Smallest PC that I can build with no compromises mini ITX gaming and developer build.
FurMark burn in test (one cpu fan off): Time: 15 min. Max Temperature: 76 C Fan: 70%
Saved $100 by getting i5 instead of i7. For gaming use it's more than enough. Given the small build, I can't do a lot of overclocking because nice and big fans won't fit in the case thus the locked version.
PC will be on top of the desk right in front of my face so got this low noise cooler. Nothing fancy because there's not a lot of headroom in the small case. Fan is quiet and I can't hear any noise at all.
Fully packed for such a small Motherboard. WiFi AC and bluetooth will save you at least couple of $tens so factor that in when buying this. M.2 slot is a welcome addition because I want to save as much space as possible in this small case.
Just straightforward memory. Didn't need to get low profile since I have a small fan anyways but I'm no fan of fancy RAMs anyways. 2133 mhz speed to match the max clock of the Motherboard.
Spent ton of time choosing between this and 950 NVME since the Motherboard supports it. In the end 250 GB of 950 Pro is just too little space for me vs. 500 GB of this on the same price. Reviews also saying difference is unnoticeable and 950 is actually slower because PCIE boots slower.
First 1070 that I could buy and available on Amazon. People recommend blower cards for small builds but I haven't had problems with it so far but given I'm only gaming on 1080p which is peanuts resolution for this card. Seeing 60s temperature after an hour of gaming. Card does look good with nice back plate too. No length/width issue with Node 202.
Star of the build. You really have to want a small build if you're getting this case. It is difficult to build in specially if you care about cable management. It doesn't have a window so nobody would see those nasty cables but personally it would bother me knowing that I have a mess inside the case even if I don't see it.
My build is rated 298 watts so which is around 66% load for this PSU. No overclocking for me but you might want to get higher wattage if you plan to do so. Wires are covered in black plastic which is ok but would preferred the sleeved cables.