The ideal gaming setup can come in many different shapes and sizes.
Much like the mainstream fascination of customizing cars, gamers take massive pride in working on their beloved battle stations, and can’t wait to show off their imaginative designs; to gain feedback and advice on their most recent gear.
While the price may vary, often ranging from budget-friendly to luxury, it’s the originality that makes the top battle stations stand out from others in the crowd!
Below we will take a look at the “most liked” custom builds found on Reddit this year – to help inspire your own place of paradise..
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15. I live in a van and this is my battle station!
This is the standard image for anyone who has thought about converting a Van into a battle station. To achieve this organized look, the creator has opted for a bare minimum approach with only the necessary peripherals for playing PC games.
The interior has an incredibly homely vibe, which is partly due to the rustic wood cladding that lines the walls. This is then decorated with a flag of personal postcards near the ceiling, and there’s even a dream catcher found hanging at the back to keep away bad dreams and evil spirits.
One way he could optimize this valuable living space is by swapping-out the tower and changing it to a small form factor PC. Moreover, if the location ever starts to dull, the option is always there to take the whole experience down by the river.
14. Here’s my Battlestation
The theme is white and black with a touch of vintage. The main purpose of the creator was to transform an attic into a clean and comfortable battle station. To do this, he kept it minimalist with no RGB lighting, and to be honest it doesn’t need it.
What catches the attention most about this gaming setup are the lit-up storage shelves. They house some of the greatest consoles of all time including the; N64, PS1, GameCube, SNES, and Xbox One. In a nutshell, it is a true paradise for old-school gamers.
The wall-mounted case is a Thermaltake Core PC3. It is currently one of the most unconventional cases in the market right now for its open-frame panoramic design. This helps to keep all of your components cool and makes modifications effortless.
The setup was built with ease of accessibility and comfort in mind. More proof of this is the recliner chair that you can easily tilt back when gaming.
13. His and Hers Battle Station
Of course, we had to represent all the gamer couples out there, and if you and your loved one and are looking to build a joint setup together then you should take some inspiration from this.
The battle station consists of one large room that has been split it half symmetrically. The pink theme on the left is for the girl, while the blue theme on the right is for the boy. The main idea was to create a place where both sexes could dominate their opponents at the same time.
A cute touch about this setup is that the girls desktop tower is slightly smaller than the guys. You will love The Sonic and Mario block Pixel Pals on the wall, and the beautiful Nano leaf aurora light panels that help to highlight these features even more.
Remember to send a screenshot to your partner to see if they fancy building this creation too!
12. Lock-down Makeover!
What’s not to like about this clean and organized setup? From the subtle geometric walls to the plush swirl carpet, It’s perfect for any gamer to move straight into.
The creator made incremental changes to this habitual space for years to find the pinnacle layout. With just a few alterations to the color scheme, and persistent attention to detail, he’s got it looking just how it should.
Although the room size isn’t exactly the largest, with the Ikea Bekant desk and side cabinet stretched along the wall, it appears bigger than it really is. This is also partly due to the frame-less design of the desk that keeps the carpet visible while providing plenty of legroom to stay comfortable.
The triple monitors are held up by desk mounts, which sit just beneath the wall-mounted TV and speakers. Fortunately, it’s not a standing desk or he might have some problems with that 🤔!
11. Best of Both Worlds
In terms of creating a great gaming setup, sometimes less is more and this one proves it. It’s named “The best of both worlds” because you can either go for a “white theme”, or you flick the switch and change it into “dark mode”.
The creator wanted a clean, functional space that he could tone down at night to protect his eyes and change the feel of the room completely. The auto-dimming BenQ ScreenBar helps him to minimize screen glare, and keep the keyboard area lit so this goal could become a reality.
Much like the alternative lighting, the “Autonomous” desk brings versatility. It has four programmable height settings, giving you the choice to either sit or stand during your marathon sessions.
This station is ideal for anyone whose lacking space. It certainly gives off close-quarter vibes, similar to the Space X crew cabin!
Monitor: Alienware AW2518HF 24.5″
Mouse: Logitech MX MASTER 2S
Keyboard: DREVO Calibur V2
Case: Corsair Crystal 280X
Graphics: EVGA RTX 2080 Super
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB LED DDR4
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
Acoustic panels: Pyramid Foam Panel Wedge
10. Cozy Bohemian Loft
We’ve all dreamt of building a den at one point or another, and this creators vision is the epitome of coziness. Resembling a fortuneteller’s shack, tucked high away in the mountains; it’s perfect for all you introverts who love to dive deep into games during stormy weather.
The room is filled with warmth which derives from some of the materials found on show. The softwood wall panels and Walnut veneered desk present a natural feel; while the tapestry, thick padded chair, and carpet help to soften some of those edges.
The gaming setup consists of three full HD monitors that are held together by a VIVO Black Triple stand. As you can see, the curved 34.1″ Alienware monitor in the center is slightly larger, it then has two smaller flat screen 24” Acer Predators positioned on angles to the side.
If you’re looking for good vibes only, you might want to take inspiration from this chilled hippy peace station!
Monitor : Alienware 1900R 34.1“/ Acer Predator XB241H
Mount: VIVO Black Triple
Curtain: Bless International Indian Tapestry
Light : LIYUDL Multicolor LED light Bulb
Laptop: Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook
Lamp: FADO Table lamp
9. Quad 43 in Zero-G
This is the craziest setup on our list, and it might just stick with you the most. Gaming on this contraption is probably going to make you feel like you’re a part of the Matrix, or perhaps involved in some wild experiment that’s set in a science-fiction lab!
It has four monitors that allow the player to get fully immersed in the game and completely forget about the outside world. Surrounding each monitor is a light bar, which not only helps to give the place a warm touch, but further combines with the colors of the PC wallpaper.
The zero-gravity “Conform Air” chair can provide an excellent view from all angles, and stays comfortable for many hours by releasing pressure from the joints. It has been securely fastened on top of a custom-made frame, so unfortunately you can’t just buy it from the shop.
The Focal Clear headphones is another luxury product, to privide high-quality audio. Once seated, you’re never going to leave the room!
8. My place of Zen
This spacious and modern setting has a slight resemblance to a cyberpunk theme, and uses zones of LED lighting to reflect the dim blue light of the surrounding surfaces. The Witcher screensaver follows the same color scheme to help compliment this style.
You can tell that the creator has put a lot of time into decorating the walls. And although you might not realize it at first, the brick facade is a peel and stick wallpaper. On top of this is the much-loved nano-leaf, and to the left are video game inspired posters designed by Pixelnoise.
The custom-built L-shaped desk is another mighty feature in this room, providing more than enough space for the rest of the gear. The PC setup uses a white Lian Li PC-011 Tempered Glass case, an ASUS PRIME B450m-a Motherboard, and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600x to provide the gaming power.
Zen or not, this glowing atmosphere comes with an incredible vibe.
Light strips: Govee Smart WiFi LED Strip
Wall lights: Nanoleaf
Chair: Giantex Ergonomic Gaming Chair
Speakers: Razer 2.0 Gaming Speakers
Case: Lian LI PC-011
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core
Graphics: ASUS Cerberus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB pro
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B450m-a
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