Luggable Office PC/Guitar Recording Rig

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ClarksonScrewdriver
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Luggable Office PC/Guitar Recording Rig

It started with a broken guitar amp gathering dust, a passing idea, and the need for a new PC at work.

After a few months of procrastinating and throwing tools, my desk now features this piece of absurdity. I've gotten a few confused looks from my coworkers.

Notes:

- PVC mesh dust filter installed under front grille

- Power supply attached to Corsair SFX-ATX adapter bracket (trimmed to fit)

- Power button is the original rocker switch, so I have to flip it on and off to power on the system (let's call it a security feature)

- Motherboard tray salvaged from junk case (I didn't want to measure and drill the standoff holes myself)

- Input jack wired to USB audio interface (Zoom U-22) mounted inside chassis


It's worth mentioning that not only does this sit in my office at work (where my guitar isn't), the USB audio interface is basically pointless (my effects unit has a USB port already). So this project was absolutely a "because-I-can" undertaking.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 108.38
AMD - Ryzen 5 5600G
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 167.36
ASRock - B550M ITX/AC
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 97.98
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3600MHz) (Black) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 1.00
Storage
$ 69.59
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 129.99
Seasonic - SSR-650SGX (discontinued)
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 20.00
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 79.99
Cooling
$ 59.95
Noctua - NH-L12S
Type: Air Cooler
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 734.24
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