This was my first time ever building a PC, and I had no major issues so anyone can do it! I will be using it for gaming and potentially streaming, as well as some video editing from my drone footage. They Ryzen 5 2600 I got for $150 at Micro Center, and at that price it is an insanely good value in my opinion. (UPDATE: I am building a PC for my buddie's little brother. Since I will use an AIO with his build, I snagged the cooler from his Ryzen 2700 for my 2600) Micro Center also gave me $30 off of my Gigabyte B450 motherboard when I purchased them both together, so I paid $70 for it. Ram works and looks great, I even have it clocked at 3133MGz, 133MGz over the rating. The SSD I got off a buddy brand new in the box for $50. The case was great to build in! Easy cable management, plenty of room, and looks good to boot. My only complaint is how the glass panel is installed, but laying it on its side makes it much easier so that's pretty nitpicky. I will be getting a higher refresh rate monitor, as this setup blew away my expectations as far as FPS go.
This 6 core/12 thread processor is a great value, maybe the best on the market right now. Was able to score in the 1300's in Cinebench with a safe OC.
For the price I paid ($69.99) it does what I need it to do. Plenty of connections, 3 fan headers, and a tasteful amount of rgb. So far I have been able to get decent overclocking potential out of it as well.
It looks amazing and paired well with the Ryzen CPU. My only complaint is the T-Blitz RGB software..These modules do not pair well and sometimes get transferred between Gigabyte's RGB Fusion and the T-Blitz apps. It was a little tedious and finicky, but I finally got them to connect the way I wanted. If you don't have patience to play with the apps, go for a different stick if RGB is your thing.
The Samsung SSD does what it is supposed to. I go from completely off to my desktop in about 13 seconds.
Paired well with my Gigabyte motherboard. Aesthetically I like it, not too much RGB and a simple design. Gave me decent frame rates with my Ryzen 2600. (140-160 on Fortnite on Epic with AA, shadows, and post processing off)
Looks amazing in my opinion! Easy to build in, lots of cable management help, only complaint is the way the tempered glass panel is installed. But if you turn it on its side it mitigates the issue. Overall I love it.
Good value. Black sleeved cables, near silent, and all the connections and power I needed.
These work great and seem to be of very high build quality. Plus they give you extra rubber corners so they fit in 120mm slots. Very quiet while still pushing a decent amount of air with the low voltage connectors on.
Looks great, I have the white version and it is stunning. Also it is incredibly thin. Colors are accurate as far as I can tell, and it puts out a good picture at 60Hz.
Good little mouse for $30! Super light, plenty of buttons, and easy dpi adjustments