Project CRIMSON is a budget-oriented build for gamers who don't have a lot to spend but want to have a great looking PC to run a few games on. There are plenty of "budget" builds out there, but I wanted to focus on both decent performance as well as a PC that doesn't look cheap.
My theme for this build was red, as you can tell by the photos and it goes well with the "Ryzen" look and feel. 3 LED fans add a nice touch to Cooler Master's MasterBox Lite 3.1 case with the default red trim.
Powering the PC is AMD's Ryzen 5 2400g with built-in Vega graphics. It'll run most modern games at low-medium settings.
The motherboard is a mini-ITX board with built in wifi, so those who don't have the luxury of having a hardwired connection don't have to spend extra on a wifi adapter.
8GB of DDR4 RAM provide ample room for multitasking. The CPUs performance will benefit from the faster RAM speeds, offering better performance.
A 120GB SSD might be a bit too small for some people, but you can swap it out for a 500GB HDD if you prefer more storage space and still keep the budget under $500.
Powering this all is a 450W PSU.
While it's not what I would consider a "monster rig," for only $500 it's a good entry-level PC for those just starting out PC building or those on a budget who want something to game on and a cool looking PC to show off on their desk.