I thought about the same thing, to make a durable ad portable system.
My one shared idea is to keep the system SEALED from the outside - It's easy to build the system such that all ports are accessible at the top surface and ventlation is sufficient, once the case is open. Breaking the seal and...
SN970 / EN970 would be my recommendation - Save some money. You don't seem to require as much performance as those VERY expensive units deliver.
But, with that budget, save up for the Zotac 10-series, being released soon.
ZOTAC's new Mini PC feature GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs
Track Drew That's with the battery pack, which is ~12v 12A capable for some number of hours - It's a beefy pack with a beefy charger. But I don't disagree - I'm eyeballing the $500 price point for the unit without the battery.
I'm not affiliated with or selling this KS, but I might support it.
Might be VERY fun as a chiller, these micro rotary units are very effective - I don't know what model it's using, but it does say it's a scroll compressor with R134a and 150W rated. It also runs on 12V.
No prob, I'll likely post about it :) I have an aluminum waterblock from an MXM rig, I have been considering going that direction as well. Just for fun :)
I think (but have not measured) the processor heatsink mount is also standard square for the socket... I could almost go with one BIG fan...
I only purchased my SN970 for it's fully socketed build - I've swapped out the i5-6400T for an i7-6700T, swapped out the memory for 8GB of PC3L-2133 and slapped some AS5 on the 970m (GTX960 lol) , but I may upgrade it further if I can get my hands on a 980M (not N 980) or an N 1070, sometime...
It's a dual 40mm (an 80mm radiator is a completely different thing... Poor naming conventions!) and they are actually great - The noise is the problem, and without a proper res, going warmer than normal (high of 60*C) causes some expansion of the working fluid.
i7-2920XM processor, not overclocked (stupid industrial embedded board)
8GB Kingston DDR3-1600
EVGA 750TI OC
PicoPSU 120W with a pair of RAM heatsinks on the backside
Dual 40MM Rad with dual 40MM server-grade fans (and yes, in synthetics they wake the dead. Idle it's quiet enough, gaming...
I've fixed dead pixel on laptop displays with massage - IMHO I believe it was because laptop displays are much thinner than desktop displays, and of course phones have protective glass over the front.
It's far from 100% effective, but I'll always give it a shot.
Pay a professional to do it - A capable "mom and pop" shop should be able to fix it for less than $100. Don't attempt it yourself if you want your data back - It's do or do not, trying and failing can make it much worse.
Lack of a res in a DIY AIO system is a problem because, as the system heats up, the working fluid wants to expand - Less than perfect seals and joints will weep; this cycle can deplete enough of the working fluid to cause failure.
Also, the radiator introduces more thermal mass to the cooler.
jjsyht - That would require a totally different case from this concept / design, but would be really nice. I'm a huge fan of ITX and single, normal length GPU.
This existing design, although larger than your ITX idea, can still fit an ITX board with any length GPU.
You may have even saved a bit more space putting the PSU flat above the PCIe slots, and lowering the height of the case. Would also lead to shorter runs for the ATX cable.
Does it also need all those fans in the front? May have been good space for a dual/triple...
I've got it! Install on a IDE/SATA industrial SSD, with the SLOWEST throughput available - I think one can get them on Ebay with something like 10MB/s throughput. It'd take hours just to transfer the 15-20GB Win10 requires, if they short-cut the process and installed on a faster drive to clone...
I'd love to see 1/2 length PICMIG 1.3 platform take off for SFF units. It's cheap, and modular AF!
This is a carrier board with (essentially) PCIe slots as a riser, with the "motherboard" as a single board, and the riser supporting a number of PCIe slots. Could also interface with m.2 / mPCIe /...
Install a 60MM fan with some holey 1/2 slot covers, and REVERSE THE CPU FAN. Suck air in the back, shoot it out the front. You'll have bad case pressurization (negative)... BUT you won't be dumping the processor's air into the case for the video card to choke on.
cirthix - Let me know if you need another tester. I'll disassemble my screen in a heartbeat towards a 4k60p goal. I only use it with PC, so HDMI/DP/DVI without audio/onscreenOSD/USB anything goes. I'm also a repair tech with good electrical background (as I'm sure many here are). I'm 100% on...
Is everybody overlooking the productivity increase a 4K screen offers at any reasonable refresh rate, and then using the onboard / GPU-based scaler to run 1440p/144 or 1080p/144 when one wants to game?? It's 4k and 144Hz capable, but one isn't being forced to use both at the same time.