I sold my Alienware X51 recently so I decided to build this, I wanted something small that keeps cool and has pretty decent specs. So, here we have it. I went with the coolermaster 130 because A. It's cheap, B. It's small and C. It's got good airflow. I was really surprised at the quality of this case too.
Everything about this build went perfect, well...almost, getting the CPU block to sit straight was a pain. But, apart from that it went great.
I went with the i5 due to only using the PC for browsing and gaming, I don't intend on doing anything where hypertuning from an i7 would come in useful.
the cooler I bought was actually a H80 (not I) because it was only £40! Bargain, and I scrapped the fan it came with and used the cooler master fan which is much quieter.
Motherboard wasn't to important for me, as I only intend of going up to 16GB RAM and have no intention of overclocking I just went with a cheap as possible board.
RAM, again wasn't too important to me. I went with 1600MHz and intend on getting another 8GB next week.
The Graphics card, I spent hours deciding what GPU to buy for the moment, so I went with the GTX 770 for now. Installing it was easy and the only issue is, the radiator pipes are in the way slightly which is pushing the card forward just a little bit. (I may switch the radiator the other way so the pipes are on the right).
I intend on upgrading my GPU in September to something that's top of the range, because I'm getting money for Uni...so why not.
PSU, I just went with a well known brand with enough Wattage and the right cables, not much else to say.
So that's all, took me just oevr 2 hours to build, I probably spent an hour doing cable management too lol.