My Oma is currently using a decade-old C2D POS. The only reason I say it's a POS is because she decided to uninstall the AV, and then she proceeded to accumulate a butt-ton of viruses and now it takes 20-25 minutes to start up. While idling, the CPU is at 60% load. O_O
So yeah, I built this for her. So far it runs pretty well, except the ODD is the loudest thing in existence, so I'll be returning it and picking up a new one, provided I can get it out of the case (super tight fit). Also the i3 idles at 40°C, which is a bit hot for my liking. The case was fun to work in, and I will be giving the cable management another go later today (I'll update with pics). The layout of the motherboard is great, perfect for this build.
I've added two pictures showing the WEI (not that it means anything) and the system specs according to Speccy.
The prices listed are pre-tax, and will be updated if I decide to do the MIR-thing. I already had the RAM and the OS.
TL;DR I assembled a PC. Now everyone start judging me based on part choices.
(3/26/14) EDIT: My Oma didn't want it, said she's happy with her old POS. So I stuck a 3TB WD Caviar Red in it and gave it to my dad.
(8/04/14) EDIT: My dad wanted to upgrade to an i5, and since I was selling my i7 at the time, I sold it to him for $250, which is approximately the cost of the i5 he wanted plus tax. He also swapped the DVD drive for a Blu-Ray combo writer, and the 4GB of Mushkin RAM for 8GB of Kingston.