My friends and I are renting a storage locker
I live 650 miles away from home. I have a schit ton of stuff. The only way I can move all my stuff back home is if my parents come to get me.
The drive one way here is about 12 hours. This is due to pit stops, traffic during the metropolitan area, and just general conditions.
My PC is a slightly bigger mid Tower that weighs 60+ lbs and is kinda fragile.
I'm going back home by train this summer... I can't carry or bring the main computer back at all.
So I'm investing less than $200 to build a barebones mini-ITX setup so I can drop half of the parts of my main computer into it.
It just so happened to be that I'm awesome at sales and was able to get everything at the lowest price possible......
One of the best mini-ITX cases with long GPU support for $29.99. A good i5 Haswell CPU for $99.99, and somehow was able to score the cheapest price availble anywhere($59) of an Mini-ITX motherboard of the kinda I need with respectable feedback etc. All for sub $200.
I'm gonna drop into this computer, the $108 AMD 7870 GHz that I bought, the RAM, and the PSU of my main system. And most likely the HDD I have a spare of.
Ohhh I see, you guys are just renting a storage unit, that makes sense.
Still, is driving up and back that much less expensive than flying? (shrug)
Seems like a pretty sweet idea though. :)