Originally posted by Leonidas
4w4k3, you seem really positive on these briefcase computers, have you built one? what did you put in it? an ATX board? and just mounted it to th briefcase? then mount an LCD in it? plug all of it into a power strip then leave the powerstrip cord bared on the outside? plug it in and your set to go with your comp?
I "helped" put one together lol. My sis bf had one a while ago (older specs...just for fun) and i wanted to help him out. You can generally use an mini-atx board for saving space, and you want to have it raised off the bottom of the briefcase so it's less likely to short. you gotta drill mounting holes for the screws and all that so it'll fit nice and tight. You can mount the LCD on the inside lid with just a slapped together strap on all 4 corners or you could actually drill it in there if you want to dissasemble the LCD and drill through the plastic (amke sure you suppport inside with some thicker metal though..so plastic wont crack due to downwards weight when closed). Just mount PSU in there and drill a hole for the cord. We wanted to drill holes for ALL thje connections but time was slipping and it's kinda tedious, can mount fans if you drill 80mmholes as well...but we didnt go that far as it wasn't that hot for an older mobo/cpu in there.
i wanna try it with a laptop so it can run on a battery
that would be true briefcase mobility lol. mount keyboard on plexiglass above computer parts and put a few CCFL lights underthere...that would look sweet.