No, THIS is the CLEANEST Setup.

  • Published: 23 January 2019
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Comments • 12 804

  • DCW Films
    DCW Films  6 hours back

    First look behind the counter island! Ooohhh

    • badvock71
      badvock71  9 hours back

      Long shot I know but anyone know the name / type of desk and what retailer might sell it?

      • Eva Personett
        Eva Personett  2 days back

        Could something like this run pubg?

        • TTTbtwonxb
          TTTbtwonxb  2 days back

          You just said pc desktops 🖥 where bad

          • SPUDZ_ Nitro
            SPUDZ_ Nitro  3 days back

            Its a hdmi lol

            • UgleBoy
              UgleBoy  3 days back

              No clue what hes talking about but seems cool lol

              • Joey Fisher
                Joey Fisher  3 days back

                I want to see the Mac book one. Thanks!

                • ElliotTube
                  ElliotTube  3 days back

                  2:43 desktok

                  • Gaming Benchmarks
                    Gaming Benchmarks  4 days back

                    Always testing the easy doom

                    • Martin Findeisen
                      Martin Findeisen  4 days back

                      is it possible with such a setup to start the laptop when it is still infected without having to open it?

                      • Nika Gorelashvili
                        Nika Gorelashvili  5 days back

                        Komputer name

                        • RayraysAzombie !
                          RayraysAzombie !  5 days back

                          Do a v2 with more performance so (the best laptop setup)

                          • Mahir Warsame
                            Mahir Warsame  5 days back

                            I just want the desk nothing else

                            • kornnichiwa
                              kornnichiwa  6 days back

                              LINUS LIKES HIS VIDEOS CONFIRMED

                              • DiamondDog28
                                DiamondDog28  6 days back

                                0:50 what desk is that, please respond😀

                                • UG Pure
                                  UG Pure  6 days back


                                  • Freeze KNAEPPLE
                                    Freeze KNAEPPLE  7 days back

                                    honestly my Mac book pro setup runs those frames on fortnite

                                    • Aynn
                                      Aynn  7 days back

                                      The hub fell down.

                                      • He Ka
                                        He Ka  1 weeks back

                                        I love the idea. I'm never gonna abandon the desktop PC... I've always scoffed when people wonder why I'm not switching to a laptop. I mean come on!? A laptop is absolutely not the same as a desktop!
                                        But with this setup I could get a lot more use from the single computer.
                                        I'm just disappointed it's such a hassle to get working.
                                        Maybe some day, somewhere, somebody will come up with a simple plug and play solution.

                                        • CrepeerMan7
                                          CrepeerMan7  1 weeks back

                                          Bruh i have laptop w gtx 1060 in chapter 2 and I have around 180fps

                                          • IlKY0SuKElI
                                            IlKY0SuKElI  1 weeks back

                                            I would love to see a low budget version of this build.

                                            • Joel Pengilly
                                              Joel Pengilly  1 weeks back

                                              What desk is that.

                                              • RaGe Aspect
                                                RaGe Aspect  1 weeks back

                                                The thumbnail just made me happy

                                                • Shaolin Dave
                                                  Shaolin Dave  1 weeks back

                                                  I suggest combining this idea with the laptop dock tutorial on DIY Perks.
                                                  I have a MacBook with two thunderbolts on each side. Using the dock, I could use an eGPU that doesn't support daisy-chaining and plug the hub up to the other, but not have to plug them in separately.

                                                  • Xx CRUEL xX
                                                    Xx CRUEL xX  1 weeks back

                                                    Mine is cleaner I clean it ever 30 mins 😂 lol noob

                                                    • Ibrahim Syed
                                                      Ibrahim Syed  1 weeks back

                                                      want it even cleaner? use an automatic piston door.

                                                      • Ibrahim Syed
                                                        Ibrahim Syed  1 weeks back

                                                        but the real question is....................can u play MiNeCrAfT on it

                                                        • The OverSaturated Gamer

                                                          It was clean until you played fortnite on it

                                                          • Ilan Orzech
                                                            Ilan Orzech  2 weeks back

                                                            Please do a mac version of this

                                                            • Don Mega
                                                              Don Mega  2 weeks back

                                                              could be cleaner if the monitor was on the wall or on a clamp attached to the back of the table. also i don't care how good a tracker your mouse has it cannot run perfectly on a tabletop and the hard counter is gonna be pretty painful after a few hours of resting your palm on it. also when it comes to ergonomics having a thick table like that means your elbows are raised up to your shoulders and at same time your knees are near touching the bottom of the table as well. needless to say i hate it.

                                                              • Mad_Ascent Plays
                                                                Mad_Ascent Plays  2 weeks back

                                                                2:40 'destok'

                                                                • Justin Warthen
                                                                  Justin Warthen  2 weeks back

                                                                  “Why bother having two CPUs installed on two motherboards if you’re only going to be able to use one at a time” he says while I have my laptop open looking at my notes from class and my desktop with excel open to do my homework... 😳

                                                                  • Shaolin Dave
                                                                    Shaolin Dave  1 weeks back

                                                                    Yeah, you don't need that. If you had this setup, you could have your notes on your laptop, doing your homework on your laptop, while using it as a desktop.

                                                                • Terence Edwards
                                                                  Terence Edwards  2 weeks back

                                                                  my boos as got a dell laptop its got a cream case,its got an i7 ,32gb ram and ssd,mits got an external box that conects through thunderbolt,mouse 2 displays ,phone doc with various other ports

                                                                  • RICHARD KUKLINSKI
                                                                    RICHARD KUKLINSKI  2 weeks back

                                                                    Look down 3:14 😂😂😂

                                                                    • Aziz Darweesh
                                                                      Aziz Darweesh  2 weeks back

                                                                      2:43 Your desktok

                                                                      • DaBahoo
                                                                        DaBahoo  2 weeks back

                                                                        some built in fans or some type of built in mount with fans would be amazing to help cool the laptop for when you game.

                                                                        • Axel Vermeij
                                                                          Axel Vermeij  2 weeks back

                                                                          8:13 pure Canadian Linus

                                                                          • Ingmar
                                                                            Ingmar  2 weeks back

                                                                            Do a part two!

                                                                            • Deku2Mash GT
                                                                              Deku2Mash GT  2 weeks back

                                                                              WHAT IS THE LAPTOP THAT LINUS USED? AND COULD U GUYS RECOMMEND A BETTER RAZER GAMING LAPTOP AND ITS SPECS?

                                                                              • Elliott Reynolds
                                                                                Elliott Reynolds  2 weeks back

                                                                                I have done this with the 2019 razer blade stealth and a core x. Works perfectly.

                                                                              • Chownzi
                                                                                Chownzi  2 weeks back

                                                                                you can get super thin mousepads that would be perfect for that

                                                                                • 11 11
                                                                                  11 11  2 weeks back

                                                                                  This isn’t new. People have been doing this for years..

                                                                                  • Tae Kim
                                                                                    Tae Kim  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Would prefer an elevated place to place the laptop as well as power routed through a small hole with cable holder (prevent fall down) for more convenient everyday use compared to reaching for power cable -> plug cable -> place laptop while leaning over. Better ventilation though it does not seem to be an issue for laptop in that open space. Maybe add fans should that space be dedicated to hardware (versus light objects like paper etc).

                                                                                    • Meeya g
                                                                                      Meeya g  2 weeks back

                                                                                      He sounded like bob ross in the beginning 😂

                                                                                      • Andrew Shevchenko
                                                                                        Andrew Shevchenko  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I love the desk where did you guys get that desk?

                                                                                        • David Rigbye
                                                                                          David Rigbye  2 weeks back

                                                                                          What monitor model is this?

                                                                                          • Alexis Villegas
                                                                                            Alexis Villegas  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Will this setup work for the Surface Book 2? if not does anyone have any ideas on what to use instead?

                                                                                            • Samson Roshan
                                                                                              Samson Roshan  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I just made this set up ( minus the GPU) and its pretty great. I would've never thought to do this if I hadn't seen this video