I'm proud to introduce you Porygon, a newborn Core v1 computer ;) It has been built for gaming & work. The mini-ITX is a good format nowadays, it's ligther, nicer and easier to carry.
The 1080 gtx is a bit overkill but not that much because Porygon's screen is a 2560x1440 and because all games are GPU bound.
The processor choice (i5 7600k) is a smart choice considering that Hyper-threading wont help me at all. No video encoding, no VM, ... just some games. Moreover, the overclock capabilities of this i5 are amazing. It's actually OCed at 4.3ghz but you could set easily a higher value according to last reviews.
A word on lights, I'm using a Cablemod LED Strip Hybrid Kit 60cm + another strip of 30 cm. It's a combination of UV + RGB leds. I have sleeved the CPU cables with UV reactive sleeves sold by mod-one.
This processor is the one to buy for gaming purpose. i7 is really overkill. Keep your money for GPU.
A bit disappointed by this CPU cooler. The thermal paste is a bit cheap so i have replaced it by the well-known artic silver 5. Moreover, the backplate is build with plastic and it has been slightly damaged when screwing. Except those 2 minor point, the CPU cooling is more than efficient.
Just awesome. Easy bios, easy OC, easy control on LED, neutral design. (Initialy, I bought a GA-Z170N-WIFI... what a mistake. No heatsinks on mosfet so no OC and even CPU throttling on the stock version.) Don't do the same mistake and buy this Z270I please.
Works like a charm
One of the best SSD today
Awesome. It fits really well in Core v1 case and performance are better than the founders edition. Moreover, it's quiet on desktop. It's obviously different when you launch games like Ark ;)
Everybody love this case and I can't agree more. Nice, little, easy to mount... thanks Thermaltake.
Cables are a bit long for mini-ITX cases... But that was expected. Except this minor issue, this PSU is a good choice. Eco-mode, black cables, black psu, ...