I was thinking of one day eventually, instead of a laptop because laptops are always relatively weak, building a PC with a server case and then mounting the server case in a rack. Any thoughts on that?
I hav'nt thought that much about it for some years.
I guess you can do what works. It has to be a reliable solution for you. If the solution you think about works , then why not.
Packing things in the protection it's come in, can help.
You can get rackmouted PC cases to mount in a flightcase. Just browse for it. I guess you can find many solutions fitted for diferent kind of touring/ moving things often.
And use components that has no delicate mechanical moving parts. For instance SSD's instead of HD's. SSD's i prefere anyway because of the performance.
You can also get laptops with desktop processors, but i don't know how good they are. Especially compared to a desktop. I would believe there could be heating issues, but i don't know. Perhaps there is well working solutions.
Also there was "Muse Receptor" - a dedicated machine when using VST's on tour. But i think the sale is closed. Perhaps there are other similar solutions. Perhaps computers has become more reliable for lice use, so machines like that is not relevant anymore. I don't know.
You can browse for it to see what they are.