This is my third PC build overall and my first mini-ITX build. This is for my Grandpa to use to browse the internet, check his email, and play a few old games. His old PC's died and the PSU, motherboard, and hard drive were bad. This was a good replacement for that PC, which had a 2.5GHz Core 2 Quad, 6GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450, and 500GB HDD. I am so far impressed with AMD's new AM1 Platform. Here is why i picked the parts:
APU: I liked the aggressive price of this chip. The Athlon 5350 is a 25W Quad-Core SOC, meaning the motherboard has no chipset! This keeps things nice and cheap and gives my all of the features needed. This APU gives me 4 cores at 2.0GHz, 128 Radeon R3 GCN shaders at 600MHz, and up to DDR3-1600MHz RAM. My only complaints are the RAM is single channel, there are only 4 PCI-E 2.0 lanes, and no front USB 3.0. This makes the GPU limited by RAM even more and gives you no expansion. However it is better than the Intel HD in their Pentium CPU.
Motherboard: I have not liked or used ASRock motherboards but they have become much better in the last 2 years. I thought I'd give them a try and must say I would use them again! I like the option to add Wi-Fi or any half-slot card. The other benefit was that this motherboard supports front USB 3 from an ASMedia chip. It also has 2 more SATA3 Ports from that chip. If you happen to want this PC in a media center case, it supports DC IN on the back rather than a PSU.
RAM: I like G. SKILL RAM and this kit is nice for this PC. The motherboard had no profile for this kit and set the latency to CAS 11, rather than CAS 8. I had to go in and set it to 1600MHz 8-8-8-24. Overall it's now working stably.
HHD: I like this Seagate drive because it's a Hybrid with 8GB SSD cache. It is a bit faster, but I don't think it was worth the money in this case. I would rather get the 7200RPM drive and use a Sandisk Ready Cache, which is what I have now.
Case: This is a very nice case and I love the PSU mounting features. Easiest installation yet in the smallest case yet! The fans are both very good too.
PSU: Seasonic 300W 30+ Bronze... Enough said... It's not the best and doesn't need to be. It does the job though.
DVD: It works :)
Overall this build went well and I would hardly change anything in it. Comments are appreciated!