Small Form Factor PC Build Part 1

I’m considering building a “Small Form Factor” PC build. After a long day of working at a desk, the last thing I want to do is go home to my desk to play games on. So I thought I’d build a PC so I could play games on my favorite place - the couch.

I know this is essentially an “overpriced” console, but I enjoy it, so leave me alone.

Here was my first stab at a build, with about as high end stuff as I could pick:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - GeminII M4 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.23 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - NS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $143.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $92.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $548.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $40.47 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.76 @ Newegg Marketplace
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1450.99
  Mail-in rebates -$15.00
  Total $1435.99
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-29 13:12 EDT-0400  

I then started reading a bit about small-form factor builds, and thought I might be able to get away with something more built around the Thermaltake Core V21, with a GTX mini instead of a full size.

I’m still very much is “design” mode now, while I’m saving up my budget to afford it.

I’ll post more as I progress and settle on a build.