This is my second build. I built this for heavy duty gaming and other tasks such as web browsing. I built this computer to last me through four years of college and with a r9 290 it should do the trick (hopefully). As I said in my last build I'd like to thank everyone at pcpartpicker.com for their help. Now on to the good stuff
CPU: I decided on an i5 4670 because I really didn't feel comfortable overclocking in an mini itx case. Especially with an r9 290. Simple as that
MOBO: This gigabyte motherboard is one of the best mini itx motherboards for the price out there in my opinion
RAM: Just an old stick from my last rig. didn't see anything wrong with just keeping this one and besides it give me the ability to move up to 16gb later
Memory: a pretty standard hard drive and ssd combo.
GPU: omg this is a beast of a card flies through any thing I throw at it now I just need to find a good 1440p monitor to really make it shine
Case: I know someone's going to say "why didn't you get the elite 130" so here's my answer. I love the way the elite 120 looks and it beats out the elite 130 any day in terms of aesthetics if you ask me. If your not going to use a water cooler why not save the extra money anyway?
PSU: It's a incredibly built psu simple as that
Optical drive: pretty basic and I know it's not the asus but I'm honestly just to lazy to look for the actual drive
OS: was there any other choice really?