The intention for this build was to create a small "server" machine to be used to host the Minecraft server network "CrystalCraftMC". The machine runs around six different Minecraft servers at the same time, hosts a variety of different websites using Apache virtual hosts, and proudly runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
The machine runs off of the Rochester Institute of Technology's network. In an ideal case, this machine never sleeps and is on around the clock, all day.
The building process for this tower was very simple and straightforward. This was my second building experience, but the first that I completed (more or less) without assistance. The MicroATX case and motherboard presented an interesting challenge in terms of space, but with delicate handling, everything fit into place very nicely. There is space on one side of the tower to run cables to make the area in front of the board clean and attractive. On the first try, the computer successfully started up and booted to the BIOS.
I am pleased with all of the parts purchased and I will definitely recommend this part list to others. It could easily be adapted to a personal desktop build by using the integrated graphics of the CPU or purchasing a dedicated GPU.