As my friend became more and more interested in PC gaming, he was bottlenecked by his lack of a good PC to play on. With him switching to his mother's and father's houses every week, my friends and I took on the challenge of finding the right parts and case to suit his needs.
Immediately, all of my friends and I agreed on the Node 202 from Fractal Design. This case is outstandingly small and fits his needs perfectly. The ease of transport with this case was impressive compared to any other case that we might have chosen. With this Node 202 we chose team red of the CPU side and team green on the GPU side. This PC is perfect for the games that he plays. This includes, Total War: Warhammer, Total War: Shogun, Overwatch, and a variety of Indie and Beta/Alpha games.
Onto the bad, building in this case was a mess! Before the build, we chose to swap out the included power supply and went for the Silverstone Strider Gold 450W. This was because of comments made by reviewers of the large excess amount of cable length that needed to be stuffed somewhere inside of this tiny case. This power supply however, BARELY gave enough length on the 16-pin connector. This was super close. Other than that, this modular choice was awesome. After about a week of gaming, he moved to his dad's house. This move caused some kind of problem that I wasn't and still am not quite sure about. You can read all about this issue and the solution on the LTT Forum where I asked for help on behalf of him. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/620074-gpu-starts-then-stops
This computer build is a great choice for anyone looking to get into PC gaming with a small form factor preference. Please let me know what you guys think and of anything you guys think we did wrong.