so next year im gonna be flying to and from the south island in semester breaks and I plan on bringing my PC with me (just the Case and internals), is there any cases the fine people here can suggest because my idea is that if it cant be given like a backpack with extra slots and made carry on, then id make a custom one with enough space for my current hardware and can be packed in my other luggage.
I have a Micro ATX; 24.4cm x 24.4cm board and a GFX that is (mm) 208 x 111 x 35 so i think it might be a awkward form-factor im asking for.
I would start with the case and then think hardware. Suggest a Shuttle which has an optional padded carry case like an old school camera bag. There are other similar PCs around, but this is what I know of.
I did fit that size professional CAD graphics card into an old Shuttle xPC, but the card did draw too much power for the power supply.
There is no reason they can;t make more powerful power supplies into small form factors, other than there is not much of a market so it is not worth doing.
Have a look at PlayTech to see if they have something suitable. They have interesting stuff.
I would do a new Mini-ITX / Mini-DTX build with the Lian Li PC-Q08 personally.
CPU: Intel i5 2500k MOBO: Asus or Gigabyte H67 chipset Mini-ITX mobo RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X (2x 4GB) DISK: 1TB WD Black for storage + Intel SSD for OS VIDEO: Reuse, or Nvidia GTX 560Ti or AMD Radeon 6950
The case fits a 300mm long video cards if the 2nd lower hdd cage is removed.
Case size is: (W) 227mm x (H) 272mm x (D) 345mm, should be fine as cabin baggage.