Best Gaming Desks in 2017 - Buyer's Guide

So, I'm looking for a new gaming desk (still sitting at my stupid chair). Honestly, I want to build my own desk. But I don't have skill, time or resources to build gaming desk. If you are in the same boat as I'm, let's look for a cool gaming desk. The following are the desks that my sights are on. I'm looking for a nice looking, decently built, best bang in different price range and category. Hopefully, you'll like these gaming desks.

Gaming Desk Buyer’s Guide

Apparently, choosing the best gaming desk requires knowing about certain things. Because when you go through reviews on the internet, you'll see many technical terms used. Those terms are an L-Shaped or straight desk and material used for the construction of the desk. You've to prioritize those things before making your decision. Here's what it is and how it'll benefit you to enhance the gaming experience.

L-Shaped Desks vs. Straight Desks

An L-shaped desk is widely used and is popular among gamers as it can be used for multipurpose and comes with a relatively low price. The increased surface area allows you to fit multiple monitor setup.It'is beneficial for ultimate hardcore players who do different works simultaneously. And Even if you don't need that much area, you can detach it and use that part as something else.

Straight desks are also standard among gamers as its easy to move around without any difficulty. As there is no dead space within the design, the desk allows for more usability. Some come with cable management system. It's helpful if there's wires are hanging around.

Gaming Desk Construction

At the moment I use a cheap wood desk for my pc. The problem with cheap wood desk is the termite attack. After 4 or 5 years holes will start to appear on the desk. It's why you've to get a high-quality wood if possible.Also, I live in a high humidity area. The surface of the wood desk can easily scratch off or fall off in that particular season. Sometimes the top layer (mica on my desk) also fall off. And one another problem that I noticed is the accumulation of dust behind the monitor (half section of the desk)  for some reason. Dust is not easily to clean off from the wood desk for me at least. Compared to the wood desk, the metal desk doesn't have any problem. The dust is easy to clean. If your PC case doesn't have any legs and comes contact with the desk directly, then avoid metal desk.

Also, i see some says that wood desk is heavier than other, but it is not true. If both having same weight how come one weighs higher than other?. But, Glass desks, on the other hand, are more prone to cracks compared to other types.

Sitting Desks vs. Standing Desks

Sitting desk is better compared to a standing desk only if you are using the proper chair. The chair has an important role. Most adjustable gaming chairs are office chairs for some reason. most of the chair will last only max six months. After that, the comfort level will decrease (just my observation)

Best Entry Level Gaming Desk

Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk

Most people will be happy with this desk. It's an L-Shaped table that offers lots of space at the same time having a minimal design. Suitable for people with small rooms or apartment. The weight limit is 100lbs on each piece, and there are no sharp edges on it. Speaking of build, the dimensions of this table is 51 W x 20 D x 29 H inches (Overall Depth: 51 inches).The pieces are made of thick tempered safety glass with metal frame. The desk installation is relatively easy. What I liked about this desk is that it can be used as two- standalone desk after disassembling. What we concern about are the support bar and keyboard tray. It does have a few support bars. As long as you don't overload the table, it's safe.The keyboard tray won't fit large keyboards. So you have to place it on the table top. Overall, it's worth what you're paying. Nothing more or nothing less. You'll get what you pay for.

Overall Rating - 8.7/10

Best Mid-Range Gaming Desk

Bush Business Furniture- Series A 72W Desk

A72W is a good solid desk for who loves the neat/spacious look. What I really liked about this desk is the cable management system. You can conceal the wires. Installation of the table is difficult.
The top surface is Diamond Coated so that it's scratch and stain resistant. Good for people who put other things like coffee/tea beside heavy gaming machines. It's  American made, and open C-Leg design looks cool.The dimensions of A72 is 71.54"W x 26.81"D x 29.78"H. It weights 102lb total. It got plenty of workspace and room. It can accommodate 3 to 4 24" monitor easily. It comes with a ten-year warranty. If you got multiple monitors, mid tower case and gaming accessories this one may be enough for you. There's another version A60W which I included on the honorable mention list

Overall rating - 7.8/10

Best High-End Premium Gaming Desk

DXRacer DGD/1000/NE

I like this from the design perspective.The best feature, in my opinion, is the 10-degree slope which provides the angle to rest your forearm.This is cool to me. I'm prone to carpal tunnel syndrome Which is a pain the wrists and palm due to bad position of the forearm. It can arise due to many factors like a bad mouse, table, keyboard ergonomics. The thing is, you can't use your arm anymore once you get affected by it. It'll take approx 4-6 months to get healed. The dimension of DXRacer is  31.5 x 31.5 x 47 inches and weighs 70 pounds. What we don't like is the price. It doesn't have space to accommodate triple monitor setup and no storage space. The cable management system is excellent, but the price doesn't justify it. You should think thrice when buying it.

Overall Rating - 7.4/10

Honorable mentions

some more tables that I like.

Series A 60W Desk
Z-Line Belaire Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk
Techni Mobili Deluxe
Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation



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