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im looking to get the mobility of a laptop but the gaming power of a desktop
so i came to a conclusion with the idea a suitcase mod. its been a hundred times before and maybe this way i can have a c2d inside or something i dont know.
so im looking for a suitcase that i could put a 17"lcd or if possible maybe a 19"lcd into (with a lot modding needed)
and then in the bottom part id put the main components.
but the trick is price, price and suitcase ;material and size.

so can anybody help me out with finding a decent size suitcase
    
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post #2 of 26
Can't go wrong with Resale shops.
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Will you provide some dimensions, what material you want the suitcase to be, and a budget?

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like a 18" deep, and i dont know about the width of the suitcase enough to fit a atx psu in there........?

and like 50 or less? i dont know im new to this kinda mod
edit: a small atx psu is 5.5"deep, 6"width,and 3.5"high
    
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like a 18" deep, and i dont know about the width of the suitcase enough to fit a atx psu in there........?

and like 50 or less? i dont know im new to this kinda mod
Didn't you make the "Mailbox Mod"?

Check out places like Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul (thrigt stores) or the always gold-mine-like, Yard Sale.
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Didn't you make the "Mailbox Mod"?

Check out places like Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul (thrigt stores) or the always gold-mine-like, Yard Sale.
yes i did but with that i already had dimensions and then i worked around that bu twith this i have go and find my dimension only then can i work around them

did you have something in mind? thatsd a little more expensive then i listed? custom case?
    
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post #7 of 26
just make sure you don't leave it on when you close the case... ambient temps would be a ***** lol
post #8 of 26
Cool idea. Check out the second hand stores for an old hard shelled case, that should keep everything protected.
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post #9 of 26
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yes i did but with that i already had dimensions and then i worked around that bu twith this i have go and find my dimension only then can i work around them

did you have something in mind? thatsd a little more expensive then i listed? custom case?
oh... I wasn't questioning you in any manner, more like honoring you for that cool mod.

...Thrift stores, 2nd-hand stores... heck ebay might turn something up, although the shipping costs might blow the low-price.
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post #10 of 26
I bought an old hardshell suitcase for $10 at an Antique shop, for one such project. A goodwill or salvation army store will be cheaper. Keep in mind, your monitor will be your biggest piece in the project. my 17" LCD missed fitting inside an 18" deep suitcase, by 1/2". So you're best to take measurements with you for the monitor. My 19" widescreen LCD would fit fine since it's only 12" high...
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