I've lost count at how many times I have moved my Xbox from room to room, or from one mates house to another, or on hotel trips. So when I purchased a new LG OLED 4K telly for my birthday, I knew I had to revive the PC gamer in me and build a suitable 4K powerplant, and with my fondness for taking my gaming with me, it had to be portable.
It also had to be quiet. Reaaaally quiet. The xbox is a noisy thing, especially when the dvd drive is going. It was cured to some extent by installing games on the HD but still too loud for my liking.
So if it needs to play 4K games, it needs a beefy graphics card, and theres a good few out there with AIO watercooled systems. This will be the biggest spend on the build, but a beast of a TV needs some brawn behind it. I settled for a Gigabyte GTX 980 TI Waterforce. Coming with a 120mm radiator and decent software, it was also pretty long at 282mm, it also has an extra PCI-e power plug on the end of the card, meaning finding a small case to fit it, which is still portable might prove to be an issue, especially as it needs to take a full size PSU.
The Corsair 380T seemed to fit the bit perfectly, although its limited to ITX mobo's only. It would be nice to have seen a slightly wider version for ATX boards, which could support 2 cards in SLI, but then it wouldn't sit perfectly on top of my Corsair Air 240 so you can't have everything. (And if I do ever need to go SLI, then the Corsair Air 240 will step up to the mark).
I elected to go skylake and get an i7-6700k, coupled with a H100i GTX cooler which sits on the 380T's side rails.
The motherboard options are slightly limited in ITX versions but also provide the benefit of added wireless & bluetooth without extra dongles, which is nice! I chose the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac, reasonably priced with lots of USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports. The UEFI software is really nice too.
Memory is provided by Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200. I didn't plan to get 3200's but the cost difference wasn't much between the different speeds.
SSD is a Sandisk Ultra II 960GB that was ~£150 in an Amazon deal of the day.
PSU is a Corsair 860W - Overkill for this rig without dual GFX cards but it is silent, which is a good thing, as I returned a EVGA G2 1300W Supernova which cost less (on offer at Scan) but was loud at no load, damn louder than the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W that I already owned and compared it to on the bench.
Been getting between 35-45 fps at 4K 60hz on just cause 3, max settings