This computer will be used in my sister's salon. It's a simple build but thought I would document it anyway, and as I used pcpartpicker to help me decide on the components, thought I would at least share it.
The build was very straightforward, the only issue being one that I already knew about; getting the motherboard into it's final resting position involved scraping it along the inside edge of the 5.25" drive bays. Not a massive issue as once it's in, it's in, but it's slightly worrying while you are doing it. Also I showed a pic of the SSD installed with the connector facing the front of the case. This looked like it would be a good way to keep the cables out the way, but the power connector was just too bulky to make it work. If I had right-angled connectors it might have worked OK, but I unfortunately do not. In fact, the SATA connectors that came with the mobo would actually be pointing upwards in this case, which makes them unusable.
The next issue is installing Windows 7 on it. As you can tell, there is no optical drive on it, so I attempted to install from USB. First of all, it took me ages to actually get the thing to boot from the USB drive. It either came up with the message of "Unable to boot, insert correct media, blah, blah, blah" or it went to the MSI EFI Shell, which is not where I wanted to go. After messing around in the BIOS, I finally got it to boot from the USB. FYI - I changed it from Legacy/UEFI to UEFI only, then back again to Legacy. So on paper I changed nothing, but for some reason, this seems to have worked. So I finally get the install under way, select the SSD as the install point, only to be greeted with a yellow warning triangle telling me it can't install to this drive because it can't detect a primary partition or some other rubbish, despite me creating one. After looking about for a solution, I found this post on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2xmpbs/win_7_wont_install_on_samsung_850_evo_ssd/cp2wpxg which suggests I need to install it from the actual DVD. Oh dear. My main computer doesn't have an optical drive as I gave it away to my friend who done a build recently. The only other one in the house is on my wife's laptop, which cannot be used for this process for 2 reasons. One - it has a blu-ray drive, but the power connectors are either not standard or I don't have an adaptor to make them fit the standard SATA power connection, so I can't install the drive in another computer. Two - I was going to put the SSD inside the laptop and install it using the laptop, then swap it back to the new PC once it had finished. Then I watched this YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5YSPimZCk Absolutely no way am I going through that entire process. Twice. Thanks Dell. So I'm stuck until I get an optical drive. But that's a software issue, the hardware appears to be fine :)