(UPDATE: May 19th. 2016)
Running at 4.5Ghz with no problem, No faulty parts, Temp peaked at 73C, upgraded Ram to 16GB (1X8GB) since i had one slot free.
Completed Dark Souls 3, moving on to NG+. Decent visual quality on low, I don't want to sacrifice frames because of parrying.
Fallout 4 on low, Vsync ON to smooth gameplay. Game is not too visually stunning anyway.
Games: Dota 2, CS:GO, Hots, Hearthstone, Freestyle2.
(UPDATE: August 7th. 2015)
Fellow PC builders,
This is my first ever PC build.
The full build costs $585.86 with tax + shipping included.
I consulted forums, toms hardware and friends on what to pick. I have seriously considered AMD builds, however AMD just don't have the variety that Intel has.
CPU: other than economic reasons, Over Clocking potential is a big plus for me. (I understand i3 can multi thread, but I want to learn OC)
CPU cooler: The only viable cooling solution for Mini-itx is All-in-one water coolers. H50 will come in handy for overclocking.
Motherboard: I went with the cheapest H81 with Wifi. Upgrading the Bios will grant me Overclock access.
Memory: 1X8gb with great reviews.
Storage: One of the best Price:Storage SSD (Edit: replaced Crucial MX100 256GB with SANDISK SD7SB6S-256G-1122 256GB X300 Solid State Drive - SATA 6GB/S 2.5IN) Same price range.
Video card: I gave this one a lot of thought, finally decided to go with 750Ti because R9 270 consume more power and is twice as long. Any free space would help out air flow tremendously.
Case: This is the smallest(?) gaming mini-itx gaming case out there. The form looks appealing too! (July 23rd,2015) I received the case from mail, am happy with just how compact it is.
Power supply: 500W should be more than enough for 750Ti and overclock headroom.
Having the financial power to purchase and build something of my own is great. Feeling proud as a PC builder :)