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So I am traveling to Dreamhack Montreal in August and as a result I now have to build a mITX rig for the LAN. Obviously my rig down in the signature isn't travel ready. I've worked out the majority of the details here but I am just trying to finalize some lists.

Some of the components on these lists are obviously common. I already have the i7 SKUs, one of them is gonna be used for this. Not willing to drop down since I don't want to buy a new CPU.

This system will be traveling in carry on luggage. Case dimensions need to be within this spec. 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in) Obviously slightly smaller to fit in bag.

Where I am looking for feedback is mainly on the Skylake vs. Devils Canyon and also the cooling/chasis. There is the option of other Raven series cases, or even the Node 202. They both would require swapping over to the Noctua L9i cooler.

Overall I just am looking for ideas. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
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Also, should I step up to 600W, at most my current 4790k with GTX 970 pulls 400ish from the wall (measured with a kill-a-watt) during intense games like Crysis 3.

Build One.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($0.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($0.00)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $410.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-26 18:52 EDT-0400

Build Two

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($0.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.38 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0.00)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($0.00)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $373.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-26 18:52 EDT-0400
 

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AFAIK Skylake runs a little cooler, compared to the Haswell 4790k. For the Haswell you might consider a delid, than CPU-cooling will be an issue of the past.
 
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