Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 2

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Heinz’s Brief Case PC

CaseSteel Toolbox
MotherBoardGigabyte GA-B85N-WIFI
CPUIntel Core i3-4330
RAM8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600
Video Card GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Hard Drives2 x Crucial M500 240GB SSD (One m-sata and one 2.5″)
1 x 2.5″ WD Blue 320GB HDD

Builders Take

How do I use it?: This is my main, one and only PC. I use it for everything, though I mainly use it for programming a homemade game and multimedia engine I’m inventing so most of the time it is idling in Notepad but when I have to test my programs or do light gaming then I have to plug a “tumorous Geforce GTX 750 Ti” to run into a D3D/Vulkan runtime. Currently the project is missing a few details and I’m also working on a mod to accept half-height VGA adapters.

Why did I built it?: I tend to move frequently from place to place, internationally speaking. I’m not a good friend with current laptop technology and needed a desktop class computer with me all the time. This project gave me all the power I needed packed all in one small and sealed case: Every component is internal, there are no connectors exposed through holes except for the power socket in the back. I catch attention of airport’s officials so when traveling I stick papers to it explaining what it is. It has been tried to be stolen once in a South American airport by an employee (everyone wants one of these, right?).

Project Build Log:

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  1. LazyPops says:

    Hey, interesting build!
    Can you describe more the rizer card setup you used?
    Also, how does your girl know you’re home via vr?? 🙂

    • LazyPops says:

      This is about Mike’s build of course.

    • mike cornelissen says:

      Hahahaha it was more that i am always upstairs and not with her, so nou i am with her and do my own stuff… win in thought.

      as for the rizer it’s just a 5o mm one and i bent it a little so it would fit .

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