Mini ITX build for general PC use and one-day relegation to HTPC.
Built for Australian conditions (plenty of fans). Noctua NH-L9i CPU cooler fins specifically oriented 'cross-case', to aid exhausting in the same direction as overall air-flow in the case. ASRock mobo principally chosen for its layout. Wanted to go ASUS Z87i PRO, but the 'DIGI power control' would be in a very poor location against the fans (obstructing air-flow). For any other case - the ASUS would be the best mobo. Gigabyte mobo layout also a bit awkward for this case and stock power supply (okay if you go PicoPSU).
Components all fit well. Just need to be careful with USB3 header connection conflict with the hdd/optical drive rack.
Non-recommended mod included - removed power-supply cover to decrease noise from power-supply fan and increase ventilation.
All components purchased from PC Case Gear in Aus.
Thanks PC Part-Picker!!!
P.S. For a similar build and good reccomendations see here: http://mymediaexperience.com/mini-itx-htpc-guide/
P.S.S This was my first ever PC build.