Yes, any desk can be a gaming desk. The specs of your PC, your monitors, and your gaming peripherals take precedence over the furnishings you use as far as gaming is concerned, after all. However, there are undeniable benefits to using desks designed specifically with copious amounts of PC gaming in mind.
Many gaming desks come with the kind of ergonomics, aesthetics, and detailed features that gamers particularly need. The best ones also offer additional facilities, such as adjustable height, built-in USB ports, integrated cable management, and similar conveniences that make a serious gamer’s life just a little bit better.
These are the best gaming desks to consider for your home setup.
Flexispot Gaming Desk
If you’re looking for a large yet affordable desk fit for a serious gaming habit, this should tick your boxes. With a tabletop measuring 63 x 29 inches (width x depth), the table can accommodate three-monitor setups easily, all while offering plenty of room for your mouse, keyboard, and other accessories. The entire desk’s surface area is covered by a non-skid 3mm-thick silicone mouse pad, so you can wield your mouse across the entire desk if necessary, while a pair of grommets and a tray under the desk allows you to organize cables and power strips with ease. It’s not a standing desk, but they do offer three height adjustments (28, 30, and 32 inches), so you can tailor it for the most comfortable working position. Other details include a cup holder and a headphone hook.
Don’t have the room to accommodate a 60-inch desk or bigger? As far as smaller gaming desks go, we really like this model from Eureka, which gives you a 44.5-inch wide and 24-inch deep surface – just enough to accommodate a basic gaming setup. We love the general design, such as the carbon fiber texture on the desk surface, the burly rear corners (so you can’t accidentally push it flush against the wall), and a bunch of neat little touches, including a headphone holder, grommets for cable passthroughs, a cupholder, and even an accessory stand. It also comes with a wide-profile mousepad and LED lights on each side, in case you want that glowing gamer aesthetic. Want a gaming desk you can sleep on in a pinch? This is your best bet, too, as the darn thing can support payloads of up to 500 pounds (yep, those legs are reinforced with extra supports).
What better desk to use with your ultrawide curved gaming monitor than a desk with equivalent characteristics? That’s right, this 63-inch wide desk has a curved shape that lets you slide in closer for a better look at your screen, all while providing plenty of room to move your mouse for your in-game movement, recoil control, and other sweeping motions. The entire surface of the desk is covered by a microfiber desk mat that’s water-resistant, so you can spill some coffee or energy drink in there without worries, although you can also detach it for cleaning in case it gets a little too soiled.
Three cutouts on the desk surface lead to a mesh basket on the underside, giving you a way to easily organize cables and power strips. You can also use the same cutouts to mount monitor arms on the desk, eliminating the need to use the table edges (or drill a hole manually). The height is more or less fixed, though, so you’ll have to adjust your chair height to dial in the most comfortable working position.
If you like having extra room on one side whether for a laptop or a larger mousepad area, this desk should do the trick. While it’s not specifically designed for gaming, it brings plenty of features that gamers will appreciate. The extra depth on one side, for instance, will come really handy for gamers who want that extra room for their mouse movements. Even better, the protruding section can be put on either the left or right side, making it an ambidextrous solution. It’s also got two built in hooks for hanging headphones and cables, a cable management tray under the desk surface, and even lockable casters that make it easy to move the table around without disrupting your setup.
The desk is electronically height-adjustable, too, with the ability to go from 27 to 46 inches using the control buttons, complete with three programmable preset buttons for automatically putting it in your preferred working heights. It supports weights of up to 180 pounds.
We love the shape of the tabletop on this gaming desk, which curves inwards around the middle so you can push your chair closer while allowing for mouse movements on the right side that won’t be possible without that position. If you’ve ever had your mouse fall off the desk after pulling backwards to control recoil on Tarkov, you can imagine how useful that would be. It’s a spacious desk, too, measuring 60 inches wide and 27 inches deep on the sides, although it’s only 23 inches in the center (because it’s curved in).
It’s also motorized, with the ability to adjust in height anywhere from 29 to 49 inches using control buttons, all while supporting loads of up to 235 pounds. We love the ability to fine-tune the desk height, allowing you to find the most comfortable position whether in sitting or standing mode, as well as the four programmable presets, so you can adjust it to your favorite position with the single press of a button. It’s really sturdy, too, with no wobble or any hint of instability, so you can get playing comfortably without any worries.
There are a lot of things to love about this desk. It’s roomy, with plenty of room for gamers who like to swing their mouse with their forearms, all while being electronically height-adjustable, so you can play standing up when your back starts to hurt from sitting through three hours’ of raiding in WoW without missing a beat. Secretlab also integrated a lot of things that you would otherwise need separately when using other desks. These include a large cable management tray that runs the full width of the desk, power supply wiring on the rear leg, a full coverage magnetic bottom desk mat, and a rear LED strip. They also offer plenty of accessories to further streamline your setup, including an under-the-desk PC mount, monitor arms that mount flush to the cable management tray, and headphone hangers. Seriously, if you like maintaining a clean and organized gaming desk, this offers options to do that you just don’t find anywhere else.