It all started when I saw a deal on the power supply for $10 after a $25 mail-in rebate. I picked it up as a spare on Thanksgiving weekend and it sat in my closet for a couple months. Then a week or two ago, I saw the motherboard for $26 after $20 mail-in rebate, so I figured it was time to start a build. And then the great TigerDirect liquidation gave me a case; the $9.99 Samsung DVD-RW from TD got cancelled. I scored the CPU using a $50 off $200 Amazon Business promo code. I paid full price for the RAM, but got an e-mail from NewEgg a couple days later with some promo codes on lots of things including memory. Since I have NewEgg Premier (thanks, Black Friday deal), I have free returns with no restocking fee, so I chatted with customer service and asked them to let me use the code so I wouldn't have to return the memory and order it again (hardcore, I know). They let me use the code and refunded 10% of $38.99 ($3.89).
After all these crazy deals, I had to figure out what to do with this computer. I considered selling it, but decided to give my parents a new computer since their Dell was approaching 5 years old, and it was cheap at the time. So last but not least, I reused my parents' SSD from their old computer (HD died in late 2014, I installed SSD then).
I swapped computers and moved all of their files over this weekend. I should probably mention the 4GB worth of POP3 e-mail on Windows Live Mail using their ISP e-mail addresses and 4 copies of at least half of their pictures (I don't even know). After getting everything set up, it was only then I noticed the rear audio jack didn't work. The front case headphone jack works though, so their speakers are plugged in to it for now. Other than the RMA in my future, their system is running great.