My plan was to buy a gaming laptop as I am traveling away to study. But because of the delay with intel new gen, I cannot wait any longer. I make my decision to build my 1st Mini-ITX PC! After long search I came up with these parts, and because of the stock supply I am still waiting for all parts to complete this build (being more than a month). Hopefully this going to work at end...
~sorry for my bad English
RAM: I ordered G.Skill TridentZ 3200 CL14 16GB and it fit with 44mm height.
Gelid Thermal Pad: I use them to fill the gap between the M.2 SSD and the case. I read that Samsung M.2 SSD can reach 100°C, So I will try to use thermal pad to cool it down as with the full aluminum case.
ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac: Because of the limited option available with futures I need. I select this as it support M.2 2280 SSD, USB type C, USB 3.1/3.0 and has intel LAN.
G700s & Crosair Void: As most of Mini-ITX, I will connect my PC with TV. So I prefer to have wireless flexibility, and those really are my 1st gaming headset and mouse...
Asus 980 Ti Strix: I used my old HD 7850 until Nvidia pascal released.
Cooler Master Seidon 120V Ver.2: I don't really remember why I select this cooler, but I was thinking to try something different or maybe the price. Since, the reviews I found for ver.1 were good, so I thought why not to go with ver.2! (silly me)
Prolimatech PRO-USV14: The Cooler Master Fan is 25mm thick. It wont fit in the case, and case cpu fan opening is bigger than 120mm. I select this 140mm fan with 120mm fan mount. I read it's silent option to push more air than the case stack fans.
Theoretically fast, but no sensible performance on normal activities. As it becomes hot, I use Gelider pads to cool it down to 30°C idle & 37ºC max
Pros Range, driver, Macro keys, free scroll wheel option.
Cons somewhat heavy for claw grip, battery dies very fast (recharging every day even with low-performance mode), Scroll wheel is not steady on fast/free mode and can easily move as you use the mouse (not good in games), sometimes lifting the mouse make you miss click the side buttons.
Pros . light & comfy headset (not for long time +4 hrs), battery, range.
Cons. echos & mixed music sound when turn on Dolby 7.1, no deep bass (sub-woofer level), noise at high pitch sound, driver (no 7.1 channel test, new driver make windows recognized it as 7.1), mic noise, unchangeable ear cups, no USB base or extended cable, slips when moving face down, Annoying beep sound when battery is low (cannot be disabled).