Ultimate Gaming PC Setup: Inspiring Desk Setups, Tips & Top Picks
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Ultimate Gaming PC Setup: Inspiring Desk Setups, Tips & Top Picks

|Sep 30, 2020
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Are you looking to get inspired for your desk gaming PC setup? Look no further, we’ve put together some advice and some examples of our favorite gaming setups to help you do your best gaming, in full comfort. Ergonomics and aesthetics are both important to consider when creating your ultimate desk setup for gaming.

For hardcore gamers, spending a lot of time at your desk is just part of your daily routine. Having the optimal desk gaming PC setup isn’t just good for the aesthetics of your space—it can make all the difference in your performance and stamina. Anyone who spends a lot of time gaming at their desk knows how important their desk setup is. 

That’s why we’ve put together some key areas to look out for with some inspirations and ideas for your gaming setup that can help you supercharge your gaming and take it to the next level! From your desk and chairGaming desk setup to lighting, to your gaming keyboard and mouse, everything in your environment should be considered when putting together the ultimate gaming desk setup.

Most importantly, it’s essential to look out for ergonomics and comfort. Since gaming often calls for long hours, it’s easy to get stuck in one non-ergonomic position for prolonged periods of time without even noticing until the aches and pains set in. Fortunately, you can combat that and take care of your physical health while still gaming to the very best of your ability.

Displays for Your Desk Gaming PC Setup

There are lots of ways you could set up your gaming display or displays, and depending on your budget, the sky is truly the limit to how insane your gaming display setup can be. For most people, either dual screens or an ultra-wide monitor will be the best options.

Dual Screen: The traditional route

The classic landscape mode of two screens side-to-side is a solid go-to choice for anyone who wants to maximize their screen real estate in a budget-conscious way. You can easily pick up two used displays or pick two displays within your price range and pair them up together. For the neatest and most aesthetically uniform look, try acquiring two of the same display.

Dual Screen

This setup from /u/Steffis/ is one of our favorite examples, combining a clean, minimal aesthetic with plenty of natural light and two identical screens uniformly arranged side-by-side. 

Dual Screen: Vertical + Horizontal

An increasingly popular take on the dual-screen setup, having a screen that has the ability to rotate vertically can give your gaming setup a whole new vibe and functionality. While your game will be limited to one screen, your second display can be arranged vertically to display chats or other important information that can aid you throughout your gaming session.

Vertical and horizontal

This setup by /u/willostyllos/ is a super-cool implementation of this display arrangement, with synchronized lighting to boot!

Ultra-wide display

For minimalists and aesthetic perfectionists, ultrawide gaming monitors are a great way to seamlessly expand your view and workspace without having a break in the middle caused by the separation of two screens. Ultrawide displays are typically curved and give you an uninterrupted wide view of your gaming world.

Ultra wide display

This setup by /u/Itsmehruby/ is a gorgeous example of how an ultra-wide display really lends itself to a clean and minimal aesthetic, reducing the amount of space taken up on your desk and the added clutter of cables a second monitor would create.

Personalized gaming desk setup

Lighten Up and Accessorize Your Ultimate Gaming Setup

Lighting is something every gamer should take into consideration. You can go with an insane color scheme that takes you down an ever-changing RGB light tunnel, or you can go with a simple color scheme that minimizes flashing lights and instead accentuates one or two elements of your setup. There’s no wrong way to do it; just depends on your taste!

Lighting and accessories

For some inspiration, this is one of the more daring color schemes by /u/relodebell/, featuring a super-cool blue and purple neon inspired lighting color scheme. It looks like a gaming setup from TRON! 

Of course, lighting doesn’t have to be artificial. If you want to take a more minimalist approach, choosing bright white accessories and positioning your gaming set up by a window or other natural light source can give your gaming set up a vibrant, airy feel. This example from /u/imsorrybae/ is a great example of how to incorporate minimalist aesthetics and lighting into your gaming setup.

RGB Corner Floor Lamp

RGB Corner Floor Lamp

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Dimensions55" L x 16" W x 16" H x 3.3 lbs
ColorBlack
MaterialsAluminum, Acrylic
BulbLED/50,000 hours
1+ million colors
300+ multi-color effects
Lumens1512-1680LM
Voltage/Wattage12V/20W
Warranty1 year
Lamp Depot Polygon Lamp Music Rhythm

Lamp Depot Polygon Lamp Music Rhythm

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Dimensions6.2"L x 6.2"W x 17.7"H
MaterialsAluminum
ColorsBlack
Cord length98''
Lumens1296-1800 lm
Color modes16+ million colors, 330+ multicolor effects
Product weight2.4 lbs
Includes1 Manual, 1 Remote control, 1 Table lamp
Warranty1 year
Honeycomb Lightings

Honeycomb Lightings

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Dimensions4"H x 3.5"W x 1.4"D
MaterialsAcrylic
ColorsWhite
Cord length59"
Voltage5V
Color modes13 fixed colors
3 dynamic modes: Colorful Slow-Change, Fast-Change & Monochrome Flash
Product weight0.2 lbs
Includes6 Modular Touch Sensitive Tiles+1 USB Cable+1 remote control
Warranty1 year

Your furniture is the skeleton of your PC setup gaming station. However, it will not be all about perks and pleasures unless you add those little yet interesting gaming desk accessories to your ultimate gaming setup. Here, we have mentioned the most impactful ones to help you best. 

Wireless RGB Mouse and Keyboard

You may think of beginning by adding an RGB Mouse and keyboard. Since it is always better to avoid clutter, you should go for the wireless options. The wireless RGB mouse and keyboard won’t only look sleek but will elevate your gaming experience. 

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Royal Kludge RK61 Wireless 60% Triple Mode Mechanical Keyboard

Royal Kludge RK61 Wireless 60% Triple Mode Mechanical Keyboard

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Keys Layout61 keys
Connection2.4Ghz + Bluetooth (3 devices)
Size289mm x 103mm x 39mm
Weight0.50kg
Battery Capacity1450mAh
Redragon K618 Keyboard

Redragon K618 Keyboard

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ConnectionUSB-C wired, BT 3.0/5.0 & 2.4Ghz wireless modes
ColorBlack
Warranty1 year
Pixminds Lexip - PU94

Pixminds Lexip - PU94

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Dimensions4.69” x 2.01” x 0.98”
FeaturesLaser sensor ADNS-9800 12000 DPI
6 buttons and 12 programmable directions
RGB backlight 16M colors
USB braided cable
Warranty2 years

Monitor Arm

You know that you often get tired while playing games in a particular position. Therefore, changing your monitor’s angle and height can be a great way to mold your monitor’s position with your posture and design a diverse gaming computer desk setup. This is where a monitor arm comes into the picture. The monitor arm ensures that you do not experience any sort of muscle strain and enjoy an unhindered high-end gaming experience. 

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Autonomous Monitor Arm

Autonomous Monitor Arm

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Dimensions18”L x 19”H
ColorsBlack
MaterialsAluminium
Weight capacity26 lbs
Item weight6 lbs
Warranty2 years

Desk Pad

Are you experiencing issues while moving your cursor while playing games? Well, a desk pad would be more than enough to bail you out of such a situation. There are myriads of desk pads available in the market, so you may think of going for anyone that seems reliable. 

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DeltaHub Minimalist Desk Pad

DeltaHub Minimalist Desk Pad

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>DimensionsLarge: 31.5” L x 17.7” W
Medium: 35.4” L x 11.8” W
Small: 24.8” L x 11” W
MaterialsAnti-slip, anti-fray edges
ColorsBlack
DeltaHub Carpio G2.0

DeltaHub Carpio G2.0

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SizeS, L
ColorsBlack, White
MaterialsSilicon, PTFE Teflon
Warranty1 month

High-end Speaker and Headset

High-end speakers and headsets lift your gaming experience from a dull and monotonous one to a vibrant and magical one. Imagine having a gaming PC desk setup where you are surrounded by your games' music and all other sound effects. Sounds interesting, no? Well, this will levitate your gaming experience by boosting your focus and immersing you all in your game. 

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Gravastar Bluetooth Speaker

Gravastar Bluetooth Speaker

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Dimensions7.5"H x 7.8" L x 7.8” W x 2.9 lbs
ColorYellow
MaterialsZinc alloy
Battery lifeUp to 15 hours (with 65% volume)
Output power20W
Power supply5V/2A
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Warranty1 year
GravaStar Mars Pro Bluetooth Speaker

GravaStar Mars Pro Bluetooth Speaker

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1 year
Dimensions7.1”L x 7.9”W x 7.5”H x 5.55 lbs
MaterialsZinc alloy
ColorsBlack, White
Battery lifeUp to 15 hours
Power supply5V / 2A
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Desk Cup Holder

You might be a caffeinated gamer who likes having a caffeine booster to give his best shot. Would you like your ultimate gaming setup to get spoiled due to your coffee spillage? No, not at all. Well, you should think of getting a desk cup holder then. 

Maydear Bamboo Pen Holder

Maydear Bamboo Pen Holder

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Dimensions6.5”L x 6.5”W x 3”H
MaterialsBamboo wood
ColorNatural wood color
Warranty6 months
Lexon City Pen Cup

Lexon City Pen Cup

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Dimensions2.7”W x 3.4”H
MaterialsAluminium
ColorsSoft Gold, Metallic Grey, Dark Green
Item weight0.33 lbs
Warranty1 year

Comfortable Footrest

Playing longer hours means more chances of having muscle strain and soreness. So, what to do now? One great way of fighting this can be an investment in a comfortable footrest. You may think of getting a nice desk mat that would be enough for curbing most of the muscle strain and soreness. 

ErgoFoam Adjustable Foot Rest

ErgoFoam Adjustable Foot Rest

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Dimensions17.3”L x 11.8”W x 5.9”H
MaterialsPet-friendly breathable mesh
ColorsBlack
WarrantyLifetime
Mount-It! Adjustable Footrest

Mount-It! Adjustable Footrest

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Dimensions15.7"L x 9.85"D x 14.4"T
ColorsBlack
Weight capacity55 lbs
Warranty10 years

Your Gaming Desk is Your Foundation

Choosing the right gaming desk is one of the most important things as this will support all of your gaming gear and make your entire desk setup possible. Most importantly, you should look for something comfortable, spacious, durable, and attractive. Something with a minimalist design, like the SmartDesk Core - Home Office from Autonomous, is a great option to give you the minimalist gaming desk setup of your dreams. For your wooden desk gaming setup, Autonomous has several wood finishes to choose from.

Gaming SmartDesk 2

Having an electric standing desk is a great way to break up the monotony of gaming in one position for long periods of time, giving you the flexibility of sitting and standing throughout the day. This can give you an energy boost and help keep your mind sharp and focused on the mission at hand, without having to leave your gaming setup. This is a great way to safeguard your health from the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

Finally, as you more than likely use many wired peripherals and accessories, you’ll want to invest in a good cable management system to ensure all your cables are kept neatly organized and out of the way. Nothing makes a setup look more chaotic than a bird’s nest of tangled cables. For an ultra-cheap solution, you can use zip ties to bundle your cables together and keep them from getting out of hand.

EUREKA Z43 Z-Shaped Gaming Desk

EUREKA Z43 Z-Shaped Gaming Desk

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Dimension43.3" x 23.62" x 29.76"
MaterialSteel + PP
ColorBlack
Weight capacity500 lbs
Warranty5 years
EUREKA ERGONOMIC L-shaped Glass Gaming Desk

EUREKA ERGONOMIC L-shaped Glass Gaming Desk

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Dimension60”W - 23.6’’D - 30”H
MaterialGlass
Weight capacity330 lbs
Feature27 music sync modes & RGB lights with Bluetooth app control
Dual headset hook, rotatable cupholder, power strip holder, and adhesive cable ties for optimal organization.
Warranty5 years

 

EUREKA ERGONOMIC L60 Computer Desk

EUREKA ERGONOMIC L60 Computer Desk

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Dimension61.18”L x 43.3”W x 30”H
MaterialsEPA TSCA Title VI and CARB Phrase Ⅱ certified eco-friendly material
ColorsPink
Weight capacity550 lbs
Warranty5 years

The Ultimate Gaming Chair

There are lots of “race car” aesthetic gaming chairs on the market these days for cool gaming desk setups, and that may be the kind of throne you’re after. However, it’s also important to bear in mind the comfort and longevity of your gaming chair, which is why ergonomic office chairs are actually a fine choice for any gamer.

Ultimate gaming chair

You’ll want to be sure to invest in a gaming chair that has the highest-quality materials, and with the most points of adjustability. Adjustability is key as it lets you conform the chair to your unique needs for maximum comfort throughout the day. 

Your gaming computer desk setup is incomplete without the right gaming chair. We know that you look for style and glamor when picking your desk chair. However, you shouldn't forget that it is your chair's ergonomics and the offered comfort that make it a durable, long-term partner. After all, you will be spending most of your time with your gaming PC desk setup, so it must be worth your time.

We understand that those fancy racing chairs might inspire you, but the ones that can prove to be your right-hand man are the ErgoChair Pro and ErgoChair Plus. Autonomous has always kept its user's comfort as a priority, so these chairs would be worth your investment. We know that you wish to know more about them, so here you go!

Suede Gaming Chair by Karnox

Suede Gaming Chair by Karnox

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Dimensions21.65"D x 17.72"W x 54.33"H
MaterialsStandard Steel
Suede Fabric
2.0 PU leather with embroidery
Nylon base
2.5' PU caster
ColorsFull Black
Weight capacity300 lbs
Warranty2-year for accessories
Lifetime for frame
EUREKA ERGONOMIC GX5 Series Gaming Chair

EUREKA ERGONOMIC GX5 Series Gaming Chair

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Dimensions28.0’’W x 28.3’’L x 52.4'’’-55.9’’H
MaterialsLeather
ColorsBlack and Blue
Weight capacity330 lbs
Warranty5 years
Techni Mobili TS-92 Office-PC Gaming Chair

Techni Mobili TS-92 Office-PC Gaming Chair

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Dimensions27.5''L x 27''W x 50-53''H
MaterialsHigh quality PU, Nylon base
ColorsBlack & White
Weight capacity250 lbs
WarrantyParts and defects: 2 years
Internal steel frame: Lifetime
FeatureNeck and lumbar support pillows, adjustable 2D padded armrests and pneumatic seat height adjustments

Benefits of Using an Ergonomic Chair for Gaming PC Setup

An ergonomic chair is highly recommended for a gaming PC setup for several reasons. Here are a few key benefits:

  • Comfort and Support: An ergonomic chair provides superior comfort and support, reducing fatigue and discomfort during long gaming sessions.

  • Posture Alignment: It promotes proper posture by supporting the natural curves of your spine, preventing back, neck, and shoulder pain.

  • Adjustability: Ergonomic chairs offer customizable features to fit different body types and preferences, ensuring optimal alignment and comfort.

  • Enhanced Focus and Performance: By minimizing distractions and discomfort, an ergonomic chair helps you maintain focus, potentially improving gaming performance.

  • Overall Health Benefits: Using an ergonomic chair supports physical health, reducing the risk of musculoskeletal issues and contributing to your well-being.

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Remember, while an ergonomic chair is crucial, it's also important to incorporate regular breaks, stretch, and move around to maintain a healthy gaming routine. An ergonomic chair should be seen as a valuable investment in your long-term gaming enjoyment and your well-being.

ErgoChair Plus

ErgoChair Plus

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Dimensions28”L x 28”W x 40” - 44”H
Seat height17” - 21”
MaterialsNaked TPE version: 100% TPE upholstery with ABS plastic frame.
Mesh version: 100% TPE and polyester fabric upholstery with ABS plastic frame.
ColorsBlack Frame, Naked Black TPE
Black Frame, Naked Grey TPE
White Frame, Naked Grey TPE
Grey TPE with Blue Mesh
Grey TPE with Grey Mesh
Black TPE with Black Mesh
Weight capacity300 lbs
Warranty5 years
ErgoChair Pro

ErgoChair Pro

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Dimensions29”L x 29”W x 46” - 50”H
Seat height18” - 20”
MaterialsPolyester fabric with molded foam interior and durable nylon plastic frame; PU handrest pads
ColorsCool Gray, Evergreen, All Black
Red Apple, Black & White, Baby Blue
Weight capacity300 lbs
Warranty2 years

FAQs for an Ultimate Gaming Setup

Why Shouldn’t You Use a Simple Table for Your Gaming Setup?

Apart from sleekness, spaciousness, and an eye-catching design, it is the lack of monotony in your gaming position that attracts you towards a gaming desk. You wouldn’t wish to sit in one fixed position and play games. That would make you quite dull instead. This is exactly what a simple table does; it makes you dull and takes away your focus with time, making you feel bored and lethargic. But, of course, no one wants that, so that's why you should avoid using them. 

Which Type of Gaming Desk is The Best One?

Considering the fact that you usually go for dual monitors to plan a more immersive gaming computer setup, you should go for an L-shaped standing desk. The L-shaped gaming desk is comparatively more spacious and is ideal for placing your monitor and CPU. In short, it can have all your gaming accessories yet have room for more.

How Much Does the Cheapest Gaming Chair Cost for Beginner Players?

If you are a beginner player, you may think of going for a simple standing desk like the Autonomous SmartDesk Core to design your ultimate gaming setup. Such a durable yet easy to assemble desk could cost you around $500, which is quite reasonable for the features that it comes with.

Conclusion

Conclusion

Whether you opt for the most extra of the extra or go for a more scaled back and clean look. The aesthetics that make up your gaming setup are a reflection of you and your taste. Make it match and fit you uniquely. Choose smart tools that ergonomically conform to your needs. And most importantly when you’re gaming, remember to have fun!!

What are some of your must-have gaming accessories for desk setups? Let us know in the comments below!

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