This was a build I did for my mom last year (in 2012 for those folks who dont remember what years that was :P ), hence the components. I can't remember for the life of me why I chose certain parts (like the PSU which is overkill). This build was before I discovered the wonderful Amazon Prime & its free shipping incentives so I did pay a lot for shipping. Also the pictures were from what I could scramble up on the phone but they dont reflect all of the parts. I'll update it with more pics as soon as I search my other computer.
The total price at the time of purchase I paid roughly $710. I did use the GPU & Blue ray Drive from an old build though.
I do remember I originally purchased a 212 Evo to cool the CPU but it barely didnt fit. Also this computer case is real wood, which my mother loved but it lacked mounting bays for 2.5 inch drives so I just used double sided square shaped Tape to stick them to the regular 3.5 inch drive bays (didnt want to order the adapters at the time). The case was heavy though even without the components installed.
Ask questions & feel free to comment. You might even jog my memory and help me explain the build a little bit better.
EDIT #1 : I remembered the drive selection. I originally bought the 64 Gb for the OS as my folks primarily use the PC for internet browsing and netflix, but then they got into buying music on Itunes and mother wanted more HDD space.
EDIT #2 : Ok so I uploaded some more photos my folks took of the PC (excuse the quality and general photo aesthetics) for your viewing pleasure.
|CPU||AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core||$134.98||SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+||$84.99||Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$79.98||OutletPC|
|Storage||Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" SSD|
|Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$132.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB||$93.98||Newegg|
|Case||nMEDIAPC HTPC 8000 HTPC||$99.99||NCIX US|
|Case Fan||Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm||$15.39||Newegg|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V||$86.99||SuperBiiz|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$60.05||SuperBiiz|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.98||OutletPC|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||810MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1000MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|