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 Post subject: Traveling PC
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:10 am 
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I travel quite a lot and was looking to make a PC that is easy to travel and game with. I know a laptop would be the easy way to go but what fun is that. I am looking for something that is portable and can play games. Thinking of a briefcase with the monitor in the top and other stuff in the bottom. Its fine if the keyboard/mouse has to be packed separate. My main concern so far is the depth of a briefcase with a video card in the bottom. Any help or direction is appreciated. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:29 am 
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I'd recommend a metal attache case instead. Obviously the space is always going to be an issue, but it's still doable, especially if you go with a Zotac mini-itx motherboard. They even have ones that come with wifi as well as all of the other i/o connections, and some even take an LGA775 or AM3 chip, with DDR2 or 3, etc. Thanks to the boom of mini-itx boards as of late, you have a lot of options.


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 Post subject: Re: Traveling PC
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:33 pm 
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GreenTerror350 wrote:
My main concern so far is the depth of a briefcase with a video card in the bottom.


If I remember correctly, you can by an adapter that will take the card and angle it so that it is parallel to the mobo. I seem to recall a couple of similar projects here a couple years ago. Might be worth a search.


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 Post subject: Re: Traveling PC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:33 pm 
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Jaseclimb7 wrote:
If I remember correctly, you can by an adapter that will take the card and angle it so that it is parallel to the mobo. I seem to recall a couple of similar projects here a couple years ago. Might be worth a search.


Yes, this adapter.


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i remember that crazybillybob created pack'n'play, which is the same thing. It's in this section of the forums here somewhere. Can't post links from my phone easily.





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Tedster wrote:
i remember that crazybillybob created pack'n'play, which is the same thing. It's in this section of the forums here somewhere. Can't post links from my phone easily.
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http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtop ... light=pack


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