I decided to finally complete this Completed Build. It has been sitting here unfinished, and thus uncounted on my Completed Build count on forum posts, for 2+ years. It's not like I haven't been on the site all that time. I've posted about ten thousand times since then. It's also not like I didn't have the photos on hand. They've been sitting on my phone and my OneDrive since I built it. I have no excuse except laziness. So, finally, here it is.
After building Rey, I moved into a new apartment a few miles from my old one. It has a very similar floorplan, but they shaved off some square footage here and there. What this means practically is, my little PC nook got removed from the floorplan. Despite loving the new place and neighborhood, this was a Big Sad moment. With the downsizing, came a need to downsize my PC. Thus the Rey Lite project was conceived.
I'm not going to spend a huge amount of time talking about a nearly three year old rebuild. What I will say is that, although the end product of building in a tiny case is really cool, I don't enjoy the process at all. It's much more frustrating to manage cables in a small space. My girlfriend's hands made more than one of the connections in this piece. Also, the power LED on this unit is absurdly bright. Like irresponsibly bright on Fractal Design's part. I have covered it with tape in the past.
Most of the components are the same as Rey, I only changed the mobo, PSU, and case. I bought the PSU and mobo off eBay for decent prices, which I reflected in the part list. Also, although I left it in the completed build, my ADATA Premier SP550 960 GB has died (RIP). I just removed it yesterday. It actually caused me a lot of headaches (bootloops, hanging, etc) before I deduced it was what was on the fritz, and removed it.