I needed (wanted) a more powerful machine, and so I put together a new setup for me, and my wife got the left over parts from my previous build. :)
I bought the case, motherboard, and CPU specifically for her computer, and then the rest of the parts were leftovers from my old desktop.
I went with the 5775C because I wanted to be able to have a CPU in her machine with good enough built in graphics so that if I ever needed to use the GPU elsewhere, I would be able to take it and not prevent her from playing an occasional game or two. She loves playing Sims 4 occasionally.
I wanted a case small enough that it could fit nicely under her desk without getting in the way of her crafting supplies, but also big enough to house the GTX 770 that I had that was not being used.
She requested to have something that would have a DVD drive in it as well. So, I had to pick from cases that would be small, fit a full sized GPU, and offered a DVD drive spot.
The Cooler Master Elite 130 was a great price and offered everything that we were looking for. It has a bit more room than what we absolutely needed, but that leaves room for a bit more expansion in the future if needed.
I have a server at home and it houses nearly 20TB of storage, so we really didn't need a ton of storage in this machine. I did have an extra 3TB drive being unused though, so we put that in there for all of her pictures and projects.
Assembling this build wasn't too difficult, but having a semi-modular PSU definitely helped a lot. I was able to put the SSD, HDD, and DVD drive all close enough that I was able to use one SATA connector and didn't have to use any extensions.
The CPU seems like it is a bit more warm than it would be in a bigger case or with a better cooler... but I was having a difficult time finding a good priced air cooler that would fit inside that small case and still clear those high heat spreaders on the memory. I may end up moving to a AIO liquid cooler in the future. Our computer room gets a little toasty at times...
My wife really loves how small this build is compared to how big her tower used to be before I switched her over to this. It is nice and quiet and has everything she needs and way more. She pretty much only uses her computer for Netflix, crafting software, and the occasional game.
I had a couple extra wireless NIC antennas, so I added those to the back instead of using the included one that came with the motherboard.