This budget build was an upgrade from an pc that I sold. I was on a budget of $1400 dollars!
CPU: I choose the AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, I upgraded from the 2600, and found I liked the 3600 a lot better when it came to performance of games and desktop productivity.
CPU Cooler: I changed the cpu cooler to this one, due to the cpu change. This cooler does a much better job cooling. and I think fits nicely. Looks wise, its not as good as the cooler master evo dark.
Motherboard: I looked at a lot of different motherboards and has bad luck with an MSI board, but have no problems with Gigabyte motherboards. In addition, all of the feature and amenities on the board were perfect for what I wanted to do now and in the future. In addition, I like the RGB lighting features of the board. So far has it has performed flawlessly and I updated the bios to the most recent release and no issues so far. Exactly what I come to expect from Gigabyte!
RAM: Fit the budget, and was top speed for Ryzen, and also knowing that Ryzen loves fast memory I choose this. In my opinion you can't go wrong with Corsair Vengeance Ram. Also it went well with the Case and the Power Supply which are also Corsair. Corsair is good and I like their products
Storage: Samsung is the best ssd's in the market. It was decent price and wanted to match the performance of the ram, in addition its super fast, and they have great software to go with it. I've purchased a lot of their products and never had any failures or issues with their products. I will be adding a big drive for storage later on, but this will due. I do have spare HDD's to use if I need to.
Graphics Cards: Way too many to choose from and being a some what of a novice and through many you tube videos and articles and reviews this card fit the bill. I wanted a card that would do almost game titles at 1080p and would be sufficient for a year or two. Again, Gigabyte, I like alot and haven't had any issues so I went with them for the graphics cards. It ate up most of my budget. If their were to be any bottle neck it would probably be the CPU in this build.
Case: What can I say, Corsair makes some good looking cases with lots of features. The size and shape and look of the case was awesome and I was really digging on the RGB fan and Corsair lighted logo when the pc is on. It has enough drive storage sufficient for the long term.
Power Supply: Again I went with Corsair and was originally going to get a 550 watt, but for $10 more, I choose this one, for the modular and wattage. It might be a little over kill, but if I were to upgrade the CPU or graphics card I would not have to change the power supply.
Additional Fans: Added two fans to replace case fans, for more effective cooling. These fans are a good price and had terrific reviews. As far noise, their pretty quiet.
As for this build Black, Corsair, and Gigabyte were the themes. It was not my intention for it to turn out this way, but their product speaks for itself.
I truly enjoy putting together this build, their wasn't any challenges or hiccups. It powered up and works great! No heat or thermal issues or anything else. The wire management was easy and as I was building it I had wire management in mind, and it turned really I think.
Please let me know what your thoughts and opinions are on it. Look forward to reading the comments.