I've always been a fan of the minimalist setup. So I think that after much consideration and the fact that some laptops are as powerful or more than my desktop, and after seeing this video, and the fact that I do currently switch between portable and desktop for separate uses, I have decided to do THIS:
I will be replacing my desktop which currently is:
i7 5820K @4.4ghz
240gb Patriot Blaze SATA SSD
2 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD (I got these in like 2011 and they're still going strong)
Gigabyte GTX 980ti Windforce G1 Gaming
Things I will continue to use:
Acer ET322QK 4K HDR monitor
Sony stereo speakers with amp
RGB mechanical keyboard (not sure the brand)
Razer Naga chroma 2014
I plan to build my existing desk with a back wall to mount the monitor flush on an arm.
I already ordered a wall mount from Amazon and will be visiting IKEA tomorrow or Friday to get the other piece of desktop I need to fashion the backing and pick up some drawers for the existing desk bottom.
My options for laptop right now are:
MSI P65 with the i7 8750 and 1070 Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 with the i7 and 2060 or 2070 (available January 29). <---- decided on this one with the 2070 in Mercury White.
To make up for the lost HDD capacity I plan to get a 4TB external drive to use when docked for my game library.
Gaming wise, these are on par with my desktop soooo no point in me keeping two machines anymore (my other is the Surface Pro 3).
I dont plan on grabbing an eGPU enclosure right away but will likely do so this year as either way I plan on grabbing the a 2080/ti or Vega II for it (to put in my desktop for now until the laptop is here
The TB3 hub they use in that video is pretty decent so I will probably grab that as well. Also going to "try" to embed the wireless charger in the desk. Should be interesting.
Hopefully this all goes well. Setting up the garage for my "desk building" tonight so tomorrow I can get to that portion of it before the mount gets here Friday.
The goal of this build is to create a minimalist designed space with in desk wireless charging and clean lines with accent lighting in the right places. All cables hidden as well as possible.
Beginning of project look: