I present, Midnight Galaxy, my tiny build using mini-itx. Snowball from Overwatch makes a guest appearance! (made it for my Beekeeper Mei cosplay)
youtube video: https://youtu.be/peCOHyn_zZk
EDIT: 6/22/18 /// Case headphone replacement and better wire management
** Earlier in the month, I had some issues with the case's 3.5mm headphone jack. Every time I put a jack in, the power cuts off and won't turn back unless I twist the headphone plug or pull it out.
I got in contact with Raijintek and got a replacement usb/hd audio component in a few weeks. Since I had to move the psu to replace the faulty component, I did some wire management and boy, is it hella cleaner.
For comparison, Image #12 is my first wire management attempt, the next one Image #13 is after I replaced the component.
For this one, I wanted to challenge myself with a small build, plus I wanted to use this as an htpc and mini gaming system for the living room. Since I had two atx builds down, I was ready for it.
Dood, did it give me a challenge. Even with small hands (not baby hands), I had a hard time working with wire management and putting the case wires on. Most of the wires were pushed to the left side, as shown in my attempt to organize them.
The build took four hours to finish, however just trying to organize the wires took about an extra hour or two.
The Metis-plus case itself is sleek, nicely made aluminum case. It is easy to disassemble and put back together. I just wish there was better space for wire management. The Cooler Master fans and AMD spire CPU cooler are for the most part quiet. There is a low humming present somewhere though. One of the fans might be hitting a wire, so I'll have to look at that. The rgb lighting on them is bright and clear. Sadly, asrock is not able to change the rgb on the adata xpg spectrix rgb memory, but it looks sleek.
For the gaming and video portion, I used a Gigabyte geforce gtx 1060 6gb Mini Itx oc card. It can easily reach up to 144 FPS on overwatch. I'll do more testing on other games. The build runs on Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit, which is installed on an Adata XPG Sx6000 128 GB M.2 SSD. This is the first time using an M.2 SSD and I love it. It's so snappy and quick. A 1 TB HDD 3.5 7200rpm drive is on the bottom of the case for some small storage for games and other media
I had an issue with the case in terms of the headphone jack. If I plug it in and twist it a certain way, it will shut off power to the computer.. It will boot back up after I remove it or twist it another way. If I need to use headphones for whatever reason, I'll just use the back headphone jack. Being that the audio will go through the HDMI cable on the tv, I should be fine for now.