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I don't know where I am going to live in the next 6 months to a year so I built a PC that fits in my backpack.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

This is what consoles whish they were.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Your PC, Monitor, Keyboard all fit in a single backpack? What kind of backpack you have? I need a new backpack for my travels :P

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't bring a monitor, but actually this + my Lenovo T430 laptop + my peripherals fit snugly into my backpack. I got an older generation Northface Surge. They don't make it any more, but the new one might be as roomy.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking to do something similar to this only with my 6700k, what are you temps with this build?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm idling at around 31 Celsius. When I have a game on, it's just under 60 Celsius.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That is quite a tiny build! How much does it weigh overall?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is the smallest build possible with a full sized video card. Total weight is 6.7 kg.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the Hadron is smaller, but IDK.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hadron measures at 12.00" x 6.00" x 12.00" whereas my Node 202 is 3.46" x 14.84" x 13.07". This isn't as fat, which is very important for me as the Hadron would not be able to fit in my backpack.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, I just meant in liters.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Still 20% less volume :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure that that build is smaller than a Xbox One, and can kick its *** for sure.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a bit bigger than the XBone. The Fractal Node 202 measures at 377 x 82 x 330 mm, vs. the XBone's 343 x 80 x 263 mm. But it sure does kick its ***! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What if... you'll end up living right where you are?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this in New York. I'm in Shanghai right now... might move to Hong Kong or back to the states some time this year. Who knows?

This build is perfect for my situation. I can throw it in my backpack and take it on the plane to my next destination. :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really nice box actually :) the next generation of gpus should actually be able lower their tdp with respect to their relative performance, so you might be able to make it actually pretty powerful. I usually don't like unlocked chips in a small form factor build like this because of temperatures, but you might actually be able to find a sweet spot where the vcore is pretty low while still having high frequency, so you might actually end up with a lower temperature than stock.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you end up OC that 6600K?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I'm going to for the time being. I'm still getting used to this machine. As of now, it satisfies my power and speed needs, but maybe in the future things will change.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, fantastic build. Waiting on my motherboard to get here, should be up and running in the next week. I'm in a super similar situation, was in Beijing six months ago, building it in Melbourne, probably be in Bogota in 6 months so portability is a must. Question for you: you mentioned "embedding" your receiver, how did you do that? Could you possibly post a pic of it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Motherboard-4-Pin-Header-USBMBADAPT/dp/B000IV6S9S/

I used two of these 4-pin connectors plugged right into the motherboard and attached the receivers to the USB ports. It diminishes the signal a bit, but my room is small enough that I can lay on my bed and use them. Will add some pics.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

what about the noise? is it louder than a ps4? what gpu/cpu fans percentage are you running?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

not noticably loud, i have the CPU fan on high and the front case/GPU fans on medium

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask what those 3 brown pads above the PSU are?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

just felt pads to secure the PSU, the locking mechanism on the case is a bit shaky

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

My build is mostly a Steam machine as well. I embedded the Steam controller receiver inside the case with a 4-pin USB connector. I plan on doing the same thing with a media remote controller so I can lay in my bed and watch movies without getting up to change things. That'll be the finishing touch to this build.

Lemme know when you post it. I'm always curious about other people's mITX builds.

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