Recently I’ve been putting a lot of time into fine tuning my gaming area. I’ve always had a dedicated gaming room/office space that let’s me escape from the rat race world. I am an introvert through-and-through. Don’t get me wrong, I love people, I just need my alone time too. Look at me I’m already getting side tracked rambling about nothing.
My main goal was to create the most efficient and optimal PC gaming set up. I’ve got three monitors, an extended mouse pad, mouse, headphone stand, and keyboard on my desk. The monitors use a VESA mounting system and they are all the same brand/size so it looks pretty badass. It used to be terribly cluttered with all sorts of old junk that I never used. Gaming characters, office supplies, random knick knacks I’ve acquired throughout the years. All these guys have moved from the desk to my shelving unit for display. Finally I got the desk minimized down to the essentials that I just listed. I run the cables down the back of the desk to my tower and I use cable ties to keep them from becoming a jumbled mess. Everything is clean, streamlined, and my mind feels much more at peace.
The biggest reason for this post is that I wanted to share the desk that I bought for my gaming set up. Ever since I started working on my gaming room I was on the prowl for a suitable desk. The interesting thing is that even though all these products keep popping up for gamers, there still wasn’t a lot of gaming options as far as computer desks go. Now, some of my fellow gamers recommended me the Atlantic Gaming Desk. I was excited until I really looked it over and did some research. I’ve came to the conclusion that it is a desk more suited to console gamers. If you go to their website that I linked to above you’ll probably see what I mean. If you have a multi-monitor set up like me, that little desk isn’t going to work out so well. It’s perfect for a console, laptop, and moderately sized single monitor setup. I could picture it in a dorm room or something like that, not for a full grown adult such as myself.
The desk I finally settled on was the DX Racer desk. It is really a very sleek looking desk and you can tell the manufacturer put a lot of thought into what gamers want from a desk. The raised edges help keep everything on the desk. This wasn’t a big one for me as I already cleared up everything that had existed on my desk as I mentioned, but if you’ve got some stuff that rolls around this will help all of it stay put. It has a 110lb weight capacity and measures 47 inches long. It’s a pretty big desk all in all, plenty of room for all my monitors. My favorite thing about the desk is its style, you can get it in the color that matches your gaming room best. My second favorite thing is that it has cable concealment built in. It has a 2 notches in the back you can run cables through, as well as cable grommets on the left and right corners. This really did wonders for the clean look of my setup. The frame is constructed with steel rod material, so you know you’re getting your moneys worth when it comes to the durability factor. DX Racer incorporated what it calls an “extended work surface” into this desk. Basically that means the desk comes out far enough that you can rest the better part of your arm including your wrists on this desk while you’re gaming. This surface is also sloped at a 10 degree angle for optimal comfort for your forearms. That could do a world of good if you are battling carpal tunnel syndrome. Here is what the desk looks like in a green color (sidenote they also have cool chairs):
Pretty cool huh? I didn’t find anything else on the market that was like it. I thought the final touch being the carbon fibre feather down the front side was a nice way to complete the desk. It has the “DXRacer” gaming logo so people know you’re serious. If you have it up against a wall its not really exposed but some people may prefer that.
This gaming desk really completed my entertainment room and I’m glad I decided to fork out the extra cash for it. I think my wrists will be thanking me in the future too. Another site I used when I was shopping for a desk for gaming was a site called High Ground Gaming. Their best gaming desks page that I linked to above was a big help in my search.
Don’t forget to drop me a comment and let me know if you found any cool desks for gaming.