can anyone recommend a good pc desk?

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#1 Posted by chriscoolguy (339 posts) -

#Would rather not spend over $150 if possible. The one I have is tiny and the keyboard and mouse barely fit on the sliding tray for them.

#2 Edited by chriscoolguy (339 posts) -
#3 Edited by Arthas045 (5084 posts) -

Take a look at Ikea. You can also find a lot of modded desks on Youtube used with their materials.

#4 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

This is probably beyond your price range. But, custom-made desks might be something you might look at in the future.

http://www.custommade.com/gallery/custom-desks/

Mine. I got it back in 2003. It disassembles into a total of 15 pieces within a few minutes. It's pretty tough (solid wood) and has been through three moves already.

#5 Posted by chriscoolguy (339 posts) -

jun_aka where is the toom to move your mouse?

#6 Edited by PredatorRules (7218 posts) -

I could recommend a good manager chair.

#7 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -

That desk looks horrible jun. There is 0 mouse room.

Just go to ikea and get something flat with no keyboard tray. If you absolutely have to have that, then put the keyboard in your lap. You cannot play a game with such little mouse room, or even desktop.

I use this ikea stanley or something

#8 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

That desk looks horrible jun. They is 0 mouse room.

You cannot play a game with such little mouse room, or even desktop.

Turn your sensitivity up then, you shouldn't need to move your mouse 2 feet to get it from on side of the screen to another.

My mouse moves within maybe a 5 inch circle, at most.

#9 Edited by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

@chriscoolguy:

I would recommend picking a table top and legs on ikea, here is a link to the page.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/workspaces/18623/

I would also recommend checking locally at furniture and office stores. At my local OfficeMax they have a very sleek glass L shaped desks and plenty of others to choose from for pretty good prices.

Here is the best seller on Amazon with a pretty good rating as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00166HC9E?vs=1

#10 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

That desk looks horrible jun. They is 0 mouse room.

You cannot play a game with such little mouse room, or even desktop.

Turn your sensitivity up then, you shouldn't need to move your mouse 2 feet to get it from on side of the screen to another.

My mouse moves within maybe a 5 inch circle, at most.

Few people have the necessary dexterity for a proper high sensitivity play.

Of course don't let that stop you.

Having an uncramped setup is extremely important for proper play.

Anyway getting off track, a large room for anything is a much better idea than having a cramped setup like jun's. Almost none of those things need to even be on his desk, it's just less room to put things temporarily. Putting a computer on a desk makes about 0 sense.

#11 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7271 posts) -

I think I win the award for most ghetto setup. I bought the $20 one that ikea has, buy two of those if you want cheap, I'd had to use one of the piece that braces from the bottom to fill this weird void that it has at the back.

#12 Edited by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

I don't bother with proper desks. My dressing table does just fine. :P It looks like this, and surprisingly has plenty of room for monitor, keyboard, mouse and my PS3:

#13 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

i like this as i just bought it couple days ago lol

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TW9K7U/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

suppose to come on Monday :)

#14 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

@chriscoolguy said:

jun_aka where is the toom to move your mouse?

You mean a mouse pad? Don't need one. I have a number of optical mouse (mostly Logitech and Microsoft). They do great on that desk surface. The keyboard and mouse sets in the keyboard tray are the ones not being used at the moment. There's a total of 4 optical mouse on that photo plus a Logitech T650 touchpad.

The biggest monitor in there is a 24" TV (the other is a 19" monitor). There's still a lot of room behind it. I just have it closer because of its small size. There's plenty of room to do homework on even with all that junk.

The desk was originally designed to take dual 21" CRT monitors. With that space now available, I can fit in a 46" HDTV comfortably if I wanted to.

#16 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

That desk looks horrible jun. There is 0 mouse room.


Ummm. How much mouse room do I need exactly? I pushed my 24" TV back a bit. He He. Believe it or not, there's still a bit more room behind my 24" TV.

#17 Posted by chriscoolguy (339 posts) -

what's wrong with a keyboard tray? I use a trackball, and as long as the keyboard tray is a decent size wouldn't this be a good thing to have? that way I don't have to have my face so close to the monitor and my arms and hands can be a little lower?

#18 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

@chriscoolguy said:

what's wrong with a keyboard tray? I use a trackball, and as long as the keyboard tray is a decent size wouldn't this be a good thing to have? that way I don't have to have my face so close to the monitor and my arms and hands can be a little lower?

There's nothing wrong with the keyboard tray. But, I rather use it for storing unused keyboards and mouse (for 2 PC minitowers and 1 Mac Mini). When I'm on my desk, I'm usually leaning back on my chair with my legs stretched out and my feet resting on the subwoofer. I can see well what's on the monitor even when it's almost 5 feet away (from my eyes).

Also, my computer desk has a companion desk that cannot be disassembled (unlike mine). It has a much bigger, permanent keyboard tray. That one I can use like the way you described:

#19 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23411 posts) -

In your picture you had it on the same level, the way you have it now is fine.

#20 Edited by FelipeInside (25168 posts) -

Just put your computer INSIDE the desk

#21 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

In your picture you had it on the same level, the way you have it now is fine.

I get it. Ha ha! What happened was I was leaning down on my futon (behind). I wanted to get a better shot of the desk with the subwoofer.

#22 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

This photo was from 2003. It's a cheap particle board desk which is fine if you have no plans to move somewhere else. I recall it being sub-$100...with assembly required, of course. But, it was good enough for my then 7-year old. You can always put the keyboard on the desk itself and use the tray for storage only. I'm a big fan of corner desks.

#23 Posted by chriscoolguy (339 posts) -

You guys seem to sit pretty close to your monitor, how far away are your eyes from it like 2 ft?

#24 Posted by The_Animator420 (227 posts) -

Here are two.

150 http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00214157/

250 - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60245721/

I personally have the second desk. It fits my imac and 27inch Asus monitor with room to spare. I could easily do a 3 monitor setup on my gaming rig with this desk.

#25 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

@chriscoolguy said:

You guys seem to sit pretty close to your monitor, how far away are your eyes from it like 2 ft?

I recline back on my chair with my legs stretched out and feet resting on the subwoofer. The distance of my eyes from the monitor (be it 19" or 24") is at least between 3-4 ft away.... sometimes almost 5 ft away.

I've never sat hunched over. I always sit reclining back. It's not good for the chair. But, if it breaks, buy a new one.

#26 Posted by quikdash6 (412 posts) -

As of right now I've decided my next desk will be some combination of the Galant series from IKEA. Surprisingly, a lot of gaming youtubers are using this exact desk.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/workspaces/18960/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtO6GlBuSwU An example of it in use

#27 Posted by dethtrain (384 posts) -

I bought my desk from staples several years ago. It's pretty much a flat desk about 4 feet wide and 3.5 feet tall. No cabinets or anything. Open area for your legs and tower.

#28 Posted by dethtrain (384 posts) -

@FelipeInside: Hey what size/res are those side monitors? (they look kind of small compared to the middle)

And is the left side of that desk bolted to the wall?