I made this (my first computer) for purpose of a budget DIY gaming computer. It works fairly well, and quite honestly, it's the upgrade I needed from my old HP Pavilion. For the most part it's a trooper. No problems with the computer, though this motherboard was rather picky on her Ethernet Cables.. Had to order a Cat5 E (or higher) to run on long distance, or a new Cat5 on short range. But it works overall.
Why is this called the Semi-Budget Build? Because of the parts I chose, some are the minimal for decent builds, and then the heavy hitter being the addition of the Patriot Viper 3. I won the Viper 3 in a giveaway, which was a sign of doing this build. If anything, you can just swap it for something else on the budget. Same with the case, and definitely on the graphics card (I chose it because I couldnt afford past it).
What was the hardest part of the build? It had to be the fans. It looked way confusing then it should, but I managed with the power supply and such to where the fans are hooked correctly to the Fan Control on top front of the case. Everything else was an easy install.
Why is your build date back then (1/26) and your confirmed build upon posting? Testing phase.. Lots of testing... Then came the period of waiting for the ethernet cable to come in so it can have internet, the wireless adapter I own wasn't strong enough (It is an oldie, Surf and Share Belkin..) and wish I had a more up to date one, but alas, I could not, again, budget build going on. On the testing phase with the internet before the new cord, I had to drag this 42lb behemoth with me across the house to get it working... But it wasn't too bad. :P
You don't have an exact approximation on your CPU temperature, why's that? It's based around what I got going on at all times. I run a lot of stuff that I use regularly (even on the old hp pav). I use SpeedFan to look at the temps, sure it might not be the most accurate but it's better then nothing, and don't want to enter bios to find out. 30C is with just on Desktop with nothing on, 34-36 is with stuff. Annd... Then games, vary, will never have a "static" temperature.
Tas all for now. Again, you can replace the Graphics, RAM and Case for more budget worthiness.