I built this machine back in 2012 right before Diablo III was released. It was very budget with no SSD and a barely functional Radeon HD6570. Nearly 4 years later, I've slowly made some upgrades ( the GPU to the GTX-950, 16GBs of RAM and added an SSD).
This build focuses on minimal noise (without the need of water cooling) and aims to maximize performance with what's practical (no 4K here). The Commander Snow case includes an 120mm exhaust fan and adding in the tiny Antec 80mm serves both as an additional blue LED and an intake fan. These are connected to the NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller that helps regulate their speeds and accents the look with it's nice front display.
The EVGA GTX-950 was chosen not only for great performance in 1080p gaming, but it's low power consumption makes it very efficient. Additionally, the fans on this card don't start till the temperatures hits 60 Celsius. Another key player to this quiet build.
For power supply, I opted for the SeaSonic 550W semi-modular unit. It's quiet, efficient, and being modular allows me to just plug in what I need. It comes bundled with all the modular cables you need, including a 4-way SATA cable which was perfect for my 3 storage drives and optical drive.
Sure this build isn't perfect. There's probably a lot of different parts I could have gone with, but as a first build that has been slowly refined over the years it has surely served me well and will continue to satisfy my light gaming needs for years to come!
End Notes: The Win10 Pro key was obtained by University (free) and the extra 2TB storage drive was gifted.
I only got this case because it was on sale and the white color stood out. I was pretty underwhelmed at first by restricted space and lackluster front I/O.
Besides that, there's SO many good features about this budget case! The drive bays are tooless, giving you the ability to swap drives in and out. I've managed to easily fit an optical drive as well as two harddrives and an SSD (fitted in a 3.5in" cage).
The front design has room for a 120mm case fan and if you choose not to use one (like I have) there's a meshed honeycomb design. The side panel allows for a peek into the case with holes for ventilation or another case fan.
Lastly, the packaging for this case is great! I've been able to re-purpose it for use in transporting my build. This PC case is great for anyone that wants something budget friendly and easy on the eyes.