Project Diesel is a weird-yet-reliable machine.
It all started when i bought a used non-working Dell haswell server from a company on the neighbour town, i paid around R$500 on the entire machine in order to salvage some parts.
Brought it back home, the machine itself didn't work, but the CPU (Xeon E3-1220V3) was flawless, i kept it. Since then, i built it around a classic Chieftec server case from 2007 that i bought from a friend from the town, an ASRock B85 Killer and some other parts that are listed.
Despite not being recommended for gaming, the Xeon actually performs very well and i really cannot complain about the general performance of the machine.
Currently it's my main machine, i use it for everything, but next year it will be torn apart and the parts will change tables. The vital parts of the system are going to my mother's PC, since she needs a more powerful machine for Photoshop and her i3 machine is getting old. Once i get back on my feet , the next PC adventure will be "Mr. Moon", a portable mini-itx rig based on a Lian-Li PC-TU200B chassis, a build i'm dreaming about for months. The storage devices, graphics card and the PSU are are going to be used on this next project.
Not an amazing system, but has served me well since.
More info on Diesel:
Highest Firestrike score: 9890 (http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9950314)
Highest stable GPU core clock: 1474mhz (reference blower)
Cinebench Score: 490CB
Weight: 22kg (48.5lbs)