This is my first ITX build. It was challenging, but it all fits and it is screaming fast. I have added some progress pictures and finished product.
- Really fast, my first new computer in 5 years so I am pretty pleased with the results. It runs anything I throw at it.
- ASUS Bios are awesome
- Small form factor. I can put this thing anywhere
- A little on the loud side when it is pushing, but that is due to the stock H100 radiator fans, I will probably look for a suitable quieter replacement.
- The optical mount did not fit due to the size of the graphics card. I will probably dremel out the mount so it fits with the video card power cables. Right now the optical drive is just slid in.
Not in the part list
- Win 8 Pro
- Logitech Z-5300e
Word to the wise, plan your cabling ahead of time. This build is quite tight and I could have done a great deal more cable management.