Thoughts on my Mini ITX Build

I'm currently in the process of picking parts for my new Mini ITX Build. The Node 202 is a must have, I absolutely love the case and it's just something I've wanted to build in for a long time. I'm deciding between a Ryzen 7-1700 vs a I7-7700. The reason I'm looking at those two processors is they're both are ideal in terms of power for a small case like the Node 202, working off 65 watts, the lower heat is ideal. That being said, I'm torn between them, but I'm leaning to the i7-7700 b/c I don't see myself making use out of the 8 core processor, but I am heavily considering it still. Given Ryzen's first mini itx's boards were just announced, I feel now is the time to start looking. Thoughts, any input is welcome.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4ncYzM
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4ncYzM/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Black 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition Video Card ($698.88 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($119.25 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1498.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 12:54 EDT-0400
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  1. just one change, replace the gpu with this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gwJkcf/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-sc-black-edition-video-card-11g-p4-6393-kr
    but y a 1080ti in a htpc build? the node 202 allows 2 optional fans n i recommend filling them up with this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3qp323/scythe-case-fan-sy1225db12mp a quiet fan, all things considered.
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  2. I didn't include the fans, but I'll be putting two on the bottom for sure, thanks for the recommendation. As for the GPU you recommended, in a Node 202 I prefer an exhaust style cooling GPU. Frankly the system is so compact any air I can get out of there is a bonus IMO.

    As for why a 1080 ti, why not? ;)
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