Originally Posted by WoKeN
I'm planning to build ITX setups for relatives since they want to be able to carry around their PC to other relatives while visiting sometimes or bring it back to me for repair or maintenance.
My question for this case is it more flexible than say a Hadron Air? I don't know about any of you, but ever since I saw an EVGA Hadron air, I was blown away how small it was while seemingly like it could fit everything I'd want.
Also which of the two, this and the hadron air would provide better gpu and cpu temps? And would anyone know which is smaller?
If you want a small portable case then look at Lian Li TU-100 or TU-200. I would suggest going with mATX over ITX as the selection of components are better and it does not have that extra cost on top that almost all small from-factor systems have. Depends on the budget and what, exactly, the system is supposed to do ofc.
Another option is to get a case which you like, in general, and then mod it. In the simplest case if there is no fan at the top the "mod" would be just drilling 4 holes and bolting an handle on top. Something like this:
That is a regular 3 EUR door handle from nearby hardware store. Up to around 12 kg / 20 lbs it's ok even if not in particularly good shape physically. Above about 15 kg or 30 lbs I would suggest adding a option for using a shoulder strap, something like this:
The systems on these pictures are using full ATX motherboard, picking an compact mATX it should be relatively easy to get a system somewhere between 8 and 10 kg if you do not water cool or go nuts with hard disks (these are heavy, add like 0.75 kg each). If the system will see regular transport I would suggest avoiding tower coolers, almost none of them fall under the ATX spec actually and while they are fine in stationary case I have had a CPU socket damaged once by your run-of-the-mill 1kg tower air cooler.