At school, I was assigned to build 3 PCs with a budget of $1500 USD. Due to the small amount of power these machines actually needed, I was able to bring the cost down to $200 USD per system. If you are wondering, the HDDs were pulled from old scrap laptops lying around at the school.
Cheap CPU, nice performance for light Ubuntu/Windows 10 instances. The included heatsink is an absolute pain to put on, and I needed to retry about 3 times (which requires almost breaking the mounting hardware) to successfully mount every time I built this system.
Really annoying motherboard, has a sticker stuck to back of CPU mount on every single board I recived, that leaves residue needing to be cleaned with isopropyl rubbing alcohol. It does work however (obviously), with a nice selection of ports, and an AMAZING price. Also Thank You! to MSI for not putting on an outdated printer port!
Great overall case and airflow, but a bit overpriced. Love the VESA mount capabilities.