A computer desk not only provides support to your computer setups but also plays a great role in the aesthetics of your PC rigs. Some of these computer desks provide features like height adjustability, special-purpose drawers, etc. However, some prefer a plain computer desk as it looks cleaner and often has a larger surface area per dollar.
In this article, we will look at some of the best cheap gaming desks for your high-end computer rigs.
Buying a desk is not a complex task but some simple steps might be able to enhance your shopping experience and might actually prove to be a life savior, as the safety of your computer rig greatly depends on your desk. Below is a guide for those people who are considering to buy a computer desk for their beloved rigs.
Size of the Rig
First of all, you need to decide the size of the desk you want to buy. If you own a small computer setup that is comprised of a regular ATX casing and 24-27 inches screen, then you might not want to buy a computer table larger than 40 inches.
On the other hand, if you want to place your laptop on the same desk or you own a multi-monitor setup, then we would recommend you buy a computer desk that’s at least 55-inch wide.
The material of the computer desk is of great importance and one should not cheap out on the material, especially in case of glass.
The most common material for the top of desks is composite wood, which can vary greatly in strength. However, most is strong enough to hold even the heaviest computer rigs.
Tempered glass is another popular material, although you obviously need to more cautious of its maximum load and how you set down things.
You should also pay heed to the frame’s material. Some use weaker metals, like aluminum, and can easily be deformed by heavy things, like if you try to sit on it. Steel frames are best because they are not prone to any kind of deformation usually.
It’s also a good idea to key an eye out for extra features that might not be as common, but which are still greatly appreciated:
- Keyboard drawer – a dedicated keyboard drawer is a great option for those people who like to place their keyboard beneath the top surface. Most can be pulled in and out; however, not all of them are wide enough for a regular sized keyboard and a mouse.
- Footrest – Some of the desks provide a footrest at the bottom, which provides ease of use and can greatly enhance your sitting experience.
- Dedicated placements – There are some computer desks which provide dedicated placement for the screen, mobile, DVDs or other usual stuff.