Nipping this in the bud, I know the power supply is junk. Flame on. I also know the 212 fan ought not to be mounted horizontally, but the layout of the board left me no other options.
I enjoy building PCs. Why does it have to be so expensive? This is my attempt at turning a profit. I went full-speed ahead when it comes to price, and throttled heavily on performance. Don't like it? I don't need your approval.
Seriously, though...my goal here was to make an extremely affordable PC...a "budget" PC, as the kids say. My intention is to sell it for more than what I paid for the parts so that I can turn around and do it all over again. This build taught me a LOT about prices, where to buy parts, and also reminded me that I have big ungainly hands.
I won't run down every part, but I will highlight some of the interesting bits. I didn't know enough about power supplies when I was purchasing parts. I have now done my due diligence and know better (plus, the way they made it "modular" was an absolute joke), but feel free to rail on me anyway. I'm already over it. I was surprised at the quality on the case. For what I paid, I was expecting it to be more difficult to work with.
A very smooth, simple build from start to finish.