I was about to order a pre-built, but was talked out of it from the Tom's Hardware community. I am in the middle of picking parts for my first gaming computer build, a very exciting time. It is a mini-itx build in a Bitfenix Prodigy case. I have researched all the components and I am almost ready to order. Here are the main components:
CPU: i5 3570k .............$199
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I mini itx .................$196
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 .................... $55
Storage: Crucial M4 128 Gb................ $99
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB ......$360
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Montior: Asus VS248H-P 24.0"
Power Supply: ?????????
I have heard that it is difficult to fit a Modular 160mm ATX Power Supply into the Prodigy case. I am hoping that someone could suggest a Modular 150mm length or 140mm length Power supply with enough power for my build (i'm thinking 550W-650W). Also, feel free to give suggestions on my other chosen components (I have not yet ordered and am open to changing them).
Other PSUs which are modular and less than 160mm deep:
SilverStone Strider Plus 500W SST-ST50F-P
SilverStone Strider Plus 600W SST-ST60F-PS
This is quite new so might not be available yet.
Note that there are two versions of the Strider Plus 600W, the one I'm suggesting is 140mm, but the older, more commonly available one, SST-ST60F-P, is 160mm deep.
Cooler Master Silent Pro M500-M700 are 150mm deep and modular.