First time ever building a PC and decided to go for a gaming rig; mini-itx no less. Parts were chosen piece by piece and I scoured the newegg daily deals/microcenter catalogs/tigerdirect ads for the absolute lowest prices I could find. Due to credit card rewards I was able to get the keyboard for free off of Amazon and am using a Logitech anywhere mouse I had from before. I tried to order the photos as I built the machine, starting with the POST and through completion. One thing to note is that the optical drive I selected is a touch over 170mm and in order to fit a top-mounted fan in the case, I had to leave the drive jutting out of the front of the case (it's in one of the pictures). Also, I bought a molex to sata power adapter for the optical drive as well as a fan splitter as the motherboard only had 2 fan connections. I love the way this beast runs so far and can't wait to push it some more.