keyboard tray that is sure to make you gaming area look all that much neater when you are looking to tidy things up a bit, and the general desk area is really good when you consider how big the L-Shaped design actually gives you as a gamer with more than one specific activity in mind.

Many people find that mounting their entire TV is total feasible on top of the desk table surface, and this is because there are high strength materials and components that all come together to present you with a desk that can be used perfectly for whatever application you see fit.

If for some reason you need a second desk somewhere else in your living space, the design is such that it is easy for you to take apart and use the 2 separate desk pieces as standalone, individual desks that on their own. This is a nice touch for gamers that need to diversify their furniture load out from time to time, and is sure to be a winner with many people.

The only issue some might have with the glossiness of the glass desk is that it can be somewhat tricky to clean sometimes, but that isn’t necessarily a deal breaker at all. Overall, this is a strong desk that can support around 100 pounds per section, making it more than up to the task of supporting a PC, gaming console or laptop with no problems.

This strength comes from the solid metal frame that the table surface is made from, coupled with the fact that the glass surface is crafted from tempered glass. Tempered glass is a shatter proof material that makes it very strong and durable, perfect as a desktop for gaming.

And the great thing about glass is that it is super smooth and perfectly level, so if your gaming mouse supports it, you can game directly on the glass with no mouse matt. Perfect! The low price tag is the icing on the cake for this desk, however, and that pushes this desk ahead with the Great Value win.

Why We Like It
  • Polished and beveled top
  • Glass is tempered safety glass
  • Steel, powder coated finish
  • Sliding keyboard tray
  • Computer stand keeps PC off the ground
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As the best gaming desk on a budget, the Atlantic 33950212 Gaming Desk Pro offers a decent desktop to play all of your favorite titles on. Gamers will be satisfied with the storage capabilities of this piece, and there is also a power strip holder for electrical plugs.

Flanked on the left and right hand sides of the desk are DVD holders that can fit in 5 cases each, making for a decent packing space of around 10 DVDs or Blu-ray for avid collectors to enjoy. Desks like this are great for anything that needs a surface to work at.  

There is a decent drink holder on the side of the desk as well, which is good for those who have a tendency to spill things on occasion, so this should keep things nice and dry, and out of the way on the side of the desk. Directly on the opposite end of the desk and in the same spot is a headphone or game set holder for you to hang your audio kit from.

This is the best for big pairs of headphones that need to be put away after use. Other great finishing touches to the desk also include a mobile device holder where you can place 2 phones or a tablet while they charge or while you game. The bottom of the phone holder has a slight lip, meaning that your digital devices won’t be able to slip down and fall onto the desk, which is a good idea.

Better still is the inclusion of 2 cut out sections of that lip that allow the charging cable to pass through with no problems, meaning that you can charge your phone in an upright position and perfectly balanced. There is also a raised TV platform section that your viewing device can rest on nicely, with a maximum weight support of around 44 pounds for that platform.

That means that if your TV is at or under that weight, you will still have a good chance that your TV will be able to fit up there on that stand in any case. Next to the platform are 2 console controller holders that will allow your PlayStation or Xbox console controls to rest where they can plug in and charge while staying out of the way of everything else.

The light weight construction of this desk is a bonus for anyone that doesn’t like to have a bulky desk in their home. Light weight gaming desks are at best, a great idea if you find yourself rearranging the house quite often. No back ache or strained muscles as the effort of lifting gaming desks with lower weights is much better for you. That is where this desk really shows its strengths

Why We Like It
  • 32” monitor support
  • Curved for better viewing
  • Carbon laminated
  • Accessories
  • Trapezoid leg design
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The Z-Line Designs Felix Glass L Desk is quite a stylish piece of furniture, especially as a game station or as a place to setup your home office and TV. This is primarily due to the hardened glass that has been tempered and strengthened to withstand heavier loads, and the fantastic build quality is mirrored around the rest of the piece as well.

Metal framed legs do all of the heavy lifting, and this ensures that your gaming rig is kept safely above the ground, away from dust and dirt. Desks like this are great options to purchase. The central shelf that joins the two pieces of the L-Shaped unit acts as an attractive and appealing display area for ornaments, photos and certifications to sit on, so you can tell that the designer of this desk had a little more going on in their mind than just the gaming side of things for this desk.

Current desktop solutions, such as these kinds of gaming desks can sometimes be a tad on the limiting side as far as space is concerned. The best desk has ample room on it, and it is able to hold many different displays, with some users even having quad monitors setup as an editing station for video and other online content.

Gamers that enjoy a bit of live streaming as they oust their online foes will be pleased to note that a content editing station on one end of the desk can be complemented by a display and gaming console on the other, if that is something that you are looking at setting up for yourself.

There is a duality of functionality that comes to mind when looking at how this desk fits into a person’s living space, and it is easy to see why it has been such a popular, and possibly one of the choices for so many people for so long. It doubles as an office desk if you find that you need a smart home office desk, so picking up one of these desks is a sensible choice for productivity as well.

Desks that have glass tops can be a bit tricky to fit into the decor of your particular environment, but if you know what you are looking for, then this could be a great choice for you. This is the best choice for anyone that is looking for a solid gaming desk with high strength and durability.

The cross bracing adds stability and strength to this item as well, which makes a stable platform for any application that doesn’t require heavy duty desks. All in all this is a good solid glass desk with a great design, and is therefore more than adequate for gaming use.

Why We Like It
  • Powder Coated frame
  • Tempered safety glass
  • Pull out keyboard tray
  • Reinforced plates on all welding joints
  • Raised monitor shelf
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This is a desk that pulls no punches about what it designed for, and it’s right there in its name: Gaming. The desk ships disassembled, but the installation instructions are quite easy to follow, so after a bit of assembly, you will have the gaming desk of your dreams.

There is a color manual with detailed diagrams for you to follow perfectly with step by step guides on what to do with your new found set of desk pieces. There is a lot to like about this spacious desk, chief feature of which is the greatly spacious layout of the gaming surface.

The overall dimensions of this unit are 36.25-inches x 25-inches x 10.35-inches, and the solid frame and desktop comes in at around 100-pounds when packed in its box. There is a slight height adjustability feature here as well, so you don’t have to be stuck with a desk height that doesn’t suit you.

This is a great feature on these products. Once it has been setup and assembled, this gaming desk unit weighs around 85.5-pounds, meaning that it has enough mass to allow you to put all of your favorite console or PC equipment on top of the desk. A solid desk all round with excellent build quality and high quality looks.

Desks like this are the best for many different roles. Having this desk available in different colors is also a bonus as well, meaning that gamers can find the right desk to suit their color scheme to look good in the house. Finding a desk like this can be tricky, especially when you start to zoom in on the details.

There are many great features in these console and PC desks, so finding out what could work optimally for you is essential. The cloth for gaming peripherals offers good tracking for gaming mice, and the cloth also acts as a grip for your keyboard, but the cloth is completely removable so it can be washed and changed when and if you feel the need to go on and do that.

As a gaming desk, there aren’t many other features to best talk about other than the stabilizing bar and the removable gaming cloth. That is until you notice that there is a cable management net that is made from a synthetic netting under the desk, along with two routed cable holes for every single cable and wire that you need to connect up to your peripherals for decent cable tidying and neatness.

This creates a less cluttered gaming area so you can kick back and relax whenever you feel the need to game, which is always the best outcome when trying to relax.

Why We Like It
  • Allows for up to 3 large monitors
  • Huge field of play for your mouse and keyboard
  • Made from microfiber
  • Available in 5 different colors
  • Easy to disassemble
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This is an understated desk that has cable neatness and accessory storage at its heart. The pricing on this unit is incredibly cheap, and this is surprising considering that the desk comes with so many additional features such as headphone stands and DVD storage slots on a wire framed CD holder.

There are also some speaker holders on each side of the desk, and a display shelf for a gaming monitor or small TV to rest on so that you can enjoy playing your favorite games while sitting in comfort at your new gaming desk. There is another headphone holder to the right hand side of this desk, and there is a controller holder for your console DPAD style game controllers to rest on.

The desk surface has a diagonal serrated texture to it that looks as though it has some decent grip, as well as being easy to clean and to maintain. This is a great feature on these products. This means that all of your best electronic components can be kept out of sight when you are not using them.

The overall aesthetic of this item is clean and slick, making for a perfect desk surface for anyone that spends a lot of time in front of a display. PC and console gamers are both catered for on this entertainment platform, making this a desk that is as versatile as it is attractive.

There are a few extra features as well, one of which is a drink holder that is a bit further down the leg of the desk, which is excellent news for anyone that might be a little on the clumsy side and fears bumping over a beverage while playing a PC game on a gaming computer or laptop.

Under the main workspace section of the desk there is a retractable drawer that is also made from solid wire metal, and it will easily store miscellaneous cables and more. The aperture underneath the screen stand is big enough to fit a console into so you know that it will have a good place to be put into when you are playing your favorite games.

Underneath the workspace towards the back of the unit is a cable management tray that you can rest your power strip connectors and cables into, and this adds a classy look to a messy wiring area, gamers can easily sort out any mess that they find around their new gaming desk. This is a great desk with some of the best features that you could expect to see on a desk for this price.

Why We Like It
  • Cable management system
  • Non-marring feet
  • Fits 27-inch LCD
  • Desk can support up to 40lbs
  • Includes charging station
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It is hard to fault a traditionally styled gaming desk such as the Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk, especially since it looks like a great piece of decent wooden furniture, bringing out the best of your gaming space.

The L-shaped segment of the desk can’t be separated as it comes as a solid piece that is attached to one another, so those that are looking to customize their work space or gaming area might not find the customization options that they might have been looking for with this particular option.

The laminate is traditionally styled aesthetically, giving a rather bespoke and classic looking darkened wooden grain with a large surface area for your computer and screens, or even a TV if you would prefer to have one up on your desk. There are a few open shelves that allow users to store DVDs and gaming accessories if they so choose, or even more traditional items such as books or photographs, there are many options to choose from.

This is a great feature on these desks So when thinking about not being able to customize the layout of the L Shaped unit, there can be a few sticking points, such as the original orientation of the L shape, and what it would mean in its current state if it were to be moved into your living space as it is currently.

Desks like this are great for anyone really. However, that doesn’t detract from the many other positive features. It has all of the right characteristics that anyone would look for in a gaming desk, and even as a traditional home office as well, for that matter. These ones have been styled properly so that all the color is uniform, it faces out the color in all directions so that it all looks the same.

That means that you can have your desk installed in the best position in the middle of the room and not worry about the desk not looking good, because it will look really good from all directions. This is a good way to maximize the space in larger rooms, ad it also servers a double purpose as a decorative piece of furniture.

The design is simple and elegant, and adds a functional touch of class to the overall gaming desk features Those that are looking for a gaming desk more in the style of a gamer themed would probably be happier with one of the less conventional items in our round up, but as far as functionality and value go, this is a real winner for anyone looking to setup their PC, console or other electronic gaming devices to enjoy at the sturdy and good looking gaming workspace.

Why We Like It
  • Good desk for the home, office, or both
  • Large table space
  • Open shelving for storage
  • L-shaped desk fits in a corner
  • Easy desk assembly
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Electronically changeable and height adjustable desks are just plain cool, and if you have one in your home or office it is sure to be a real head turner. The fact that the desk can be adjusted via the electronic push buttons under the desktop is certainly part of its appeal, but the real charm of this device comes from the fact that in doing so, no effort is expended on the part of the user that is trying to adjust their desk.

Desks like this are great in general.  So good is the height adjustment range of this desk, that users can even elevate the desktop to work bench height, for actions such as working on a computer or DIY project where leaning down too far would cause back strain and discomfort.

The weight of the desk is quite mammoth, and is sure to provide a very stable and sturdy work area for anyone that is concerned about their current gaming desk or top being too flimsy and weak. In addition to all of the other great features that this desk possesses, perhaps its most valuable characteristic is its build quality.

A lot of thought and unique design elements has gone into this unit, and it is for that reason that this product has been so well received during the course of its production run The overall weight might not be ideal for everyone, but having a heavier gaming desk is generally better for your PC hardware to rest on, as there is less chance of it being shifted by accidental contact from people trying to walk past.

This is a great feature on these items. The range of the best in gaming oriented colors also counts in the ApexDesk Elite Series 71" W Electric Adjustable Desk’s favor, making it one of the most variable desks in this list, so people that are looking to purchase a desk that suits their sense of style is definitely possible.

Price wise, as one should expect, there is a lot of extra electronic and mechanical elements to bear in mind when looking at this particular height adjustable desk. There are plenty of good things to say about this particular desk, not least of which is the fact that it is so adjustable and so much fun to adjust with the push button control system.

So if you are looking at finding the right kind of desk for all your needs, firstly consider if this kind of variable height adjustment is something that you would like to have for yourself, and once you have weighed up all of the positives versus the perceived negatives, then you will be able to make an informed and educated decision about this exciting desk.

Why We Like It
  • Height adjustable desk
  • Enhanced stability
  • Dual motors
  • Easy assembly
  • Scratch resistant laminate
Editor Rating:

This is a capable gaming desk with decent potential for anyone looking to setup their PC or console system on it. There is a decent amount of room on the desk top of this unit to allow gamers to make the most out of it to place their equipment and peripherals on it, while maintaining a clean and uncluttered looking gaming desk.

Desks like this are great money savers.  This is a favorable choice for anyone that has space restrictions in their living space for a desk. The desk is one of the simplest looking desks that comes with a really clean little layout. It doesn’t have any drawers, but that isn’t much of an issue for many people who are looking to use the desk primarily as a station and not as a storage area.

This is a great feature on these desks. The frame is constructed with stainless steel, which acts as a cross brace across the underside of the desk, adding stability and strength to an already tank like and sturdy gaming desk. While the wooden portion is made from particle board, which is really strong and economical, but can be a bit prone to water damage, so users must be careful not to wet the surface.

The laminate is a walnut type style, so the desk appears light and bright, perfect for a small room or office that needs a little lightening up or a bit of orderly desktop magic. Other great features include easy to setup construction, readable manual as well as quality hardware to help you assemble the desk in under 30 minutes.

It features high strength frame work that is sure to make light work of holding up all of your computer hardware and electronic goodies with very little problems. Most users that have purchased this desk purely based on the walnut veneer aesthetic, and after looking at it, we can certainly see why.

The space that you can get from the desk is good, measuring in at a not inconsiderable 4feet by 2feet, which is plenty of area for most people to make use of when trying to get the most out of their space on the workspace. All in all, this is a space saver’s dream desk, and is sure to be a firm favorite with many people that find themselves in smaller living areas such as a bachelor flat or in a dormitory.

This is a really cheap desk if you consider the sturdiness and overall build quality, however, if you are looking for something that offers more features and a better aesthetic suited to gaming, then you may want to look at some other options. For many, this is a good choice for playing on a budget, and it is sure to offer many years of high quality service as your favorite gaming platform for playing games on, in the literal sense.

Why We Like It
  • Metal legs
  • Leg pads can be edited
  • Wide table desk area
  • Spacious desk legroom
  • Sturdy desk
Editor Rating:

This is a fantastic looking, modernly styled desk that is sure to please anybody that wants to have a sophisticated, modern looking desk, or a few as office desks. The darker color looks really good for anyone that wants to have a decent gaming setup that doesn’t look like it belongs only in an accountant’s office, or any other drab and boring kind of setup like that.

There are many great features to appreciate, such as the shelving units to the right hand side of the shelf, which is more than enough for any gamer that has a few different consoles lying around to stack them together and create an awesome console storage area.

The open ended sides of the shelves provides access from 3 different angles, including an open area that leads to the back of the desk, so that some cable management can start to be formulated for all of your various gaming gadgets. As with so many gaming furniture examples for PC and console enthusiasts in our review, the GreenForest L-Shape Corner Computer Desk is just as at home in the office as it is in the home.

This is a great feature on these products. Where and how you use the desk is entirely at your own discretion, but it is great to know that you  Versatility appears to be one of this unit's strong points, although, users with a need for storage may need to purchase additional shelving to have this addressed, which is not necessarily going to be the case for everyone.

Trying to find the best when it comes to finding a desk is always tricky, but this L-Shaped desk is bound to deliver the goods for anyone that is looking to get themselves a high quality desk with some decent features, without breaking the bank or going outside of their budget by too much.

Gamers will be pleased to know that the sturdiness of this desk will mean that the load of your PC and consoles plus displays will be more than catered for with this well-constructed gaming desk, and the premium materials that went into the construction are sure to give you many years of trouble free playing as you get in all of your gaming action while seated at this fantastic desk.

Other Positives include the small adjustment legs under the desk that are screw operated, the spacious, triple shelving units where your games, consoles and collectables can be displayed, and the solid L-shaped surface that is built and designed for you to work or play while sitting at it.

All in all, we have a great desk for gaming with good styling and mass appeal for the average PC or console user. There are more gaming specific desks out there on the market, but this is a really good choice for gamers that are looking for a touch more of the traditional styling that this desk has to offer.

Why We Like It
  • L-Shaped desk
  • 3-piece construction desk
  • Sturdy frame
  • Height changeable desk
  • Ships with tools to assemble the desk
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Buyers Guide Questions

The good thing about a gaming desk is that it is completely platform independent, which means that it can act as a computer table, a table for your favorite console or even for your TV.

Many gamers prefer sitting at a desk when playing their favorite titles, and content creators are also fans of tables as there is room for their cameras and AV equipment when they film their content.

So we decided to delve into the world of the best gaming desks and workstations, to help you find out what it is that makes an excellent wood gaming desk. We have quite a selection for you to take a look at with some pretty good options for you to consider. There’s bound to be something that suits you, so let’s take a look at workstation possibilities.

Should my Workspace have Enough room for two or three Monitors?

Display considerations should follow the number of displays that you actually own, or intend on owning. The general rule of thumb is that you should always over shoot your target when it comes to available space on your desk, that way if you ever need to add additional displays like monitors or TVs then you won’t have to go and buy another desk, and figure what to do with your existing one.

If you find that you only need to have enough room for one monitor for your display, then by all means, get a desk that accommodates a single monitor. The key thing to bear in mind when it comes to purchasing any furniture such as this, is that the unit has to exist harmoniously in your living space. So if you find that the desk that you want is too big or too small for your intended use, then you will ultimately be quite unhappy with your purchase as it does an excellent job as far as desks go.

Even if you decide that one or two monitors are more than enough for your desk needs, always remember that a work desk is always handy to have, no matter where you are. Having a clean, flat and strong desk to sit and write at is indispensable, especially if you find yourself with work to do in the evenings, or even studying that needs to be done.

So, while you are thinking about these products as being solely for the purpose of playing games on your PC or console, always try to think of the bigger picture with whatever desk purchases you hope to undertake when looking for a desk.

How do I Maximize my Gameplay Ability?

The greatest way to maximize the playability with your desk is to find one that suits both your style and your intended use, and is comfortable on the ergonomics front as well. Desks need to take things like comfort for your wrists, correct eye level to prevent neck strain, having an ergonomic and comfy gaming chair to sit on, a great priced laptop and having enough leg room under the desk are all things that should be custom tailored to your particular needs.

Having good looking, wooden desks that are not the right size or height for you is going to be frustrating, and will no doubt leave you feeling frustrated when it comes time to sit and play some of your favorite titles.

Size is also important when it comes to desks, as a desk that is too big for your room or area will certainly detract from the overall experience. Make sure that you measure the place before you go ahead and order a wooden desk, as you always want to be 100% sure that your new furniture is going to fit into your environment, first time.

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What is the Correct Posture for Sitting at a Computer?

Without trying to sound too much like your mom, a good way to sit at desks is with your back well supported, in an upright position that doesn’t allow you to slouch. Having this correct posture can save you from back pain, neck strain, and poor breathing technique, so desks that promote this postural practice are really important.

Not taking adequately large breaths will lead to fatigue and a lack of concentration during your sessions, so it is always a good idea to make sure that you are always sitting upright when you sit down for a marathon session at your favorite desk.

What else do gaming workspaces need to do? Making sure that your display is at the correct level with your eyes is crucial to avoiding neck and eye strain as well, so always be sure that your gaming equipment is at the correct height before you get to involved with your next gaming session. The best Gaming desks that are height variable will help you to get this level at the correct height for your measurements.

What Makes a Good Gaming Desk?

A good gaming desk is one that offers a player both a stable surface on which they can play their games, as well as one that offers comfort and ergonomics.  This is a great feature on these desks. Due to the nature of gaming, many hours can be spent by a player in one position, sitting without getting up very often.

This means that the position that they find themselves sitting in has to allow for comfort and safety to avoid injury while gaming. Keeping your posture and wrist position in a safe and proper position is really important, so making sure that the desks that would sit at

Another consideration is storage. Many of the best gamer desks have built in shelves, cable management channels and grooves, wooden drawers and holders for gaming peripherals such as remote controls and of course, noise cancelling headsets to keep out those annoying sounds. Some the best gaming desks even take a player’s hydration levels into consideration, and offer cup holders for their liquid refreshments.

Depending on your taste and style, the aesthetics of a wooden desk or workstation also come together to help you decide what constitutes a good desk. There are some styles that you will enjoy, and may find yourself sitting at a desk and playing more of as a result, while some units will not appeal to your sense of taste, making you avoid the room in which they are located in.

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How long do PC Desks Last?

The lifetime of your even the best gaming desk will rely mostly on the materials from which it has been constructed, and the workmanship that went into the fabrication, and the workload that it has been exposed to. It is quite possible for a desk to last for many years if it is looked after and not abused with excessive weight loads and corrosion to any unprotected metal desks and hardware. Desks need to be strong, functional and durable for players to get the most use out of them.

It is therefore important for gamers to ascertain the level of materials and build quality that have gone into their next gaming desk before committing to a particular product. The different types of desk that we have listed in our round up are certainly good contenders for you to choose from, and the best attributes of each one will have their pros and cons for you to consider when looking to make your final selection at looking at these great desks.

Origami RDE-01

Top Pick for the Best Gaming Desk on a Budget

Our Top Pick is the Origami RDE-01 Computer Desk. This stylish unit was the only unit in our selection that has the functionality that makes portable desktop desks compact and easy to put away when not in use. That means that in the event of you having to move house, rooms or offices, you will have an easy and compact gaming desk that can be folded up and carried away in minutes. This is a great feature on these desks. The light weight frame and undeniably stylish design are what really got our attention with this gem of a gaming desk, as well as the fact that it doesn’t come with too much of a heavy price tag.

What we end up with is a convenient and sturdy solution for all of our top picks for the best gaming desks related needs, and it is sure to be of service to anybody that needs to get a premium gaming desk at a non-premium price. The simple design and great aesthetics also means that this unit won’t stick out too much in your current gaming environment, and the subtle styling means that it is unlikely to clash with your existing décor. Overall, this is a reasonably priced, highly functional gaming desk that offers a small space footprint, easy mobility and a sturdy structural build quality.

With all these boxes ticked we found that these particular desks offered the most functionality at a reasonable price point. So if you are like so many other gamers out there that find themselves living in less than large living spaces, then this could be a real game changer for you and your cohabitants. Putting away the desk to create some additional space is a great way to create extra comfort within your room or apartment, and with a foldable, collapsible desk that is so easy to setup and take down it is little wonder that it is such a popular choice among gamers on Amazon. For this and all the other reasons stated above, we have given this desk the title of our Best Gaming Desk Top Pick.

DXRacer DGD/1000/NE

Ultimate Computer Gaming Station

Our Premium Choice was easy to make, thanks to the DXRacer DGD/1000/NE Edition gaming desk’s great build quality and unparalleled styling. The design makes it very clear that this piece was built for playing. Well, you could use this desk as a standard production station or content creation area, but let’s be honest: it would probably be gaming related in some way in any event. It features a mouse friendly, textured desk covering that offers both suitable grip as well as an easy to clean desk that makes maintaining a clean gaming area a real breeze.

This is a great feature on these desks. Cable management is handled by two cable channels, and area plate is available to hide any unsightly wiring away, allowing you to maintain an orderly gaming station for you to play all of your favorite PC and console games. Desks like this are best for gaming. There is additional cable management that is taken care of with netting that runs under the desk and allows the cables to be neatly hidden. The edges of this desk have been subtly curved, allowing for an ergonomic gaming experience that won’t torture your wrists after hours of gaming.

It also gives this product a somewhat of a futuristic look about it, with a curvature that looks almost like a stealth aircraft, but with a more ergonomic design and with better repetitive stress injury prevention than a bomber. The coloring is also there to remind you that no homework is to be done at this desk, only high performance gaming is to be permitted, no exceptions. Which is why we chose the DXRacer as our best product for the premium choice award.

Walker Edison Soreno

Great Value L-Shaped Desk

Our Great Value winner was the Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk, with its unassuming color styling and its highly functional L-shaped layout. It features plenty of storage options for all of your peripherals, and is a true multi display option for anyone that is looking to run a setup that requires more real estate for the eyes. The desk also has a few niche features such as a raised, floor level shelf that keeps your PC tower out of site, while keeping it off the floor. This is important, as PCs with multiple cooling fans have a tendency to suck in dust, dirt and debris.

Therefore, it is usually advisable that you keep a PC tower off the floor to avoid excess dirt build up inside your computer and on its electrical components. We’ve kept that in mind when searching for the best desk and the Walker also features a retractable keyboard shelf that provides an easy solution to the age old problem of what to do with a keyboard when you are not using it. It is difficult to argue with such good characteristics in a desk, and this is definitely a great option for anyone that is looking to setup an area but still have a hint of extra functionality.

The reasonable pricing and great overall quality and features make this an excellent candidate as our Great Value best contender, and it looks to be both durable and attractive for any gamer that wants a stylish yet functional gaming desk in their area.

  1. Kaylee says:

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  2. Finley says:

    Thanks, it’s quite informative

  3. Demetra says:

    I like the article.

  4. Kasey says:

    This is really useful, thanks.

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