Built this as a gift for my girlfriend, she has a thing for Pokemon... I got together with a couple friends came up with an idea, they did the artistic work, I did the building.
First off, the case was arctic white, added a coat of an off white to it for contrast purposes. Next they painted the Ponyta and fire on the case, which was then clear coated. Another friend works at an engraving shop, so I was able to get the plexi engraved for a real good price. Total the the paint and other work done cost about 85 bucks.
The parts that were used were chosen for cost effectiveness, granted I could have put in an SSD, or gone Intel i7, but the GF wouldn't notice or have needed the increase in performance. The main use for the machine is gaming (Skyrim, Assassins Creed, Final Fantasy, Guild Wars, Portal, Bioshock, Amnesia, Dragon Age, etc...) and photo editing (She recently got a DSLR Canon) So I installed Photoshop CS6. I could have gone with a slower cpu, but i felt it was worth spending the cash now instead of upgrading later. The GPU was out of my PC, I just recently upgraded to a 780 ti, so she got the 780, otherwise she would have gotten a R9 280x.
Overclocked the CPU to 4.2ghz w/o Turbo, I'm sure I could have easily gone to 4.5, but didn't feel the need. Memory and GPU haven't been tweaked.
I plan to add a few more case fans, for air flow, but for the time being everything seems to be running great. I might go with a light bar inside in the hope of getting a better illumination on the engraving. (and yes I managed to scratch the paint on the left side if you notice, and plan to have it touched up soon with a second clear coat as well)
All in all she was thrilled when it was completed, it took less than a day to get it put together and running, should serve her quite well for a good while.
EDIT: No matter if i upload one at a time or even rotate a picture, some of them come out upside down or sideways... you can blame the site, sorry ;(