Description

I've been a PC gamer for a good while now. Being in the military I've always traveled, whether it be TDY, deployment, or leave; and I've always liked to have my games with me. Now I'm fortunate enough to be stationed an hour and a half from my home town, and I go home almost every weekend. A lot of that time home consists of gaming with lifelong friends, and I wanted to be able to have it in a backpack and easily accessible. So I began deciding what would best suited for a "bugout bag" PC build. Inspired by Kyle from BitWit's LAN System.

I went with the AOC monitor for multiple reasons; 1. Response time. Most portable monitors are in the double digits on response time, and this having 1ms I have no complaints. 2. FreeSync. For $120 at the time, why not! 3. I find that the 21.5 inch panel is perfect on my eyes for 1080p and fits very nicely in my bag!

Secondly, yes; the stoppers on the bottom of the monitor are made from cut door stoppers and adhesive Velcro strips (the kind usually used to hang pictures and stuff.) These leave enough clearance for the monitor to not sit on a hard surface, thus pressing the power button, and prevent it from sliding.

The bag is a cheap, spacious, "tacticool" bag I found at a local pawn shop off post for a whopping $25, no complaints so far.

The keyboard, mouse, and headset will be replaced with wireless peripheral's soon enough, just haven't decided on what yet. If anyone has suggestions please feel free to post in the comments!

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Was going to say someones been watching BitWit and then I saw the description. What are you using as a CPU cooler? +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the stock cooler, only issue is sometimes it sounds like a blow dryer lives in my PC; but I game with headphones so it's not much of a bother

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

A handful of low profile low dB coolers for you, if it gets on your nerves

Thermaltake Slim X3 Noctua NH L9i (personal fav) Cryorig C1 ITX bequiet ShadowRock LP

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your service! +1

Awesome concept here-- beats the hell out of lugging a full-form-factor desktop and all the other crap at the same time.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig! Love these ultra small setups.

Quick question, why do you have both BF1 and BF1 open beta installed? Just curious. :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I never uninstalled the beta XD Guess I never noticed until you said something! lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

First: Thank you so much for your service, means so much! Second: cool little build, very portable it seems

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

It's my honor! I couldn't be more satisfied with the build, other than I tend to get some strange stuttering on BF1. But it's quite portable for sure

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah your not alone. There are a ton of users that are reporting BF1's CPU usage has skyrocketed far beyond normal operation. Hopefully the devs fix it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing that bothers me most is the issue isn't consistent, it's like BF1 chooses which days to screw with me. I'm hovering at around 85%-90% with nothing in the background. With spikes to 100% as soon as a grenade explodes.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous, minimalist and functional, i dig it

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your service sir! +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The concept is awesome. Noticed the Battle.net icon. :-)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very awesome minimalist portable unit! How is the noise on the power supply that comes with the case?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't exactly say due to the aggressive fan curve I run in the case. But I game with headphones. When I'm not gaming or I have it idle in the room it's barely audible.

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