Portable mATX Gaming/Editing/Development PC refinement/suggestions


May 20, 2016
Before you begin, I'd like to thank you for your time, I truly appreciate the community here.

Current country of residence: Japan
Budget: ~$1500-$2500 USD
Accessories owned/not needed: keyboard, mouse, monitors, speakers, mousepad
Goal: very small form-factor, but powerful portable computer (that ideally would fit in luggage) as I will be traveling in the future, but I'm in dire need of an upgrade. My current computer is a gaming laptop running a GTX 670m that I've had for 4 years now. I prefer minimalist cases with good airflow/cooling, so I don't need a case window or fancy LEDs.

Currently considering these:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.79 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1242.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-20 08:48 EDT-0400

Why 3 drives?:
250GB SSD for OS (I know it's a little overkill), 500GB SSD for quick-loading demanding games, 1 TB HDD for storage

I plan to buy a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 for my graphics card.

I had looked at the Corsair Obsidian 350D case, but I'm not sure and would like to hear your comments.

I need suggestions/refinements for cheap upgrades or alternatives and I also need a small, portable (microATX?) case.


Nov 21, 2015
If it's supposed to be portable, I only find the case a bit on the big side. I find it hard to determine myself what would fit in luggage. Of course it depends on the transportation method. But I would try to stay below 400mm on each side.

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