I built this mostly just because I wanted to build a computer, if I wanted to just play games I could've gotten an Xbox but I wanted to build a computer and that's what I did. Its been a year in the making, creating iteration after iteration finding the best bang for the buck with the budget I could use and now its a reality and I'm so happy.
This computer is mostly for gaming, video editing, programming, and running VM's.
I picked the 2600 because of its decent performance in games and its very exceptional performance in editing. I also just wanted those 6 cores so badly even though my main use is for games, I just needed those cores. Also, it had a low TDP, decent clock speeds, and a stock cooler.
I picked the HDV R4.0 because it was actually 49.99 at the time with a rebate. Sadly asrocks online rebate form wasn't working, nothing I can do about that. It only has 1 16x lane and 2 DIMM slots but that's all I need. The chipset is a little small and I was worried about the VRMs keeping up but it's been running. fine so far.
The ram was a pretty good price and T force is a pretty reputable brand and zen+ runs 2933 out of the box so if XMP didn't work It would be fine. I got 16 gigs because RAM is so cheap right now.
western digital 500 GB brought me over budget but my original 500 GB SSD Ran out of stock before I could buy it. Its got great r/w speeds and a good capacity for the price still
For the longest time, I thought I was gonna get an RX 580 but then the gtx 1650 super came along, finally a card that can compete with the 580. It gives more than decent performance in games and will be great for 4k editing so that's neat.
I got the case on a steal. It was a 30 dollar rebate and got the fan with it as well.
The corsair CXM power supply was also a steal, the cheapest one from a reputable brand like corsair also it was 80+ bronze so it was a no brainer.
putting it together was easy enough, I had some problems with cables and installing the motherboard and case fan so it took a lot longer than it should of but it works great I'm pretty proud of the cable management still a great deal even without the crazy deals I got. 10/10 would build again.