I wanted a quiet, portable gaming machine with a good processor for some light video editing. My gaming mostly involves Kerbal Space Program, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Portal, and Minecraft, so the 1060 SC Gaming is more than enough for my needs.
I did try to install Fedora (Linux) on this machine, but I had some trouble with the graphics card drivers not playing nicely with Steam and PlayOnLinux, so I installed Windows 10 and now my games work beautifully.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this build. I did upgrade to a quieter power supply, the Corsair SF 450W Modular Power Supply, which I will talk about in the Mark 2 description.
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The ASRock AB350 motherboard works very well. The only drawback I have found is that I cannot seem to install the ASRock F-Stream tool on Windows 10. This is only a slight drawback, but it is an advertised feature that I cannot use.
I really like the Silverstone SG06 case. The only downside is that it needs to use an SFX power supply. Of course, the smaller PSU means a larger CPU cooler can be used.
If you want the option of using an ATX power supply and don't need the drive bay, the Silverstone SG13 case is barely larger, but supports a longer graphics card and an ATX power supply.
I also unplugged the cable for the HD light on the case. The power and HD lights are a very bright blue and the flashing of the HD light can be very distracting.
The FSP Group power supply was not as quiet as I had hoped. It wasn't really loud, but I could clearly hear it, even at idle. It seems like a solid PSU, but I expected the fan to be a bit quieter.
The display is very bright. I keep the brightness down around 5-10 (out of 100) and it's still bright.
The QHD resolution gives me plenty of space when editing spreadsheets, documents, audio, or video.
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the built-in speakers. They are not super loud, but they work great for a portable setup and there is no obvious distortion that I can hear.
My only complaints are that it is almost painfully bright at times and that the menu buttons are on the back of the monitor behind the right bezel. This placement makes changing inputs, contrast, or other settings a bit awkward. These are pretty minor problems though, and some people may like those features.