A friend of mine needed a new PC to replace his old 2005 Athlon X2 PC. Built this pc in about 1-2 hours and it is FAST!!! Boot times are around 5-7 seconds (from push of button to login screen). And should last my friend a long time.
CPU: The Core i5 4160 was the perfect CPU for this build, it was very cheap (got it for around $109) and is really fast for basic browsing and emailing. A Pentium probably would of been better, however the i3 will last longer.
Mobo: This was a no brainer for me. Since my friend needed WIFI and I got it for $85. If I got a $20 PCIE wifi card and a B85/H81 board it would of cost the same as this H97 mobo. It performs great. BIOS is easy to use and the wifi works extremely well.
RAM: Vengeance LP was perfect for this build. I needed LP RAM for better airflow and cable management, and I already have used 3 sets of the same exact memory in other builds as well.
Case: I originally was considering buying the Elite 110. However that case was very small, and I was in no mood to try to build a pc in a case that small. The Elite 130 was a lot better, lots of more room than the elite 110 could of given me.
PSU: I was going to buy a seasonic PSU, however with mini itx a modular PSU is a must. So i got the CX430M. BTW...I know I have said countless times NOT to buy this PSU. However I mean that for high performance/gaming PCs. For small and low powered builds like this, this psu is fine.
Optical Drive: I actually forgot what optical drive I bought lol. But from what my parts lists say I got an asus one. But obviously i didn't. However it doesn't really matter. I just needed a optical drive that works well.
The cable management was a bit tough. But that's to be expected in such a small form factor. Plus, this PC wasn't meant to be looked at a ton, so I didn't do the cable management as well as I could have. So far I'm happy with how it performs.