I am a high school student as well as a freelance photographer/videographer. I built this computer as a LAN gaming PC or for when I'm on a trip and need a powerful computer for editing videos or photos.
Components: The CPU choice may seem a bit odd for video editing, but I had just upgraded my main rig to a 9900k. I had the 9600k sitting in a box after upgrading, so instead of going out and purchasing a new CPU I just used it in this computer to save some money. I chose the G.Skill RAM for the RGB (foolish, I know) but I was able to overclock it to 3400mhz where I was unable to push it any further. I chose the ASRock motherboard because of the thunderbolt 3 port, as the extra speed is very useful when editing off of an external ssd.
GPU: The games I play are mainly AC Odyssey and Rainbow 6 Seige, but I am also planning to play Cyberpunk 2077, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, and Control at a later date. I chose the 2060 super since I figured that it would have enough power to run those games well. The GPU works flawlessly in AC Odyssey, pushing an average of 72fps.
The build: Building in the Skyreach 4 mini was... different. There is a very high component density because of its small size. This makes it rather difficult to install the GPU. I had to remove the shroud and use a couple of 92mm noctua fans to cool the GPU instead. I also had to dremel off some of the AC-DC PSU cover in order to fit the GPU power connector in (don't worry, it's perfectly safe!). Speaking of the PSU: the skyreach 4 mini doesn't have room for an sfx style PSU. Therefore, I had to use a two part PSU instead: the HD-Plex 400w AC-DC converter plus the DC-DC 400w atx power supply from the same company. In the end though it allows for a very compact, 5L portable powerhouse of a computer.
Now for the technical stuff: CPU temps were around 80C while encoding a 3min 11sec video in Adobe Premiere (h.264 encoding, Youtube 1080p preset, total time to encode = 7min 38sec). In Assassin's Creed Odyssey, CPU temps were around 68C at 1080p with a framerate of around 72fps. GPU temps max out at the thermal limit (82C) since it is a smaller case with limited cooling availability. The 9600k I am using is able to run at 5.1ghz, but for obvious thermal reasons I was unable to achieve that in this system. I chose to boost the base clock frequency up to 102.5mhz which allowed me to push the dram clock to 3400mhz. The system is stable in both FurMark and AIDA64, with cpu thermals in AIDA reaching a toasty 93C (I figured this was ok though since I would most likely never stress the CPU that hard).
Overall I love this build. The memory performs wayyyy better than I expected, and the cpu performs quite well considering the thermal limitations of its cooler. Building in this case, while challenging, was a great experience, and I'd love to build more small form factor PCs in the future.
It's a good CPU, but if you're buying something in this price range I'd strongly suggest that you go with a ryzen 3600x instead.
Only z390 mini itx board with thunderbolt 3 and has the best VRMs out of any of them. Highly recommended. It doesn't look as fancy as the Asus board, but you definently get more for your money.
My kit was overclockable to 3400mhz on XMP profiles. Highly recommended!
Lower priced compared to the Samsung 970 evo series and (imo) performs just as well
It's a fan and its quiet.