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Now that I have assembled my spare parts together into a PC that I confirmed to work, I need to buy an appropriately sized Pelican suitcase (the one I have now is too small) and I need to buy the plywood to fashion a wooden "case" out of to attach the parts to.

The idea is that I am going to screw or place all of the parts shown in the picture into a Pelican case, and it will serve as a portable desktop computer. I will probably buy a micro atx motherboard tray to attach the motherboard to, and I will screw that into the wooden box. The idea is to not ruin the Pelican case.

Now that I have gotten to this point, I am unsure of how I should proceed. I could probably save space by getting a flexible PCIEx16 extender to attach the graphics card to to reduce the profile a bit. The current case the parts are resting inside is a Pelican 1490, and it obviously won't be big enough. The motherboard box is there because I don't want the motherboard touching the foam inside the case.

What should I do now to make this Pelican suitcase PC? I'll probably buy a Pelican 1550 case to use; it will be more than tall enough, and slightly larger in length and width.

Current Parts
ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Radeon 5850
2x2 GB Kingston 1600 MHz, 2x1 GB Hynix 1066 MHz
Cooler Master 750 GX
Toshiba Travelstar 750 GB


Edited by Bloodroke - 5/5/14 at 5:06pm
    
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2x Western Digital 1 TB + 1x Western Digital 3 TB Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-Bit 20" HP 2011x LED ZBoard 
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A PCIE extender is a good idea for a project like this. I would also look at getting an ITX PSU (one of the smaller ones), that could save you a lot of space. As for fixing the components into the case, I would fix all the components to a board (made of wood or plastic) and then fix the board into the case, that way you minimise the amount of drilling & cutting you have to do to the case thumb.gif

What do you think?
 
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AMD FX 8350 @ 4.6 GHz / 5.1GHz Boost asrock 990fx fatal1ty Pro Powercolor R9 280X Turboduo @ 1125 MHz Cosair 4x4GB @ 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY XLR8 120GB Seagate 1TB Fractal Kelvin S36 Windows 10 64bit 
PowerCaseAudio
Sea Sonic XP2 660W Cosair Carbide 300R (modded) Sennheiser HD429 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Acer workstation MB Inno3D 9800GT Green 2x1GB no--name RAM 
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Is this Project dead then? frown.gif
 
20€ LAN PC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 @ 4.6 GHz / 5.1GHz Boost asrock 990fx fatal1ty Pro Powercolor R9 280X Turboduo @ 1125 MHz Cosair 4x4GB @ 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY XLR8 120GB Seagate 1TB Fractal Kelvin S36 Windows 10 64bit 
PowerCaseAudio
Sea Sonic XP2 660W Cosair Carbide 300R (modded) Sennheiser HD429 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Acer workstation MB Inno3D 9800GT Green 2x1GB no--name RAM 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80GB 5400RPM ex-laptop HDD Win XP :) no-name 650W PSU Modded - See thread 
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20€ LAN PC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 @ 4.6 GHz / 5.1GHz Boost asrock 990fx fatal1ty Pro Powercolor R9 280X Turboduo @ 1125 MHz Cosair 4x4GB @ 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY XLR8 120GB Seagate 1TB Fractal Kelvin S36 Windows 10 64bit 
PowerCaseAudio
Sea Sonic XP2 660W Cosair Carbide 300R (modded) Sennheiser HD429 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Acer workstation MB Inno3D 9800GT Green 2x1GB no--name RAM 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80GB 5400RPM ex-laptop HDD Win XP :) no-name 650W PSU Modded - See thread 
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