When I saw the beautiful ultra-compact Dan Cases A4-SFX, I immediately knew I have to build a gaming PC into it.
I already had an ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX motherboard, but it didn't support M.2 SSD drives and I wanted to use one to free up space that is going to be occupied by the radiator for the liquid cooling kit by Asetek, so I went all-in and bought a new ASUS Z370-I Gaming motherboard with the top available CPU for it (i7-8700K).
Adding a 1080 Ti card and some G.Skill RAM sticks turned it to be an absolute beast in the games. Given it only has 2 fans (one for the liquid cooling radiator and one in the video card), it's not only extremely small but also is pretty silent.
Fitting it all in was not too hard, either, the case is precisely measured for these kinds of things (and even a full size 1080 ti video card fitted in nicely!). I had to fiddle a bit with the power supply cords, but it wasn't something like an extremely hard task.
Overall this sits next to my Mac Pro and occupies about as much desk real estate as the former.
Two things I want to do to improve: first, power cabling looks ugly. Need to order some custom length CableMod ones (they bend more easily and by ordering a precise length can help with the real estate inside of the case). Second, since the motherboard has an AURA connector, I guess I should go and add some RGB LED strips. Any suggestions for a good addressable AURA-compatible strips, guys?