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Old 03-30-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Project Suitcasepc

Yeah, decided to go nuts and convert this:



into a pc.

I measured everything and it's fit to hold a 15" screen and I think I'll go for a mini-pc MoBo

insde w/o lid: approx. 7,2 x 32,5 x 26,5 cm
lid: approx. 3,5 cm in height
41,5 cm diameter

If you're used to work in inches: http://www.manuelsweb.com/in_cm.htm

The inside coating is removed.


But I need help, tips, suggestions, etc. on how to fit everything else in there.

So shoot

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Old 03-30-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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if you coul provide dimensions, we could help more

h x w x d
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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if you coul provide dimensions, we could help more

h x w x d
You ask, we type:


insde w/o lid: approx. 7,2 x 32,5 x 26,5 cm
lid: approx. 3,5 cm in height
41,5 cm diameter

If you're used to work in inches: http://www.manuelsweb.com/in_cm.htm

Oh yeah forgot to mention: The inside coating is removed.

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Old 03-31-2008, 07:40 AM   #4
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the only big problems i can foresee are:
cpu cooling..your going to need a low profile cooler, and some good fans. i assume that case is mostly wood, so it wont disipate heat as well as something metal.
video card: because of the low profile of the case, you will probably have to use an agp card with a right angle riser board..but this will also cover your other pci slots..but a standard height card wouldnt fit anyway, so probably onboard audio.
power supply..i would go with a server ps something low profile like a 1U, and make sure its spec'd for atx.
this is a basic setup..it will probably vary depending on the size of your components.
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the only big problems i can foresee are:
cpu cooling..your going to need a low profile cooler, and some good fans. i assume that case is mostly wood, so it wont disipate heat as well as something metal.
Yeah, I've been thinking about that too, the case is indeed wood.
I would need AT LEAST 4 fans and I'm thinking about cutting out the bottom edge and placing a grid there to provide extra cooling. Another option is solving it like my tower does: a pipe going from the CPU fan to the outside of the case.

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video card: because of the low profile of the case, you will probably have to use an agp card with a right angle riser board..but this will also cover your other pci slots..but a standard height card wouldnt fit anyway, so probably onboard audio.
I always use onboard audio so that's no issue, as for video card position, that IS a big issue, and I'd like to use PCI(-e) if possible, but I doubt it.

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power supply..i would go with a server ps something low profile like a 1U, and make sure its spec'd for atx.
I was thinking along the lines of getting an old laptop (My old internship was a computer shop so I can get old pc's pretty easy) and using the feed on that. Question is: Is it atx compatible and will it be enough to supply eveything with enough power?

Oh and to save place I'll be using a laptop HDD.

Thanks for helping so far, I have a day off on Thursday so I'll be able to go to my old friends and ask some more info/pricing

I'm really looking forward to this, it'll be my first project and I want it to be a good one!


*edit* Well lookie here!

http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquir...ge-camera-case

I'm not to keen about his screen set up and mine will include a keyboard/mousepad combination INSIDE the case.

And he solved the problme of too little cooling: make an airstream with 3 fans (2 in, 1 out) so that's covered too!

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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yeah not bad..id def stick with the atx ps route..jsut take it apart and be damn careful what you touch lol. i think his case may be a tad bigger than yours, but that seems like a pretty good reference. are you going totally stealth like his, or is your I/O panel going to pertrude out like a standard case? looks like ALOT of measuring is in your future lolz!
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