Mobile Workstation "Kit"
I had not yet built a mobile computer with enough power to count as a workstation. A wooden chassis was a must for me. The biggest challenge was to make the parts of a desktop PC fit into such a small space while ensuring airflow for cooling.
The heart of the ssytem is an Asus mini-ITX board with a 4.5 GHZ i7 processor, 16 GB of Ram and a 512 GB SDD. For the display I disassembled a 15,6 inch Asus multitouch monitor, rearranged the parts in the upper half of the case and connected it to a 4 GB GeForce 1050 Ti in the lower part. Everything is powered by an internal 500W PSU and cooled by six Noctua fans (80mm on the graphics card and the processor, 4x 60mm on the chassis. I would not want to miss a mechanical keyboard on the road, which is why I installed a Noppoo Choc Mini. Fan control, USB-, headphone- and microphone ports are installed above the keyboard.
Even though space is very limited and cable management a real pain, it should not be a problem to switch out any parts once they have become out of date.