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Scratch Build – In Progress Self Contained

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Skorchio, 6 Jun 2010.

  1. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    I play allot of games with my friends over weekends, and I’m constantly lugging my PC around. Once Filtration is finished I wont be able to move it so I thought I would purchase a nice Mx11. Then I realised I don’t really want to spend £1000 on something that wont be my main PC, and will be out of date in a few years. So what’s the answer? A PC that is completely Self Contained and easy to lug around and upgradable. I want a PC I can pick up and move as easy as a laptop. So I thought I would build a PC with an inbuilt screen and space for mouse and KB to go inside. I wanted the box to be as small and as light as possible so I chose a 15” screen. Luckily my stand in PC for Filtration was a M-ATX board so I’m using all that hardware and i have 2x 15” screens lying around so it wont cost me a penny... Well only about £50 in materials... and maybe another £20 if i get in powder coated but I’m going function over form here, so don’t expect everything to be pretty, this PC is being built to suite a purpose.

    So the box will be 350mm x 300mm x 210mm and will be everything needed for a gaming session.
    Something else which is quite lucky the monitor i will be using has built in speakers and a headphone jack :) Ill be putting these in for sure!

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    Ok here is a shot of how everything slots together.
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    I took this from my old case, on off reset and lights. Looks really nice and perfect for making sure it does not get to hot in there!
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    This will be a very fast build. Hoping to get the Aluminium to build the box mid week. Maybe even finished this weekend.

    I need it done by the 20th as im off stuck in a hotel for 5 nights alone... WOW anyone :D

    More soon
    Skorch
     
  2. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Some Semi Final images.. Still a bit to do, but this is how im using it at the moment


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  3. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    I modded the PSU today so it can power the monitor as well.

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    Here are som Dims - The ID-WPF-GL was going to be the project name (I don’t want to pay for a gaming laptop) haha!


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    Skorch
     
  4. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thats a fantastic idea cant wait what you re hiding underneath your sleeve! Mod on brother! :) :)
     
  5. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    Are you going to keep the keyboard and mouse wires, or get some wireless replacements?


    Also, you're making me want to redo my briefcase.
    Its seems inadequate now.
     
  6. StEm

    StEm What's a Dremel?

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    I will be watching this one closely as I was planning to put a monitor in my next build... nice start
     
  7. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    No i like wired and i want it to be easy, as in no battery's to worry about


    Its going to be:

    E8400 or E6600 depending, probs sell the E8400
    7600 GT - Might upgrade this to my 8800 GTS 512, depends, as its only a 15" screen @ 1024 x 768 it will probs run everything fine.

    The alli should be here tomorrow, depending on a few other orders turning up i should have some good progress made on it by the end of thus night.
     
  8. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    Very interesting. I like it.
     
  9. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Looking good..
     
  10. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    How are you cooling the entire thing? I mean, an SFF solution would be warm enough but you're adding the heat from a monitor into the equation as well...
     
  11. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Firstly off im going to see if the PSU fan is enough to cirulate the air. It will be sucking air in through vents and expelling it at the back. there is actuly not much volume for air so i think this should be enoght. If not i will be adding fans or up the PSU fan. I will be monitoring temps when i first turn it on.
     
  12. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    i guess instead of that 2nd psu it will be the monitor right..?
     
  13. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Yes it will. Got all the materials today so ill be busy to night. Update soon :)
     
  14. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Productive night to night, as every tho im really tierd so im going to let the pics do the talking :)

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    Night night

    Skorch :)
     
  15. bigsharn

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    SHINY!

    Looking good :)
     
  16. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man, i took what you said about air flow and heat so im mouting the mobo so the cpu cooler is right in front (dragging cool air in) of the side air vent :).
     
  17. StEm

    StEm What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds like a better idea!!

    nice bending.. I really struggled with my bending as I didnt have anything tool wise to help me bend, just a table edge and a hammer...

    what did you use?
     
  18. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Its not bent mate ther are tiny brackets thats i made :)
     
  19. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    Good plan, what are you using as the exhaust? I'm guessing the PSU but still I'm interested :p
     
  20. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Ye the PSU :)
     

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