I built a portable gaming and schoolwork PC in the middle of May to bring here to Turkey for the summer for gaming. I brought it, in my backpack on an 11 hour plane ride.
Very good, does what I need it to which includes ultra 1080p gaming at 60 fps or higher, lots and lots of internet surfing, and multitasking, although it is not a.. ahem R5 1600. Good CPU, recommended.
Noise wise, very good in my opinion. Faintly audible, and I don't get bothered by the sound of the 92mm fan anyways. Installion wise, it was decent, not bad at all. Actually, it was great. Easy peasy installation. No hiccups. Aesthetics wise, absolutely sexy. Recommended 7/5
SATA port placement inner behind the RAM is outrageously terrible. BIOS and startup is 3/5, I don't really like it. Buggy and glitchy. Other than that, the motherboard has 0 problems going for it, has the mitx trickery like others. .
It's RAM. Has no problems, looks good and is a bit pricey because of the RAM shortage. Recommended.
Very good SSD, noticed no speed difference between my previous 850 EVO 500GB. Sticker looks cheap though.
Performance wise, it is very good. Rainbow 6, GTA 5, Far Cry 4, all exceeded my expectations. You can count on this to play 1440p at 60 fps with a mix of ultra-high-medium settings for sure.
Temperature and Noise wise; it is terrible. The built in fan curve spins the fans only after 60°C, of which at 70°C the card always shuts off to not overheat. I made sure the max tempature was 85°C and made a custom fan curve, of which I also saved. The curve would not implement itself unless Afterburner was running in the background. The fans after 40% sounded LOUD, and I have a very high tolerance for fan noise.
The card shut off randomly sometimes, which I ruled for overheating although it was only at 70°C. Either the card is weird and shuts off at 70°C, or I received a lemon. When the card shut off it also killed the display, sound and whole PC with it. I always had to do a hard reset and hope it didn't do it again.
If you're looking to buy this, don't do it. I don't have beef with Sapphire, I just have beef with this particular card. If you don't want to test your luck go for the Gigabyte Aorus RX 580 or Gaming X 580 by MSI. Don't buy it.
If you buy this case prepare to swear A LOT. Prepare to sacrifice a **** ton of blood and have heart attacks when you accidentally too violently pull out that SSD tray. You will doubt the durability and sturdiness of your power cables, they will be bent A LOT. The case is really portable, though, and allowed me to travel with it for 9000 km without even one hiccup. In economy. If you never have a long trip abroad twice or thrice a year or if you mostly sit at your desk in your sweet home for 330 days, don't buy this, but rather a Thermaltake Core V21. Only buy this for long car and plane trips, maybe even for the biweekly bike rides on your back. What?
I had no problems with it, no coil whine, and the fan only starts up on heavy loads. Very small too. I really recommend it. 10/10
The price is terrible.