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Briefcase PC

by fatlat10


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Date Published

April 23, 2017

Date Built

April 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

47.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.518 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


I built this pc to see if i could and that was pretty much it. I got the briefcase as a present and thought it would be a good challenge. one of the pictures i posted had a bunch of cardboard laid in the case, that was the original plan to have the graphics card above the motherboard and the cpu cooler moved next to it. i found out the graphics card would be to tall and had to switch the graphics and cpu cooler. i also cut holes into the front of the briefcase for air. i cut a total of 4 holes. 1 above and below the cpu cooler another above the power supply and the last above the graphics card.

Side note the graphics card exhausts heat into the case making it get to hot for comfort. Any ideas on how i can vent or cool the case farther? Any help would be Greatly appreciated.

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DanielCsillag 2 points 24 months ago

well done fitting it all in there man

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razmalia 1 point 23 months ago

but shes your mom

claudiuskt 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

++++1 for ideas and creativity

actually wished that monitor was also inside the briefcase too but that's too much lmao

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Yea i wanted the monitor inside as well but the power supply rests on the top kf the case so no room what so ever.

Drokovian 1 point 24 months ago

I have a few requests/questions: -Where did you get that IO? And by looks is that a 5.25 drive size? -The way you positioned your GPU and Motherboard is something i had in mind, but why didn't you cut out space for a motherboard? -Temperatures/BenchMark Scores?

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I bought the io off amazon It was an upgrade peice for a different case but worked well for the build. It is a 5.25 drive size since its meant to be an upgrade notna standalone peice. What do you mean by cut a space for the motherboard?

Drokovian 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for telling me about the front IO and information about it.

Now what I meant for the motherboard space is that, in the 17th/18 photos you uploaded, there appears to be only wireless from the motherboard and the GPU ports open through that rubber grommet. I was wondering why you didn't cut out a hole to fit in a rear IO shield for the motherboard instead.

Could I still have benchmark scores please? :D

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Actually the rubber grommet is for motherboard access. i didnt cut a hole for the graphics card and used 90 degree hdmi ports to rout the cable to the back of the case. I didnt cut out a larger hole for the back io panel because the motherboard sat to low and i would have to off center the io panel on the case and it would have looked weird so i chose a smaller hole that still looked cool.

About the Benchmarks i dont know the best program to benchmark it, what would you like to know and do you have any suggestions on the program you would like to see? ill run anything you ask me to im curious about the results as well.

Drokovian 1 point 24 months ago

Ah thank you for the grommet clarification.

Synthetic Benchmarks are like unreal torture testing for your PC. I'll just list some of the notable ones that people use:

3DMark FireStrike, Cinebench R15 & OpenGL, Aida64, Prime95

Would like to see either pictures or comments about the scores. The scores will let the people in the PCPP community who have knowledge about benchmarks to tell you if they're good or unexpectedly bad given the build you have. In addition, bonus points if you manage to get the min/max temperatures and average temps of your CPU/GPU during at least one of the benchmarkings.

Other benchmarking softwares include: Unigine Heaven Benchmark, Superposition Benchmark (Don't do this one if you think your PC isn't a macho beast; I think it is though, but I warned you)

Other ways to do self benchmarking is just loading up your favorite games on the max settings and seeing where it throttles if it does, and the min/max/avg FPS.

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Ok i added the Cinebench R15 score and the 3dmark score to the pictures if you would like to check them out. i couldn't get the others to do the testing. I'll continue to try them out to see if i can upload more results soon.

nicholasgreatone 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

low key I have the same 7 dollar mouse.

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Lol yes i just bought whatever worked

ax15er 1 point 24 months ago

The best thing I like is the monitor, I like the browness and the words on it. good choice on that monitor, good build though.

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you for the complement. I mainly chose it because of the way it mounted with the hook and metal wall bracket, but the total aesthetic with the letters and the border-less look great especially with the aluminum case.

RodoGodo19 8 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Hi, Your CPU gets 4.2GHz on all cores while gaming or when doing intensive tasks?, I have the same motherboard and processor but, mine doesn't hit 4.2GHz, I don't know why. I want to know if I'm the only one with this issue.

fatlat10 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Mine has been hitting 4.0GHz but ive yet to see it get to 4.2Ghz. I don't know what or if theres a problem.

RodoGodo19 8 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Hi, I had contacted ASRock about this issue because I wanted my CPU to hit its max speed. They told me this:

Please refer following steps to setting to try.

Step 1. Please press hotkey “F2” or “Delete” during POST to get into BIOS.

Step 2. Please select “CPU Configuration” in the Advanced.

Step 3. Please Enabled “CPU C3 State Support”.

Step 4. Please press hotkey “F10” to save configuration.

I did that and now it's working at max speed. I don't know why that option is disabled by default if we need it to have our CPU running at max speed. But the good thing is that is working good now.

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