The latest incarnation of my previously-bulky PC build. My first case was a ~40L Corsair 350D; this one is 6.77L and fits into a shoebox! (as demonstrated) All buttons, indicators and ports are positioned at the back of the case, making the front panel strikingly clean and monolithic.
It's insanely convenient to carry around, and I appreciate that I can travel easily with this dual-booting monster in my shoe bag. Better upgradability than a trashcan Mac Pro. And with all this, I still get to max Far Cry 5 too so that's definitely a plus. ;)
My case is a CustomMOD SFX mid 6.8; it's a 6.77L sandwich-configuration case (a la DANCase A4 BUT EVEN SMALLER), which I like because all fans (CPU, GPU, PSU) are directly exposed to ambient air for optimal cooling. At idle, the GPU fan shuts off and hot air escapes out from the case's top vents via convection.
My PC dual boots macOS (on the Samsung SSD) and Windows (on the WD 2.5" HDD). Dual boot functionality is provided by the Clover Hackintosh bootloader (which incidentally means that updates are nearly seamless on the Mac side of things!).
CPU is an -100mV undervolted i5-4690, idling at 40C with low noise adapter attached plus a silent fan profile on the Gigabyte mobo.
GPU has already been factory OCed; I raised the power limit to 270W, nominally OCed it beyond the factory OC levels (+50core/+100mem), and then further undervolted it (-125mV). This configuration is directly flashed to the VBIOS so that it functions seamlessly in the same way in both macOS and Windows.
Mostly bargain-bin. I got the secondary monitor used for $10, and bought the Ornata at a clearance sale. The M45 is pretty old, and has served me well for the past few years.
Switch up the i5 to a (more power-efficient 10nm!) Cannon Lake i7, upgrade to twin ~2TB SSDs to speed up load times (especially in Windows which still runs on a HDD), and probably upgrade the GPU to a 2080Ti/3080Ti when prices become reasonable. The 980Ti is still a beast though so I'm not in any hurry.
Thanks! Hope you enjoyed reading about my PC as much as I enjoyed building it.