Decided to build to this PC for gaming in my lounge room and occasionally taking it to a friends place.
Being my first time building into such a small case I knew I had to be very selective on the parts I bought.
I'll just highlight why I selected some of the parts:
MSI GTX 1070 FE: Considering I'm be connecting this PC to a 4K TV I felt the 1070 was the minimum card to use and in a SFF case the best type of cooler would be blower style to help exhaust the heat from inside the case. (Ideally I would of preferred a 1080 FE but that was out of my budget for this build)
Scythe BIG Shuriken CPU Cooler: After doing some research I believe this is the biggest air cooler that will fit in the case without having to modify anything. I plan on doing some slight OC so I needed the best cooling I can get without diving into water cooling.
Fractal Node 202: I was choosing between this case and the Silverstone RVZ/ML08 with a Handle. I preferred the ML08 because of the carry handle and it was slightly cheaper but the main reason why I decided the Node 202 was because of the additional support for 2x case fans and its a nicer looking case IMO.
Corsair ML120: A compromise between air flow and static pressure fans. (Was also considering Noctua fans)
Overall quite a fun build. It wasn't too difficult to build in this case but some order of fitting the cables and parts had to be considered. I also enjoyed the process of selecting the parts that would work in this case.
NOTE to anyone building in this case: Try to fit the GPU riser card before fitting the air cooling heat sink as the three screws that hold the card are hard to access.