Step 10: Load the operating system, updates, and software
This turned out to be a pretty slick little computer. It is quiet and takes up very little space. It's motherboard uses a fairly low-powered processor so it certainly isn't a gaming machine, but it works very well for email, surfing the web, word processing, and submitting Instructables!
This is the third computer I've built where I engineered the housing from scratch, but it is the first one I've done in an all metal housing. Assembling the parts for a computer and installing them in a computer case is not a difficult task -- the challenge comes when you put the parts into something that wasn't designed to hold them. With a careful approach to layout and careful cutting of the required cut-outs, however, this can be a fun and interesting challenge.