Computer was born as an HP HPE-500f with a 1045T Phenom, 8GB DDR3 ram and a junk video card.
Customer plays mostly WoW, Diablo III type of games. But he does a lot of Raids in WoW which is pretty CPU intensive.
Since the CPU was a solid performer, we kept that, the ram, the dvd drive, and HDD. The customer was given a 7950 card which prompted his need for a new power supply which turned into a few new parts.
Case: $30 with rebate. This is my second time building with this case which made it easier. It's really not a bad case for $30. Comes with 3 fans and I added 2 more. Since there is no window, I did not stuff all the cables behind the motherboard but still left room for airflow.
CPU cooler: was looking for a decent and quiet 3 pin cooler. This looks very nice and keeps the 1045t under 40C under load. I actually think it stays at 30C. And it's quiet.
Video card: was a gift and a nice one at that :)
PS: Looking for best bang for the buck and this fit the bill. I find it funny that this is the second time in a row that I used every cable on a modular PS. I suppose it's still neater and the price is the same these days anyway.
Case fans: to add intake and some blue. I searched by airflow and noise.
SSD: This scored a 7.8 in WEI. That's better that my 840 EVO. Tom's rates this very well too. I would buy again unless the EVO 850 was on sale.
I wish I had taken a before photo. The CPU is much more deserving of its new home vs languishing in the beastly HP body.
No overclocking at all.
Solid buy if you need a 3 pin cooler. Easy to install and works very well. Looks nice too.
Would buy again. 7.8 WEI which is higher than my EVO 840.
Good case for $30 (with rebate). 3 fans, UBS 3, fan controller. Cheap metal etc is expected at this price point. Not much room for cable behind the mobo but you can make it work. I also have the window version that I also got for $30 which was a better deal.