This my first time building my own desktop. I accidentally bought a mini tower, but everything still fits, just do not have enough room to tidy up the wires inside. I mainly use the desktop for couple light gaming and basic student work. The price I listed is before tax, promotion code, and rebate. Total price is $1,035.61 before the rebate. I would say the rebate knocks about $100 off, but I'm not too sure.
I gave the mini tower a 4 stars is because it only came with 2 sata cord, so I had to buy an extra sata cord for my optical drive, ssd, and hdd. A 4 star for power supply because it didn't come with a power cord (partly my fault because it did say on newegg that it doesn't come with it).
I realized my video card is probably too good for my use, but it was on sale with rebate and it was only a bit more expensive than a radeon HD 7850 (the other cheaper video card I wanted to get instead).