This is it! The portable version of a fully functional tower PC packed all together in a case originally intended to use for DJ-Equipment and such things. His name is "Stuffwell".
Sometimes it goes to a defensive state where nearly nobody can harm him, also known as the transport-form. Mouse, Keyboard, Power-Cord and also my good old Xbox360 wired controller has a place in it.
This is the front IO of Stuffwell. You can see the power (upwards) and reset (downwards) switch between the two lights which indicate power (upper LED) and drive usage (lower LED). Next to it there is the front Audio with headphone jack (left), mic jack (right) and the AUX-SENS connector (lower jack) to activate the other two jacks through plugging in the 3.5mm jack laying in there too.
This is the right site panel of Stuffwell. It has two USB2.0 ports for connecting Keyboard and Mouse. Right next to them there is the power port for the whole system including the PC itself and the monitor.
Here you have an overview about the system which is located in the larger bottom of the case.
There beats the heart of Stuffwell. You can see the Intel cooler and the 4 DDR3 RAM sticks.
Overview look from right to left.
Overview look from left to right.
In the top left corner, right below the totally not intended green glow, you can see the drive mount which holds one 1TB HDD but is capable of holding two drives in total. Both of them are resting on vibration reduced slides.
Overview of the graphics card IO.
This is the source of power of Stuffwell. The 520W PSU easily powers the system and is capable of upgrading it later on. Also you can see the power plug and the two side panel USB ports from the inside.
Stuffwell - The Case PC
So this is it. Say hello to Stuffwell.
What is it?
Stuffwell is a case PC and also a fully functional tower. The heart and main components which normally fit in a standard case are packed together in the bottom of a case originally intended to pack DJ-Equipment. In the top there is a 23,6inch monitor which fits the case perfectly. I know, it's basically a Notebook. And yes, thats true. But it's a 34 pound notebook without any kind of battery!
That's a pretty good question. Maybe because the build costs less than a new high end notebook. Maybe because I needed something to build. Maybe just because I can. The real reason is not coming along alone, there are two! The first is that my girlfriend needs a "real" PC in addition to her notebook which is not the most intensive gaming machine. The other reason is that I needed a PC that is kind of portable and has enough power to use Visual Studio and it's emulators for android and IOs when I am not at home which my, at this point, 7 year old notebook can't provide anymore. Also it's quite useful when your going to a LAN-Party.
How was the build?
Yeah, so... It was a ride on my balls. I had so much issues and design errors during this build that sometimes I don't wanted to succeed. Interestingly I found a solution for every problem that occurred. Yeah sometimes it was simply luck but anyways: IT WORKED and it totally payed of to put so much effort in this project.
If you have questions: don't be shy. Ask them below in the comments and I will do my best to answer!