Built this little guy for my mother after seeing her painfully slow laptop. Looking for something efficient and inexpensive; also I like working with parts I've never used before. It came together quite easy even for this small case. First time I've touched a Kabini processor and a Mini ITX board...very small.
I was actually wow'd by the performance. I think the AMD 5350 can be a tiny powerhouse when paired with an SSD and more RAM than is needed. The case was very tight but fit everything without a fight. This thing sips wattage and is super quiet even with using the stock cooler. I didn't bother putting in the MB speaker for the post beep so when I press the power button it sounds like the system is completely dead, yet it boots up like a champ.
This case is perfect for this processor and cooler but it'd be ultra tight if the cooler were any bigger.
I'd recommend a build like this for an HTPC or for anyone just want to cruise the web or play casual games. Moms likes it too but I think she's more in awe of the 24" monitor I gave her with it!
Great value. Recommended for an HTPC build or a casual everyday PC.