What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves (Black Ebony Ash)?

A total of 12 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points


25th Oct 2018

Can confirm. I got this desk from Amazon as well and I love it. It’s on sale right now for $81. Its Chinese made, but good quality for the price.

Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves (Black Ebony Ash) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HRYBYRU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-FD0Bb13HPCVG

1 point


14th Oct 2021

I have the exact same desk as OPs gf, here is the link for ya.

I would honestly stay away from it as it’s kinda small in terms of square footage but that’s probably subjective to your needs. Only reason I got it (which I bet they got it for this reason as well) was that it was ~50% off at the time.

1 point


11th Sep 2021

lol… it looks the same.

literally no change.

If you were giving me the D.. i would have got you this:


You need storage dude… .bad.

1 point


17th Aug 2018

Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HRYBYRU?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf this is what I use. It has plenty of storage space for making your battle station look nice as well as being pretty open ��

1 point


18th Sep 2017

I had the same desk you did and moved to this recently which is about the same size, if you’re looking for something woodlike.

1 point


27th Jul 2017

I searched on Amazon for L Shaped Desk and found a whole bunch of options. Many under $100. I linked to one I thought was a great price.
How it works is you order the item you like and they will ship it to you and then you put it together yourself using very basic tools. Like a Phillips screw driver and sometimes a hammer.

I also went to Walmart.com and searched L shaped desk and found this one below. Walmart offers free shipping when the item is over $25 so getting from Walmart (or even target.com) will be the best option. Shipping is pretty quick in my experience. The desks I’ve found so far all look like they will be easy to assemble. Also, most of the results are available in multiple finishes (wood/black etc) so make sure you select the option you want.

Sorry if my links are wacky, I’m on mobile.

Ameriwood Home Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves, Black Ebony Ash https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HRYBYRU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FsMEzbNBSF0A2


1 point


11th Feb 2017



1 point


9th Feb 2017

Figured I’d take a crack at it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUIntel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$260.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$17.98 @ DirectCanada
MotherboardGigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$96.82 @ shopRBC
MemoryGeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$119.99 @ Newegg Canada
StorageAMD Radeon R3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$86.43 @ DirectCanada
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video $785.98 @ NCIX
CaseFractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case$96.99 @ PC Canada
Power SupplySeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$128.84 @ DirectCanada
MonitorAsus PB277Q 27.0" 2560×1440 75Hz Monitor$460.99 @ PC Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 09:38 EST-0500

Reasoning for this parts list:

  • The i5 7500 is a great chip for both gaming and content creation, as it packs plenty of power under the hood without being extremely expensive like an i7. If you can fit an i7 into the budget after all your peripherals are decided on, however, go for it.

  • In this case, a CPU cooler is really unnecessary because that particular CPU is locked. I’ve added in the Hypoer T2 because it’ll be quieter than the stock cooler, but if you’re okay with the extra noise, you can drop it and save another $20 for your peripherals.

  • Motherboard chipsets don’t really affect performance unless you’re an overclocker. It doesn’t seem like you’ll need more than just peripheral attachments and the usual ethernet compatibility, so this B250 board will do the job without breaking the bank.

  • 16gb DDR4-3000 memory- This is probably the best value option I could find on PCP. 16gb is plenty of capacity for doing video editing, and definitely will be fast enough at 3000mhz.

  • Grabbed a 240gb SSD for use as a boot drive and for program access (games and editing software, in your case). This will chop your load times significantly and make your computer feel much more responsive than loading off a hard drive. Also noteworthy: If you have a preference towards a specific brand, most 240gb SSD’s are around this price mark, so this one is more or less a placeholder.

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm drive- 2TB, as requested, with a 64mb cache for slightly faster retrieval of commonly used files. Also, this one is made by one of the two hard drive giants in the industry and has a very good reputation as a reliable drive.

  • Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce- This GPU will obliterate games, and provide ample power for rendering and for pushing the listed 1440p monitor.

  • SeaSonic G-750 PSU- SeaSonic’s brand name is all about high quality and reliability. This PSU will last you years to come while having very good energy efficiency (this will reduce heat output and electricity costs significantly). This particular model is semi-modular, meaning that peripheral power cords like SATA and PCI-E 6/8 pin connectors aren’t hard wired into the unit- you can remove them if you’re not using them. This makes for an easier build and a cleaner looking case if you opt for a side window panel.

  • ~~LG 34UC79G- This one was a bit harder to find something I’d approve of. Of course, at 1080p, it’s not the highest resolution, but it is capable of displaying up to 144fps. If framerate is less important than resolution, there are other 1440p monitors available closer to 75hz that will do just as nicely, for about the same price.~~

  • I didn’t budget in a copy of Windows 10 because it can be downloaded for free and run unlicensed without holding your computer hostage (you just lose some customization features like wallpapers and stuff). If you want a legit copy, you can purchase a key for about $110 retail or $90 for an OEM key.

  • EDIT: Ended up cherry-picking the ASUS PB227Q 27" monitor from Ye_untaken_username’s build, because higher resolution and lower price. The monitor I’d previously specced is nice but overkill for someone who’s not a hardcore gamer.

  • Also added in a Fractal Define Mini C because they’re nice, and small, without requiring an ITX board that will have you spend 2x more on the motherboard. If you want a bigger case, you can get a Core 2300 for even less than this case, just without some of the nicer features of this one.

I didn’t add in ~~a case and~~ peripherals because those are highly subjective- at the end of the day, what works for my hands might not for yours. This build leaves about $550 CAD in the budget for a keyboard, mouse, headset, desk and chair- it’s not enough for the very best of all of those, but it should make your goal attainable.

If you need more budget for the last few periphery items, you can drop down to this 1070 and open up another $250.

If your budget for the desk/chair/keyboard/mouse/headset is significantly less than $550, I would get this Core i7 7700 CPU for $400, over the i5 7500 for $260. You’ll dip into your peripheral budget by about $140 but notice better editing power over the i5.


I found these for about another $600 more. It’ll be tight, but I think this pretty accurately represents what one might spend on these parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

KeyboardCorsair STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard$116.05 @ DirectCanada
MouseLogitech G300S Wired Optical Mouse$39.99 @ Amazon Canada
HeadphonesKingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset$112.98 @ DirectCanada
OtherAltra Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves, Black Ebony Ash$139.00
OtherFlash Furniture High Back Rosso Corsa Red Vinyl Executive Swivel Office Chair with Inner-Coil Spring Comfort Seat and Red Base$188.32 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 13:48 EST-0500

The desk and chair, I’m not sure about, because I don’t know what kind of department stores you have in your area, but I’d be surprised if you couldn’t get a desk and chair for less than $280 to bring the total build into your $2700 budget.