PS4 hasn't been turned on since I built this little beast. Handles anything I throw at it.
This started as my attempt to build a <$600.00 HTPC that can handle the games that I play. As we all know... Plans can change. I started with the cheapest mini ITX case that I could find that would take full size components. Thermaltake Core V1.
Then... I was gifted a new ROG Maximus Impact VII ITX motherboard and plans changed. It just seemed insulting to put the parts I had in my cart onto it.
I'm using an I5 4590 @ 3.3ghz. I know it seems cheap on an ROG board but this part was bought when I was trying not to go over $600.00 total budget and I see no huge benefit to upgrading yet as I have no need to OC at its current usage.
I went with an H60 cooler due to crowded conditions in my tv stand, but probably won't have to worry about it since my consoles are headed for the kids rooms. It's quiet enough for me, I can't hear it at all when I'm sitting on my couch.
The GTX 780 wasn't my first choice, I first used an EVGA GTX 750ti due to low power / temps, but found it lacking for my needs. It fit (barely) and it kills any of my favorite games. It was also pulled from spare parts and cost me nothing.
It runs cool and quiet enough without additional case fans, the only issue is a bit of heat building up at the corner of the case near the power switch, where the graphics card reaches past the interior of the case. Currently scores 7975 on 3Dmark Firestrike @ 1080p in default configs.
3tb media storage, 1tb for games and 240gb SSD for OS & Apps.
Wireless keyboard with touchpad for media and a 12' usb extension so I can use my gaming keyboard and mouse when needed.
So far I'm very satisfied with this build.
Nice case, Feels a little flimsy, loose fit on side panels made audible vibration when volume & bass were up.- adhesive felt stopped it.
The part that bugs me - the case is ALMOST black, it has a grayish tone that really stands out (to my eye) when next to other components and black TV stand.