2020 was the year of my promotion. I switched monitors and went to the ultra range for the first time, 3440 x 1440 @ 144Hz. On Black Friday I got a $ 180 2TB SATA hard drive. After completing a series of rituals involving frog blood, I received the RTX 3080.
Yep, it’s good to hit my head with a 144 fps cap under control And other games. But it turns out my biggest upgrade was bamboo.
I knew I needed to change my business and gaming space in 2020. I was already working from home before the pandemic spread, but I lost the option to pull my laptop out to public places like libraries, cafes, or a local restaurant for a day or two. The week meant my work space would absorb more of my activity (and rationality). Since 2016 I have been using it Skarsta from IKEAA serviceable but basic standing office.
It’s over 47 inches, but by April, the desk is a sponge for everything: mail, notes, reading materials, and quirky toy collectibles. It was an entertainment center, office, and extra dining table. He asked for $ 240 worth of semi-disposable Swedish furniture, and the fact that it was a standing desk didn’t magically prevent any of these problems.
The prospects for a new office looked bleak at first. When you type “gaming office” into Amazon, a sea of questionable particle boards appears before you. They are all manufactured by brands you’ve never heard of before, and many draw their design inspiration from the racing car beds popular with nephews around the world. look in Respawn 2000 Gaming Computer Desk“L SHAPED GAMING DESK is built to withstand battle after battle,” according to the product description. There’s no mention of what the desk is made of other than the nondescript “wood, metal and plastic”, but it does promise to provide the ultimate gaming desk experience. I love the giant headphone hooks that screw into the corners, actually.
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Easy to find out which is the top of the GPU or even the keyboard; What is the Bentley of gaming desk? It’s a difficult question to answer given that there aren’t many sophisticated options. Few of the gaming equipment manufacturers that produce chairs do so at $ 400 or less, and even those usually have a few tricks, like RGB stuffed in them.
From other traditional office furniture makers, upload It stands out as one that we haven’t rated yet in our area The best gaming office Instructs. The front of the company’s website features Uplift as a larger-sized dealer for companies trying to outfit a new office, but the company produces durable custom-built desks, each with a 10-year warranty on most metal components from the office, such as robotic legs and steel frame. The founder of the company is a mechanical engineer and a certified work environment expert.
Uplift sent me the Curved Corner Standing Desk, which is a larger setup that starts at $ 1,180 (smaller models range from $ 550 to $ 750), excluding the many, many extras and accessories that can be folded. These range from everything to various cable management trays and options for installing power banks, keyboard trays, and screen arms, and, incredibly, A human sized hammock You can install it under the desk. It’s a desktop six feet wide, and robotic legs are 50 inches off the ground (as a six-foot person, I set the desk at 41 inches when standing).
Thinking about the upgrades I was able to make this year, the transition to this wider workspace was one of the most important things, especially in the context of unhealthy time spent at home. I don’t want to over-sell it as some kind of magic change, but the switch desks helped me address my long-standing discomfort with the previous settings: I’ve always struggled to find Gaming chair Arms are low enough not to hit the edge of my desk. I didn’t know how to put the words into this problem, the subtle annoyance that drove me to make embarrassing minute corrections in my seat when I hit the edge of the desk. It’s amazing how you kind of ignore and learn to live with things like this that actually tangibly affect your favorite hobby.
After three months, I am transformed into a concave shape. The way you give way to your body is attractive. I chose bamboo surfaces (one of five surfaces Uplift offers, including hard and reclaimed wood, laminate, and “eco” materials made entirely from recycled sawdust), and the only way I can describe the smoothness of the beveled edge is the desk is to compare it to drinking from a fancy beer mug . It’s amazing the difference that not having a hard angle is pointing at you.
Uplift makes a good first impression with the customization tool on its website. It’s the kind of thing that anyone who uses NZXT BLD or similar online PC building tool will find a familiar, page depicting the desk as you swap out different parts, like choosing between different styles of drawers that you can install on the underside of the desk.
A disadvantage to buying nearly any large piece of furniture is that you assemble it. The three standard lift boxes for the V2 curved right angle desk, without attachments, weigh 170 lbs. They arrived by freight, and were delivered to my doorstep on an actual wooden pallet. Unsurprisingly, this took two people to gather, which took a little over two hours but wasn’t difficult otherwise. The individual components are of high quality, and you don’t feel an important nail or piece on the shelf. With two exceptions, all screws went in smoothly. One of the things that cripples a little bit is the lack of pre-defined positions for a variety of extras, so in order to add components like the tray or certain types of cable management, I had to be comfortable drilling pilot holes in the underside of the desk.
After spending the last quarter of 2020 in this setup, the biggest difference is that I noticed how well my space was handled, and how much I respect it the most. My office is less than a container for all that I do. And I feel a little bit closer to my habit: I run as a pirate Air 540 carbide housingLarge container with a large footprint. And on the wider Uplift level, I’ve finally been able to mount my computer at my desk, love to be able to hear the fans clearly, see the SSD indicators blinking away reassuringly, weave cables and drive without completing some kind of yoga bend.
One thing I’ve learned using a standing desk since 2014 is that standing, like anything else, is not a silver bullet for health or comfort problems. For me, standing is just a gateway to getting a different pose, and if I’m lucky, I’m more present on the job. But the only thing I can do with an adjustable desk is to switch between sitting and standing all week. Whenever I feel more awake or when my back is not feeling well, I can try standing up instead. The neat feature on one of the four types of keyboards that Uplift sells allows you to program different elevation positions into numbered presets, such as in-car radio stations, and take the guesswork out of the occasional crank-driven IKEA office. There’s even an anti-collision feature, which I turned on when the desk ledge was lowered into the windowsill, protecting it from denting.
Also: If you are already standing up to your setup, I can’t say enough about E7 mat is effective against fatigue Made by Uplift, a pad that weighs nearly eight pounds in this way outperforms any other desk mat I’ve used. The thickness of the polyurethane material makes a big difference, I basically felt like I was standing on a non-perishable layer of smooth caramel the whole time. The woven surface of the rug helps reduce fidgeting.
I’m glad I embraced the region change that supports a lot of my time – Uplift’s customizability and quality have been fully endorsed as a PC gamer. Hopefully this preparation will continue to make 2021 more comfortable as I spend more than 10 hours per day here.