We rated, reviewed, & compared some of the best gaming desks across various budgets. These top PC desks are perfect for gamers or anyone else looking for a cool computer desk.
A computer desk is a lot like a computer case in the way that both of them are two types of products where you simply can’t say, with absolute certainty, that one option is better than another.
What I mean by that is that, just like computer cases, the value of a computer desk is all going to come down to the eye of the beholder. Or, in other words, where one person might think a desk is amazing, another person with completely different tastes may absolutely hate that same desk.
With that being said, there are a few factors that we can look at to determine the ‘general’ quality of a computer case and those are price, size, shape, and build quality.
In this computer desk buyer’s guide, we took a look at a handful of different desks from the perspective of a gamer and rated and reviewed each one based off of what they bring to the table.
The guide looks at a few different categories of desks to help you better find the option that meets your needs. And, while all of these desks may be viable for the right person in the right scenario, choosing the best computer desk for gaming for you will all come down to your own personal preferences.
Table of Contents
– Our Top Picks for the Best Desks for Gamers
1. Top Gamer Desk: Secretlab MAGNUS
2. Height Adjustable: ApexDesk Elite
3. L-Shape Desk: DESINO Professional
4. Best Value: VIT Ergo Gaming
5. Budget Desk: Mr IRONSTONE Gaming
Our Top Picks for the Best Gaming Desks
If you want a quick look at the five desks that we chose as the best options across a range of categories, check out the table below. It showcases our picks for the best gaming-style desk, the best adjustable height desk, the best L-shaped desk, the best value option, and the best budget PC desk, too.
VIT Ergo Gaming
Mr IRONSTONE Gaming
*To read more about each of these desks, click on the “Read Review »” link to jump to the overview on that desk. You can also keep scrolling down this post to find more desk options based on your budget.
1. Secretlab MAGNUS
The best high-end gamer desk
- 59″ (L) x 28″ (W)
- Standard Shape
- Weighs 92.6 lbs.
- 3 Different Styles
Secretlab is regarded as one of the top brands for gaming chairs. I’ve reviewed both their Secretlab Titan and Omega series chairs and have been impressed with their build quality and comfort. And, now, they’ve created their first series of gaming desks.
The Secretlab MAGNUS has a straight-forward design, with sleek aesthetics, and an ingenious built-in cable management system. It measures in at 59-inches wide and 28-inches deep. It’s not the biggest desk on this list, but it comes with a higher-end build quality and some extra unique features.
For instance, Secretlab has desgined the desk with a small gap that runs along the rear side of the desktop. The gap (which has a flip-up panel for easier access) opens to a hidden cable tray underneath the desktop. This will make running your cables from your monitors and desktop incredibly easy and will ensure there isn’t a mess of cables hanging down the the wall in front of your legs and feet.
The MAGNUS also comes with a bunch of different cable management accessories to help you keep your setup looking clean, including cable sheaths, magnetic cable anchors, and fastening straps.
Ultimately, the ~$450 pricetag makes the MAGNUS quite a bit more expensive than some of the other gaming desks on the market. But its superior build quality and convenient cable management features make it worth the cost for anyone who doesn’t mind paying a premium.
2. ApexDesk Elite
The best height adjustable desk
- 71″ (L) x 33″ (W)
- Height Adjust
- Weighs 160.0 lbs.
- 6+ Different Styles
If you’re looking for a desk that offers both an extra wide (and deep) surface space, as well as offers height adjustment, then the ApexDesk Elite is probably the option for you. Just note, though, that the Elite is not a cheap adjustable height desk as it comes in at just under $700.
However, it sports a very large 71″-wide and 33″-deep surface space which will give you plenty of room to hold multiple monitors without sacrificing a ton of desk space. And, for the height, the desk can adjust from anywhere between 29″ to 48″ so that you can find the right level for your height.
Ultimately, in terms of ergonomic adjustable height desks, the ApexDesk Elite is one of the better options simply for its overly large surface space. The cost it comes in at isn’t ideal, but if you need an adjustable height desk that offers a ton of room for your gaming setup or workstation, this is the option to get.
3. DESINO Professional
A solid L-shape gaming desk
- 59″ (L) x 47″ (W)
- Corner Desk
- Weighs 48.3 lbs.
- 2 Different Styles
For those of you that are looking for an L-shaped desk to tuck in the corner of your room, the DESINO Professional is worth checking out. It’s an affordable L-shaped desk that is designed to appeal to gamers.
At just under ~$120, it is also one of the more affordable options on this list. The longer wing of this L-shape desk measures in at 59-inches long and the shorter wing measures in at 47-inches long. The one downside of this desk, though, is that it only measures in at ~23-inches deep. The build quality isn’t going to blow anyone away, either, and it only weighs about ~48 pounds.
However, for most gamers who are looking for an L-shaped desk, it will get the job done. And, it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get, either.
4. VIT Ergo Gaming
The best value desk for gaming
- 63″ (L) x 30″ (W)
- Standard Shape
- Weighs 59.4 lbs.
- 3 Different Styles
If you like the look of the Secretlab MAGNUS, but you don’t really want to pay over $400 in order to get it, one alternative worth checking out is VIT’s VIT Ergo Gaming desk. Like the MAGNUS, it has a straight-forward design. And, while it doesn’t come with the cool cable management system, or come with as sturdy of a build quality, it does cost nearly $300 less.
And, while the MAGNUS measures in at 59-inches long and 28-inches deep, the VIT Ergo Gaming desk comes in at 63-inches long and 30-inches deep. So, you get a little bit more space with the VIT Ergo Gaming as well.
Overall, there’s nothing ground-breaking with the VIT Ergo Gaming desk. It’s just a solid overall desk that won’t break the bank.
5. Mr IRONSTONE Gaming
Budget-friendly gaming desk under $100
- 45″ (L) x 24″ (W)
- Standard Shape
- Weighs 40.0 lbs.
- 2 Different Styles
If you’re looking for a gaming desk for under $100, then the Mr IRONSTONE Gaming desk might be the option for you. At just under $70, it is one of the cheaper options on the market. Measuring in at 45-inches long and 24-inches deep, it’s not the most spacious desk, either.
But, if all you need is an affordable desk that will hold a single monitor, keyboard, and mouse, the Mr IRONSTONE Gaming desk will likely work just fine for you. It has a nice looking gamer-specific design and it comes with some nice features, like a cup holder, a headset holder, a couple of cable mounts, and a built-in 3-socket-outlet/2-USB-port brick as well.
The bottom line is that, while the Mr IRONSTONE Gaming wouldn’t be considered the best gaming desk on the market, it is a pretty solid option for the price.
What is the Best Gaming Desk?
As of right now, the best gaming desk is Secretlab’s Magnus if price is no concern. Although, the best gaming desk for you will depend on your needs and your budget. If you’re looking for a height adjustable desk, the ApexDesk Elite is an excellent option. If you’re looking for the best affordable gaming desk, the Mr. IRONSTONE gaming desk will treat you well.
In the end, there are a lot of great desk options out there. In this guide, we focused on five options across a handful of categories to help you find a desk that will suit your individual needs.
1 thought on “Best Gaming Desks for 2022: Top Computer Desks for PC Gamers”
Hey Brent – Big fan! I’ve been trying to build my own desk just like yours from the YouTube channel (your video link below). I just wanted to ask how you managed to attach the monitor mount onto the TV lift? Every monitor mount I seem to come across clamps onto the desk and I’d rather not make a mess trying to drill my own holes on the mount.