No, THIS is the CLEANEST Setup.

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

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “No, THIS is the CLEANEST Setup.

  1. Is there a way to control the desk fans with a front controller ? i mean with buttons ? how would i power the system ? (controler + fans) i am not english speaker and i dont get the part about powering fans you used. Thank you.

  2. I have a Razer blade stealth 2017, it works great and recently the charger broke, I got a new one and now that I have seen this video, I might attempt this.

  3. Want it even cleaner? 3D print a custom rail system for the computer to slide into and have the TB3 cable at the back perfectly lined up so that you don't even have to interact with the cable. Just slide it in, and go.

  4. i once tried closing my laptop with it configured to never sleep when closed but i noticed that the heat from the cpu was heating up the screen because it was so close to it , so i would definitely have some kind of cooling system for the laptop

  5. I've got a cleaner setup – I have my computer in another room, and usb hub connecting it under my table. So my setup is litterally a desk a keyboard and a mouse, and apart from the usb hub, no hidden insides! – And its upgradable because its a full tower pc.

  6. Hey Linus I am just wondering how you got origin to sponsor you because I reached out to them but they said that their budget was set , anyway that you think that you could help me out with them

  7. Hey guys im kinda confused. Why do you need a thunderbolt 3 hub when you can buy a thunderbolt 3 to HDMI wire then just use bluetooth peripherals. I have seen this done nicely on a macbook but would it work on a PC? thanks

  8. Or you can use a proxmox game box in another room and just use like a raspberry pi taped to the back of your monitor if you have a regular budget for computers.

  9. I have a question!
    I use Macbook pro 2014 with an external monitor and the MBP heat is quite high. is the heat reduce when I using with eGPU?

  10. I have a question regarding daisy chaining. I am thinking of purchasing node pro and ts3 plus. My monitor also supports usb type c. Should I connect the monitor to gpu or connect to ts3 as the ending part of the daisy chain?

  11. Very entertaining and informative. And you definitely should see a mental health care professional soon… 🙂 Just kidding, keep the kick ass videos coming! I have subbed. And screw thunderbolt ports. Unfortunately a waste of money and a technology that I fading out… lastly what is that big as curved monitor your using? And can you drop a link to it? Thanks Brother

  12. it would be cool if you could have built a hidden monitor enclosure that rises at the push of a button and lowers as well into a complete hidden wooden backdrop and you could make it to where the wood goes riight to the edge of the bezel haha… idk just a thought but it looks really awesome!! great job guys good video!!

  13. so with all this bs u made.. egpu, hub, etc.. you could've just used a small factor pc… would be cheaper and u wouldn't have to completely ruin the desk..

  14. Alienware laptops with a graphics amplifier option is a better option for both value and performance, as the AW graphics amp has dedicated lanes for pci e bus, thunderbolt has overhead that makes it slower. I run a AW 17 R5 with an external 2080 ti on a 4K monitor, it’s money… I use the thunderbolt plug for 10Gb Ethernet.

  15. Can i put a quadro p6000 in the external gpu ? With the same laptop and setup will it work well ? Can you try that ._.

  16. Would The Mantiz Venus MZ-02 work without anything?
    Like would it crash or any of the other problems you discribed?

  17. I will definetly do something like this when my PC is slow af due to the CPU and my Laptop wont work that well anymore. By that time this tech may be cheaper and better.

  18. I would like to see razer making a dock for the Razerblade so that you dont have to interact with one single cable.

  19. You say that latency from daisy-chaining the egpu would cause frame rate issues so how do you have the monitor connected? Are the display ports on the hub useless now that it is second in the chain? In that case would vr be incompatible with this set up due to the ports required and the inaccessible egpu?

  20. I can only recommend Industrial velcro brand velcro. the adhesives on the generic 1inch tapes are a bit poor especially with any amount of heat

  21. wait, origin pc was the worst experience in your secret shopper series, giving you a 1050 ti after requesting a gaming build….

  22. So my understand is now that with the Razer Core X, theres no need for the separate thunderbolt 3 adaptor hub as you can run everything directly from the core, or am I wrong?

  23. As a hardcore gamer I would never replace my pc with a laptop. You can get one of the best pc on the market for the same price and it will out perform any laptop on the market even with extended graphics card, there is no competition what so ever. This isnt gonna cut it in the long run. Laptops are literally getting strangulated with its tiny fans smashed in to the table. Its not designed for gaming. but it is fancypantcy . Just not optimal for gaming at the best settings etc, probably work for casual scrubs and rich people.

  24. I use a surface pro for all my portable, school, business, bill needs.
    I have my desktop for all my gaming.
    Pretty simple setup.

  25. dude can you hook me up with one off your old pcs guse i thing your old stuff will still be beast i am just new here on youtube i like computer you biuld awsome stuff got any spare parts i running on low end pc no hd card to capture my ps3 so 🙂 i need sponcer to

  26. Someone reply me plz, but unless you really need a crap ton of monitors, you could just use the laptop's onboard I/O for external hard drives and sd cards and it would still be that clean if not cleaner right?

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