DIY Computer Gaming Rig Makes Also Compact Workstation

DIY Computer Gaming Rig Makes Also Compact Workstation

Range Govindan
Apr 13, 2010

Although this DIY computer gaming rig was initially meant for, you guessed it, gaming, we actually think that this could be a sweet setup as a pocket home office workstation, if you're running low on desk real estate. The setup requires a bit of handiwork, but all in all, we could spend a few hours working in it without any problems.

DIY gaming rigs are great, because if you'd think about buying one, you'd be paying quite a bit of money. But what if you don't really do any gaming? This DIY gaming rig seems perfect as an alternative workstation. Since it's designed for extended gaming use, we see no problems in using it as a home office workstation.

Don Sturrok designed this DIY gaming rig. He used an IKEA chair, aluminum piping, and some simple fittings to put it all together. The fittings are from Simplified Building Concepts.

We think that this is a great rig for anyone who spends quite a bit of time in front of a computer. Using a lounge chair makes perfect sense. The build isn't that complicated, but you need to make sure that you know where you are going. All in all, the simple keyboard and monitor mounts, plus the fact that you can swivel them away, are really neat.

[via Make, photos by Don Sturrok]

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