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Best Gaming Desk 2020: Computer Desks For PC And Console Gaming

From cheap gaming desks to more expensive options, here are some of the best gaming desk options to consider in 2020.


If you've decided to get serious about PC gaming, getting set up with a good gaming desk is arguably one of the best upgrades you can make. You can have a 4K monitor, a flashy PC with powerful specs, and the gaming headset or mouse, but if you don't have a sturdy desk to support it all, the entire setup will feel lacking. However, picking out the best gaming desk for you depends on your needs and your hardware, and the entire process can feel daunting--no one likes returning furniture. That's why we've gone through all the biggest gaming desks on the market and selected the best gaming desk options for 2020. But before we get into our picks, here are some of the most important gaming desk qualities to consider before buying.

What to look for in a gaming desk

The best gaming desk will offer you plenty of space for all your gaming gear: from monitor and keyboard to mouse, speakers, headset stand, and any other accessories you want to have in your gaming setup. We're talking about tech you've probably spent thousands of dollars on, so you want to make sure your PC gaming desk is sturdy enough to support all that heavy equipment and has the right cable management options to keep it all nice and organized. It's important to consider the desk's frame and what material it's made of--can the legs support potentially hundreds of pounds of weight? If you're buying a standard office desk rather than a dedicated PC gaming desk, keep an eye out for ones with adjustable foot pads that will ensure the desk is stable.

Aesthetics matter too. Do you prefer a wooden desk, or is a modern metal desk more your style? The desk surface is also an important consideration--a smooth gaming surface is important, especially for PC gaming. A tempered glass surface is an especially sleek option. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you'll want to keep comfort in mind, making sure there's enough room under the desk for your knees and legs. An adjustable PC desk that can be raised or lowered is great for ensuring your desk is at the proper ergonomic height, though height adjustment options are often more expensive.

Different types of gaming desks

It's important to know how you want to use your desk too, depending on your specific gaming needs--are you looking for a simple one-monitor gaming setup, or are you planning to have multiple monitors and a heavy PC tower on top of it as well? There are standard gaming desks, ultrawide ones, and curved desks that offer varying amounts of desk space and weight capabilities--some even help you store your gaming gear. L-shaped gaming desks are popular as well--some people even buy two to set up a massive U-shaped desk area. Regular computer desks can work great for gaming too and can help lower your cost. We've tried to include a variety of options to help you find the best gaming desk for you.

Whether you're on a budget or looking to splurge on something a little nicer like a standing desk, there are plenty of gaming desks out there that can help suit your needs. We've rounded up some of the best gaming desk options available online based on user reviews and features to help you narrow down your search.

Plus, if you're looking to get into PC gaming, we've got more guides to help make the process easier, whether you're building your own gaming PC or looking at the best pre-built gaming PCs. We've rounded up the most affordable gaming monitors and best cheap gaming chairs to get your setup looking fight, along with all the best gaming keyboards, gaming laptops, and VR headsets to help you create the best machine to complement your desk setup. Plus, check out the best capture cards, best webcams in stock right now, and more of the best streaming accessories if you're trying to get started on Twitch or YouTube.

Quick look: The best gaming desks

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