I had an amazing time building FARORE (one of three Golden Goddess' from Zelda folklore), which is a Mini-ITX build for gaming, video editing, and is 100% VR capable! My main focal point was to keep everything under $900 which brought the entire setup, including the Oculus Rift, to right at $1,500! The RVZ02 is one of the best looking ITX cases on the market and I was able to route my cables to perfection using the Silverstone SFX 450W modular PSU! I hope this build inspires someone to make something great!
Now, lets get into the specifics of this build:
CPU: I went with the Skylake Core i5 6500 simply because I do not plan to do any CPU overclocking in this build. I wanted a true quad core at a minimum of 3.0Ghz. I also wanted to have USB 3.1 on board (which I will get to) so this ruled out any AMD options in the mini-itx realm.
CPU Cooler: Stock Intel cooler
Motherboard: I went with the Gigabyte H170N-Wifi motherboard simply because it was the only ITX board in stock at my local Fry's that was of the Skylake platform and had USB 3.1 on board which I wanted for future proofing this build for future accessories. This is an excellent board and I had ZERO issues installing it and configuring the BIOS once everything was said and done.
Memory: Patriot Viper 16GB (8x2) DDR4 at 3000MHz memory (down clocked to 2133MHz). So far so good!
Storage: A-data 128GB M.2 SSD running Windows 10 Pro 64 and mounted on the underside of the motherboard in the M.2 port which I have to say is VERY convenient and is 100% accessible from under the GPU panel of the Silverstone RVZ02 case. Solid and fast, nothing more to say! I also have a 500GB mechanical drive that is just a place holder for a few steam games and rendered videos which I will be replacing very soon.
Video Card: The highly sought after XFX RX 480 Black Edition GPU! Handles all games at 1080p 60fps in Ultra settings! I wrapped my GPU using gold carbon fiber vinyl for a custom look that bodes well with my Zelda theme.
Case: The Silverstone RVZ02B-W Mini-ITX case is an excellent, slim form factor case that looks best in its upright position. I had a great time building in this case and cable management, although a little challenging, came out better than I had planned! Overall I would rate this case a 10/10 for design, build quality, and function!
PSU: Awesome little 450W SFX 80+ Gold PSU from Silverstone. It's a bit pricey but it includes so many features that are well worth the price! A breeze to install and cable management is made much easier in a case such as the one in this build. This specific PSU comes with flat modular cables which is a HUGE added bonus!
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, the reason there is no price is because I get Windows 10 free from my school.
I also created my own Triforce decal using gold carbon fiber vinyl. The Gold NES "Legend of Zelda" cartridge you see is a modified USB3.0 128GB SSD that I use as a scratch disk in Premiere Pro! I really enjoyed building this PC and its been a BIG improvement over my previous Haswell build. I'm not 100% done with this build so expect an updated version. I still want to add a slim/slot loading blu-ray drive, a 1TB hybrid HDD, and a 2.5" SSD. So that about sums it up, I'll be around to answer any questions you all have.