No, THIS is the CLEANEST Setup.


Full-sized desktops are great for playing the latest AAA games at high framerate, or if you need the extra muscle for video editing, 3d rendering or computer system design but if we’re being honest for most people a thin and light basic laptop is more than enough these days and comes with the extra benefits of portability and convenience that you simply don’t get with the desktop the real bummer is when you ended up having to buy both a desktop for your gaming or your heavy work, and a laptop for when you’re out and about, i mean why bother having 2 full cpu’s installed on 2 motherboards when you can only really use 1 at a time if only there was a solution where just by plugging 1 cable into that laptop you already own you could extend it with a full sized desktop all the peripherals and expension you could want and even, a powerfull graphics card i mean, while i’m dreaming, what if wireless charging simply built, right into our desk oh wait it is, and we did all of that stuff and we’re gonna show you, exactly how it works after this message from our sponsor, Origin Origin PC build custom desktops, ha like this one over here that we’re actually using for the video earlier and laptop with 24/7 lifetime tech support and high quality components like samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD check them out at the link in the video descriptions Lazslo – Supernova so step zero for making your very own 1 cable desk-top thing is having a compatible laptop you don’t get dual 4k monitors 10 gig file transfers and 85 watt of charging to a regular old micro usb port and cable now, for this to work we need a laptop with atleast 1 thunderbolt free port and we would strongly recommend finding 1 that has a 4x Pcie lane interface so thunderbolt 3 looks like a normal usb type c port except for this liiitle lighting bolt emblem that isn’t keep on this there so the thunderbolt 3 port on our 2018 razerblade still for example is totally on mark if you need to double check your device you can always search for it on the thunderbolt technology website now, for step 1 plan yor layout at a minimum, your desktop is going to need a thunderbolt 3 hub for everything to run through luckily for us, Caldigit was kind enough to send us their flagship Ts3 plus which can provide 85 watts of power that’s enough to charge my macbook pro and, it’s got enough port for your peripherals wired internet, and a 10 gigabit external drive oh, also up to 2 4k monitors now you could just get the device like this and call it a day with no other parts necessary but to make our setup really special we want it to add an external graphic card enclosure so that our desktop not only makes our laptop easier to use with the monitors, peripherals, and you know a lot of ports and all that but also, substancially more powerful so that ended up making things a lil bit complicated for started, while thunderbolt 3 does support daisy chaining up to 6 devices off of a single port you can’t just plug your graphics card into your dock unless your egpu is the 1st device in the chain you’ll get often latency at desk and at worst, random crashes or total malfunctionality okay, so we just switch the order then, right ? laptop to egpu epu to dock, ooh so at the time we writing, the odds of your egpu having 2 ports on it for daisy chaining are pretty low the only option we’re aware are a Blackmagic egpu it’s only works with max akitio node duo which is designed to hold 2 cards but at only half the benefit each and the akinio node pro which is exactly what we ended up using i solves our problems, but it has a even tho our ts3 plus hub can deliver 85 watts of power your laptop only receive power from the device that it is directly connected to so on our case, that the node pro whose the thunderbolt 3 ports can only deriver up to 60 watts of power so, machine with higher power demands like the macbook pro could ended up triple charging fortunately for us, that is not the case for my blade stealth 2017 so, our journey continues step 2 then, choose a suitable desk as you can see, our finished desktop is completely meaning that, even tho it’s got an integrated wireless charging and a freaking graphics card you can’t see either of those things when you’re sitting on the desk and that is only possible because of the planning that we did back in the step 1 so we limited our options to runs with enough cabinet space and thickness to containing all of our devices and our cables with obvious cable management runs for bonus points

98 thoughts on “No, THIS is the CLEANEST Setup.”

  1. what are you talking about you don't stuff a huge pc, keyboard and a mouse into your bag and hold a desk and a monitor with your hands

  2. I really want to see you guys do the MacBook Pro version of this setup. Did you ever do it? If not, can you guys please do it?

  3. A lot of work put to create a 15 min video. Those 5 million views are totally deserved. And props to you for calling out a company when their products/services are deffective and expensive for a change (table, Apple's repair policy!!, and so on).

  4. Couldn't you just spend $2500 roughly on a custom laptop and do the same with say a vga/hdmi cable into the back of a monitor?

  5. is that desk available at ikea i would very much like it im using a glass desk at moment and its terrible for cable management

  6. Yeah cause gaming laptops dont degrade fast. Linus pls explain for the teens that get gaming laptops that 1 year later same game is almost unplayable at the same settings. Reason? Laptops cooling is not enough.

  7. Love the video. I'm looking at a EGPU setup for my girlfriend's MacBook air, so getting some great tips.
    Also, love the Photobomb at the end!

  8. If you are going to use a monitor for your laptop. note: some laptops even if configured to not sleep when the lid is close, the monitor screen goes black and so as the laptop. Though it still has power

  9. buffering…
    *scoffs* *flails* *sputters*
    Finally, it composes itself. "Um, actually

    no u", the masked figure smugly replies, donning his trusty kappa emote as pushes his definitelynotcosco glasses up to rest on his smooth brow. Smiling, he tilts his Secretlab Omega 2020 back to full 180 degrees, puts his hands behind his head, and lets out a sigh of pure bliss. "Ahh, another good days work", he says, looking at the beautiful ltt insulated water bottle glistening in an ad beneath the youtube video. He watches the comment section with the eyes of a hackerman in the wild, waiting for the likes to inevitably flow in like so many oxygen molecules in a vacuum chamber, hiding his thin, nerdy frame on the other side of 240 hertz of pure g-sync ultimate.

  10. Just a short question here.

    If I just use a laptop with more beef and a graphic card inside already, I would save all the trouble with the egpu am I right ?

  11. My solution is to spend most of my money on a desktop and then spend whatever is left on a used thinkpad on ebay for like $100 and use that when I need a laptop. Actually thinking of replacing this desktop I'm typing on with my thinkpad

  12. I wonder if it's possible to have the computer automatically know that you're not at home and switch off the "go to sleep when lid is closed" option back to on when you leave the house?

  13. now the only thing left to do is to integrate a chill plate that the laptop sits on to cool the laptop (plus the fan in the back on the cabinet slot the Linus mentioned in the video)

  14. Did you just… stole the Nintendo Switch concept and mixed it with a laptop? xD
    No, seriously, this is an amazing job, and I'm soo jealous!

  15. Why is this running so slow with a 1080? My laptop with an I7 9750 and a 1660 ti with only 8gb ram, runs Fortnite on all epic at like 120+ fps

  16. Those curtains get a bit trippy around the 12:45 mark.. maybe a pair with less pattern would be better, avoid stripes please.

  17. This is absolutely fantastic! Truly inspiring! I always wanted a computer that is ultra silent but can play "most of the games" while still being the cleanest possible.

  18. I think the idea is great just something kicked me off and it was "speakers". Non present and if you are going to use monitor speakers that's not gonna be the best solution and eventually you'd want to get something better. If you would want to maintain the clean part i'd say go for the wireless headphones, as you need them for communications and the sound, but if you don't prefer headphones then the options for the wireless speakers are not the best if you ask me, so it's cables for speakers again, but my guess is that you could make a hole or something for them as well and hid them under the desk

  19. is there any way you could have this control 2 computers some sort of way to switch between them so they both use the same monitor, keyboard and mouse?

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