I use this machine mostly for gaming, browsing, multimedia, etc. I live in Russia, so I converted prices into USD. The build is not completely finished, as I wanted to add another 4Gb memory stick or even an SSD along the way, but the prices went up quite a lot, so I couldn't afford it anymore. To be honest, I was really lucky to build this system before the drop of RUB.
I wanted it to be compact and silent but powerful at the same time. I think, for the most part I managed to pull it off. The aesthetics of the case are really nice. It's small but can house all of the components. I wouldn't actually mind having a side window in it, but the colors of my hardware are somewhat mismatched, so it's all for the best. I made rubber feet for it to be a bit higher, so that the PSU doesn't choke. 500w 80+ bronze seems to be enough to power everything up. You can see that there's some dust, but that's after using this pc for half a year. So I'm really greatful for the case filters.
The CPU cooler does a pretty good job. It cools the CPU itself, RAM and a part of the motherboard. By the way, it is not M4, it's SF524, I just couldn't find it in the list.
I bought this RAM kind of by accident. I actually wanted to get a 2x4Gb kit of Corsair XMS3, but before I had a chance to do it I went to help my friend to return a part that wasn't working, and instead of giving us back the money they made us buy something else. So I bought this dimm stick. But it was working well, so I left it be. The video card is overclocked, so it produces some noise under load, but it's not whining or anything like that, so it doesn't bother me while gaming. In idle it is silent.
The only thing that buggs me is the fans. I expected them to produce a substantial airflow, but it is barely noticeable. I think, I should've gone with SP120s. But the overall airflow is good. All the intakes are filtered, and I beleive I have positive pressure, so there's little dust inside. Overall the rig is silent.
I like this mouse. It's not 747, it's x-748k. The difference is that it's optical, so no acceleration or anything weird. Just a solid mouse.
EDIT. Added some of the photos of the whole setup. As you can see, I got a white IPS monitor from ViewSonic. That's why I went for the black and white. Again, I'm sorry for the quality of the pictures, was using my phone camera.
All in all, it was my first build. I hoped you liked it. Thanks for reading!