We rated, reviewed, & compared 16 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 13 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 is broken down into multiple price ranges to help you better sort through the computer desk reviews. 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.
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 case/desk combo, the best adjustable height desk, the best L-shaped desk, and the best budget PC desk, too.
*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.
If you have a large budget and you are looking to pull out all the stops on your gaming setup, you might want to consider these over-the-top desks.
While the Lian Li DK-04X is a combination of a computer case and a desk, the other three options below are traditional desks that can work well as gaming PC desks, too
However, if you want to go to the extreme the Lian Li DK-04X is a unique gaming desk option. Rather than just simply providing you with a desk, the DK-04X comes with a built-in drawer that is designed to house the components of a high-end gaming computer.
That’s right… the Lian Li desk makes it so that you don’t even need a standard computer case! Although, the Lian Li desk, as well as the other options in this price range, come with huge price tags. And, so, if you don’t have a huge budget to spend on a desk, you’ll likely want to look further down this post for more affordable options.
Comparison of Desks Under $2,000 (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
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The Lian Li DK-04X is easily the most unique desk on this list. It’s an adjustable height computer desk that you can build a custom computer inside of. It’s the only desk currently on the market that combines those two features. However, being the only desk that offers a computer chassis and an adjustable height makes it incredibly expensive. So, unless you have an unlimited budget, the DK-04X probably isn’t a great option for you.
|SIZE||71″ x 33″|
Lian-Li Case DK-04X
Not only is the Lian-Li DK-04X one of our top choices for the best gaming desk, but it is also one of our top choices for the best PC cases as well. And, while that may sound odd that we’d choose a desk as one of our top options for a computer case, the reality is that this desk from Lian-Li doubles as a computer case!
That’s right, this is not only a desk, but it is also an option to house your computer’s components as well. So, if you’re in the market for both a desk and a computer case (for a new high-end gaming computer), you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing this desk. As a case, it can hold the longest graphics cards on the market, as well as mini-ITX motherboards all the way up to extended-ATX motherboards. And, it can also accommodate the tallest CPU coolers and longest radiators (for liquid cooling) as well.
Of course, paying for this combination won’t be cheap. The DK-04X comes in at just over $1,600. And, while the price might seem exorbitant, especially when you consider that you could get a case and desk separately for a lot less, the DK-04X has one stand out features: it is also an adjustable height desk, too. So, you can use this desk both as a sitting desk and a standing desk.
But, the bottom line is that, if you don’t have an insane budget or you want an option that offers better value for the price you pay for it, then the DK-04X probably isn’t the option for you.
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The Zuri Ford is an executive style desk that will work for the PC gamer that A) has a very large budget, and B) prefers a more modern or “professional” style of desk, rather than the more extreme and over-the-top nature of gaming-specific style desks.
|SIZE||63″ x 32″|
Even if you’re a gamer, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a gaming-specific style of desk. Some gamers don’t like the over-the-top nature of gaming-style desks. And, if you’re one of those people and you’re also looking for a high-end desk, the Zuri Ford might be an option that will catch your eye.
The Zuri Ford is an executive style desk that will work better in the middle of the room, rather than up against a wall. It’s also quite large with total dimensions of 79″ wide, 32″ deep, and 30″ tall. However, the actual desk space isn’t quite as wide as it has a floating top desk piece that comes in at 63″ wide.
Still, though, if you need a larger desk that looks nice and will give you plenty of space, the Zuri Ford will definitely accomplish that for you. The one downside of this desk, though, is its price. it comes in at just under $1,300. So, like the Lian Li desk above, if you don’t have a large budget, you’ll likely want to look elsewhere.
|BDI Sequel 6001||/10|
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The BDI Sequel Desk is to office desks what the Lian Li DK-04X is to gaming desks. The BDI is packed with extremely useful features and sports an incredibly smooth design that is simplistic from the outside, making it one of the best computer desks on this list.
|SIZE||60″ x 24″|
BDI Sequel 6001
BDI is known for manufacturing quality computer desks that are almost constructed as perfectly as high end finished furniture. The Sequel Desk is no exception to that tradition, as it is made from real cherry wood, and the glass on top of the desk is smoked, tempered glass, with a black finish.
This non-glare glass is designed to be scratch and fingerprint resistant, and it is black etched so that you can use your gaming mouse on it without the need for any mouse surfaces or pads.
The retractable keyboard drawer is a multi-stage drawer that is designed with two sections- the initial section is used to keep the mouse and keyboard, while the rear section has compartments for your phone, tablet, power bank, etc. along with charging ports in each compartment. The rear panels made of cherry wood are magnetically locked and can be easily tilted back from the front of the desk, allowing you to access any power outlets behind the desk.
Cable management is built into the desk and allows you to safely run your cables through the desk without exposing them. This results in a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing workspace.
The dimensions of this sleek looking table are 60″x24″x29″ for width, depth, and height respectively. It has a “C” shaped body that allows for maximum legroom and reduces mass however it also means there are no supporting columns on the front end of the desk where the keyboard drawer is.
Despite that, there is rarely any wobbling while typing since the aluminum frame is very sturdy. Despite being so slim this desk weighs 146 lbs, which is probably due to the full metal and wood frame.
There really aren’t any gaming-specific desks in the ~$400-$1,000 price range, but the three options listed below can definitely work for any PC gamer’s battle station.
In fact, the Ameriwood U-shaped desk is a great option for gamers as it will give you plenty of desk space to hold multiple monitors and accommodate advanced setups.
The other two desks are adjustable height desks, too, which may not be ideal for gaming, but if you also work at your desk and you want the option to be able to stand up and work, they will serve you well, too.
Comparison of Desks Under $1,000 (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
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The ApexDesk Elite is not cheap by any means. But, if you need both an adjustable desk and a desk that has a lot of surface space, this is probably the option for you. It comes with a large 71″ x 33″ surface space and can adjust up to 48″ tall making it the perfect option for gamers who want to run multiple monitors and who want the ergonomically-friendly nature of an adjustable desk.
|SIZE||71″ x 33″|
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 $650.
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 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, this is the option to get.
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This model is ideal for people who work long hours or for gamers who need the extra space that a U-shaped desk offers. With the spacious working area, excellent cable management system, and sophisticated look, you can make your space more productive with this desk. Ultimately, this is the perfect desk for anyone looking for a larger work or gaming space.
|SIZE||66″ x 95″|
Ameriwood Pursuit U-Shaped Desk
The Ameriwood Pursuit U-Shaped Desk with Hutch Bundle is a fully functional and aesthetically appealing desk which offers a great solution for work or gaming or a combination of the two. The executive desk consists of four commercial pieces that include the Credenza, Hutch, bridge, and the Pursuit Desk. The four pieces are connected to create a stylish and spacious workstation.
The U-shaped desk is designed to keep your space looking clean and organized. The significant amount of space gives you plenty of room for your printer, gaming laptop, gaming monitor, or even decorative items. The spacious desk area will allow you to move from one task to another with great ease.
The solid engineered wood construction, elegant cherry, and dark gray finish, and the crisp scratch resistant surface set the Ameriwood Pursuit U-Shaped Desk apart from its competition. The water-resistant and durable PVC surface keep the U-Shaped Desk looking new. With this contemporary styling, you can give your office or gaming space a total design makeover.
The hutch is installed with two sliding doors which provide concealed storage for your paperwork, binders, and projects. Finally, you can reduce clutter and ease congestion while remaining classy and elegant. The convenient compartments and the sliding door hutch will enhance your productivity.
The Ameriwood Pursuit U-Shaped Desk weighs approximately 303 pounds and is a really big desk. The desk is 66-inches wide, 65-inches tall, and 95- inches deep.
What the $200-$400 price range offers for computer desks is a bunch of really sturdy, really spacious desks that can be used in just about any setting—including for a high-end gaming setup.
The one desk that stands out in this price range, though, is the Arozzi Arena gaming desk—not because it is superior to the other desks, but because it offers a ton of space and it is specifically built for gamers
There are also two other gaming-specific desks in this price range, but they don’t have as much room on them as the Arena. And, there’s also an L-shaped desk for any of you that needs extra space and that wants to put their desk in a corner desk
Ultimately, though, all of the desks listed below will more than do their part if you are looking to build your own PC gaming battle station.
Comparison of Desks Under $400 (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
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If you’re looking for a gaming-specific desk that has a lot of space, the Arozzi Arena is probably your best option. Of the gaming-specific style desks out there the Arozzi Arena’s 63″ wide and 32″ deep surface trumps the other gaming-style desks on this list and will give you plenty of room top assemble your battle station on.
|SIZE||63″ x 32″|
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While there are multiple gaming-specific style desks out there, we feel like the Arozzi Arena is the best gaming-specific option mainly because of the extra width and depth that it offers. Other options out there like the Lian Li D-04X, the DXRacer gaming desk, and the Atlantic gaming desk all offer much smaller surface areas.
However, the Arozzi Arena comes with a surface top that is 63″ wide and 32″ deep, which will give you plenty of space to hold multiple monitors and/or to put your desktop on top of, too.
The other thing I like about the Arozzi Arena is that, from a structural standpoint, it isn’t too over-the-top (whereas DXRacer’s gaming desk is), but the Arena does come in both extreme color schemes and more minimalistic color schemes as well. So, it will work for gamers who want a more extreme look as well as for those who want a more simple look.
Overall, the Arozzi Arena’s extra width and depth make it our choice for the top gaming-specific desk. And, if you’re looking to complete your setup, you might want to consider pairing this desk with a high-end gaming chair as well.
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This is a solid option for anyone who needs an L-desk for gaming. With its versatility, attractive finish, spacious work area, and L-shaped design, the Somerset L-desk will give you great value. And, even though it is feature-rich, this desk is quite easy to assemble.
|SIZE||72″ x 71″|
The Bush Furniture Somerset 71-Inch L-Desk is an ultra-stylish, simple and modern desk that provides a great solution for a small office or home. With its sleek and stylish design, the desk offers a perfect space to get your work done. This eye-catching desk is finished in Mocha Cherry and will be a great addition to your home or office.
The Somerset L-desk consists of open storage shelves and an easy access vertical storage for your binders and books. The two frosted lift-up glass doors offer concealed storage for great organization and storage. The desk features a concealed computer tower storage area as well.
Another exciting feature of the Somerset L-desk is its versatility which allows you to design an office space that suits your taste. You can either place the desk away from the wall or in a corner to keep your room accessible and open. You can also assemble the roll out keyboard tray on the right or left side to allow you with maximum comfort and easy access.
The tapered legs, three adjustable shelves, two fixed shelves, and gorgeous Maple Cross finish make the Bush Furniture Somerset 71-Inch L-Desk a great value compared to the other desks. The Maple Cross finish adds elegance and style to your space. The Mocha Cherry and metallic finishes provide endless decor options. Bush Furniture performs safety inspections on all their pieces. With guaranteed safety, the Somerset L-desk is not only a classy addition to your office or gaming area but also a safe one.
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The DXRacer is a solid gaming PC desk that will impress any hardcore gamer. What is particularly impressive about this gamer’s desk is the 10° slope angle. Combining the ergonomic angle, Double Triangle Design, 360° rotatable pads, and the Raised Edge Parameter makes this the top pick when compared to other gaming desks.
|SIZE||47″ x 32|
Ergonomically built to provide comfort and stability, the DXRacer GD/1000/N Gaming Desk keeps you in the best condition to enjoy an extended gaming session. The desk was designed from the ground up to provide more advantages as compared to the other gaming desks. The exciting features make this desk a must-have for any gaming enthusiast.
The DXRacer gaming desk is built with a Double Triangle Design which is made of steel to provide toughness and durability. It is also built with an extended workforce which provides the much needed extra support for the arms during extended gaming sessions. A standout feature of the DXRacer is the large, 360° rotatable pads at the end of the Trapezoid feet to provide stability and support.
The Team of Engineers thoughtfully placed a 10° slope angle which provides the ideal ergonomic angle for natural comfort. The spacious work surface offers you enough room for you and a place to lay your keyboard and gaming mouse. DXRacer also features a Raised Edge Parameter to secure your items.
Another useful feature of this gaming PC desk is the superb cable management system. The desk is designed with four large wiring holes to handle all your wires and cables. Massive cable management has never been this easy. And, if you’re looking for the best dual monitor computer desk, this one is wide enough for that as well.
The surface of the stylish DXRacer GD/1000/N Gaming Desk is made to feel like leather which adds to its great visual appeal. The finishing is smooth and glossy while still maintaining firmness and durability. If you’re looking for a true gaming-style desk, the DXRacer GD/1000/N is probably the best gaming desk under $400.
In the $100-$200 price range, you have quite a few options to choose between. Depending on the shape of the desk you want, in this range, you can choose between some nice standard straight desks, or you also have an L-Shaped desk to choose from as well.
The other thing that you’ll notice with desks in this price range is that they are, on average, wider, deeper, and better-built than the options under $100. To me, aside from a certain level of eye-catching aesthetics, it’s essential that I have a wide and deep enough desk to accommodate my triple monitor setup.
Obviously, for those of you gamers who only need and want a single monitor setup, you don’t necessarily need as wide of a desk. And, this is even truer if you don’t have the room to accommodate a super long desk.
Ultimately, though, if you have a moderate budget and you want a deep computer desk, these options below should get the job done for you.
Comparison of Desks Under $200 (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
|Bush Series A||/10|
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The Bush Series A 60W is a very well made desk that can cater to the needs of multiple types of customers. It is large enough to setup multiple monitors, and a keyboard tray although not provided, can still be purchased and attached to the desk, along with a 60″W hutch if you need one. Although it uses a laminated wood finish, the quality of its tabletop far surpasses that of similarly priced competition.
|SIZE||60″ x 27″|
Bush Series A
Bush always delivers genuine American manufactured furniture, and the Series A is a nice-looking affordable computer desk. It is sleek and features a minimalistic design with a wooden top and metal frame. The feet are molded ABS plastic with metal inserts and they can be adjusted to improve stability on uneven floors. Its functionality can easily be expanded upon, as it and accepts a keyboard/pencil drawer, a 60″ wide hutch, and up to 3 mobile pedestals under the table top.
As for the tabletop, it is made by thermally fusing laminate wood upon thick particle board, resulting in a sturdy and long-lasting work surface that feels extremely smooth to the touch, and is resistant to stains or scratches.
For all you hardcore PC users and gamers, there are both desktop and leg grommets for easy cable management in order to reduce clutter and facilitate smooth functioning. Both the tabletop and the back sides are finished, so you can confidently place this desk in the center of your room if you wish instead of shoving it away in some corner as you would with any other budget desk.
The body is built to last and BUSH provides a 10-year warranty to ensure that you never have to worry about your desk again. Edge banding on the rounded edges protects the tabletop from knocks and hits and keeps the smooth finish safe. Working on the tabletop is a pleasure due to the great wooden finish, besides it is generously large for a budget desk. Dimensions are 60″x30″x27″ for the width, depth, and height respectively. It weighs 85 lbs which means that moving the desk around your house should be rather easy.
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The Ikea Linnmon is not a flashy or gaming-inspired desk by any means, but it will get the job done. And, it is one of the widest standard-shaped desks under $150 that you can currently get. So, if you are looking for a simple-looking extra-wide desk, this will definitely do the trick.
|SIZE||60″ x 27″|
The legs on this IKEA Linnmon Desk may not look particularly sturdy, but they are made from steel and have an epoxy/polyester powder coating on them to protect the legs from corrosion. The table top itself is spacious and simply designed, the fiberboard is coated with a wooden finish that gives it a polished, shiny look as long as you don’t accidentally scratch it while moving your monitor’s metal stand around on the table.
Speaking of monitors, the Linnmon’s table is a full 60″ wide and can accommodate multiple monitors as well as enough room to fit your keyboard, mouse, and a set of speakers. Despite being built from fiberboard and ABS plastic, the table top is sturdy enough to handle 110 lbs of load and due to its plastic nature it will not snap or crack if you go slightly above the maximum limit.
The table is incredibly easy to setup due to its simple design. All you need to do is screw the four legs into place using the screws that are provided, and the table is ready to accept all your precious cargo on its top.
Despite the lack of inter-leg support, the table does not wobble and the adjustable feet come in really handy while setting the table on an uneven floor. The dimensions are 60″x30″x27″ for width, depth, and height respectively.
Depending on your needs and personal preferences, you can land yourself a decent desk for under $100.
Now, it should be noted that if you have a smaller budget to spend on your desk, that you probably shouldn’t be planning on putting multiple monitors on it as you’re just not going to get a wide computer desk in this price range. (Of course, though, you could always mount multiple monitors to free up desk space.)
And, you should also expect to get something that isn’t quite as durable as the options that cost over $100.
But, if you are working with a tight budget and/or a smaller space and you don’t need anything too fancy, then the five gaming desks below are probably your best bet.
Comparison of Desks Under $100 (Click ‘Read Review’ to Expand)
|Atlantic Gaming Desk||/10|
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The Atlantic Gaming Desk brings out the organizational solution and perfect storage for all your gaming needs. The cable management system and the extra components give it a slight edge over some of the other gaming-specific desks in this price range and make it the best gaming desk under $100.
|SIZE||50″ x 40″|
Atlantic Gaming Desk
Combining both functionality and style, the Atlantic Gaming Desk is packaged and designed specifically for hardcore gamers. This stylish desk for gaming is lightweight and surprisingly strong. It features a silver metallic steel base and a unique carbon fiber finish which makes it quite attractive. That said, the Atlantic Gaming Desk has the main features that make it an ideal choice for the perfect gaming experience.
One nice feature on the Atlantic Gaming Desk is the cable management system. This gaming desk is built for gamers who prefer a clean and tidy looking table. Unlike the other gaming PC desks in the market, this gaming desk keeps things orderly, which in turn leads to more fun. Wires have never looked this neat!
At only 43.6 pounds, this gaming desk is pretty lightweight. The desk is 50 inches wide, 26.5 inches deep, and has a height of 40.25 inches. With the PVC laminate and steel rods, the gaming desk is very stable and can support a monitor weighing up to 40 pounds. You’ll be left with enough space to set up your gaming mouse and keyboard.
This gaming desk has specific components built exclusively for gaming purposes. It features a storage drawer, built-in cup holder, gaming headset hook, speaker trays, CD shelves, two controller hooks, and the power strip holder. Anything you could ever want for a great and passionate gaming session is readily available.
Given the features, the Atlantic Gaming Desk is anything but ordinary. The value of this desk to a hardcore gamer cannot be well stressed. The bonus gaming features included in this desk makes it an excellent value as compared to the other ordinary gaming PC desks.
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This premium desk from Z-line is simple, elegant and extremely well built. Unlike most desks that are similarly priced, the Claremont uses real wood instead of laminated wood and has an excellent looking smoked glass panel. There is a roll-out keyboard tray made of glass with black borders and the top panel is attached to the frame with screws instead of suction cups.
|SIZE||47″ x 30″|
While most other computer tables in the same price range prefer to use laminated wood in order to cut costs, the Claremont pleases us by using real wood for the support columns underneath the table top, as well as the spinal panel in the rear. The glass panel is 6mm thick tempered glass with a smoked finish that is aesthetically pleasing and feels good to work on.
The frame is solid steel with black acrylic paint on top, and the glass panel is screwed to the frame with the help of chrome cylinder supports. Screwed-in glass tops are more stable than glass tops attached to the frame with simple suction cups. The roll-out keyboard drawer is built well and slides smoothly, while it has a nice black border surrounding the edges and is spacious enough for both a large keyboard as well as a mouse.
The table is designed to provide an ample amount of legroom and the dimensions are 47″x24″x30″ for width, depth, and height, meaning that there is enough space on the top for your monitor, speakers and mouse pad. Cable management is not super easy as there is only one cable grommet, in the lower section of the spinal panel. This grommet allows you to connect the monitor and peripherals to the computer cabinet beneath.
All things considered, this table is a great purchase for your home or office and gamers will find it more than enough for their basic gaming rig setup, although advanced gamers and professional Youtube streamers might want to look elsewhere for something with more shelves and cable management options.
|Zinus Modern Studio||/10|
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At just under $80, the Zinus Modern Studio is a solid option if you need a fairly wide desk at an affordable price. It isn’t very deep, though, so unless you are planning on mounting your monitors, this desk won’t give you a ton of room to work with (from the back to the front of it). But, if you are working with a really tight budget, this desk would be a viable option.
|SIZE||55″ x 24″|
Zinus Modern Studio
If you’re strapped for cash, but you need a really affordable desk that will give you a decent amount of space, you might want to consider the Zinus Modern Studio desk. At 55-inches wide, the Zinus Modern Studio desk is about as wide of a desk as you can expect for under $80 (and for under $100, for that matter).
However, the main downfall of the Zinus desk is the fact that it is only 24″ deep. This will be acceptable if you plan on mounting your monitor so that they don’t take up any of the desk space. However, if you plan on placing your monitor on your desk, this might not be the best option as you will be severely limited on space for your keyboard and you’ll be forced to sit incredibly close to your monitor.
Overall, though, if you’re looking for a cheap simple-looking option that will give you a decent amount of width, the Zinus Modern Studio ill be a good option for you.
It’s All About Preference…
While this list has a ton of different options you can choose between if you are looking for a quality computer desk for your gaming setup, the truth is that choosing the right desk for your needs will all come down to personal preference.
And, there is no doubt in my mind that there are some really solid options out there that didn’t make it onto this list—not to mention the fact that, many gamers have built some really amazing DIY desks as well. Ultimately, though, choosing a desk really comes down to the individual, because the decision is mainly based on the features and specifications that you value in a desk.