Mini-Itx solutions aren't hard to work with I would although take more care in looking for a good solid case that is easy to build in. Even as a new system builder you should be fine. For a basic system to check email do some office work I would say your computer is right where it needs to be. And you have a good choice case wise so I'd say good job. I personally would of moved to 8 GB of ram but you can afford what you can afford.