Refreshed Portable Computer (1988)

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Refreshed Portable Computer (1988)

Finally, after over a year of work, procrastination, 3 GPUs and a lot of money, I completed this machine.

It is based on an old LCD-386 Protable Computer, which I found on a ebay kleinanzeigen and just had to have. Removed all the old hardware, cleaned over 20 years worth of dust and debris and got to work.

Now it is home to a pretty capabale Gaming machine.

Watercooling was mandatory in this case, because there wouldn't be any room for a decent sized air cooled gpu + plus I didn't want plaster everything with vents for fans.
For the GPU I had to go with a Founders Edition design, because of the limited depth. I tried fitting two different cards, but they were too tall. So, ports needed to be on the back.

The original display was removed and replaced with a 1440p portable monitor. The power is wired to a molex connector.
Unfortunately it doesn't quite fit the original bezel, so I have to run at 2304×1440 pixels, with small black bars, but they are just barely noticeable.

I wanted to keep the original keyboard, but had problems using all kinds of different 5 pin DIN adapters, even with a second board I bought. Instead I replaced the whole thing with a Coolermaster Quickfire TK and coiled the cable around some bamboo stick we had lying around.

If you have any questions I am happy to answer them.
Color(s): Gray Red
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 194.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (5600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 149.00
ASRock - Fatality Gaming (ITX/ac)
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 59.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3200MHz) (White)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
ASUS - GeForce EKWB
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3070
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 89.99
ADATA - AGAMMIXS11P-1TT-C
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 144.99
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 150.00
TBD/To Be Determined - TBD/To Be Determined (custom)
Case Fan
$ 21.95
Case Fan
$ 55.90
Cooling
$ 13.92
Alphacool - 17392 Eiszapfen
Type: Fittings
Cooling
$ 68.39
Alphacool - NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 43.00
Barrow - CPU Blocks
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 144.89
Keyboard
$ 79.00
Cooler Master - Quick Fire TK
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue
Type: Tenkeyless
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