This started out as a serious desire for a teeny tiny PC that wasn't a laptop. I wanted to be able to take my PC to a friends house without having to drag my other desktop around anywhere. (H440 liquid cooled $3700 monster.) I was looking at the NZXT Manta, The Phanteks Enthoo mITX, and a bunch others because I wanted a nice case but they all grew off me pretty quick as they weren't very small. I considered the Silverstone SG-13 but that left me wanting something pretty. That led me to Bitfenix. Almost. After a while I found it. The Caselabs Bullet BH2. This case is perfect in almost every way for my needs.
The CPU: "Why didn't you go with like... a 6700k, man." Because I wasn't trying to spend a stupid amount of money this time around. I decided on the i5 6500 after seeing my local Microcenter had it for $179.
The GPU: "Why not the 6gb model." Because shut up. I saved $40 this way and the 1060 3gb has roughly the same performance as a 980. (Roughly) Which is all I need seeing as this is just a portable gaming rig. If it can run BF1 on like medium I'm happy.
The SSD: "But, bro..." I know, I know. Why not the 850? Well after looking at a literal bajillion reviews and comparisons of the 850 EVO vs. the 750 EVO, they're the same performance wise. Shut up, yes they are.
The RAM: It's red, and Corsair is awesome. That's it. Needed at least 8gb. Didn't really care about speed or CAS this time around.
The cooler: Okay, so, the Cryorig C7 is pretty nice. I was iffy as I haven't used an air cooler in.... well... 6 years. I've been liquid cooling or using AIO coolers forever and this little guy keeps the 6500 at about 65°C on load. Which is pretty neato. (Used the Cryopaste that came with it.)
The PSU: It's frikken adorable. This thing was so teeny (phrasing) and is modular. 450 is honestly all I needed to power the 1060 at its adorable 120W power draw.
I ended up needing a fan hub... splitter... thing... because the B150I from MSI only has ONE case fan header. (Shenanigans right?)
The case: Okay so this was the part I loved the most. I ordered this case in white with 2 windows and handles. (Because who doesn't want to do curls with their PC when they think no one's looking?) It had enough room to fit the MSI GTX 1060 3gb Gaming X version. Which is awesome. It also has really nice fan locations so airflow was no issue. It could also easily fit a 240 rad on an AIO cooler or MAYBE even have a custom loop in here but I'm going to avoid that for now. Who liquid cools a 1060? (Besides totally me.)
Let me know what you think, berate me for not getting a 1080, give me input, and most importantly, I hope you enjoy.