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What to Look for in the Perfect Gaming Desk

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If gaming is an integral part of your daily routine, it’s important to invest in a desk that will give you optimal support. There are many factors that come into play when choosing a good gaming desk, and a few questions to answer before making your pick. We’re here to answer some of those questions and guide you on how to set up your gaming desk for success. 

Is a Gaming Desk Worth It? 

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Yes, a gaming desk is definitely worth it! A great desk can make a massive difference in your gaming sessions. It’s important to feel comfortable and supported, without slouching or sitting in a position that can harm your back and neck.  

Furthermore, a large surface can be very beneficial for a gamer because it will guarantee enough room for multiple monitors. Space is also needed for a mechanical keyboard and a mouse, so it’s important to choose a desk with a big surface.  

Some models come with practical built-in storage, which is fantastic for those who want to store batteries and small supplies and accessories neatly. Furthermore, a spacious desk can help you store your gaming towers properly, either under or above the desk.  

Of course, it’s also very important to invest in a good gaming chair. When gaming for long hours, it’s important to make sure you are sitting in a comfortable and ergonomic position. A type of chair you should check out to get optimal comfort and support is a task chair.  

Task chairs are functional and very light. They support you and roll anywhere you need them to, making them ideal chair for gaming. 

What Makes a Good Gaming Desk?  

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A good gaming desk means a lot of things. First, it has to offer you a good and sizeable surface for all your belongings. Look for a desk with a large surface, so you can place your monitors, gaming tower, mouse, and keyboard with ease.  

If you’re not one who likes to deck out and show off your computer tower, you’ll at least want to make sure that your desk offers enough space to store your tower under the desktop. You’ll want enough height to store the computer tower, but also enough width for you to move your legs freely and not accidentally kick your tower. 

Secondly, look for an ergonomic desk that will make it easier for you to spend long hours in front of your computer. You might also consider a desk that can become a functional workstation in case you want to use your desk for work during the day. Choose a gaming desk that will allow you to use it for different purposes, like working and gaming. Our gaming desks come in different sizes, so you can choose the one that’s best for you and your needs.   

Lastly, and perhaps the most obvious thing to look for in a gaming desk, is wire management. Look for a desk that offers grommets so you can organize all of the wires that come with your electronics. Not only can they get in the way of your gaming, but wires can also look messy. Good wire management is practical and helps create a clean space. 

What Height Should a Gaming Desk Be? 

It goes without saying that having your desk set up at the right height is very important for your comfort and health. You don’t want to spend long days gaming in an uncomfortable position. Your arms and back should feel comfortable when using your laptops, monitors, and keyboard.  

Different desks come in different sizes and heights, and it all depends on what desk works best with your body. If you’re looking for a traditional gaming desk, one way to make it more comfortable and achieve the desired height is by choosing an adjustable chair. 

Another great way to ensure your desk is at the right height for you is by choosing a standing desk. Standing desks are available in two different types: electric and manual. The former type is great as a space-saving solution that can be placed virtually anywhere in the room, since an electric standing desk is usually offered in various sizes, including more compact models. Electric desks can be adjusted with a simple click of a button, making it easier for you to switch positions when you’re tired of sitting down. 

Furthermore, sitting all day and sedentary lifestyles in general have been linked to a host of health problems. People who spend a considerable amount of their day standing instead of sitting report better health and better mood, and an easy way of doing that is choosing a desk that can move with you.  

Manual standing desks, on the other hand, are usually bigger and offer a larger surface to work or game on. They can be a great solution for those who want more space for their devices, or to show their gaming tower on top of their desk. Manual standing desks have a portion of their surface that is height adjustable. Whenever you feel like standing, simply readjust the surface to the desired height.  

Where to Buy a Gaming Desk? 

If you’re looking for a high-quality and reliable gaming desk, we recommend the gaming desks from our Studio A Collection.  These commercial-grade desks are built to endure the rigors of a professional workspace, which also makes them an ideal choice for serious gamers. All the desks from this collection are characterized by scratch and stain resistant thermally fused melamine surfaces. Many of the desks from our Bush Furniture collections will also do the job if you’re looking for a more affordable gaming desk option. While they don’t offer the same commercial quality features as our Studio A gaming desks,  they’re more than suitable for light-duty, residential use and hobby gaming. 

Buying a gaming desk online is definitely what we recommend. While shopping in store might still be appealing to some, it entails long wait lines, sometimes limited choice, and not the best available deals on the market. Furthermore, buying online can save you a lot of time and money. 

Forget waiting in line to get the gaming desk you need. Buying furniture online is simple and straightforward, and it also comes with free shipping when you choose Bush Furniture. Isn’t it annoying to have to drive to the store and all the way back with bulky furniture? Forget trying to lift the boxes in and out of your car, and rest easy knowing they will be delivered to your door quickly, and for free! 

Furthermore, you can stay up to date on all the most relevant sales we have throughout the year on our sales page. Our website engages in daily and weekly promotions, making it easy for you to score a good deal on the furniture of your choice.  

What Height Should a Gaming Desk Be? 

It goes without saying that having your desk set up at the right height is very important for your comfort and health. You don’t want to spend long days gaming in an uncomfortable position. Your arms and back should feel comfortable when using your laptops, monitors, and keyboard.  

Different desks come in different sizes and heights, and it all depends on what desk works best with your body. If you’re looking for a traditional gaming desk, one way to make it more comfortable and achieve the desired height is by choosing an adjustable chair. 

Another great way to ensure your desk is at the right height for you is by choosing a standing desk. Standing desks are available in two different types: electric and manual. The former type is great as a space-saving solution that can be placed virtually anywhere in the room, since an electric standing desk is usually offered in various sizes, including more compact models. Electric desks can be adjusted with a simple click of a button, making it easier for you to switch positions when you’re tired of sitting down. 

Furthermore, sitting all day and sedentary lifestyles in general have been linked to a host of health problems. People who spend a considerable amount of their day standing instead of sitting report better health and better mood, and an easy way of doing that is choosing a desk that can move with you.  

Manual standing desks, on the other hand, are usually bigger and offer a larger surface to work or game on. They can be a great solution for those who want more space for their devices, or to show their gaming tower on top of their desk. Manual standing desks have a portion of their surface that is height adjustable. Whenever you feel like standing, simply readjust the surface to the desired height.  

How to Set Up a Gaming Desk? 

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Setting up your gaming desk for successful gaming sessions is an integral part of revamping your space. Let’s look at some dos and don’ts regarding the perfect gaming setup. 

The last thing you want is natural light interfering with your game and creating unwanted reflections. Therefore, investing in great blackout curtains is definitely the way to go. While natural light is  advisable to have when working from home, you’ll want to find a way to block it out when gaming. If your desk will only be used for gaming and not an additional 8-hour workday, then try to keep your gaming desk as far away from a source of natural light as possible. Soft, inoffensive artificial light is best, and it’s easier to regulate to achieve the desired brightness. 

LED lights are also a great idea to decorate your space. They add a stunning glow to any space and will look fantastic with your gaming accessories and devices. LED lighting has been and remains a cool and attractive décor trend in the gaming community.  

Decorating your space shouldn’t stop at lighting, however. You can also add beautiful posters around your room, and other art you might be interested in. Anything that speaks to you and can add a personalized touch to your space. Posters of your favorite characters or signed work from conventions can look really great in a dedicated gaming corner.  

If you have enough space on your gaming desk, you can add collectibles or figurines on the desktop. If you prefer to keep your gaming surface uncluttered, you can display your memorabilia on some nice floating shelves to further decorate your gaming area. Now that you’re ready to start gaming, you can shop our whole range of gaming desks today. 

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