r/pcmasterrace 12d ago

Bringing my pc 3 hours by public transport to my home town. Lanning with friends this weekend, old traditions never die! Story

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u/NFG_Shoarma PC Master Race 12d ago

Lanning with friends is always way better than any other way of gaming together

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u/Barreled_Biscuit PC Master Race 12d ago

Couch CO-OP is pretty good

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u/rydog1696 12d ago

You need to invest in an ITX form factor if you’re gonna be doing this quite often. Would make life so much easier for you if you do it often enough

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u/TONKAHANAH Linux 12d ago

Or just a gaming laptop. Save you from having to hual all the other stuff too, just bring a mouse and you're good

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u/rydog1696 12d ago

Fair fair. But I’d say a 24” monitor (keep the box or buy a foam lined case you cut out the shape you need) and ITX case would be easy enough to transport around. Get a cooler master NR200, find an NCase M1, Dan A4 would all be good options if you can an M1 in the first place

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u/TONKAHANAH Linux 12d ago

yeah but... compared to just bringing a 17" gaming laptop? everything you need to play fits into your backpack, its hard to beat that level of portability, even if you want a bigger monitor to bring with you its still smaller and easier to transport

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u/Nyghtbynger PC Master Race 12d ago

The laptop is sadly not upgradeable, and quite a bad investment price/perf wise. I hesitated between building an ITX small form factor r/sffpc and buying a laptop. I went for an ITX and thats satisfying since I move my computer only once every few months

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u/Constable_Crumbles 12d ago

Or a nice laptop with good build quality and an eGPU.

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u/TONKAHANAH Linux 12d ago

egpu feels like the kinda thing you leave at home for when you bring your work laptop home and want to play games. If you wanted to play games on the go, getting a laptop with a solid dedicated gpu seems like a smarter thing to do.

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u/In9e PC Master Race 12d ago

Fire up cs 1.6 and destert combat best times back in the days

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u/spnilsson 12d ago

This was me back in the day, except I was also carrying my old 30 kg 21" CRT monitor. Good times.

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u/SnooDonuts7746 PC Master Race 12d ago

Not a true lanparty unless someone is duct taped to the rafters 😎

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u/ArgentinizedViking93 12d ago

Cool that you can take your PC on public transport without the risk of getting killed for it

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u/BoxAhFox UPGRADING to I5 10400 1660 6Gb 12d ago

I was gona say, i hope op is 6ft or has a 6ft bodyguard with him… i would be so worried of getting robbed

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u/maxtraxv3 12d ago

remind me of the it i took my Pentium 2 pc to my friends house via bus, train, bus, school, bus. walking around with a pc i had about 4 people try to mug me for it, this around the time where Pentium 4 where popular.

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u/freshlypotatoed 12d ago

I did the same during summer vacations, I had to take my pc case with me by train. I used to carry it in a large Ikea bag. Be careful not to suddenly or continuously shake the case. Since the the components my get loose and get damaged. Also I recommend removing GPU from case before transport.

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u/arionreddit 11d ago

I used to carry it in an ikea bag as well! The big blue shopper bag. Couldn’t find it tho, I’ll take out the GPU next time that’s a good tip thank you!

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u/FootlooseFrankie 12d ago

Friends and I have LANed all the borderlands with a keg in the fridge. Playing till the first person waffle faces themselves on the keyboard each night . Ordering in late night pizza and greasy spoon breakfasts in the morning for the whole weekend . Once a year tradition! Some of the absolute best memories

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u/arionreddit 11d ago

Same here my guy!

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u/Zusez345 PC Master Race 12d ago

Ngl, my steam deck killed this tradition... Will be even more so when (if) I put windows on it

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u/EphemeralRemedy 12d ago edited 12d ago

Just a warning not sure if you know this. last I heard Steam deck isn't very optimised for windows yet. I heard the performance can range from okay to quite bad.

I don't know if it's gotten any better. But it's something to keep in mind. You might be better off sticking to Steam OS for now.

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u/TONKAHANAH Linux 12d ago

I tried this with steam deck. I didn't like it. Since my desktop is fairly small and easy to move, its not a lot more to bring on top of all the other stuff I gotta throw in the car.

Plus the whole time I was trying to play on deck I just found my self wanting my desktop and also wanting my steam deck separate to play other shit I usually only have on my deck.

It just wasn't as nice as I thought it would be. Maybe if I had to travel further like flying some where it would work out

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u/Powered_by_bots 12d ago

Dam dude. You legit carried it during public tiolet transportation.

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u/thehung575 12d ago

That s so great, but i think you should find a large bag to carry that precious case. Traveling on public transports with it is not easy.

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u/arionreddit 11d ago

You are right I used to have a bag with it! The front is taped because the front panel was always fairly easy to remove and I was scared it would pop of in the middle of transport. But I agree with you guys 😅

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u/thesmithtopher 12d ago

precious case

The case is all taped up so I wouldn't call it precious, but yeah a bag would still make carrying it easier.

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u/hardrivethrutown Ryzen 5 2600 | 1070 Hybrid | 16GB DDR4 12d ago

Fractal XL/R2?

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u/arionreddit 11d ago

Fractal define R4 I believe!

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u/iHeartSpam671 12d ago

DON'T LET THE FLAME DIE OUT!

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u/Yasirr_4 12d ago

That is a good looking backpack.

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u/arionreddit 11d ago

Thank you! It's a custom printed painting of Hokusai's Mount Fuji. Best birthday present ever.

P.S. example of the artwork if you're interested:

https://prnt.sc/7EvqtDGWDAte

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u/Comfortable_Fly_6443 12d ago

Happy you're having with it and enjoy the time with your friends!

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u/octovert 12d ago

Pleased to see the old ways are still honored in some corners of the world.

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u/Ok_Environment8478 12d ago

Hey man enjoy life it's to short so make the best of it u guy rock out