EDIT: - Added Windows Experience Index breakdown
This is a machine that I built for my grandfather who is a big WWII shooter fan (surprised? lol). He's on a fixed income, so it is being built in stages (more to come in the future as things go on sale, etc...). The SSD and Blu-Ray drive are recent additions.
In case you were wondering what's up with the case, here's the deal. My grandfather loves computers, but he hates getting rid of things. There are 4 full rigs with peripherals ready to go in his basement that he doesn't use. He bought that ET-1810 POS on clearance somewhere and never really used it either. When I decided to pitch building a budget machine (to replace that Celeron garbage), it was only natural for me to eliminate a case from the budget and spend the dollars on the performance.
The thing actually works much better than I would have expected too, plus I kinda like the irony of turning a budget box into something that's worth the space it takes up. The temps are not bad considering the abhorrent lack of airflow in the thing and the use of stock coolers. FYI, the load temps I listed are 30-minute stress testing values (Prime95 / FurMark).
As far as the gaming goes, I have been playing BioShock: Infinite on it in 720 with high detail and it is VERY playable (chugs a little when things get really busy) and any other older games have been flawless maxed out (Medal of Honor Series, Brothers in Arms Series, etc...).
Thanks for taking a look. I will be updating this build as things are added or changed. Thinking about maybe some case mods to improve the look / function of the crappy case, I'm open for suggestions.
P.S. Sorry for the dirty desk and the terrible rat's nest wiring (kinda threw that SSD / BD-RE in there, lol).