My second ever build and I wanted to make something with a very small form factor on a budget for traveling, but can dish out some power and show its bling through a window. There will be no overclocking headroom due to the Raijintek Metis' small form and single fan.
Firs of all I chose the Metis for its super small form factor. It's a 13 liter case with a window. Budget i3 6100 for the 3.7ghz clock and 4 threads. Cryorig C7 for its compact size, white fan, and cooling prowess. Asus B150i Pro Gaming/Wifi/Aura Mini ITX for the wifi and AURA. Avexir Core Blue LED DDR4 2400 for the blue bling. SK Hynix SL308 for OS Drive at a budget with over 500mb/s read speed. Effective write with crystalmark only gave me 300mb/s. HGST 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM for storage and games at a great speed. Over 100mb/s read and write for a budget HDD. Gigabyte's 1060 3GB OC Mini because it was the only card I could fit in the case. (17cm GPU clearance) Corsair's SF450 for the small factor, gold rated, and modular.
It was a very easy and fun build, minus a few caveats due to it being so cramped on the mobo to place all the parts especially the hd led, pwr sw, and pwr led. The small air cooler left me so much room to see everything on the board. I thought it would be more cramped near the window, but that wasn't the case. The SF450 didn't come with braided cables, just thin cables.
Cinebench R15 gave me an average of 390 points All Firestrike physics were ~5900 pts Firestrike 1080 gave me ~12500 graphics Firestrike 1440 gave me ~5900 graphics Firestrike 4k gave me ~2900 graphics.
CPU idle around 32c and maxed at 68c at load for an hour stress test GPU in OC mode ran at 1936mhz effective and stayed around mid 1800mhz during load of 77c running Heaven for 1 hour.
The current setup for the single fan is exhaust. The inside of the case was toasty during load. Will swap the fan to intake to see if temps are better and will run Timespy at a future date.
p.s. The case dimensions are [WxDxH] 190x277x254 mm. 7.48"x10.9"x10.0" Its total weight is 10lbs.
Preparing to start my third build within 45 days lol.