I was on an extremely tight budget for this build, but wanted as much performance as I could get. After watching so many deals come and go I decided to get crackin' and start buying. All the parts came in right before I went off to Disneyworld so I did not have time to build until I got back. Needless to say I remembered my favorite Disney character, Stitch, and finally got my name for the computer.
The Thermaltake Chaser A31 is a beautiful case. There is plenty of room for all your components and even a 240 rad. The side window is what really got me as well as the full 1-inch ground clearance.
The motherboard and processor work great for my everyday photo-shopping/gaming/web-design. Temps get up to 80°C under 100% load with the stock cooler. I am hoping to get a H80 or a Seidon 120 soon to keep it even cooler, plus the stock cooler is a bit too loud for me.
A GTX480 is pictured. I have recently upgraded the card to a 760 in November 2013. I got the card with AC4 and Blacklist, adding a $120 value to it. I planned to buy those games anyways so it was a win-win for me, technically brings down the price $120. I am extremely excited that I got this built. The performance increase from my previous computer (gt9600/$50 AMD chip) is tremendous.