I am a PC gamer who likes to play on the living room couch, so I can hang out with my wife and kids in the evening instead of sequestering myself in a bedroom or home office.
Right now I'm gaming on an Alienware 15 R3 laptop that I bought in 2017. I have a side table next to the couch that's the same height as the arm of the couch, so the computer sits half on the couch, half on the side table. It's a functional set up, but not ideal.
- No mouse -- I have an XBox 360 controller, and can obviously use the touchpad and keyboard, but every once in a while a game comes along that lacks controller support and requires a greater level of speed and precision than what the touchpad offers.
- Heat management -- I've got the back propped 2 inches, I clean out dust regularly, I've got it moderately undervolted, but temps still occasionally get high enough that it BSODs.
- Lack of future-proofing -- I'd prefer a set-up where I can more easily upgrade RAM, video cards, storage, etc.
I'm contemplating building a big, liquid-cooled machine and mounting it under the side table, with a monitor and mouse that sit on the side table, and a wireless keyboard that sits on my lap.
Any other couch PC duders out there who'd care to share their set-up advice?