edit a day late but I added those images! Enjoy!
Everything you see here except for the motherboard was bought used, for a total price of 149. Not bad if you ask me. I slowly bought all of the parts off of eBay, with the processor coming in at $63 and the hard drive I got for $24. I had a copy of Windows 8.1, and I pulled the power supply from a old build from the past. I got the RAM also from eBay for $12. I also bought the motherboard off of Amazon for $50.
Now with the hardware out of the way, let's talk about the case itself. The material I used for this is a composite wood from Home Depot, not costing much more than $10 with some leftover material. To hold it all together I used some wood glue I had lying around, which holds up pretty well. The fancy decor on the outside is just rad spray paint, which I had planned on painting on a MSI logo, but it didn't work out yet.
Cooling is an interesting topic. I was fairly suprised when I saw the temperatures that were reported by MSI afterburner, but I soon came to realize that Afterburner was drunk. Look at my pictures for more info. Air comes in through the front fan, through the case, up and out the back of the power supply, which sits right above the CPU cooler. Wires were a big problem, as they kept on getting caught up inside the CPU cooler. However, I eventually put in hooks on the inside of the case to deal with it.
To turn on the build, all I did was steal a power button from the same build I stole the power supply from, and drilled a hole in the front of the case to stick the wire out of. Very origional and creative I know
All in all, I am fairly proud of this build. It's ugly, and has very little use, but I love it. I don't know what I am going to use it for yet, as it is just sitting on a shelf. Maybe a HTPC, maybe a travel PC, I dunno yet.