A powerful Battlestation on this big Ikea desk with minimal clutter

A powerful Battlestation on this big Ikea desk with minimal clutter

At first glance there would seem to be nothing so special. In reality, this simplicity hides a very powerful configuration, all on a large and tidy Ikea desk that leaves no room for the superfluous to allow maximum concentration and productivity. That’s why last week I asked to the Reddit user Mork013 to tell me the details of his Battlestation in chat.

To start, please tell us where you come from and how old you are.
Hello! You can call me Mork013. I am 23 years old and I come from Missouri.

What do you do with your computer?
Mostly do data work and light gaming, with some flight simulator from time to time.

When did you start optimizing your workstation?
Just recently completed the whole setup this past week!

What fundamental characteristics must a good battlestation have?
I think in order to have a good battlestation, you need a big desk with minimal clutter, as few visible wires as possible. I personally used the Ikea countertop hack where you have 2 ALEX drawers and a 98” countertop from Ikea, and got some cable management tunnels cut to size for this particular setup. Adding a subtle rgb strip behind the desk completes the setup.

What are the strengths of your workstation?
I positioned the monitor mounts in a way where almost none of the weight is in the middle which I hope prevents sagging since I don’t have a 3rd leg on this. In all this a great setup as it does everything I need it to do.

Have you already thought about the next evolutions?
I don’t have any major upgrades planned for now, but I could use a USB-C hub to more easily connect my work laptop with one cable, but as of now I tried to future-proof it as much as possible.

Could you explain us tech specs of your setup?
Desk is and IKEA pinnarp countertop and Alex drawers, chair is an ikea Markus. Monitor mounts are from amazon, don’t remember the brand and the monitors are 2x lg 29” ultra wide 2560×1080.
Here are all the other details:

CASE: Thermaltake Versa H18
MAINBOARD: MSI Z490M
CPU: Intel i7 10700K
CPU LIQUID COOLER: Coolermaster 120m aio
RAM: 16GB XPG (probably upgrade this to 32gb soon)
GPU: Asus NVIDIA RTX 3070 Dual OC
SSD: 2x WD_BLACK NVMe M.2 500GB
POWER SUPPLY: Seasonic Focus Plus 750W 80 Gold
KEYBOARD: Keychron K3
MOUSE: Logitech MX Master 3
AUDIO SPEAKERS: Harman Kardon Soundsticks 4
WEBCAM: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Thanks for sharing your Battlestation with us!
Thanks to you!