OK, posting some pics this time to comply with contest rules. This is the rig I built for my gf. Specs actually aren't too bad:
AMD x3 710 running @225x13
2x2Gb GSkill DDR3
PCP&C Silencer 370
This rig sits just across the room from mine so I have to look at it several times a day.
Note the smudges on the front, we have 2 cats and 2 dogs so pretty much everything gets snout prints on it. I clean mine off, it doesn't bother her as much.
Mismatched black/silver DVD drive adds to the uglyness. When I was setting up the system the DVD drive was giving my problems, I had a couple different ones installed, the one in the bottom ended up working so I just left it there. I'm used to them being in the top, looks kinda ghetto in the bottom. Note the dust/animal hair in the filter there.
You're looking at 5 mins of amazing wire management here. The cpu cooler also only had the option of pointing up, but hey, its way better than the stock cooler and was $20 with free shipping. Note the vid card cooler. The fan went out so I strapped a case fan to the card. + ghetto points there as well. The silver trim pieces around the window are also starting to fall off as you can see on the top one.
Edited by A-Dub - 3/12/10 at 10:57pm