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My chair is starting to break apart after many years of service, and I was thinking of maybe buying one of those gaming chairs that look more like a racing car than a chair. Are they as good as they say, or are they more or less equal to other desktop chairs?



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Is anyone not endorsed by a gaming chair company saying they are actually good? :P

I'd take a desktop chair (even a low budget one) over pretty much any gaming chair I've tried. If you sit a lot in front of your computer, do yourself a favor (if you can afford) and buy a proper desktop chair.



If you're buying something like that, you should definitely try it out first if you can. Go to your nearest IKEA or something and try one out.



In my opinion there are only two types of chairs. The desk chair, and the dining chair. So, you get a desk chair.

Any other title given to a chair is only there to inflate the price with some nonsense branding.



I've demoed several. Seem pretty overrated to me. I prefer executive style office chairs.



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Depends on the chair.



Just try some desk chairs made to work up to 12 hours a day sitting on it and you will be fine if you find the right one.



TallSilhouette said:
I've demoed several. Seem pretty overrated to me. I prefer executive style office chairs.

Are you saying that regular chairs fit 7 foot giants?



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m0ney said:
TallSilhouette said:
I've demoed several. Seem pretty overrated to me. I prefer executive style office chairs.

Are you saying that regular chairs fit 7 foot giants?

The seats do, but not the headrests. :(



They look comfy,never used them as i just sit on my couch for console gaming and have a laptop for PC gaming.