1. I like it alot.
2. I would top it off with either a
Noctua NH-L12 dowdraft cpu cooler, with one or both of its stock PWM fans, or
Prolimatech Samuel 17 cpu cooler with an undervolted Nexus fan
3. In a small case such as:
LIAN LI V351 W 10.98; H 10.31; D 14.69;
APEVIA X-QPACK II W 11.25; H 9.00; D 14.50; low cost (but don't use the factory power supply)
SUGO SG02F W 10.6; H 8.30; D 15.50; low cost
ANTEC NSK1380 W 10.60; H 7.90; D 13.20;
ANTEC NSK 3480 W 7.87; H 13.78; D 13.98;
ANTEC NSK 3300 W 7.80; H 13.80; D 13.80;
ANTEC NSK 4400 W 7.80; H 16.50; D 16.60;
ANTEC NSK 4480 W 7.80; H 16.50; D 16.60;
LIAN LI A05 (looks like it has been replaced by the PC-A04) W 8.27; H 15.00; D 19.29; at $100 for a nice aluminum case not so bad for Lian Li quality
ANTEC ELITE 341 W 7.28; H 14.37; D 15.75;
LAN-GEAR.COM W 11.4" X H 8.6" X D 14.6
I would try them with the stock fans before switching any of them out. Either 500 or 800 rpm Scythe fans are good, or undervolted Nexus fans are good.
4. I personally don't like those green drives any more... to many start stop problems. If low power and low noise are important to you, consider 2.5 inch HDDs, they come in up to 1T sizes now adays.
5. RAM is no longer important... so long as it is compatible. Make sure whatever you get is on the mother board manufacturer's recommended list.
6. As for PSUs
(a) The Seasonic 650 X models, with the fan are good. They are silent until you get up to 20% load and the fan turn on... and even then they don't make any noise. That fan is a nice safety factor.
(b) Good no fan options are the Seasonic X-400 (a fanless version of the fanned Seasonics) and Kingwin STR-500 (about the most efficient on the market)
(c) You can probably get away with a fanless Pico PSU.
(d) If cost is an issue, I have been very pleased with the FSP 300-60GHS-R 300W I own. It can mount as either a ATX or SFX power supply. It's small size is a very important advantage with many of these small cases. It is quiet. Provides stable power. I paid $50 for mine. It is now on sale for $40:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817104075