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So recently I came across the thin mini itx boards. Which got me thinking instead of buying a laptop for around $1500.
I could build a better mini portable desktop for work and just get a portable LCD screen just in case. I always connect my current laptop to monitors.

Here is a list of the parts I have picked out.
-Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Q87TN
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4755#ov

-i7-4790S, Microcenter has the 4790S for $250

-Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB mSATA 2-Inch SSD For Windows, Win 7 of course

-HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB for storage

-RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Laptop-Memory-CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B006EWUOL8

Haven't look into detail if RAM is good with the board
- WiFi: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Plus Bluetooth (7260HMW) not sure if this is a good one

-Case: Silverstone Tek Aluminum PT13B
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Aluminum-Mini-ITX-Center-PT13B/dp/B00DL4BMMC

-Heatsynk: Silverstone Tek Super Low Profile CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Profile-Cooler-Socket-LGA115X/dp/B00GLM6EWY

Was going to get a brick for like 150W to power this

I need the extra power for whenever I will be running a simulation.

Now since this is my first time building something this tiny, I wanted to get some insight from those who have. I guess my main concern is how hot the CPU can get in an environment like this.
 
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