Wanted to freshen up my old socket 775 build originally with a Q6600 clocked @ 3.5GHz. I found an adapter mod using socket 771 Xeon CPUs on Overclock.net that I thought would do the trick.
Installed a Xeon E5450 @ 3GHz into my Asus P5K Premium MB and OC'd it to 4GHz at which point I thought the set-up deserved better cooling and a case refresh so I went with the Antec H600 Pro and Bitfenix Nova.
The CPU with the adapter mod came in at less than £25...my CPU Passmark went from 4800 on the Q6600 to over 6300 with the Xeon!
Its a HTPC hence the low end HD6450 which is more than adequate for streaming and browsing sessions.
The AIO has a pleasant blue led logo on the pump housing so I paired it with a cheap blue molex led strip.
The new case is decent...its a perfect size for an ATX MB. Build quality is fairly good for the budget price aside from the low rent plastic window which I replaced with a glass panel.
For around £100 I'm more than happy with the result!
Thanks for looking...