Far from my first build, but my first build for PC Part Picker.
As a bit of a background, I go to a lot of LANs. Pretty much 2 per month currently, and I'm an avid R6 Siege player. For the last few years I have gone from case to case, trying to build my ideal system: Something that looks great, doesn't compromise on performance, Doesn't make a lot of noise and most importantly, fits in a backpack.
After a long process I finally have that system, and it meets every criteria perfectly!
You've probably all seen a tonne of builds in the DAN A4-SFX so I won't bore you all with another recap, it's your quintessential sandwich chassis. When I first started this build I had some custom CableMod cables and a Vega 64, but the cables were a bit still and the Vega was just too loud and hot and the system was not quite where I wanted it.
I decided to swap out the Vega for a GTX 1080 Founders which I got for the same price as I sold the Vega for, so easy fix, and then I bought some EnSourced Shorties and a kit of super short CableMod extensions for some cleaner runs and a bit of colour over the grey on grey cables I had. I also added some 1mm foam tape round the panels to dampen them and stop the very slight rattling.
At present this system is near perfect. The CPU is cool enough that a new silent 92mm Redux fan on the L9i keeps it under 70 degrees and the 1080 FE while not silent, is a much quieter card than the Vega 64 and less intrusive when it is under load.
The case fits perfectly in my backpack so all I need to do now for LANs is grab the monitor, grab my backpack and go without having to faff around with unwieldy cases stopping for doors.
Also, apologies for some of the dodgy photos prior to getting the 1080, old camera that was a bit crap...
Hope you enjoy!