I spend most of my day RDP'd into other machines. Other than that I only use this box for SQL Server Mgmt Studio, Outlook, Office and Web surfing. I travel to customers sites occasionally so now I can just take my whole box with me Instead of using a laptop. I wanted something that wouldn't make much noise and would fit nicely on my desk.
CPU: Like I said I only needed some for basic tasks that would put off little heat. CPU Cooler: I didn't use the cooler I have listed but I wanted to include it so hopefully it keeps someone from getting screwed like I did. This cooler does not fit the 1150 socket like retailers state. The MB back plate is not set up appropriately to secure the socket to the board itself. Not Zalman's fault as it doesn't say it fits Socket 1150 anywhere. MB: This make the second ASRock I've bought and I'm happy with both so far. B85 chipset is all i need for a basic setup like this. I was going to get an even cheaper ASRock but it didn't support a USB3.0 header that I will probably never use. SSD: You can't go wrong with these newer Samsung SSD. I guess I wish the cases were aluminum though instead of plastic. CASE: This thing is awesome. Any Mini build like this is super hard to install compared to a full size build but Rosewill has really done their part. Making plenty of railing to zip-tie to and an area up front for holding all the header wires. Also, the 140mm fan is great for box that is less than 1 square foot. PSU: You have to at least have a semi modular PSU for something this small. I've never had a problem with the cheaper Corsairs, and at this price point it's a huge value.
***The final cable management is not pictured!
I don't claim to be an expert. Everything included here is basically my opinion.