This was my first PC that I've ever built. The prices listed are what the parts were paid for (DISCLAIMER: I did salvage the Hard Drive, and 2 sticks of 2 GB RAM from a Gateway SX-2800-01. My sister's boss gave it to me since it was just sitting around collecting dust). I payed 20 dollars for another 2 sticks of 2GB RAM at some weird computer store near my house. Everything else was bought online, or at a local brick and mortar store. Overall the only problem I had was getting the stock CPU fan secured. I loved building this desktop. I deiced my junior year of high school that I was going to build a computer. Just so happen that I was able to use it at my senior project. Everyone who asked "Did you build that???", "Wow that so interesting", "Your insane", "That's cool! Tell me more about this", and a bunch of other things. I found the best thing was when I told me teacher was my topic was my Junior year, and then going back to her with a confident face saying "I told you I would do it." I loved learning about computers, and the process of building. I'm going to be majoring in Computer Information Technology this coming fall, I'm so glad that I was able to do this. The excitement when ever a new part(s) became into my possession was one of the best feelings I've had in a very long time. FPS, and Temperatures will be updated later as the numbers become available.
UPDATE TIME As of 12/5/17. Project: Lilith is complete. She went through about 3 different major upgrades: Aftermarket heat sink, more RAM, and additional HDD and a single SSD this was a great starter build and i'm glad I got to work on it for a such a long amount of time. She has served me well but soon she will need to be put to rest. Since the launch of Ryzen I knew she would be able to stand her ground but she will live on in the next build as I will be using the same SSD and HDD combo. Other than that everything will be brand new! I plan to spend at least 3 times the amount that I did on Lilith.