|Four-monitor laptop workstation
|USB powered fan cooling the desktop GPU
|USB 3 hard drive docks
|USB 3 expansion slots
I added an additional 6 USB 3 ports to the existing 6 ports on the Xcellon USB dock, which is more than it was designed to take, so I don't use the docks built-in network connector since it would add more load to the USB path. Instead, I connect the network cable directly to the laptop. One advantage of this setup is that it would be simple to switch out the laptop for another one. Almost all the drives and peripherals are connected to the dock.
To my surprise this is all running. No crashes, only minor hiccups. Fingers crossed.