The super-spec portable PC suitcase

פורסם בתאריך 30 אוג 2021
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  • "At first glance, this might appear to be a suitcase" Sir thats a bomb

    • Looks straight out of Keep talking and nobody explodes lmfao

    • thank you, EngineerGaming.

    • It’s a bomb if it uses a Chinese PSU.

    • Cop: What in that suitcase? Matt: Its a Diy PC. Cop: *admires suitcase and leaves*. Matt: Proceeds to Cary Diy Nuke

    • that "suitcase" looks like it turns into a dispenser if you hit it enough times

  • Matt - “7 hours of gaming manageable with my homemade power bank” Also Matt- “my power bank has been running this small British village for 17 years”

    • @Dos Doktor you’d be lucky running the bios for 7 hours on that thing lol

    • NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 7 hours of playing Super Mario on the EFI bootloader maybe.

    • That'd be arc reactor lol. He would be Iron Man in this case or Matt Stark at least

  • Adding a leather “case” to sheath the outside would make it more weather proof and less computer/bomb looking

    • @Adam Vargo I think all you would need to do is open it up and show them the monitors

    • I kinda like the aesthetic, but I dont think this is a TSA approved type pc

  • Imagine seeing Linus evaluate this beastcase.

    • If this were Linus, that suitcase would be leaking water all over the floor

    • @Emmanuel Porte Someone’s cranky

    • @Potato Smasher omfg. That one seems so similar at first glance. If in the video Linus and Anthony didn't look so young, for a short time, I would have believed this actually happened. Crazy find, sir!

    • He'd find ways to crap on it without providing new ideas....tear it apart.......then drop it.

  • I am glad you make videos, otherwise we wouldn't get to see your far out and well executed ideas

    • During camping Others:- we are bored Diy perks:- hold my transformer pc.....................and battery pack 😎

    • Imagine going camping with this guy

  • Upon seeing the build: This man is a genius. Upon seeing him playing the Merc in Rocket League: And a psychopath.

    • I had my suspicions about mr Matt being a psychopath. you cannot be a nerdy genius inventor and be kind, patient and sociable at the same time, and also have that clean house as he appears to have... so thats my basis for further investigation...

    • "Merc, psychopath" Me: a Triton intellectual

    • Rather a masochist

    • Wait. Are you saying a sociopath is a clever psychopath?

  • Matt: "At first glance, this might appear to be a suitcase" Me: *locks my eyes into the usbs at literally the same time*

    • Maybe he just owns a bunch of really, REALLY weird suitcases

    • Lmaoo

    • That's EXACTLY what my eyes did. Along with no the fuck it doesn't lol

  • Probably one of the most impressive builds of anything I've seen on ILaward as so much of it was done by hand and not thousands of £s worth of machinery.

    • I mean to be fair just the SSD's he installed are approximately $750 per unit and he has 2. Then he used a 3080 which is over $1K right now, granted I haven't looked at what prices were before the inflation. Adding in 4 liquid coolers, the 2 144hz laptop displays and the ASUS monitor in the first place this thing has got to cost a fortune (upgradeability may make it worth it though).

  • Wow Matt this is seriously some of the coolest thing I've ever seen anyone build this. It's something I would like to own. Something you could bring to a lan party and be like the king of the place wow absolutely wonderful and just awesome keep building cool things Matt you rock keeping it cool

  • Imagine walking into class and opening this up.

    • @Pranava Sai what in the english is that supposed to mean

    • Why not imagine, if u can do it B)

    • Lol

    • yeah lol everyone would be looking at you! HUGE im a big fan of you you are here!\

  • This man is absolutely on the another level of diy. Never seen anything like this before.. It's one of the best build that I would like to own. Great... 👍👍👍

  • I had the idea to do this with a briefcase and just thought how cool and useful it would be to have something fully functional and portable, I'm glad you made actually made it. never imagined id see that idea for real and with literally no compromise

  • Your final comments on improvements made me think of Framework, the self-proclaimed first ever modular laptop maker. This build is spacious enough to become modular in the same way while leaving tons of room for reducing size and weight.

  • if there is enough room at the bottom in between both speakers, you could possibly be able to fit in an up angled webcam so that you could do things such as stream or have meetings from it as well

  • I know just enough about computers, diy and electronics to know that this guy makes everything look DECEPTIVELY simple no matter how complicated you already think it looks.

    • @Lery Misandari on a few of his builds (like ps5 cover plates for example) he does show how he goes through troubles and iterations. these videos are so well made and edited, i'm even happy to watch his trial and errors.

    • nobody wants to watch how he tries and fails and cuts those holes for hours. even time lapse of all the work would take hours to watch. so all good channels make it look "deceptively" simple.

  • Beautiful design and build. I was looking for tutorials to try my hand at building my own PC case and this is one of the first videos that came up. Immediately subscribed! Thank you for sharing your expertise.

  • This reminds me of an idea that I've had for the last few years, a portable high-performance pc/laptop hybrid more or less. My thought was, it would be cool if you could take your home pc on a flight with little hassle. The briefcase could work as a carry-on, but might be subject to dings and would likely be impossible to access mid-flight. My thought was, without having seen this video, was to build a custom mini-itx that could fit inside of a backpack, loaded up, as well as somehow getting a display on/into the backpack that's viewable when you set the bag on its side, so you can use it on the go, pretty much anywhere there's a table (so long as you have charge) ;). TLDR: portable high-performance mini-itx build inside a backpack with monitor (insert?), capable of taking on flights or trips... is easily accessible. Just an idea, not an engineer, but would love to see you bring this to life, because I know you'll do a better job than me 😂

  • I was confident my own PC would be "higher end" than this when I heard the initial claim but when Matt mentioned "16 cores" I knew I'd lost. 😭 This is a really fantastic design particularly because it uses desktop hardware. My son is an avid gamer and has invited 5 of his friends to our house this weekend for a game-fest. Each of them is bringing their full desktop PC, including monitors. They just wouldn't want to do that with laptops because they don't have the grunt their carefully-specified desktops have. This suitcase design would really suit them.

    • @Eymanyouwell I can't see the comment I replied to so I don't even know what this is about anymore.

    • @God he meant as in the design, not the actual 1 off product Matt made.

    • @Nybbl er He did say he wanted it for video editing and so I'm gonna assume he needs them.

  • I love how humble you are, it’s extremely inspiring to hear you talk about how well something came out (99% of what you make) and say how it “looks professional” as if the average person wouldn’t consider you one! Your skill with tools and knowledge of design and circuitry are so fun to watch you do casually. Thank you for always providing us with amazing builds on top of amazingly put together videos. You rock.

  • This is amazing, the fact that it is a full PC rig the size of a large suitcase is just phenomenal. If I were a manufacturer, I would play into the classic desktop core for customization and upgrading over time, but like you said, I would have custom side panels made to meet in the middle, and be much thinner. Though I am sure there would also be a market for making a much thinner model on laptop parts. We almost live in the future... but you are definitely a timetraveler.

  • Great job mate! If everyone had the opportunity and time to do what they like, this planet would be on a whole another level. Keep doing what you love ❤

  • Be extremely cool to add a projector to it somehow so you essentially have a cinema on the go. You could entertain family over the holidays showing old videos and photos, project movies on the side of the house (i used to drop sheets from our gutters with 2 windows behind them for my speakers. The affect was really cool and you have never seen so many kids hypnotized at once... lol.). Finally it would be a neat way to present material at company meetings, etc... not to take anything away from your build though as its a fine setup as it sits. Always high quality builds on this channel. You dont even need to mention that anymore as the work you do has set the bar for your channel so we all know what to expect when we see a new project in our suggested video feeds. (Virtual high 5)

  • At the end, I wondered how much all the components cost, if one were inclined to attempt such a project. Matt, you're a genius!

  • This guy's craftsmanship is just on another level.

    • This man's work in brass and aluminum deserve a lecture's spot at both the UCSD material science division and CS.

    • and budget

    • Couldn't agree more

    • @James Catania that is very true...

    • @Quami i meant for the money involved not skill

  • Someone needs to get this man a Tormach CNC Mill. Hand drilled and jigsawed backplates? And it looks excellent even with hand work.

  • I'm surprised you can get enough amps through those DC cables to power it. You said about 1000W, so at 12v that would be around 80amps! What's the max you can get through those connectors?

    • Why would it supply at 12V only?

  • I found your channel by accident. You have some very interesting builds! I had a HP Omen pc that performed flawlessly for many years. I decided to upgraded it as rending software was going gpu and my mobo wouldn't take a large card. I meticulously back up everything onto a external hard drive. I had my pc built and it arrived I had two ssd cards, no spinning drives. I transferred all my data over and then I had to use my external hdd's to transfer stuff form my sons old pc as I was giving him the Envy. After two weeks, my ssd failed. I lost everything as a I had overwritten my old stuff with my son's stuff to transfer. I spoke with that bloke that built my pc and we spent ages checking things out and it was toast. I had to take this brand new pc to my local repair place and pay him to put in a new ssd and windows. I got a refund from the builder to cover my costs and so far this machine has been bulletproof. I lost everything though. Years of projects, photos I'd saved, etc etc etc. Word to the wise, if you make a backup, do it on something you wont have to overwrite.

  • My only gripe is that folded up it looks a little unsightly, with all the holes, screws and ports seemingly in all irregular and random places it looks like what most people class it as...a bomb of sorts. None of this detracts from how as a concept and even unfolded from the front it's simply spectacular I saw a comment about having a case on it for transport, the bomb look of it I doubt you can talk your way out of but if it had a case that was light, covered up your holes and ports to add some weatherproofing for tranport and made it look a little more like a suitcase I think it'd be perfect Don't take this criticism too harshly thoug, you've done an absolutely stellar job on this build and it's simply jawdropping to see this come to life, it's just nothing in this world is perfect and there's always room for improvement. Plus it's a good thing that this criticism is small could be fixed easily (Well if you know what you're doing which you've showed me you absolutely are capable of that), honestly just a fitted case will do it justice

  • I have nothing but respect for hard working people like you.

    • @neosapien247 He rarely touched grass

    • @James Smith I call it playing with a lot of TOYS and having loads of FUN.

    • Couldn’t agree more!

    • @we did it no

  • Dude, you’re crazy. Love your work. These things are always just on another level.

  • So awesome to see you actually making this. I have dreamed of something like this for years. I am a desktop man and I hate laptops, but sometimes you just need the portability. I had imagined making something like this but never done it. The cooling solution I would go for would be air cooled, with those electric temperature difference pads to make the heat sync hotter, meaning it wouldn't have to be as big or heavy. I don't know if that would work but would love to try it.

  • I love how I've been subbed to this guy for years now. I've watched a lot of his videos; from the portable power station, to what to do with a broken laptop (with which I made my own external monitor, thank you for that), to the artificial sun window! I always think "Damn, that's so cool! I wonder what he's gonna think about next" And every new video I am amazed to see such innovative creations, some of which are in a great budget to do at home. I don't know if you're gonna read this, but Matt, keep doing what you're doing. You're making wonders out there, man!

  • This channel is fantastic! Been binging the videos. DIY is an euphemism, as Matt is actually putting to shame not only other "DIY" channnels, but actual consumer product brands. I love that he shows that one can do DIY projects of very high quality, no need to have a mass of PVC pipes and Duck Tape.

  • Can't believe that backplate was done by hand not CNC, mine would look more like someone took to it with a hatchet...! Stunning build, as always :P

    • Yeah I was seriously surprised that he didn’t use a CNC at all for this build!

    • Cringe

    • Yeah I feel the same, he did an outstanding job with all his back plate and face plates especially since done by hand and they all look like they were done on a CNC.

    • @Anesthetized I would be surprised if he ever does get a CNC / laser cuter. As it seems like he has put a lot of work into making sure everything he builds can be replicated by us watching with simple tools and some time, basically one of the few DIY channels actually following its own motto. I was even able to use his video to build my own DIY media center out of some old laptops a year or so ago.

    • That's what I was saying when I watched that part. Insane!

  • Well done on this build. Please let us know what the experience would be like to take this through airport security. With all of these projects coming together nicely. The speaker, th power, this PC, I am thinking of what the bigger picture is going to be with future projects. Could the portable brass screen from previous project also be added as another screen on the top maybe?

  • As always it's a beautiful and soothing video. However I'd really like to have a rough price range of the projects.

  • "If a manufacturer would take this [...]" They already exist, and they existed for decades, so called "mobile workstations", one of the manufacturer is called "Media Workstations" I've seen them rugged, splash resistant, built with regular ATX hardware, 4k touch screens etc. but they are expensive, of course because of low volume production.

    • @Nybbl er no, laptops are not desktops

    • @Ben Whitney haha

    • Oh, I thought you were going to say they are called "laptops"

    • So not for the mainstream, which proves his point

  • Matt, you're skills are insane, and you have so many great builds I love them. Thanks for all your videos. They are inspiring.

  • "At first glance, this might appear to be a-" "Bomb." "- suitcase." "That too."

    • A suitcase from retro Hongkong action movie "Aces go places" ilaward.info/the/wyd-w/0KB8qnx51YO0o5gm45s

    • @bitelaserkhalif 平家boy천궁파워서플라이 more then mild I think XD

    • the gman's suitcase

    • thought the EXACT same thing lmao

  • Very impressive! It looks really cool when closed, but something makes me feel like airport security wouldn't feel quite the same way about it's aesthetics lol.

  • What a rig. My favourite part happens to be the power system you're using and how it can power straight from a dynamic range DC supply. What a dream! Wow

  • I’m really torn…the silent desk PC build was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen built in the PC space…but this might top it. Bravo

  • man this is actually amazing high quality DIY build keep up the wonderful content Matt

  • This guy is a genius. Seriously, he always does the best DIY builds and they always look professionally done. Keep up the great work.

    • @Lego Minifig I know many people who are equally creative or more so, yet wouldn't brand any of them 'genuis' so to speak (and I doubt they would either!). Still, it's all relative. Anyway, this wasn't your commet I was responding to?

    • @Chris Jarram sure he may be competent in those fields, but looking at his body of work he is clearly very skilled in thinking outside the box and executing his ideas to completion. If that isnt an indicator of a genius with great work ethic, I dont know what is.

    • Ikr. His work blows me away every time. I havent seen a single other channel quite like his. His designs are modern and sleek without ever sacrificing utility.

    • @Chris Jarram, IQ is just an indicator for potential success in life. There's no generally accepted definition of intelligence. My field is Psychology. I'm halfway through my Masters in it .

  • I was thinking from the start, "Please put a DC input" and you delivered. Awesome project and an excellent execution. I've seen so many portable projects that end up being designed with an ac input and it always makes a little sad.

  • Very excellent work! A taller stand solution, to eliminate the need for a table, would make this form factor even more compelling.

  • This is actually something that would be extremely useful in field-work for multimedia / cinematic professional situations.

  • I would love to see that in a leather wrap, like a briefcase. For the side monitors, i would use a sliding-lever type brace, with a little latch to help keep them closed, I love magnets but wouldn't really truat them to hold the screens.

  • Samsung: let's fold a phone! Microsoft : let's fold a tablet! DIY perks : hold my aluminium!

    • @Scott Newell pronounced: aloo-min-imum!

    • @Simon Bauer Same as Uk, think the US folks just made up Aluminum lol 😆 or Aloominum Haha

    • @Zander Law germans: aluminium

    • Americans: Aluminum Uk Folks: Aluminium 🥺 lol 👍🏻😂

    • perfection lol

  • Brilliant, making something similar but smaller and only one screen. This is some top notch build as always!

  • Super impressive build! I can tell from experience that this took awhile to make and get figured out.

  • Beautiful job! complete and inspiring. Now I wonder how to include an internal battery and more than anything to make windows 10 or 11, indicate the battery level as in a common laptop with an icon in the taskbar. That would be the maximum for this awesome laptop you built. Greetings from Argentina!!!

  • The practicality of this is honestly amazing

  • Can't imagine the looks on the faces of the macbook owners when this gets slammed onto the table next to them in Starbucks. I think you've legit made the most powerful portable (consumer) PC in the world...

    • I've always found the "macbook owner" stereotype peculiar because, in my own experience at my university, I have never seen a macbook user care what others were using or commenting on it, they just mind their own business... but on the other hand, I have routinely witnessed macbook users sitting down in circles of Lenovo/MSI/Asus users, and being immediately swarmed with a symphony of tutting, eye rolling, exasperated sighs, condescending laughs and snarky comments.

    • I can imagine the look on their faces. Mainly eye rolling and muttering "douche" under their breath.

    • I bet if he asked nicely, a local coffee shop would allow him to set up and film during off hours.

  • Wow, what a cool build!! I expected it to be a lot noisier with all those tiny fans, but you must have some good heat management going on. Well done sir!😁👍

  • this guy is insane... love his ingenuity, so impressed

  • I would've gone with electroplating for the aluminum panels, perhaps in a bright translucent color for a candy apple red look.

  • Congrats on the nice build. Looks great!. I think you may need some filter media at the air intake in the back. I also think the antena has potential of getting knocked off. Perhaps internalize it and have it slide out of top.

  • “At first glance, this might appear to be a suitcase” Suitcase: made of metal, covered in screws, ports, wires and side hinges. Me: “it’s definitely a suitcase”

    • lol right? got jammies in there?

    • James Bond 2039

    • at first glance you might not want to see this in an airport

    • its just a "normal" suitcase with some hidden features

    • 😂😂

  • This is actually a brilliant idea, especially for Universities and companies, why hasn't this been done before! Also, Surface screens are 3:2 A4 ratio, which might have worked for this project's side screens much better

  • I really like this build entirely, every single detail in it. The only thing that i would suggest is to replace the regular hinges with a couple of hinges salvaged from some broken laptops, this could make you able to fine adjust the side panels and probably there will be no need for the leather straps that keeps the panels opened and prevent them from jiggling. Otherwise the build is so stunning and practical.

  • I really enjoy your special variety of random ideas mixed with quality precision engineering.

  • The biggest thing id love to see from this build is a review after use and an upgrade based on said review, like im sure there are improvements you could think of when using it, i wanna know how actually practicle its been in your life

  • OLED or QLED panels may have been a superior option for this particular build.

  • I was impressed i will make one of your projects in the future i could use this on normal usage like, web browsing, onlines classes and casual gaming you really inspired me to do more projects and since i was younger i was already taking apart electronics and even stuffs in my house what a great video and im glad that im part of the DIY Perk community

  • As a PC enthusiast I really appreciate the fact that this not being a PC channel, your knowledge of computers and their components aren't leading anybody wrong. You're knowledge is incredible, I love it. Great video!!!

  • Все больше убеждаюсь, что без 3d принтера таких элементарных деталей сделать не получится, а если получится, то океан времени потеряю. Идея просто шедевр, очень люблю подобные идеи. Хочется что-то необычное, оригинальное и, скажем так, единственный экземпляр. Я бы повторил такое, мне нравится! Like!!!

  • "It's been 3 hours you play with the computer. Go play outside" "Ok" (Proceeds to bring the whole setup outside the house)

    • @DoomRater just plug into an outlet outside the house in the garden

    • 😂😂😂

    • 3 hours? Gotta crank those numbers up Junior!

    • @JJ_Productionsxx idk

    • Exactly what I would do

  • 32" screen in the middle, one 22" either side, AMD Ryzen 5900HX (HX90) size board - now you've got an interesting project! Very little bulk, more than enough power for everyday tasks and fairly portable. Nice!

  • Hey Matt, I was wondering if you can comment the instructions to build this, along with the top down diagram of where the screw holes and components need to be. I actually want to build this. Cheers

  • Amazing. You could make a business building and selling these. If someone sent you a desktop PC and the other components, could you transform their desktop into this thing? How much would you charge for building one of these, and how long would it take?

  • I actually wished something like this existed not long ago when I had a procedure done when I couldn't work at my desk.

  • DIY Perks is one of those channels that is so wildly underrated and should be on everyone’s subscribe list. Truly inventive and original content, with an enthusiastic host. If I am ever having a “meh” day there is no faster way to put a smile on my face than his content. I have never posted a comment on ILaward and I’m glad this is the only one I have ever posted. DIY Perks is truly one of a kind. Thank you for all that you do.

    • @Roberto Casconi "the Q" 12 million subs with stolen content and who dont even give credits to original creator of the product!

    • "Underrated". 3,25 millions subscribers. How can he be underrated with 3,25 millions subscribers? You all really love getting likes using this magic word "underrated"...

    • @Travis Thomas Completely agree

    • @Lego Minifig got to be honest didn't read your whole comment. My take on it: he needs to rebrand starting now using his own name because he should be a named individual. He's that good.

    • I have never stopped being thankful for the fact that I am subscribed to this channel. I'm pretty sure we need to send this guy whatever reasonable resources he needs.

  • The use of beautiful leather and metal components is awesome! It´s definitely very tasty, and gives the PC a great value! I, for example, use leather for the plinths of my DIY turntable projects, and it is also a great outlook - plus the additional damping a turntable takes advantage from... Short said: You are a gifted man, with a sense for a good look, and you have profound skills in making your ideas reality!

  • Perfect Matt. I just love your creativity,your art, and ingenuity. Keep fulfilling wonders. Take care always 😋

  • You are so infectious, I just finished watching the one on that fabulous microphone and said to myself I am just curious on seeing the finished product on the fold-out portable computer. Well, I watched every second of this one too. :-)

  • I wonder how much electricity is actually used minus the heat generation. I would think half or less. We had always been told the heat is from making everything so compact to fit in a laptop but I wonder as desktops use a lot of electricity still.

  • “Now we only need to add SOME watercooling” *pulls out 4 massive coolers

    • @PCSA the back of it have a big airflow so it doesn't matter

    • @PCSA with all the holes he have on the wide side of the panels, he definitely pushing air out. Those intake is definitely more than enough.

    • @PCSA 3 totally could work based off the temps he got, but there is empty space anyway due to the thickness of the chassis as desktop components are used in addition to the size of the main display and adding more cooling will only reduce the noise under load. One of the advantages to watercooling is how silent you can make a system with enough capacity, and to answer intakes I would be surprised if after all this work he didn't set up the fans in neutral pressure. Same size reasoning applies for such a sized sub-woofer in an all in one too. With the temperature probe most of these fans can be disabled at idle too if set up correctly for silent operation using passive cooling of the 4 rads, though I am not sure if corsairs old LINK software does this, PWM fans can be set to 0 RPM mode in iCUE.

    • I was wondering why he needs 4, aren't they just cooling the already cold water if places in series? Also how does the air flow work? Are they all 4 pushing out air from the system? Me thinks it might be working just as well with 3 coolers and a passive intake.

  • As the video went on and you were explaining the features I just kept being more impressed, it's incredible. Just don't take it to an airport!

  • This man really do just be doin' shit that basically screams "Get a few super dedicated engineers together, and you could build a much sleeker and more marketable version of this thing that you can sell to people for double the cost to manufacture"