When I had planned this build I did not intend on going with the G3258 so the PSU is a bit weak. I plan on getting a more powerful power brick here soon, but this should run fine for now with what I will be using it for. I planned this to be an HTPC. I have always hated how large ITX builds are, so I decided to build one myself. I do not need much in the range of power since the most this thing will do is steam streaming from my desktop.
I went with the Pentium G3258 since it was unlocked, and will have some future proofing with being able to overclock it when the time comes. I almost went with a Celeron but decided at the last minute to go with this for the extra bit of power.
The motherboard was a simple choice. It was the cheapest ITX with wifi. I don't think the H81 chipset will cause any issues, from what I read you can overclock on this board and the chipset limitations should not come up with an HTPC. I would be concerned with overclocking on this with its four phase power if the CPU was anything higher then a dual core.
RAM is RAM, I wanted at least 4gb and decided to go dual channel. I went with 1333mhz since that is the fastest this CPU officially supports.
Storage, who in their right mind does not try to cram an SSD in their build now of days. This SSD is something I had laying around, it was made before the memory controller change to the v300's that killed their speed last year.
Case, as I touched on before, I have always thought people's ITX builds are too big. Mini-box was the smallest case I could find
PSU I parted this in two slots for the PSU since it is two items. I have the mini-box PSU with is just a circuit board that plugs in to the 24pin on the motherboard and some leads for the PSU power, 1x sata and 1x molex. Then a power brick to give the system the juice it needs. I will need to update the power brick, its wattage is too low for this build.
I have not really had a chance to do too many benchmarks yet, but this CPU's performance is pretty well known.
*and no it cannot run Crisis. With this being a x64 chip and the original Crisis not liking x64 OS's without a lot of tweaking the config files.
The case is really small and cramped to working but everything went together with little issue.