Update on the small form factor build.
There is good and bad news with this post. Bad news first: this build was actually completed about a year and a half ago, now. So the build wont be cutting edge as of today’s tech.
However, the good news: this build was tested hard over the past year. Including playing multiple hundred hours of FFXIV at max settings, The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion in its entirety on max settings, etc.
I ended up diverging from my previous post.
Here is the build I ended up with:
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-U9S 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Z370N WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory|
|Storage||Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Black Edition Video Card|
|Case||Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case|
|Power Supply||Silverstone 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply|
|Case Fan||Noctua NF-A20 PWM 86.46 CFM 200 mm Fan|
|Total is approximate price of all components as of time of this writing|
Here is the finished product, nicely tucked in my entertainment center under my primary TV. The PS4 goes unused nowadays!
I also recommend some of the following accessories for comfortable couch gaming.
The Corsair Lapboard got 100+ hours of use recently on a playthrough of Pillars of Eternity, so I can strongly recommend that as well.
The accessories are (from left-to-right, top-to-bottom):
- Xbox Wireless Controller - Grey and Blue
- Steam Controller
- DualShock 4 - Wave Blue
- HyperX Cloud Flight Headset
- Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with Lapboard
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Note: Amazon referral links are used in product links.