I live in a dorm with a roommate so I needed something small, quiet, and unfortunately with as little RGB as possible as to not disturb the roommate. I wanted something that was small enough to not take up the little room I have in my dorm and that allowed me to play 4K. I also already owned some parts and wanted to use them to lessen the price. The pictures show the RGB on but I will be turning them off. The only light I will be keeping illuminated is the Geforce GTX on the 1080 Ti.
The build didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. First off because I wanted to get as many parts on sale as possible it took over a month to get all the part bought and shipped. Second off is the fact that it is a Mini-ITX build and therefore I had very little room to work in for cable management. It also doesn't help that the last time I build a computer completely from scratch was over 3 years ago so I have forgotten some of the tricks I learned. The case is great but I had a few problems with the SSD in the window. It has a very weird spring and screw set up that locks the tray to the case. I also gave up on the rear cable management in order to keep my sanity. I just got it all to fit in as well as I could that wouldn't interfere with the fans and that would allow me to close the rear panel.
Parts I already owned:
Corsair H100i GTX CPU Cooler Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD Western Digital Black 4TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Razer BlackWidow Chroma Keyboard Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse
Prices I have listed for the most part include shipping and tax in order to have a more accurate price. I also bought everything that I didn't already own as they would go on sale. The only things I bought MSRP were the fans, Cablemods Cables, NZXT H200 Case, and the Founders Edition 1080 Ti.
Temps and Clock Speeds:
I have not overclocked anything yet mostly because I haven't needed to. If I were to overclock anything out of need it would be the GPU but as you can see by the temps under load, I won't be doing that. The under load temps are the max temps recorded over the course of 2 hours playing a game at 4k max settings. I may end up using liquid metal on the GPU to help with the temps.
WILL ADD UPDATES AS I PLAY WITH THE SYSTEM LONGER.