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Torn between SFF Desktop and DTR.

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Hi,

Here is the gist of my situation:

There has been a change in my life, so I will have to travel a lot: I'll be on the plane every 4 months or so to go stay with my relatives and fly back to my home country for every summer. So, I'm wondering if I should try to size down the rig I have shown in my profile to a mini ITX in a smaller case, or just sell it all and get a DTR. If anyone has been in the same situation as I was, I'd appreciate your comments.

Some of my Pros/Cons
- Laptop comes with monitor + keyboard // Desktop does not, and its a struggle to package everything all the time.
- DTR costs waaay waaay too much for, for example, 680m sli that can barley even max Metro.
- DTRs fit in a backpack // Desktop barley fits as carry-on luggage, and turbulence in plane could damage the components.
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Hi,
Here is the gist of my situation:
There has been a change in my life, so I will have to travel a lot: I'll be on the plane every 4 months or so to go stay with my relatives and fly back to my home country for every summer. So, I'm wondering if I should try to size down the rig I have shown in my profile to a mini ITX in a smaller case, or just sell it all and get a DTR. If anyone has been in the same situation as I was, I'd appreciate your comments.
Some of my Pros/Cons
- Laptop comes with monitor + keyboard // Desktop does not, and its a struggle to package everything all the time.
- DTR costs waaay waaay too much for, for example, 680m sli that can barley even max Metro.
- DTRs fit in a backpack // Desktop barley fits as carry-on luggage, and turbulence in plane could damage the components.

I manage to package everything I need for my desktop into my HAF 912 box and monitor box, which the keyboard aside on its own.
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How did you bring it onto a plane? I can't imagine bringing a HAF 912 as a carry-on luggage since it exceeds most carry on baggage limitations. So did you ship it with your luggage? If so, how did you package it so that turbulence across a transatlantic flight wont harm the components?
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How did you bring it onto a plane? I can't imagine bringing a HAF 912 as a carry-on luggage since it exceeds most carry on baggage limitations. So did you ship it with your luggage? If so, how did you package it so that turbulence across a transatlantic flight wont harm the components?

Eh... GPU and hard drive would need to be removed and put in something soft, but the rest would be okay.

I say... go very powerful desktop replacement and just hook to large monitors when you can.
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The FT03 you have does fit inside a bag like our "Sugo Pack" which is OK for carry-on:

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