Hi...well, how should I start this off?
I built this machine for gaming and other stuff like web browsing. Most of the parts like the g1610 and the 5450 are place holders until I can afford better parts. It works absolutely fine, except for a few hitches when building it. I got the last part (the psu) on Thursday of last week. I went to build it, didn't finish it so I held it off until Friday. Turns out the motherboard that I orignally purchased (the ASrock extreme 3 z77) was DOA. So me and my dad went out to Frys and bought a new motherboard. Put everything in that and turns out the memory (Pareema 8GB 1333mhz) was dead too. So went out and bought that at Frys too. Put the new memory in and woosh! I have a new computer. I was originally going to install Windows 7 on it and use my key from my laptop, but the installation never worked. Look around at Linux stuff and install xubuntu. It's a big difference from Windows but so far I like it.
I'm using my 22" TV as my monitor, which turned out to be epic. Despite the space-lessness on the sides of website, it's awesome for youtube videos and the like. I'm gonna be replacing the 5450 for a 7770 or a 7790, and the g1610 for a 3570k or a new haswell processor.
I didn't install the Hyper 212+ since I was scared, but I'll be sure to install that soon. Unfortunately none of the standoffs lined up with the motherboard (atleast I think, doesn't really matter anyways) so I decided I'm going to leave the case doors open and keep it on its side. I did no cable management at all, but I still have no problem with temperatures yet. I tied some of the cables up with zip ties to sort of help with the cables, but they still look the same.
I'll probably use all the old parts in a build for my parents when I'm fully upgraded. The 5450 runs youtube videos great, and the only game I've tried yet is PokeMMO and Killing floor which both run pretty good. (MC keeps giving me a black screen.)
Otherwise I'm extremely happy with the build. The SSD is super fast, and the PC booted up in ~25 seconds compared to my laptop's boot time of ~2 minutes.
(Sorry for the poopy photos, taken with my camera's phone.)