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
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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

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

  • September 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    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

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    So how much is that like 3000 dollars

    Imma head out

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    2:43 desktok

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Can you interview me

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    Plz update setup

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Does anyone know what kind of desk that is?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Velcro – wwhyyyy?!? 3M Dual Lock all the way! Regards, A guitar pedal board geek

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  • September 13, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    NOCE

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  • September 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Can we get the MacBook update!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    Too bad that desk is ugly as fuck

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Do another plz

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    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.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Definitely do a MacBook follow up.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    what desk is that?

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    NINTENDO SWITCH

    scroll plz

    RAZER SWITCH BOOM

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    Who makes the desk?

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    mine is cleaner i only use phone in bed

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    I wish i had a PC

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    2:12 You should also make sure your computer is using OPI 4GT/s mode or you may as well have a PCIe x2 connection

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    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!

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  • September 17, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Thanks Johnny Rotten

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  • September 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    put you setup in the bin

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    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

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  • September 18, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Wanna know my gameming setup?

    iPad Air 200 bucks
    Steelseries Nimbus controller 50 bucks
    Minecraft 26 dollars

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    I NEED a V2 in my life.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    Does thunderbolt 2 works as well? have an older macbook.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    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.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    was there a follow up?
    let me know

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    I only clean desktop, i dont have one

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    He says "desk Toc" at 2:29

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    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 ?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    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

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    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?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    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)

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    i want it

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    literally who has the money for this…
    21 savage bank account starts playing

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    This build is SOO smoth and silent, that you can’t even hear the speakers!

    ….wait a second!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Alex looks like a woodshop teacher at a middle school in this video.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    I want to see it

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Idk if he mentioned this in the video and I missed it, but can someone tell me what monitor he is using?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    See americans us Canadians don't say aboot

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    Why u not using magnet to stick the adapter into the table? Isn't that gonna make it more convenient ?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    yes please do a mac book pro setup !

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    2:45 "destok"

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Linus has the most punchable voice

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  • September 25, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    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!

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  • September 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    I don’t wanna spend some money maybe $500 on a setup(I have some monitors and a tv)

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  • September 26, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    Desktok- Linus 2018

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    Can anyone buy me a gaming pc pwease

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    " You don't need a pc, just use a laptop, bts, sponsored by origin"

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:39 am
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    You have received a lawsuit from Nintendo

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  • September 26, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    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

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Update this please!!!!

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  • September 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    The cleanest setup? Yes. Expensive? Also yes. I'd rather take the IKEA setup with two desk drawers than this.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    So where does the sound come out?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    When is the update?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    Just glue a mousepad on a mouse lol

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Razor switch

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  • September 27, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Did he say desktoc? 2:43

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Slightly lower res ultrawide would probably be better for that blade stealth.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    I want to see the 2.0 version

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    You know using masking tape and reducing the speed of your router will prevent tearout.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    where do I get a desktalk???

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Those curtains get a bit trippy around the 12:45 mark.. maybe a pair with less pattern would be better, avoid stripes please.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    i kind of like the idea. almost neat to perfect solution. kudos from India!!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    Make a v2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    You Said Destock
    XD

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    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.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    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

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Thank God, the shortened drawers can hold a single banana. I always have one in my desk storage

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    And here I am saving up for a year to get a $300 PC

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  • September 30, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    I would prefer both Gaming pC + Laptop.. than this

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    I thought the thunderbolt hub was an intel nuc!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    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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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    you guys are gods Linus and team!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    what kind of mouse is that

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    noctua fans finally got a chance to get screwed into wood and it still doesn't match

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  • October 2, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    what size monitor is that? 21:9?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Does the razer Blade 15 support power delivery via thunderbolt 3?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    How much does it cost?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    Whats the monitor?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    How did you Bluetooth connect the peripherals, by plugging the thunderbolt in?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    Make a better setup with a more powerful laptop
    Like alienware or something

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    At 2:45 he says desktock

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    Can someone give me the name of the white desk at the start of the video please?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    And the question of all questions:
    Does it run Crysis? 🤣

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    13:30 Lmao

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    UR MOUSE worth is equal to my gpu

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Or you could just get a hdmi cable and connect the laptop to the monitoe

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    No, thi… nevermind

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    2:42 your destock, boy🤦‍♂️

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    Gaming with your laptop lid closed is jot recommended, it would heat up the screen too much, maybe you should mention that before recommending it

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    How much to make the Desk again

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    your videos suck

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    I wish LTT would sell someone of the items they make in their shop that would be awesome!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    I’m actually building this EXACT set up now. Hope I do it right

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    what desk is he using?

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  • October 9, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    I love this idea although I would certainly recommend a solid wood table for routing holes and recesses.

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