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Gaming rig+monitor in a briefcase

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March 1, 2011 8:54:41 PM

I plan on making a 24"x15"x6" wooden briefcase to house my gaming rig. I plan on mounting the monitor on the thinner part of the briefcase. This won't be very portable by any means but I think It will be pretty cool. Any suggestions on the design?

amd 1055t
asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3
4gb 1333mhz ocz
700w ocz psu
64 gb ssd
1tb baracuda 7200rpm

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March 1, 2011 9:36:19 PM

Just remember Airflow is everything in small enclosures.
And you will be more suitcase than briefcase.

But sounds like a fun project!
March 1, 2011 11:49:13 PM

Yes, I plan to move over my 3 120mm fans along with a 180mm to this mobile case enterprise. I realize this setup will be quite heavy so I may be putting some wheels on it. Hopefully the wood doesn't catch fire. An more design revision suggestions?

*Note: I may be getting a GTX 580 if the Ipad 2 is not very exciting.
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March 1, 2011 11:54:45 PM

Are you going to use a PCI Express X16 riser card to flip the graphics card so that it's parallel to the motherboard?

What are you going to use as a CPU cooling solution?
March 2, 2011 12:04:20 AM

I was going to go back to the standard heat sink and sell my zalman 9700. But I would like some suggestions on low profile coolers. Yes I was planning on moving the video card side ways
March 2, 2011 5:59:26 AM

Just be sure to come back and post some pictures when your all done :) 
March 2, 2011 5:17:25 PM

H70 cooler for one of your 120mm fans mounted to the side of the case would be slick then you dont sacrafice performance.
March 2, 2011 6:19:11 PM

Ok 2 new developments today, firstly the ipad 2 was announced, secondly I have 4 upgrade options which I will now list;
GTX 580
GTX 570 & h70 & additional 4gb ram kit
AMD 6950 & h70 & 8 gb ram kit
Upgrade nothing, buy Ipad 2 and use my existing components in making the case.

Note: My father is an architect so I have recruited him to help with this build. He will probably make some sketches of the case, I will upload them for you guys to see.
March 24, 2011 7:01:37 PM

if you still care go with the 570 option. or let us know what you did.
April 3, 2011 1:45:02 AM

Best answer selected by teamqball.