This is my first mini ITX build. One of my first builds in over 5 years. How parts and trends have changed! I fell in love with the mini ITX format a year back, but the format lacked a quality motherboard that had all the feature I wanted and a mfg that I trusted, until Asus came along with the P8Z77-I Deluxe! Price at first was steep! I held off until recently.
It look a bit for me to find a mini ITX case that I liked. The Cool Master Elite 120 was nice and lucky I held out , when the elite 130 was released! The case was what I was looking for, support full ATX PSU , support full length gfx card and the case profile, size I wanted.
Case: The quality was good, wasn't super high quality, but decent. I liked very much. I watched their youtube install video to get a good idea on what order to install stuff, helped alot.
Cool Master Seidon 120V: Install was pretty easy, the power cable from the fan was too short to reach the motherboard fan connector, so had to order an extension as none was included.
Motherboard: the HD Audio/AC'97 connector blocked when installing a video card that takes up too slot. My EVGA Geforce GTX 660 case may need to be mod to accomdate the HD Audio/AC '97 plug.
Video Card: the card blocks the HD Audio/AC'97 connector. Mod Video card casing may be need if i want to get it to plug in the audio cable.
PSU: i would suggest a PSU with a "short" cable option, the OCZ fit, but alot of cable had to be pushed int the side of the case.