Update (May 2017): Received the Core i7 7700 from the godfather. Installed it here after a bios update.
Update (February 2017): I got a GTX 1050 ti for a bargain price. :) I also added a nice Asus Logo made out of glass and foam on top of the phanteks drive bracket, visible via the window. Also reused a friend's old cable sleeving.
I could not find a 450W G series on the list, so I put in the 550W version instead - but I use the prior.
Purpose: Programming in Archlinux partition, Playing games in Windows.
I just combined both old parts I had before and newer but cheap parts which were on sale for less $5 to $20 discounts here in the Philippines. In totality, these may have only cost me around $500.
The 140mm Riings were a birthday gift <3 I believe these are really good even without a radiator because of the Evolv ITX's meshy-block nature up top and behind. They make temps WAY less when idle, and about a few degrees lower on load with Intel HSF.
Brand new purchased parts on discount: Mobo, SSD, RAM, Case
Brand new without discount: Processor, Power supply
Old reused parts: Mouse, KB, 320GB HDD
Gifted: Thermaltake Riing
The Evolv ITX btw is a very fulfilling case to build in to. Would very love your suggestions on a GPU.
Despite the lights on the right side of the mobo, this thing runs COLD. At gaming load in my non airconditioned room, this runs between 30 to 40 degrees celsius on a hot summer day.
Bought this from a rich kid who doesn't like the aesthetic for about $120. Used only once and was about two weeks old when I bought it. Card runs cold all the time :) Maximum of 42C, given that I only play at 720p Ultra.
This, my friends is the most intelligent case I've built into so far. It's so DIY friendly to a first timer like me. What I liked best is the slide-bracket on the top panel that allows you to put a radiator with fans or case fans without too much hassle. It's so intuitive you can't go wrong when building on it if you score through the manual a bit.
My evolv ITX loves these fans, as these HSP fans work well with all the dust filters I have. :) The software works well but is pretty damn buggy tho.