Using this mainly for gaming. I haven't even put Windows on it yet (I got in trouble for yelling at my brother hahaha I'm 13 soo). Tommorow I'll update this with some more information later though. I got this computer in pieces and put it together relatively fast. I was on a budget because, well I'm 13 and dont have that much money. I did jobs around my neighborhood and sold my Xbox and longboard to get the money.
Case: I knew cable management was going to be a problem but I was ready for that. Other than that this case was awesome. I got it because it looked sleek and it reminded me of a mac pro and I liked that. I just came from consoles so I wanted something sleek but not overly expensive. I got it for 30 dollars off at NCIX but it was 13 dollars shipping. Still got a pretty good deal.
CPU: I didnt NEED an i5 and I didnt have it in my budget. They dont make MiniITX mobos for AMD either and I wanted to stick with the prodigy. It'll hold up until I can eventually upgrade to an i5 or i7 so I'll make do.
Memory: Got a reliable brand that 1600 mhz and was pretty inexpensive. I wanted it to match the case too, even if it didnt match the mobo ahhaha.
Storage: An SSD wasnt in my budget but will be the first thing I'll upgrade. I wanted a lot of space without paying a lot, and Caviar blue is reliable so I went with it.
Video Card: Originally I wanted a 7850 but I splurged because I want to play on high setting because I'll be playin on a TV. This had a good cooler and was only 220 so I went with it.
MOBO: Wanted something with wifi and had good reviews. Didnt need a lot of extra features and it was only 100 dollars, so I went with it.
Power Supply: Wanted something pretty reliable that would have good cable management. Didn't need high efficency (heck, I dont have to pay the bills ;) or a 750w or anything. I might upgrade if I wanted to get a more powerful graphics card but not now.
note- I definitely plan on getting a better CPU cooler but didnt yet becuase I'm not over clocking
Needed molex adapters for the fans and I wanted to play with a controller, so I got a receiver