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Customer build. Powerful and portable. Had to have on-board WiFi. $1200-$1300 budget with peripherals included. Nice monitor matched to the 1070. Managed to make it work!
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CPU - Nice little quad-core. Decent clock speeds. Definitely enough to not bottleneck the 1070. Good balance of price and performance.
Motherboard - mITX, on-board WiFi, works. Not the ugliest thing in the world. Has a wonderful layout for an ITX board. Overall, I like it.
RAM - 8gb x 1 stick. Standard 2133 mHz RAM. Nothing special.
Memory - Should have been 240gb, but with budget and the 1070 being squeezed in the SSD at 120gb still meets my customers needs.
GPU - Wonderful wonderful card. Super quiet. Ultra everything @ 144 FPS on 1080p. Can't ask EVGA for anything better. (Except the front of the card, it's a little ugly).
Case - This thing was magnificent to work with. Super small, very clean, super simple. Love love love it. One of the best ITX cases on the market.
PSU - Nice fully modular PSU, 80+ Gold. Hate the flat ribbon cables. Nightmare to work with. Spend $5 extra for the G2. Better cables.
Peripherals - Simple keyboard (fit in the budget, functions, very minimalist as he will upgrade to mech later). Showed him my mouse for my rig, needless to say he fell in love (RGB - something I don't have. I'm jealous). Monitor is matched to the 1070, Freesync which sucks because Nvidia but I couldn't squeeze a G-Sync monitor in on the budget. Does it's job admirably. Very good monitor for the price. Can't complain.
Overall this build was a breeze and I had a lot of fun. It came out very clean, is quiet, portable, and will last for years to come. And we stayed in budget. He loves this build and I'm very fortunate to have been it's creator.
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Nice basic motherboard. Header layout is wonderful. WiFi works, not the fastest, but it works. Overall, I think it's a decent mITX board.
It's RAM with a heatspreader. Looks good, nice and cheap, does everything all the other 2133 RAM does. No complaints.
I've actually bought 2 of these cards for separate builds and I'm in love. It's based on the reference board, so it will fit anywhere a reference 1070 will fit. It's got a nice overclock from factory, looks stunning in a vertical motherboard configuration and handles every title I've thrown at it on 1080p Ultra at 144 frames.
FTW only if you "need" RGB. Otherwise, this card is more quiet and equally, extremely capable.
This case will fit an EVGA 1070 SC! No need for a reference card. Layout is nice and simple. Case is sturdy and very well put together for the money. Nice tiny mITX case capable of fitting a full size graphics card (is tight and a little difficult but do-able).
Overall very pleased and would buy again. A white LED 200mm fan would do this case justice.