Motherboard = Asus ATX DDR3 2400 Socket P Motherboards A88X-PRO
CPU = AMD Quad-Core A8-Series APU A8-6600K with Radeon HD 8570D
Power Supply = Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 450W 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular
Memory = Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
CD/DVD = Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Hard Drive = 2ea WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s
Case = Fractal Arc Midi R2w/side window
Monitor = Asus VS248H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse = Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse
The Fractal Arc Midi R2 case is very nice. It comes with 3-140mm fans that are very quiet and keep things well ventilated. All necessary hardware comes with the case and both side panels come off easily making building the system pretty easy.
The Rosewill modular power supply cut down on the cable volume and runs very quiet.
Build time was about 1 hour.
Here's the final build before putting on the cover.
This system runs Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and the graphics are very nice. There's enough resources so the desktop user doesn't notice any other demands on the system like backups.
I thought about springing for SSD drives but the two SATA drives are so fast I don't think I would notice any speed increase except possibly on boot which occurs rarely. For the price this system has impressive performance.