So i wanted to build my first PC mainly so i could get rid of the PS4 etc.
But i wanted it as small as possible with a fair bit of breathing space. This was due to go into the living room and connect to the TV - mainly used for COD and VR oculus.
The box would sit on the bottom shelf of a 3 tier cabinet on its side.
After a lot of research and help from people on this site i finally completed it this weekend. started playing COD last night. The PC ran smooth but hot. I think CPU max was 81 and GPU 86 - under stress - static was around 56/62. Bare in mind that im probably on the limit with the GPU for COD so lowered the settings a bit. Not tested the VR yet.
Only issue i have with the case is that it has not exhaust fans - 2 x 120 rgb fans at the front (which i bought from amazon) these suck air in and then the AO cools that air down. Part of the problem is the glass side of the case has no vent - which means the GPU is basically sucking in hot air that is brought in by the 2 front fans. im considering having a steel plate made and perforate it to death and replace the glass with it. Other option i have is to by 2x 60mm fans and try to place one at the back above the GPU and one at the bottom infront of the front fans.
Other issue i know is that its because its sealed by the cabinet it sits in. as there is no escape for the hot air - adding that to the fact that there is no exhaust fans?????????? anyway other than that its a decent build - only thing that will need updating is the GPU in time - hopefully get a bit of game play out of it until after xmas.
Tonight i will remove from the cabinet and stand up right to recheck the temps. I also bought one of them Ri bluetooth keyboards and mouse - amazing little thing