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So, my journey has finally come to an end. It has been a long and arduous one, but it turned out exactly how I had envisioned so it's hard to complain. The black and red scheme, the custom black and red wiring of all of the HDPLEX PSU wires, I had so many times regretted embarking on the journey. The build had to be very particular.

I wanted a portable VR build that was capable of playing all available VR games at max settings. (Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini) I wanted to be able to use a single power outlet. (GeChic 1303i 1080p USB Touchscreen Monitor w/ built-in speakers) I wanted it to fit in a carry-on. (Pelican Cases 1510LOC)

S4 Mini, Oculus Rift, two Oculus Touch controllers, two Oculus Sensors, Xbox One controller (Bluetooth), Logitech G533 Gaming Headset, GeChic 1303i 1080p USB Touchscreen Monitor w/ built-in speakers, Logitech K410 Wireless Keyboard w/ Touch Pad, and Dell 330W Power Brick, ALL inside the Pelican Cases 1510LOC.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

be careful walking through an airport with that intimidating briefcase... lol

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

This has got to be featured! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That is pretty bloody special.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow man. That has got to be one of the coolest portable setups that I have ever seen! I have the same graphics card and I hope it serves you well as much as mine serves me!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So cool!! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build...

Love how it all fits in the case.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice having it as portable as it is. I'd suggest adding some filters to prevent dust buildup.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll think about it, but it might kill the all-aluminum industrial look. Might just carry a mini can of compressed air in my pocket at all times. :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an amazingly compact build. +1 for the use of the pelican case. Great idea on moving the PSU out to save space.

Since it fits in a carry on, I can imaging pulling this out on a long flight and going nuts. That is, if the airplane outlets support 300+ watts.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Go sell it bro. A whole package. Name it with your name or something. Bobcat VR Portable is good too

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So much power in such a small case! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cpu Gpu tmeps? and why you choose asus 270i are going to OC? looks nice anyway like it +1 :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU (idle) - 34 CPU (load) - 76 GPU (idle) - 32 GPU (load) - 66

Still working it out a bit. Load is after a couple hours of 100% stress in AIDA64 Extreme and Unigine Heaven for the CPU and GPU, respectively.

Also, I have another Scythe 120mm Slim PWM Fan that I'll be adding to the GPU fan header for the backside. I'll update with the new numbers once I get the bracket to attach it in the mail.

Reasons for buying the ASUS Strix Z270i Gaming motherboard:
Monochrome Z270 (for the extra lanes) 4266MHz RAM on the QVL +1 for ASUS RGB header (my RAM, motherboard and LED strip are AURA-Synced to breathe red)

Mainly, though, for the dual M.2 on an ITX motherboard. Currently getting 3.8GB/s read and 3.2GB/s write with the two 500GB 960 Evos in RAID0 as my boot drive. Technically, the bottleneck is the motherboard, because the drives are capable of 6.4 GB/s read, but DMI 3.0 is limiting. I don't store any sensitive data as this is not my server, so I don't mind the dual single point of failure.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! What is the red power cable sleeve? And did the 16x Ribbon Cable really cost $35?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

With the NFC Systems S4 Mini you have options for a sleeved Vandal switch with your choice of LED color and a custom 16x riser.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it all come with the s4 mini purchase? or do you need to buy them separately?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Chassis is $155, and I checked the followings options:

Sleeved LED Power Button with custom LED and sleeve color - $30 NFC-Systems 16x Ribbon Cable - $35

Shipping, I believe, was $20. All of that is the price you pay for a manufacturer that single-handedly orders, inspects, and customizes all parts upon request and with great attention-to-detail. These are not sitting in a corner ready to be shipped.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Any pics of your battlestation? Would be very curious to see how the set up looks.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I just posted a couple of quick pics. I'm not a photographer, by the way. :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice battle station! Is that your build in photo 2?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The red LEDs? All pics are of the same build, but the red LEDs are on the motherboard, the RAM, an LED strip, and an LED rear-lit monitor package.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Now I know the Noctua fits the Asus Z270i. I was afraid the dissipators around the CPU would get in the way.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats that case that you use for the PC components?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Pelican Products 1510-007-110 Medium Studio Case 1510LOC with Padded Dividers (Black)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

NFC Systems S4 Mini

Look it up!! It's pretty great!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

is that the case from the LTT video

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't seen the video. This is the Pelican Cases 1510SOC.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Thinking about putting this CPU into my build. Any issues with it so far? Also, goes without saying, but the build is superb.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues whatsoever. If you're doing a 4K gaming build, you may be bottlenecked by the CPU, but if you're just doing an ultrawide or 1080p build, this should be more than enough.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

you will look like a spy with that case lol

COOL

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

A non K i7 + Z270 Motherboard? Odd

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, pretty common for something this "Small Form Factor." Power brick maxes at 330W, but that's peak, so on 1440p UW 60fps load, I want to be at 60-70% load for peak efficiency.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing! You did a great job managing the cables in that case and the LED's really make it pop. Just packing it up into the hard cary case must be great for travelling I bet. The all black case looks sweet as well, was that done by NFC or was that a custom job you did yourself? All that custom wiring must have been a real pain. But worth it in the end imho.

I've done a build in this case with a Ryzen 5 1600 / GTX 1050ti low profile, but it's nowhere near as neat as yours, though mine is brickless, but has a hard wired cable as I didn't want to mod the case to fit the huge 3 pin socket that the HDPLEX 300W AC-DC comes with, so just bypassed it and soldered the wires straight onto the cable.

You think a brickless build is possible with the 1070 mini? It doesn't seem possible to me with the size of the GPU, but maybe????

Anyway great build man, looks fantastic! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Horrible pictures but love the S4 mini so +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I'm sorry. I was gonna call you and ask if they were okay to post but couldn't find your number. :-P

I am going to take some better ones but was just so excited about being done. Where I would normally take the photos was covered with bits of solder, heat shrink, wire clippings, Molex prongs, etc... got it all cleaned up now so I'll probably post some good ones of it within a couple of days with a camera that isn't on my phone.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, sorry man just that I love this case so much ! no worries, will check back for them later, great build tho!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel Intel Core i7-7700T Kaby Lake Quad-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1151 35W CM8067702868416 Desktop Processor

It's in there, but it's custom because the 7700T is not very "readily" available and was not in the database of PCPartPicker as of the writing of the completed build. May be now, though.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed. :) The T-series (35W) processors aren't really "mainstream."

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I try not to mix brands on the same build if I can help it, though.

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