Well, what can I say. I'm addicted to building computers. This started off because I had a mother board and a case lying around. Combined with the fact that I don't ever use my mitx build for gaming so I harvested the GPU off of it. I don't think this will be a well liked build but stick with me and I think you'll see the logic behind it.
The idea behind this computer is to resell on craigslist for a profit. The parts were chosen to lay a solid foundation for anyone who buys this to have a decent gaming experience and in the future upgrade with minimal hassle.
CPU: Based on my experience with the g3258 at stock speeds I felt confident enough that this processor would work well enough. Several websites that reviewed this processor were surprised at how well it handled modern games. I know most people would immediately comment on the fact that I should have gone with the AMD 750k but this chip performs better in single threaded applications (gaming, everyday use, etc) plus its on the same socket as Intel's more powerful quad core and hyper threaded processors. I know the argument is that future games and consoles will use more cores, until then this thing flies!
Mobo: Had it lying around after buying it with my g3258 thinking asrock would unlock it. Turns out they never did. Its a 9 series chip set so the end user can upgrade to the next gen Intel processors.
Ram: had a 4 gig stick laying around works well is running at 1600 MHz
SSD: chose this over a hard drive because of the performance and contribution to the overall "snappiness" of the computer. Plus the end user can always add in another hard drive if desired. I choose this brand and model purely on price and I am not disappointed.
GPU: harvested this from my mITX build. I never ended up playing games just an xbmc front end so I figured why not add it to this build. Its a great card plays most anything in 1080p on ultra or high.
Case: left over from the g3258 build I ended up putting that build in a corsair 350d.
WiFi adapter: most everybody has WiFi rather than wired networks was cheap and works well.
PSU: very high ratings at micro center, very well built, enough wattage to upgrade to a stronger card in the future. I know I'll get blasted for this part but honestly I'm not worried about it taking out my system.
DVD: el cheapo because some people can't fathom the idea of a computer not having one.
Hope you all enjoyed this!