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Briefcase PC Project

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So for the last few weeks, I've been thinking about just what I should bring to the BYOC at LTX this year. I was thinking about this one morning while scrolling through Reddit, and I saw this post showing off a PC built in a briefcase by u/Garretttheman012. And that is where my inspiration came from. I messaged him, and he was happy to help me with some questions I had. I aimed to improve upon his idea with some custom watercooling and a display inside the top lid of the briefcase. 

 

For the briefcase itself, I chose the vestil case 1814, for the nice look it had on the outside, and easily modded inside. Next, I decided to go with mostly parts I already had; i5 8600k, Asus Z370-i ITX, 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LED White, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2, Intel 600p 512GB m.2 nvme, and Corsair SF600. No storage drives so I wouldn't have to worry about space constraints. For cooling, I picked a 120mm radiator and cpu block from EKWB, some bitspower fittings, and an xspc pump/res combo. Going with soft tubing for this one just for ease of access.

 

I received the case yesterday, and began by tearing out the foam in the bottom. 

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Decided to go with custom cut acrylic (black? haven't picked yet) to replace the foam in the bottom. Foam in the top stays. Salvaged a motherboard tray from my old Thermaltake Core V1 and a GPU bracket and riser from one of my Dad's old cases. 

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Threw an NH-L9i on until I get the watercooling parts together. Cablemod cables get here tomorrow, will start with some test fitting and maybe begin cutting out spots for a power button/usb ports and a psu plug. Will update then. 


https://www.reddit.com/user/scarlet_shade/

 

Main PC: (custom waterloop)

Threadripper 1950X @ stock 

8x8(64GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3000mhz

Asus Prime X399-A

2x EVGA 980 Ti Classified w/ EK Waterblocks (SLI)

Corsair AX1200 w/ White Cablemod

512GB Samsung 850 Pro

512GB Intel 600p M.2 NVME

NZXT H700i White

 

'Media' PC:

i5 8600k @ 4.9GHz

Corsair H80i 120mm AIO

16GB TridentZ @ 4133mhz

Asus z370-i Strix ITX

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 

Corsair SF600 SFX PSU

256GB SL308 SSD

500GB WD Blue SSD

Thermaltake Core V1 ITX Case

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay so kinda lame update just in case anyone is watching this, but the parts have slowly been arriving and as of today I've now got everything together. I did change the GPU, I picked an EVGA RTX 2080 XC ULTRA with a Hydro Copper waterblock. I also decided to use some leather-ish fabric to line the interior since I took out the foam, and I think it'll look cool. Unfortunately I haven't had the time to start cutting holes in the actual case. Likely will start with the actual work on Monday.


https://www.reddit.com/user/scarlet_shade/

 

Main PC: (custom waterloop)

Threadripper 1950X @ stock 

8x8(64GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3000mhz

Asus Prime X399-A

2x EVGA 980 Ti Classified w/ EK Waterblocks (SLI)

Corsair AX1200 w/ White Cablemod

512GB Samsung 850 Pro

512GB Intel 600p M.2 NVME

NZXT H700i White

 

'Media' PC:

i5 8600k @ 4.9GHz

Corsair H80i 120mm AIO

16GB TridentZ @ 4133mhz

Asus z370-i Strix ITX

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 

Corsair SF600 SFX PSU

256GB SL308 SSD

500GB WD Blue SSD

Thermaltake Core V1 ITX Case

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As a strict member of the Computer Environmentalist Society Im gonna need some thermals when this is done, PC abuse is too widespread for me to let a possible capital offense like this get by

Edit: +Whoop whoop+ I'm also an under cover cop so I'm watchinnn youuu


-Shushimus

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