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[Pelican-X] --- The shockproof travel PC in a pelican case

by OllieManMan

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72 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 9, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

Description

PCPP feature #6... hotdawg! Thanks admins for noticing the hard work I put into this one. I'm sure the owner will be stoked to see his rig on the front page.

I use video primarily to show my craft. I was never a great writer (thus I became a builder) Check out the on going video build log here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg3z6hcUw1gr_X6vKX7sQXhQ14IMR9mnG

Long story short I wanted to created a full desktop platform inside a Pelican case, that would be shock proof, water resistant, light weight and strong. This was custom built for an enthuses who planned on frequent travel and upgrades. This person could have easily built their own PC but tasked me with the custom chassis and design concept to take a portable rig to the next level.

All in it took 2 months and 2 major re-designs till I found the correct recipe. The case is 100% as functional as you would expect a pelican case to be. No ports or vents are exposed once the case is sealed and secure. This is also standardized size to fit in an overhead on a plane.

Any questions just ask. I plan on building more like this if people are interested and the repeating build would go a lot quicker now that I've tested everything and know what I'm doing. Thanks for checking out the work!

-OllieMan@PollyTech

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Executablefiles 1 Build 20 points 15 days ago

This build is so unique I have a feeling that it's gonna get featured

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 8 points 14 days ago

<3

Executablefiles 1 Build 8 points 9 days ago

Well guess who was right lmao

Cobyt7 1 Build 15 points 13 days ago

Can't even begin to imagine the chaos if TSA opens this up at the airport haha

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 8 points 10 days ago

hopefully the EVGA and ASUS logos clue them in... Hopefully.

codezer0 3 Builds 3 points 8 days ago

You're giving TSA far too much credit. They locked down MCO for two hours when someone had tried to take their Titanium powerbook along as carry-on. It was dumb luck that the first officer on the scene was a seasoned Apple user, and had to clarify in front of everyone, what a dumbass the TSA was for the action.

I assume nothing of TSA's collective intelligence and i am still disappointed with the kind of crap they subject the ordinary passenger to.

RayvenOne1 1 Build 9 points 15 days ago

I love builds like this that are so supremely epic they just need to be featured. nice job buddy

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

ty!

RayvenOne1 1 Build 2 points 14 days ago

np

SnakoM 1 point 9 days ago

You're right man, this build is supremely epic!

RayvenOne1 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

lol

Flaming.GoolzZz 6 points 14 days ago

This looks cool and all but like lowkey it looks like a bomb especcialy to someone that doesnt know about pc's in lets say in airport. But like nice build +1.

atomicdeathray 1 Build 5 points 10 days ago

This is Arnold Schwarzzenegger's dream PC

Crabago1 1 Build 3 points 14 days ago

Awesome Job! Fits in an overhead and is waterproof :) This should be featured. +1

cory_12345 3 points 9 days ago

i feel like the military would use this

ryansmission 5 Builds 3 points 8 days ago

Or maybe Morpheus and Neo for a spot of Matrix hacking!

ColdConduct 1 Build 2 points 15 days ago

I'm about halfway through watching your video log of this build and all I've gotta say is I hope you get featured. Loving the work you put into it, and I like the idea of having something durable and portable. That's right up my alley as well. You nailed it. Great work, man!

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

I really appreciate you taking the time to watch. <3

wampflerman 1 Build 2 points 15 days ago

well, that's the coolest thing i've seen all year. +1

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

<3

Moyeezes 2 points 15 days ago

Looks like an ammo box to me

IT CONTAINS AMMO FOR GREATNESS

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

<3 bang bang!

Moyeezes 2 points 10 days ago

ALSO CONTAINS AMMO FOR A FEATURE

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

Once again... Great and unique build +1 Should be a feature I think!!

TacoNinja 3 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

Even though it's not as small as other ITX cases, this is probably more mobile than any others due to its durability. No need to clear a spot in your vehicle to set it securely, you can (almost literally) just throw it in and go. Amazing job.

Gerryfire56 2 points 9 days ago

bruh tsa is going to think this is a bomb lol #gamerproblems

Mitlar 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

What measures have you taken to prevent components to fall out, specifically the ram.

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

It was shipped with extra foam in that area. I was worried but asus is good stuff and when I tried yanking on the ram it was very locked in. I know that can happen and I kept that in mind. I think its good since the force would be pushing in into the socket not out from the bumps.

AdamTheMan26 3 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

Yer a damned genius! +1

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

aww ty

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Great YouTube video too!!

Smashologist 2 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Huh... that's really cool!!

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 14 days ago

Thank you for locating my luggage, now be kind enough and ship it back lol

Finally, "portability" with wings .... superb DIY solution! +1

kingtanky 1 point 14 days ago

Inb4 a feature because this build is so freaking gosh darn AWESOME. +1

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

I love the creative things people do with their computers!

atomgray88 3 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Never seen anything like it. Definitely one of the more interesting builds out there. +1

TheBudderMan5 1 point 14 days ago

inb4 featured

DarkTrigger476 1 point 13 days ago

Nicest build i've ever seen! Maybe you van buy another idk 4TB hard drive or SSHD... Just foto thé storage...

kuhrapman 1 point 10 days ago

Damn, I wonder how the airport security would react when they see something like this xD Pretty damn amazing build man

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

TY!

whited200550 1 point 10 days ago

it got featured

CuyMasterGaming 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

That is pretty cool.

Vince_aviator 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

If there was a emoji that was saluting I would post it on this comment. Very very cool build

jason.f.ladd 1 point 9 days ago

o7

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

Now that's creative! Love it! +1

DasBloonts 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Please give us the schematics.

Joderic 1 point 10 days ago

An actual genius power move.

JAGuar6130 1 point 10 days ago

I have the same USB hub! I attached mine to my desk, so I have room for 10 USBs at a time! Muahaha beautiful build man.

Velcade 3 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

This is very cool. Well done.

bpdf 1 point 10 days ago

Good idea, its featured aswell

SpiltLettuce 1 point 9 days ago

This is so cool :) I wanna do something like it now Nice build too :)

powerup777 1 point 9 days ago

Man after my own heart. Love the Pelican products. Love your implementation. I'm totally inspired. Thanks

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

ty!

sword_infinity421 1 point 9 days ago

Wow, nice build, however, you should pick a 2070. Nevertheless, great build! Totally deserve the feature!

AdlerAdemov 1 point 9 days ago

Jesus Christ, this looks stunningly good, man. Your hard work definitely payed off. But i have some questions:

1.What's the size of the dampers (struts) you've used?

2.If the PC is working, is the case is supposed to be closed?

2.1. If the case is closed, how are you dealing with temperatures?

2.2. If the case is opened, is there a locking mechanism to keep the PC in one place?

It would be really strange if your client tries to open the case and the PC pops out like the April fools boxing glove with spring in a box.

3.Where are the input/outputs? On the inner chassis or on the back of the pelican case?

Once again, really awesome build!

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

1: I'm honestly not sure. I had these in my shop for a while before using them. Sry. something like 6in closed and 4in of travel. Amazon has then fairly well priced. I used pneumatic struts rather then hydraulics.

  1. Case has to be open while PC is in use. Closed seals it off completely for safe travel. When open, yes, there is a lock out you can see me build and use in the video.

  2. Outputs are on the top/side near the lockout.

DrNibs 1 point 1 day ago

how are people even "how do the thermals work?" LOL like really Awesome build and well done, it's simple but complex... it's SIMPLEX!

RustyFire 1 point 9 days ago

how do you manage the thermals?

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Thermals are great. It's essentially an open test frame.

RustyFire 1 point 9 days ago

oh, I get it. is it made so that the actual computer comes out of the pelican? and is not bolted into it?

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Yup. It pops out so you can get at everything and have some air.

RustyFire 1 point 8 days ago

that's fricking amazing

PokeCatz 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Wow, this is a really nice build. Thanks for sharing.

Lardybob 1 point 9 days ago

Whats funny about this is that pelican cases are usually more expensive than actual pc cases

EdSten 1 point 8 days ago

Amazing build! Thank you for sharing!

ryansmission 5 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

This thing is ridiculously cool! Imagine rocking up at a LAN party with it....you'd be the coolest cat in town no doubt. Great work!

MrGrim999 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

Very Cool!

Rogeboi 1 point 8 days ago

I WANT ONE!!!!

ajdroc 1 point 8 days ago

This is the hottest most amazing build ive ever seen good job and keep up the good work. :-)

RoyalSovereign 1 point 8 days ago

Imagine entering the bank with this case in hands.... xD

ASTR0BA11 1 point 8 days ago

Wow you are very skilled

DrNibs 1 point 1 day ago

HELL-YA!! I was planing on building a pelican case PC because I have always wanted one lol. I already bought a Pelican 1620 Case last year but didn't get further cuz I got busy. I log in here and BOOM exactly what I was looking for, so HELL-YA. I think my case is too big for overhead and TSA would prolly strip search me if I ever tried to take that as a carry-on LOL. Besides i'm not flying with mine anyway, I'm also going to be including a Lime-Net. Thank You very much for sharing, I am tottaly using that hydro lift system (whatever it's called lol).