I did a previous build in 2013. I went AMD and built a budget gaming computer. I realize now that it wasn't really worth the money to go for a budget computer. So I decided this year, 5 years later, that I wanted to go all out and build something incredible and that's exactly what this little monster is. I've done a lot of research about doing mini-itx builds because my last build I went full, and that was a huge mistake. I wanted a small computer that I could bring to and from home to college. So this was my solution. I was considering going ultra-slim, but I decided it wouldn't be worth the temperature throttles that it would potentially have. So instead, I decided the mini-itx was the next best thing. It's small and compact and as you can tell by the components, very powerful.
Along with this computer, I went ahead and bought myself something a little extra to go along with this beastly computer. I did a lot of research on monitors. I knew I wasn't going for a 24" 1080p monitor as that's what I used for my AMD computer. I also knew I wasn't going for a SINGLE 27" 2k monitor as I wanted more real estate on the screen. So I was stuck between a multi-monitor setup or an ultra-wide. I was also considering 4k, but quickly decided I didn't want it.
After doing months of research, I decided I wanted a curved ultra-wide monitor that was 34", which was perfect for my gaming and work needs. My computer runs everything flawlessly. This computer will play any games I throw at it at 60 FPS or higher and it doesn't even seem to break a sweat as my temperatures in my computer are practically perfect. I just couldn't be happier!
If you're curious as to what ultra-wide monitor I got, I got the LG 34UC80-B on Amazon. It was a fantastic buy and I absolutely love it.
Let me know if you have any questions!
(P.S. Sorry about the limited photos! I was definitely planning on taking pictures of the computer as I was building it as most people do, but I was just simply too excited to get this thing up and running. There was also not a lot of space to take pictures as it was really difficult to fit all of the wires in and such).