Small Form Factor PC Build Part 2

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:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item
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  
Total $1820.00

Here is the finished product, nicely tucked in my entertainment center under my primary TV. The PS4 goes unused nowadays!

Thermaltake Core V1 build in entertainment center

I also recommend some of the following accessories for comfortable couch gaming.

Couch gaming accessories

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):

Note: Amazon referral links are used in product links.