Wanted a small and quiet PC but I didn't want to sacrifice speed. I don't do anything intense on this computer, I just like having a nice rig for every day usage. This case is by far my favorite case that i have ever used for a build. I am not a fan of the huge fan on the front but it started growing on me once i used fan resistor adapters (came with the Noctua) to slow/quiet it down. Wish i could've gotten a bigger capacity SSD as I don't want to put any hard drives inside this case. I use a synology NAS with (2) 2TB in RAID 1 for all of my storage.
I know many of you will say, "Why waste money on a huge cooler for a non-K Series CPU?", my answer to that is: because the stock intel cooler is crappy and i like my cpu to run icy no matter how fast or slow it is. I did get it up to 4GHz anyway which is more than i will ever need.
Everything fits nicely into this small case and it doesn't sound like a jet engine while i use it.
I didn't get all of these parts at once. I have been adding to it slowly over time. I bought the parts i wanted when i could find them on sale. Did not spend the total that is shown below on this build. MicroCenter CPU+Mobo deals cannot be beaten!
Would've taken more pics but we only care about what's under the hood anyway!