Set up your Gaming Station

Set up your Gaming Station

Hey everyone, welcome back to my computers and electronics blog. I am super excited for you guys to join me today, as today I am going to be talking about how to set up a good gaming station for your gaming computer. I am focusing on using this as a computer set up as that is what I use at home, but you can change things around to fit your consoles in. I want to mention that the first thing I did was look at online classified ad listings at to find any cheap upgrades to my gamestation before putting it all in place and I suggest you do the same.

First - Your Desk

I am going to write this assuming that you have the actual electronic components of a game station and only need to set them up conveniently and so that they are aesthetically pleasing. With that in mind, the first thing your need to find is a good gaming desk. Look for a roll out adjustable keyboard and a large area under the desk for your legs. I found some really good yet cheap gaming desks at in different sizes, so you will be able to find one that fits no matter your area.

 Custom Gaming Desk

Second - Your chair

If you are going to be sitting in something for long periods of time it better be comfortable. That is why you should look at getting a good condition gaming chair. You can find new ones at any computer shop, but save some money and buy used. I found mine on and it works like new, at a fraction of the cost. The best chairs are ones that allow you to connect it to the computer where it then receives data about vibration and sound so that it can be played in surround sound speakers inside the chair itself.


 Computer Gaming Chair


Third - Your Glasses

At least a third of you probably read that and thought “What the hell is he on about I don’t wear glasses”. That is actually the issue. If you are going to be gaming for a long period of time then your should wear some gaming glasses not only so that you can remain at a high level the whole time and not suffer eye fatigue, but also that your eyes will be healthier through the day. Gunnar makes amazing gaming glasses for just this reason, and they also work extremely well for the workplace.


 Gunnar optics


Optional - Your hard drive

I know I said this would not be about the actual pieces of technology to use, but I had to include this. If you are spending the money to have a dedicated PC gaming area, then you should be using a solid state hard drive. I mentioned these briefly in my hard drive post, but I think it needs repeating. A solid state drive will make your games faster and reduce lag playing online, which should be reason enough to buy one.


Finally -Your Games!

Now you are all set up, time to play some games! Boot up your gaming machine and load up your favourite game, you deserve it! Make sure to take a break every now and again, even with your fancy new glasses. If you think I missed any important piece for setting up your gaming area then let me know in the comments below. If you liked this post, feel free to check out some of my other posts like this one on must have web applications. Have a great week everyone!