This is my first try at a small form factor build, had some trouble putting it together mainly due to the cable management. The power cables connected to the GPU are way to long, so I'm trying to find if there are any shorter ones out there, but for now it works. Also the molex cables are way to many, just need one for the fan controller built into the case and will be replacing them with a sata power to molex. That will free up some space.
Reasons for parts: CPU - Wasn't going to overclock, fit the performance I was looking for in games so went with it.
MOBO - Liked the placement of the CPU socket, didn't need Wi-Fi like the other ITX boards out there. Also the idea of turning this into a media pc later on, so the extra sata ports are good.
GPU - Could of went with the GTX 760, which could handle most of my games, but REALLY wanted the 770.
PSU - Could choose from only a small selection of PSU, by the time I went to purchase, this was the only one still in stock locally.
Memory - Was the cheapest at the time
Storage - 1tb is really more than I need, have a 3tb NAS which hold all our pictures and videos, so could of went with a 500gb but that was only $10 difference. The SSD was more of a spontaneous buy, wasn't planning on buying it, nut had some cash left over and said "why not".
Case - This was the reason why I wanted to build in such small space. I just like the whole look of it. But it had some problems with it, first all the thumb screw are not thumb screws if I need a screw driver just to put them back on, also the HDD indicator light is way to bright, will probably just try to cover it up later.
So yeah had a good time build this PC, will be using this as a Programming/Gaming pc, as well as bringing it to Friend's LAN parties. I have some concerns with it, maybe some one could help, from the Monitor, it saying that the Motherboard is reaching 100 degrees Celsius at idle, I've opened up the case carefully tried to feel any major heat difference, around the board but seems to be the same temp as the rest of the case.