This is my 1st Mini ITX build that I have recently completed with the release of the Kaby Lake and z270 motherboards into the market. Had a bit of a headache trying to build a pc in a HTPC form factor, especially with the Pci-e riser and cable management ;).
Overall, I am very satisfied with the build and have had no problems with temperatures while gaming.
6 Feb 2017
Just brought this baby back to Australia in a duffel bag as carry-on baggage. Everything is working fine!
2 August 2018
Fast-forward to August 2018 and the rig is up to scratch.
I have swapped out the CPU cooler for a Scythe - BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GdkD4D/scythe-cpu-cooler-scbsk2100
I currently use the rig with a dual monitor setup. An Acer 27 inch (69 centimeters of fun) KG271B 240hz TN screens, which is complimented by a LG 27 inch 27UD68-W 4K screen, solves all of my computing needs.
For the near future, I do intend to replace the motherboard with a Z390 and an Intel i9-9900k (8-core) when the time is right.