This little guy started as my first build "Corso", which has since been migrated into a smaller case, and is in its current (but not final?) form, the "Corso S".
Most of the parts were purchased the summer of 2017, with the Mini ITX mobo and case being bought around thanksgiving that same year, which was also the time I bought/built my current main rig, "Redline".
The end goal with this build was something usable for daily tasks, and to be compatible with the parts in my other computer, so when the time comes to upgrade that one, I can easily swap out the G4560 for the 7700K, etc.
The cable management looks like spaghetti, but there is a pretty clear path behind the fan. I'm sure it could be improved.
One thing I might change would be rotating the CPU heatsink 90 degrees. Worth the risk of me breaking something while taking everything apart? Maybe..
Overall, I would've probably saved some money and had a much more portable and compact PC if I had just bought something like a NUC, but where's the fun in that?
So that's pretty much it. I opened it up the other day, to swap out some RAM, and finally took a few pics to share. Right now I currently use it as a light video editing/music recording workstation, and I love it, even with its drawbacks.
Budget King of 17!
Compact, quiet, keeps its cool
Great little mobo. Got a good deal on this during Black Friday. Not a huge fan of the style of wifi antenna that comes with this, but could be easily replaced. I had this for at least a year before discovering "Fan Tuning" in BIOS, and it seriously made a HUGE difference. Highly recommend.
No issues. No frills. Good RAM
Basic SSD. No problems
Was around the same price as other 1TB HDD, but had a red label that matched my other parts.
Works great for a budget GFX card. Got it for under $150, which seems about right. Will do Very High settings @ 1080p
Has enough room for all your ATX parts, but in a compact size. Still bulky tho, a little bigger than a shoebox. Not a ton of airflow so get some good water cooling or plan for some highish temps.
Was cheap. Brand has a good rep. Label looks cool. Mine has a squeaky fan sometimes.
Borrowed this from an unused H7, but then bought another one when I decided to use the H7 again. Quiet, looks nice and matches my CPU fan.