Goal of PC Build: 1440p at high refresh rates on Medium/High/Ultra
Reason for Purchases:
CPU - Price. Higher-end Ryzen 3000 CPUs don't provide much benefit for gaming.
Motherboard - Price and feature rich. Overkill for my uses, but I was already choosing between $260-270 X570 motherboards.
RAM - Price, RGB, and DDR4 3600 CL16.
Video Card - Price. X 5700 can be softmodded to RX 5700 XT. This is a placeholder card until the next set of AMD/Nvidia cards come out next year.
Case: Aesthetics and USB-C on the front panel. I came from a Rosewill Challenger case that lasted me several builds. Cases have come a long way. I love the idea of PSU shrouds along with not having to see the shroud through the side window. The NZXT H510 was a pleasure to build in. Both mounting methods for the side panels were well done. The NZXT H510 does run hotter than other cases due to a closed front panel. Hence, I did a front panel mod to help with airflow.
The Fractal Meshify C is a popular option, but that case is outdated. It could use a refresh to add USB-C to the front panel and a better side window mounting system. You currently have to unscrew four thumb screws, while the NZXT H510 just requires one.
Power Supply: Reputable brand. I use another SeaSonic model in my server that runs 24/7.
RGB/Bling - I didn't include them in the parts list due to this being entirely optional in a build. I picked up all the Corsair parts on the used market at very good prices. I'm using 3x Corsair LL120, 2x Corsair LL140, Corsair Commander Pro, and Corsair RGB LED Hub. I'm using Asiahorse PSU sleeving. The fan grill was from jmmods.com. I highly recommended their store.
Other stuff on desk - SATA/HDD 2 bay dock, Monoprice Desktop THX AAA DAC/Amp, Nixie Tube Clock (made it myself from a kit), and Rosewill Wattage Meter.