A good friend of mine asked me to build him a system because he was so impressed with Deadpool (see my other system as reference). We targeted a budget of $1000 for all the parts, the tower alone coming in at around $750. With PC PartPicker as my clipboard, we discussed our options and came up with this assortment. You'll notice that some of the parts in the build may seem quite odd for the kind of hardware we went with. The reason for this is that a few of the parts were previously purchased by my friend for future use. So before any of you "veterans" give me any lip about the 80+ bronze PSU, bear in mind that this was a previously purchased item that I simply decided to integrate into the parts list.
Another thing you'll probably note is the lack of volume of photos. My friend was very eager to commence using his system and insisted very strongly that I finish it as soon as possible. Of course, we all know that you can't rush art ;) I'd also like to take this moment to apologize for the sub-par cable management. Yes, it is indeed an eye sore. But since the case I was working with had no space behind the mobo tray, I had limited space to cram all those non-modular cables inside that micro ATX case. Again, please do not give me lip about it; I was doing the best I could with what I had. With that all said and out of the way, I hope you enjoy my buddy's new computer. It may be an ugly child, but at least I'm not truly responsible for its looks ;)