First off. Can I build a computer better than this one for less money? Yes. Is this what the customer wanted? Yes.
This build was started a few months ago for a customer. I sold him the processor, mobo, and the blu-ray player in February. At first I wanted to build him a higher end rig and do the OC and dial everything in for him. But after arguing about the ssd and the video card, I just gave up on that. I let him buy whatever parts he wanted and just plugged everything in for him when the parts came in.
First the good. The processor, mobo, ram, and case are all good. Everything installed easy and ran fine out of the box. I might have actually chose these parts myself. I really like the case, I will probably get one for one of my own computers.
The silly. The ssd, video card, the psu, and the OS in my opinion.
He paid 350 dollars for that ssd and it isn't any better or faster than the samsungs. I tried to sell him on the new samsung 850 evo and he told me that "an ssd that only costs 120 bucks must be cheap junk crap." And that "samsung makes tv's, not computer parts, so the corsair must be better because they make computer stuff." I could tell he just wanted corsair no matter what the cost or performance. So that's what he got.
The power supply is the same thing.. Spent 300 on the psu. And it's a fine psu, just way overkill and really expensive. He wanted corsair, and he wanted red to match the rest of the rig. So this is it.
Video card. He claims that 960's are the best video cards out right now and that he is going to get another 960 later to SLI. So whatever.
Windows 7. I don't understand why windows 7, but it's what he wanted.
And last, the really silly. No aftermarket cooling. Not even any extra case fans. He apparently isn't going to be doing any overclocking? And he thought the one case fan that comes with the case "should be fine." So it is what it is.