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Gamer Builds Travel PC To Move To Tropical Island

Gamer Builds Travel PC To Move To Tropical Island

Necessity is the mother of invention.

In preparation for their move to an off-grid island in Panamá, this gamer built their own portable (and water-resistant) PC. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.

Size matters not in the case of this carry-on rig. The system uses an RTX 3090, 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, 128GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a 2TB of NVMe SSD with a 4TB 2.5" SSD. The radiator fans are exposed (as tempting as it may be to stick your finger in there) to draw cool air into the setup and the GPU fans act to expel the heated air. When it comes to boarding flights, Reddit user technicallyinpanama said that they've breezed through with nothing more than a swab test for the gizmo.

Check out this inventor using their big brains for good by designing a hoover that sorts scattered LEGO bricks by size. This is too satisfying.

There'll be a handful of you fixating on the "water resistant" part of this build, so I'll allow the inventor to take the reins on this one. In order to ensure the rig would stay safe over the course of the move, technicallyinpanama chucked the case into a pool. "The PC hardware wasn't actually in the case during that test, I'm not THAT crazy," they explained.

"I filled the case with paper towels before yeeting it into the pool and dunking it for a few minutes to confirm that no water would leak in. None did, but I still wouldn't want to test it again with the PC in it. I just needed reassurance that it would be okay if it had to go through heavy rain or fell into the ocean during transit."

You can keep up with technicallyinpanama's day-to-day through their TikToks, where they seem to spend a lot of time trying to avoid squashing/being stung by bugs.

Featured Image Credit: technicallyinpanama via Reddit, Zunnoon Ahmed via Unsplash

Topics: PC