Here is my second build using these essentially the same components. I built my wife a new PC which you can view here http://pcpartpicker.com/b/YFRG3C
the build was a ton easier doing it in a case than has room behind the motherboard tray to do cable management! also using a fully modular power supply helps in this case because if not having to find places to hide wires!!
the CPU cooler was a gamble when I bought it, PCPP flagged it saying that the case may not have sufficient mounting depth to support the cooler. but as you can see it fits up front just like it should! I did not want to mount it on top due to it not being a filtered hole. and I am not using it for exhaust, although I could if I wanted to, I actually have to other fans I could mount in the front to take in fresh air and use the cooler to expel it out the top of the case. the height of the RAM could potentially be an issue if I choose to do that though.
yet another gamble I took was using this long of a card. wasn't sure if both would fit in the configuration that I have them in but again as you can see it works just fine, with no issues at all
the power supply intakes air from the filtered bottom and expels it out the back, adds very little heat to the system.
RAM looks dope! love the red breathing effect!
well feel free to ask questions I can provide measurements if you are interested to see just what all can fit in this wonderful little case!
Ok so here is my official reason why I picked the parts I picked and you can love it or hate it but these are the facts, I had to build 2 computers that were about equal in performance, one for my wife and one for me. I chose parts based on low price to keep the budget small-ish and tried to maximize performance, which without a doubt I know I did. And this system will work for me in the future as I decide to upgrade parts slowly. Here is a breakdown of the parts and why I picked them. CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core newest Intel Architecture, outperforms other older chipsets. Will thus last longer (be more useful to me) in the future than getting an older CPU. CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid great new cooler from Corsair. Will keep temps frosty and preserve the life of the CPU. (and when I decide to overclock (and get a new Motherboard) I will be able to keep the CPU chill with this beast. Motherboard: ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 the downfall of the build (well and the PSU...) I didn’t realize you couldn’t OC with the Mo-B0, but in the end I do not care all that much as the stock clock speed of the CPU is fine and overclocking will render slight performance increase but honestly I can go without it for now, and like I said above when I want the extra speed and frames its just a new motherboard (and PSU) away. Memory: Delta 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 The RAM looks awesome and it works great… nugh said. Oh and yes I know skylake only officially supports 2133 speed and this gets slowed down to that speed… yes yes yes… Storage: Silicon Power Silm S55 480GB 2.5" SSD on sale at the time of purchase, way faster than my old 5600 Laptop HDD. Boot times are way better and my programs and games perform better as well. Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation That GFX card though! I love this card I was choosing between a 970 and this and ended up with this after doing my research and seeing there was a good tradeoff between the 2 cards. Some games like the AMD cards better and some like the Nvidia. Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Great case and fit everything I needed. Power Supply: Ultra 750W ATX looking back this was not the best choice but again I wasn’t building based on best choice if I did that I would have spent $1,800.00 bucks on this system not under $1,200.00. But yes this will be a necessary upgrade for the future and will most likely go with a trusted sea sonic or maybe a Corsair. But it’s what I got and it works.