Description

I built this Suitcase PC because I got sick of laptops and needed something I can travel with.

The Missing part on the list is the GPU and its not there because its not in the system. It is the EVGA 980TI Hydro Copper. As for the cooling system I got all the kits from XSPC and everything is water cooled down to the Ram. It has 2 radiators on it one with 2 120mm fans and one with 3 120mm fans. The smaller radiator is dedicated to the CPU and the Larger one is for the RAM and GPU.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope your travels don't bring you into conflict with the TSA. Liquids (custom loop) and explosives (PSU). I can see someone arguing that their PSU isn't explosive (It's a G2.) and getting tackled.

  • 42 months ago
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Ya my travels are done mostly over road so the TSA wont be a problem... plus its to large for carry on and I would never check it.

  • 42 months ago
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I'm kind of worried about what effects vibration would have on a custom loop (And the 3.5" HDD, though not as much.) with so many potential points of failure (Even RAM). Since you only have one GPU, to me, it would have made sense to go mini ITX, have 2 AIO CLCs, no HDDs, and a smaller, cheaper, lighter, and lower wattage PSU. Are you planning to add a Wi-Fi card? Not all hotels have easily accessible Ethernet wall connections. Also, just curious... how heavy is it (Using the 27" monitor as a scale... not light I'd imagine.)?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well so far the vibrations don't have to much effect on the cooling loop and i think some of that is because I used rubber hose and not hard hose. I have 2 fittings on each 1 90 degree or 45 degree and then 1 heavy duty compression fitting. So far none of those have come loose and I check for leaks after every move i have to do. The only thing that has been affected by the vibrations is the monitor and it has a little rub mark on the outer layer of it and that's because the Water Tank/Pump sits so high that if I don't put a folded up town on the top if it the monitor rubs its. The motherboard has built in WiFi and its actually really good i can pick up the MickeyD's WiFi across the street from the hotel. As for the weight of the whole unit itself its not to bad 20-30 lbs or so. Oh and just as added info i have traveled more than 1,900 miles with it so far.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

"20-30 lbs" Sounds about right. 5 typical laptops or 10 ultra-portable laptops or 1 monster. "I check for leaks after every move i have to do"..."if I don't put a folded up town on the top"..."not to bad"..."traveled more than 1,900 miles" Not too bad? Sheesh. When I travel half way around the world for a month long trip, I take one cloth bag (~10"x10"x18"). I'm extremely minimalist and pack tightly...but wow. You must really be determined to play on ultra settings to lug that behemoth everywhere and the leak checking and putting a towel on the monitor (Rubber feet might be easier?). If I were to build anything even close to this, I would use a passive or AIO CL CPU cooler, liquid cool the GPU (R9 Nano maybe?) with a AIO CLC, use SSDs only, use a passive PSU, go Mini ITX, use a USB display, and fit it all in a wood and L-bracket reinforced sports bag or something like that. I might be willing to add a UPS backup or some other small luxuries, but I'd take the PSU and find a way to lose the housing's mass. Since you're going the complete opposite path, why aren't you SLIing? Waiting for Pascal or Polaris or Pascal's effect on prices? +1 for the great build, but that's insane. I think you could obtain 80-90% performance with less than half the weight and much less hassle (Dust in a few months time?). Any plans for a phase-change refrigerated cooler?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the fact is I live on the road for work so packing. light isn't an option. I work for the railroad and I'm on the road from usually January to November. I actually plan on SLIing here soon. And the Reason I didn't make it smaller is because I wanted the big 27" screen. Also I had a lot of haters saying I could never do it and make it work or even last one trip but it does work and it did last. Now call me crazy but the system works just fine and that's all I care about.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean... come on dude, u could just build a mini ITX.... i mean.. come on... this is ..OMG dude come on

VERY AMAZE MUCH WOW +1

  • 42 months ago
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well my big deal was i didnt want to have to haul a screen, cords, keyboard... ect. This way when i get to my hotel I just roll in with the suitcase and I'm done.

  • 42 months ago
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im sure ure not gonna be allowed to carry this; on a plane while travelling u will have to make it go through cargo, aren't u afraid of how they handle luggages, or the intense temps of the cargo hold.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't travel by plane I do all my traveling by car and I would never take this on a plane.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i think that was everyone's fear...

well another thing; one of these types of cases (http://www.madgetech.com/data-loggers/accessories/cases/mt-alucase.html) would have looked good. and i doubt t being made out of aluminum would have much effects as contact places could be padded.

But, still a great Idea putting this in a briefcase, i'll try this with a low-end build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice suitcase! :v

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

haha thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's real sick bro. Water cooling looks like a nightmare in there but is stunning!

  • 42 months ago
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Why thank you... It really wasn't to bad.. I connect all of the hoses up before putting the computer case Ishtar suitcase.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so cool and deserves more attention

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

If you know where to get it I would be happy to take it ;). But thanks I think it's cool also

  • 42 months ago
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This is awesome! Well done.

  • 42 months ago
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Thank you

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Props to you. :)

  • 37 months ago
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Why thank you

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  • 42 months ago
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I have a 1000w one and it seems to be holding up just fine

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  • 42 months ago
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Ya sorry forgot to look over my PSU before I posted it but ya I have the 1000W Supernova gold and it's been working just fine... How did you blow yours up?

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