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Project Zero Cables - The Cleanest Desk Setup EVER

Our process from start to finish on how we scratch built our cleanest desk build yet. Incorporating a flush mount USB 3 hub, widen wireless charger, and well hidden cable management. With the LG UltraFine Ergo 32in sitting on top. It might just be the cleanest desk ever.

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Cleastdesk_plans.pdf

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I wanted to clean up my cables too but i move a lot and add/removes stuff alot so i cant really do it. All i can do is hide it a bit with a pipe :(

Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3600 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
CASE FANS       : Mix of ID cooling fans, Corsair fans and Rakk Ounos (planned change to ID Cooling)
DISPLAY         : SpectrePro XTNS24 144hz Curved VA panel
MOUSE           : Logitech G603 Lightspeed
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

Kingston Hyper X Stinger

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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For keyboard/mouse batteries. it's an option to integrate a battery charger inside the desk, into the side or something so they aren't in view but are in reach when needed.

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I weep whenever I see these clean setups. I have a work laptop with a docking station and a desktop, and two 32'' monitors on my desk, with multiple switches to switch the peripherals between the laptop dock and desktop: two displayport switches and a usb switch going into a 10-port usb hub (with 9 ports actually permanently populated). The volume of cables on the desk is ridiculous, but I really don't think it's possible to clean that up unless going to unreasonable expense.

 

This did give me the idea though to at least get a double-monitor vesa mount stand thingy to mount to the back of the table, instead of having the two giant monitor legs taking up space on the table, those don't seem very expensive.

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Guys, can y'all make a detailed video or rather just help me with the "one cable laptop to gaming pc" thing from the last build of yours?

 

pwease

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Is it just me or this video and the link to total waste of time?
I came here to check out some build plans.

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Echoing what others said, I couldn't find the CAD files, and also would appreciate it if you all could post a full bill of materials. 

I am specifically curious about the USB C storage device you used as the steam library, but having all of those parts available for reference would be helpful.

 

Liked the video though. Cool concept to delivery showing what tools you reasonably need to do a project like this.

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The "maybe drill a hole in the stand" part sounds like something LG should do directly at the factory. After all, it is just a hole and it would provide an actual useful feature.

Though, when first seeing the thumbnail, I didn't see the PC besides it.
So my thought were, "Linus already finished his 1U desk PC?!..."

But this desk seems like a very reasonable start to a proper desk PC.
Though, would have made an area that is a bit like a shelf besides the USB hub, so that one can place drives and such there when they are used. Instead of awkwardly reaching up onto the desk where they can get easily knocked down.

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First thought it’s part 2 of the desk PC

 

but still cool video I really liked the first 

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how was audio handled? or did i miss it?

 

47 minutes ago, Aurorra said:

What's the case used in the video? 

it's the murderbox MKII LTT Video

Things I need help with:

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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One cool addition would have been adding a power button beside the usb hub, completely eliminating the need to touch the pc at all. Or even have it in the same room!

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I'm surprised in at least the hub section the table was not secured in place, also you don't want to use 320/400 on wood, you can carefully, but 800 or higher is better. Unless you like burnt wood. If you want to keep the woods true color you don't want to power sand 320/400 or sand it too hard/long in the same spot by hand.

 

1 hour ago, Moonzy said:

how was audio handled? or did i miss it?

One could use the hub for audio, but in this specific video I would say the main point was the monitor more than anything, imo a better sponsor spot for LGs monitor would have been the actual build I'm looking forward to seeing with everything built into the desk.

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I really like the look of that assymetrical monitor. That one visible cable behind the monitor stand though...

 

The table is really great.

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Is that stand available separately? 

 

Already got two 4k 28" monitors so not looking to replace them but the mounts look good.

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On the topic of removing as many wires as possible, Linus mentioned that you guys hadn't heard of a wireless display technology. However the tech does exists and is displayed in a semi-recent video by ETA Prime. While I don't think it would have made this specific desk any cleaner than it already is, it is certainly an interesting piece of kit.

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