Originally Posted by clannagh
Interesting PSU location inverted and closer to the MB.
Of course you may not get it onto an aircraft with an AIO in it.
I put the PSU there to see how much space there would be left on top afterwards.
There’s enough space for a 2nd HDD but it would be near the heat from the GPU.
The little screen I made also fits into that space and it’s possible to put the shell back on afterwards. I thought I could pack it in there for protection but you have to remove the case from the rucksack to do that so it’s less stealthy.
I was also thinking of moving the PSU up and putting a second 120 radiator under it exhausting through the PSU. Or maybe I could turn the PSU over and put one on top.
I’m aware of the issue with AIOs and carry on luggage.
Actually, I spent some time recently working out how to get an air-cooled dual CPU SSI-EEB workstation motherboard with 3 GPUs into an aluminium carry on suitcase.
It’s hard to see what’s going on from the CAD screenshot but I used two SFX PSUs to get enough power. They are top left and top centre of the plan view, on either side of the space occupied by one of the tubes for the suitcase handle. The CPU air coolers are two Noctua coolers. The blue curves show that the back of the suitcase can still open but the front would get stuck on the third GPU. So you’d have to open the back first and lift it out vertically. There are two fans at one end: a 140 and a 120 and two HDDs. I had some SSDs in there too but the CAD solver couldn’t cope.
I probably won’t make that design. I think it would be pretty noisy.