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Very exciting. It looks like there is room in there to stack a couple batteries. If you got a couple of very high capacity notebook batteries that should be enough to run an i3 + 5770 for a while wouldn't it?

I am sure it could be done but run-time would be very short even with high capacity batteries as the system really is a desktop in a suitcase. A battery setup would be little more than a heavy UPS with this system, don't forget the desktop monitor also eating power. The other mod I am working on could easily do battery power as it used to be a notebook: Gizmo.
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Subbed!
Edit, purely out of curiousity, how will you be making the rear I/O accessible? I've been drawing up some mods, and the most viable alternative in such a situation seems to be lots of extension cables and just cutting a hole the size of the I/O panel where you need to, and using the panel provided with the mobo (shoving the cables in the holes of the panel)...

I'll show you what I am doing in the next update, likely to be posted in an hour or so thumb.gif
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Very inspiring work.
looks like i'll be building a small little rig this summer with some IVB thumb.gif
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Amazing!
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THIS MAKES ME HAPPY applaud.gif

Thanks guys smile.gif
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Nicely done. Thous I/0 ports look very clean. Do you think you will have enough space left so you can transport a mouse and keyboard inside the case?

There is no room in the case for any additional hardware let alone something the size of a keyboard, it is jam packed to capacity. In my next update I will show you what I did to attach the keyboard to the outside of the case, yes it mounts on the outside biggrin.gif
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Second update of the day!

So there is no room on the inside of the case to put the keyboard, looks like it will have to live in the outside.

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Building a mounting system with a bunch of nylon straps would look ugly, velcro is ghetto, and a bulky bracket would just add weight. I came up with a much simpler, lighter, cheaper and better looking solution: make the keyboard snap-on.

Using these, snap caps based around a 5mm stud.

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Popped open the Keyboard and got to work.

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And here's what the bottom of the modded keyboard looks like

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And the installed stud on the lid of the case

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And here is the final result, a snap-on and off keyboard that is simple and durable and plain old works. :thumb

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Next up, monitor mounting time in three easy steps!

1. Find the screws to attach the monitor with

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2. Mount the monitor

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3. Cable control and done!

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The next task I tackled was the main deck of the unit, it is made of white acrylic.

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Looks like it fits very nicely

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Got to work using the BIG holesaw and made four 120mm openings, airflow will not be a problem with this machine unlike most other suitcase PCs.

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For you guys who wanted to see how the rear ports of the motherboard were going to be accessed here is where I can show you what I did. I cut an 80 x 200mm wide exhaust slot that also acts as an access point to the back of the motherboard, nice and simple and it works without any additional parts. I also countersunk all of the holes on the top of the deck to keep everything super low profile. And yes, I got rid of the stock cooler and managed to get the Scythe Big Shuriken to fit in there but just barely as there is less than 1mm of clearance above it and the deck. Not enough room for a fan grill but just enough room to put some Modder's Mesh there instead.

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And one more thing ... IT LIVES!!!

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More updates to follow tomorrow thumb.gif
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Final update time!

X-Box 360 receiver now mounted in its new home.

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Here's a different angle of the exhaust port that allows access to the motherboard ports

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I ran into a little bit of a space issue, actually I ran out of space as the two center fans overlapped by 1-2mm.

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It was a fairly easy fix, I just removed a few millimeters of material from the fan mounted to the deck and proceeded to get the fans installed.

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Yay everything fit and nothing is rubbing or making any noise! I mean it, this thing is nearly silent when idle.

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And with that out of the way and the deck in place I got to stress testing the machine to ensure that the cooling was adequate.

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Not only is the cooling working just fine it is working better than i had anticipated, and there is a gentle warm breeze coming out of the exhaust when the machine is loaded. When idle it feels as cool as ambient.

One week, six days. That's how long it took to take this project from start to finish, my next step is to take and post some nice shots of the machine. Expect to see that a little later tonight.

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Can we have some temps please?

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Can we have some temps please?
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Sure, and I will note what the ambient temperature is too so that the results are "on the level".

Pics done will post shortly smile.gif
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sick build...thanks for sharing.
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Tried starting a suitcase computer myself and it never got completed tongue.gif I never could get much mounted in a way that I liked and thought would hold. If I ever get into it again, I might have to copy some of what you did here wink.gif

Great build my friend! Very cool looking!
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jc... have you seen this build? its cheating a little cause he uses a camra case, but i think its prity darn kwl as well tongue.gif

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?260157-Project-Portable-Desktop-!-Laptop
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