This is the second PC I’ve built but my first micro-ATX build.
I always wanted a smaller system which can show the internal beauty of the hardware. Corsair Crystal 280 RGB micro ATX case is what I’m looking for. This case is quite easy to work with. My biggest complaint about this case is the front panel. It is attached to the case with plastic pegs and is very difficult to take off. The glass in the front is part of the front panel and cannot be removed separately. The compartment on the right side of the case is where the PSU and hard drives are installed. There you have plenty of room for you to hide the cables to make the front look nice.
I am a long time user of Asus products. This is the first time ever I use MSI components. My top choices for motherboard are the Asus TUF and the MSI Z390M gaming edge. There are good reviews for the MSI motherboard. Also, many builders on this site have chosen MSI for their micro ATX systems, so I went with MSI. So far it seems to be a good choice. The system is stable and cool. One thing I like to mention is this motherboard has only two USB 2.0 headers. One is used for the CPU cooler and the other for the RGB fans controller. I need one more USB 2.0 head to plug in the Corsair power supply unit so I can monitor and control the PSU.
The MSI Gaming Z RTX 2060 is a decent video card for the price being charged. It is noticeably shorter than other RTX cards so it fits comfortably in the case. This card is thick, so thick that it covers the second PCIe slot. I am not going to use SLI so that’s not a concern for me.