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making a dc to dc 500w computer power supply? Answered


i am wanting to take a 500w psu and turn it in to two parts so i can have half of it out of my computer in a power brick and the other half in, reducing heat and size.  now you may ask what mad man would dream such a thing but here me out, I will be moving around alot and I want a gaming laptop but don't want to spring the cash to buy a good one so i figure with a bit of ingenuity and sacrificing the small footprint of a factory built i could make a gaming computer in a suitcase.



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orksecurity

7 years ago

Why not put the entire power supply outboard, and feed DC into your suitcase?

Remember that you have to power the display too.

(There certainly have been other gaming-computer-in-suitcase builds, aimed at LAN parties. You might want to go searching to find out how they approached it.)

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abadfartorksecurity

Answer 7 years ago

i have taken a look at them but they all had there psu in the case. i was originally just going to leave a power supply out side the case but then i would have to plus in a bunch of cables to it every time i used it and on top of having the big voltage drop being out side of the computer to keep it cool also i could hook up to a 12v system without a inverter. as for the monitor i was going to get a cheap one off new egg and pull the power supply off and wire up a molex connecter and run it to the psu

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Vyger

7 years ago

Do a Google search for PC in a suitcase. Its been done a number of times.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1568/diy_case_mods_suitcase_turned_into_pc/index.html

I was going to build a PC in a beer keg in my more ambitious days. And use real beer for liquid cooling with the cold coming from a ice bucket. Also was going to be tappable so you could get a mug and play at the same time. I still have the keg kicking around outside, Hmmm, wonder what it would sell for on eBay?

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abadfartVyger

Answer 7 years ago

hear in Fort Collins kegs go for at least $50 due to the high number of home brewers