The 9 Best Minimalist Gaming Setups

A minimalist gaming setup is one of the best gaming room themes you can use to bring a touch of tasteful elegance to your space. The clean aesthetics, simple beauty and budget-friendly nature of these setups are all winning qualities in our books.

Creating a simple-looking setup is a lot harder than you would think. There’s a fine line between a slick setup and a sad one, and you really don’t want to be on the wrong side of that line. Finding the balance between character and clutter is the key to a minimalist gaming room.

Once again we have scoured the internet to find you the room ideas out there, to give you some inspiration for your own build, and boy did we have fun with this one.

After countless hours of examining every minimalist gaming setup we could find, we realized pretty quickly a lot of minimalist rooms have a lot in common.

Good cable management is essential if you want that clean cut finish you are dreaming about. A simple color palette and minimal desk clutter are also winning characteristics of a minimal gaming setup. 

OUR TOPIC PICK

Plain and Simple

Minimalist gaming room

Monitor: LG 32UD59

Keyboard: Abko AR87

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3

 

Chair: Herman Miller Aeron

Speakers: Presonus Eris E5

Extras: Ikea Hammarp Countertop, Sony WH1000 Headphones

Of all the minimalistic setups out there, this one from Gr1zbot is one of the best examples we have seen. 

The Herman Miller chair aside (which will easily set you back over $1,000) a minimalist gaming setup like this is certainly achievable with even the most modest budgets.

Through a combination of Ikea furniture and a bit handy work, this gamer has built a simple battlestation packed with character.

Like any simple gaming setup, the devil is in the details. Simple additional like the homemade speaker legs and cable sleeves to keep all those wires looking pretty are easy wins when it comes to a clean setup.

As you can probably tell, we really love this setup. We even featured it on The 15 Best Gaming Setups Ever list. 

FEATURE WALL

Geometric Greatness

3D Gaming wall

Monitor: LG 34GK950F-b

Keyboard: GMMK Compact

Mouse: Glorious Model-O

Chair: SecretLab Titan

Speakers: Bose Companion 3

Extras: Cololight Pro 

If minimalist setups are boring, then this gamer definitely didn’t get that memo.

While this setup is elegantly simple, the 3D feature wall commands attention and does all kinds of crazy things with the light.

A wall mounted monitor is a great way to bring the bare-bone effect, especially if you can hide your cables inside the wall, like in this example.  The addition of the white backlighting on the motion gives you an awesome floating effect too. 

Sparingly used accessories are a great way to add some personality to your setup, so long as they work with your overall theme. 

That’s why the Colorlight Pro looks great here. This RGB work of art can be rearranged in endless combinations, integrated with music and all controlled by a handy app.

 

ALL WHITE

Stormtropper Simple

White Stormtrooper Room

Monitor: LG 38WK95C

Keyboard: Azio Retro Classic Edition

Mouse: Mad Catz Rat 5

Extras: Ikea Gerton Monitor stand

Sure, Star Wars themed rooms come a dime a dozen (there’s at least three on this list alone) but when when combined with minimal finish, you are onto a winning formula. 

This ultra-white, ultra-clean setup is bound to appeal to the inner clean-freak we all feel when it comes to your isolation stations.

With any minimalist gaming setup, it’s important to sacrifice practicality for aesthetics. While a desk mat might have retracted from the elegant finish, it would undoubtedly lead to a nice gaming experience.
 

WALL MOUNTED PC

Rock Wall

Wall Mounted PC

Monitor: Asus ROG PG348Q Ultrawide

Keyboard: AHyper X Alloy FPS Pro

Speakers: Audioengine A2+

Who needs wall art when you have your prized rig to show off? Bragging rights aside, a wall mounted PC goes hand and hand with a bare-bones approach.

While this setup has plenty of awesome things going for it (that Ultrawide Asus or the Audioengine speakers are badass) there’s a few tricks this gamer has missed. 

Mixing multiple textures (wood, stone & glass) reracks from that minimal finish – as does that bright green trash can. 

The cable management is pretty solid here too, although that white cable sleeve slightly retracts form the minimalist effect. 

GAMING OFFICE

Work hard, play harder

Minimal gaming office

Monitor: BenQ PD3220U

Keyboard: Keychron K3

Mouse: MIIIW Elite

Chair: Steelcase Gesture

Speaker: Edifier S880

Extras: Autonomous SmartDesk 2 Premium

When it comes to minimal WFH battlestations, it doesn’t get much better than this one. 

Plenty of thought has gone into this isolation station – from the matching colors of the desk and speakers, to the subtle underlighting – this simple setup has it all.

For that eye poping effect, why not use a wall art and background combo like this gamer has gone for? 

ADD SOME NATURE

Burning Rubber

gaming setup with plants

Monitor: MSI Optix MAG341CQ

Keyboard: Keychron K6 Wireless

Mouse: Logitech G602

Desk: Ikea Bekant

Speakers: Edifier R1280T

 

 If a simple, budget friendly setup you are after, all you need is a trip to Ikea.

The wall mounted speakers and monitor that sit directly under a a floating shelf give the illusion of endless desk space. The plants and wooden panel curtain and subtle underlighting all pull this setup together nicely.

With ever simple setup, the devil is in the details and while the monitor appears slightly off centre and squint, there’s plenty going on here to get your creative juices flowing! 

SMALL SETUPS

Got Milk?

desk for minimalist setup

Monitor: Samsung C32HG70

Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB

Mouse: Razer Lancehead

Chair: DXRacer Racing Chair

Speaker: Kanto YU2

Extras: Audio Technica M50X

If you have managed to to peel your eyes of that milk-cooled PC, you might notice some of the other subtle piece that make this one of our favorite minimalist setups for small rooms. 

The steal brackets in the dark-wooden, custom made, desk is utterly stunning, and the RBG keyboard and desk lighting all transform this cozy corner into a brilliant battle station. 

BEST DESK

Steel & Ice

Best gaming Desk

Monitor: Acer Predator X34P

Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB

Mouse: Logitech G703

Chair: Steelcase Gesture

Speaker: Audioengine A5+

Extras: Nixie tube clock

Sometimes, all it takes is a good desk to get that jaw dropping finish.

And this custom made desk my Dr D-Flo might be one of the best we have ever seen. The fabricated steel frame and marble table top look like they were destined to make this creation of awesomeness.

The minimalism continues with the simple choice of room accessories. The matching desk mat and wall art work ridiculously well and the character the tubeclock brings to this setup is ridiculously simple.

DORM ROOM

Ocean Blue

Dorm room gaming setup

Monitor: LG 27UD68-W 27″

Keyboard: Satechi

Mouse: Logitech G602

Speaker: Yamaha HS5s

Extras: Philips LED Strips

It’s hard to believe this setup comes from a student who has transformed his dorm room into a brilliant battle station. 

The floating wooden desk, backboard and minimal lighting gives this room the barebones appeal. 

Sure, those Yamaha speakers might be a bit overkill – especially for shared housing – but they can double up nicely for the sound system for your next party. 

What did you think of our minimalist gaming setups?

If this article hasn’t persuaded you to get stuck into building that simple setup you have been dreaming about, then I don’t know what will. 

There’s buckets of inspiration and lessons to be learnt from every amazing example on this list. Whether that’s implementing simple tricks like wall mounted monitors or sticking to a simple color palettes, we have give you more than enough to get your creative jucies flowing.