A month and half ago I put together an article on here looking at how to create my dream computer and stated that I would be doing this. Then life happened, doctor’s visits, and the cash that would have been there was gone. But I’m back and I’m ready to begin this process.
This is going to be my whole process documented for critique by the Internet, because the Internet is always nice. Right?
But before we get into the actual computer, I don’t have any place to put it and need to get myself an excellent computer desk.
Here are the criteria and options I see, but I’d love feedback:
- I want a standing desk because my job requires a lot of sitting and the last thing I need is to sit more.
- It’s going to be in my son’s play room so I can game or edit while I am with him.
- It needs room for dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, PC tower, microphone, and tripod for my Canon T3i.
- It’s still part of being on a budget, but won’t eat into my dream computer budget.
- I’m not above building it myself.
Here are some of the best options I have found.
This is the premium of all desks and I only include it because it is mentioned so much. The desk includes cable management, a second tier display, keyboard arm, and programmable adjustment so the table can go up and down. Obviously this is too much and not an option.
This is one that came up in my search, but I have not seen any reviews which makes me cautious. I want to know that what I am purchasing is reliable. Sure, it says best seller on the site, but does not say anything more anywhere else I can find. And to be honest, I fear my son could tip it over on to himself.
The benefits of this computer desk is it can transform from a sitting desk to a standing one, though with monitors, I fear that. Yet, in the world of the transforming desks, this is SUPER cheap. The downside is that it is too expensive for my budget and looks ugly. It reminds me of a terrible office space or the desks you would use in college. My creativity is shot just looking at a picture of it on the Internet. I can’t do it.
Price: Approx. $125
The benefits start with the price, but that’s a terrible single reason to purchase something. Better though is the creativity that this brings about, as if I am at a construction warehouse or coffee shop. I love the idea of having a second tier their for my monitors to actually give myself more space. Further, I love doing woodwork and crafting things. The downside is I could screw it up and it will take a while to put together. Yet, I think this is the one for me.