How to turn a travel suitcase into a powerful gaming computer

Reddit user thegarbz bragged about his new computer - a unique custom PC he named Nuclear Football. This is an obvious reference to the president's "nuclear suitcase", as the computer hardware is also packed in the suitcase. As thegarbz explained, he was not satisfied with the price tags for good gaming laptops, but instead of a desktop PC, he wanted to build something more mobile.

Nuclear Football is built on the Gigabyte B450-i Aorus Pro Wifi motherboard, which has an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super FE graphics card. It has 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The suitcase lid contains a Dell 23 monitor, so the computer looks like a laptop when unfolded, but the keyboard needs to be plugged in separately.

Due to the small space and closed volume, the computer requires high-quality cooling, which is realized due to the liquid system. It is assembled from Alphacool parts, Noctua fans, EKWB units and a dedicated fan controller with temperature display. A Corsair SF600 is used as a power supply, the device receives energy from the mains - there is no battery, and therefore the mobility of "Nuclear Football" is rather arbitrary.

Another fundamental difference from laptops is in the solid weight of the gadget: 12, 1 kg. However, it is still comfortable to carry like a suitcase, and the large number of connectors on the front panel simplifies the connection of various peripheral equipment. Including virtual reality headset and other related devices.