CyberPowerPC Sinks Its Fang Gaming PC into a Battle Box

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DeathDaSquid

My wants just exploded.....my wallet will be ready when this is developed further

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Rift2

They need to test this thing... as Luggage at a airport see if it passes the screeners and place a cam inside the PC to take it too baggage handlers at the airport =) Or just drop it down a flight of stairs and see if the handle still works...

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Obsidian

I absolutely despise the way this looks like a cheap Ikea hanging file folder box. I could see if it were more square, beveled edges, but not that odd looking top overhang. It just ruins any possible aesthetic. At least there's room for improvement ;)

The top shell door looks like it was taken off a recycled Asus or Maingear gaming laptop.

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AFDozerman

Is it just me, or was this just posted yesterday? Has the doubleposting gotten so bad that the website itself just doubleposted?

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gordonung

Maybe your clock got reset? Did you check your BIOS settings? 

 

Kidding. 

 

Yes, we reposted it because it has an updated video in it.

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AFDozerman

I sure hope it want my bios; I wrote that on a phone!

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Vesuvius

Buy a Tiki or better yet the new digital storm 2 and put it in a bag or rolling suitcase, that way protected when you travel and looks a hell of allot better on your desk at home or work!

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Ninjawithagun

All-in-all, I think this is a wasted effort by CyberPowerPC. They could have had a real winner if they had integrated a monitor with this new system. It could have set the initial market boom for PC gamers looking for a hybrid type of system that provides the portability of a laptop, but the brute force power of a desktop PC. The larger enclosure would have also all but elminated all of the overheating issues (and CPU/GPU voltage throttling) that the high end laptops exhibit. Unfortunately, the only thing the Battle Box gives us is a m-ITX computer case with a handle. INNOVATION FAIL! :(

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LatiosXT

Well, Clevo does make a chassis that includes desktop processors and easily supports two high-end laptop GPUs for desktop like performance. Sort of. :D

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DelroyMonjo

It would be nice to know just WHICH mobo. Does it have USB ports and what type? Also, why a HDD and the added weight and shock? Seems like 1 or 2 SSD's could handle it.

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Ninjawithagun

No info available as of yet on the m-ITX mobo they used (most likely Asus), but from the pics taken you can clearly see two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the suitcase and two more USB ports on rear left side. Though we can't verify the specs of those two side USB ports, they are most likely USB 3.0 since the Haswell 4770K CPU has native support for up to six USB 3.0 ports. And it does come with one SSD, and one conventional 1TB hard drive. This was done to appease the vast majority of consumers by providing an adequate amount of storage capacity while still getting the benefits of an OS loaded on an SSD. This also helps keep the cost down. I'm sure you can have it equipped with two SSDs to run in RAID 0 if you prefer, but will pay a premium for this kind of setup.

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vrmlbasic

Wait a second, it doesn't have a monitor built in?

Well shoot, that just kills it and I was ready to post on how cool this seemed :(

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Ninjawithagun

AGREED!

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Innomasta

reminds me of the fragbox of old

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legionera

What in the name of fuck is this abomination?! Just put a damn handle on the box, don't make it look like a fucking briefcase.

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Keith E. Whisman

It's not all that original really, at least not historically. You used to be able to buy suitcase/briefcase based computer cases back in the day and yes they were beige.if memory serves me right they were equipped with a very small CRT, keyboard and floppy drive(s). I guess it is an original idea for a gaming computer but it certainly isn't all in one as one would imagine an awesome portable gaming machine to be.
The briefcase handle side should unlatch and fold down on a hinge displaying a glorious built in display with a backlit gaming keyboard, gaming mouse and perhaps Apple touchpad stored in the fold down side panel. Perhaps the display can be a 20-24" IPS panel.
Surrender that mechanical HDD and give me at least one 500+gig SSD.

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davelray

Yes indeedy, we called them "luggables."

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tonyaldr

I actually still have an old IBM PS/2 version which I show to the youngsters. Anyone remember Dolch? They made actually powerful and expandible luggables with color LCD's.

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The Mac

yup. compaq was one of the pioneers in that space.

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gordonung

I have very fond memories of my Compaq III that had the fold out plasma panel and keyboard on one side.

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The Mac

That was the fancy one, i worked on a Compaq II in the navy.

I swear sometimes that thing was going to take my arm off at the socket...

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MychaelZ

Definitely original, and pretty neat, but not sure I'd want one myself.

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LatiosXT

Aw, I was hoping for an integrated monitor.

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The Mac

hmm...maybe have it pusbutton raise out of the side o the box? that would be cool....

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The Mac

pretty cool box...