This is my 2nd build ever.
I went with a Ryzen 2600 running a 1060 6gb and 16gb of RAM. The case has 6 fans and the CPU is on the stock AMD Wraith cooler.
I originally was going to use a NZXT case, but after many review videos and looking how it came with an LED strip, i decided on the Phanteks P400.
I had ZERO issues running the AMD 2600 on the ASRock B350 motherboard. I read many people had to use an older Ryzen CPU to post and then upgrade the BIOS but it seems the motherboards have caught up with more recent bios now, fully supporting Ryzen 2000 series.
As it idles, temperatures look like the following: GPU 33c / CPU 38c / MB 31c
Its rather quiet, even though Im running mostly 5 cheap Apevia fans, and the 2 stock case fans. I have noticed that the dust filters (specially the top) can be a little restricting in airflow and i will probably change the fans to something with a little more juice. Alternatively, i could just plug them using the PSU so they constantly run at full power but for now it isnt much of an issue. The MB and case make a decent combination; luckily the fans have male/female molex connections on top of the 3 pin conectors, so i was able to power all of them through the motherboard despite the lack of extra case fan pin connectors on the MB. **** If you want to run 3 120mm fans in the front of the P400 case, you are probably going to have to remove the small metal plate where the PSU and HDs reside.
The 1060 6gb OC ASUS graphics card has been working like a champ, running games like SCUM on Epic settings, Fortnite, Cities Skylines, Minecraft, Lol and Paladins with ease ( granted that aside from SCUM, most of these arent very resource intensive). This graphics card can be OC pretty easy through the GPU app , you can crate profiles with different settings and also features a 0dB mode, where the fans are ran only at certain temperatures to minimze noise. *** Got this used on Ebay.
The MB and RAM combo took some tweaking. I am using 16gb of Patriot Vip[er DDR4-3000 RAM. The MB likes to natively tune down RAM to 2400, so you have to go into the UEFI and "OC" your ram to its capable speeds, I believe i can up-clock this ram a little more, but it's nor necessary for me.
This PC does mostly coding work, compiling and running IDEs is it's main function. Also, it has to handle VM functionality with multiple programs running, ( on top of youtube (: ). The main operating system is on an M2 SSD, while the games are on an oldschool Seagate 500HDD 3.5 from back in 2008, Linux is installed in partition inside another 500HDD 2.5 . This machine boots up super fast, i think 10 secs to password prompt, and once its there its almost instant into Windows. Both HDDs came from old things I had around, one from an HP Envy 2014 Laptop, and one from a FreeAgent USB External HDD enclosure I've had since 2008.
OS was free and it came from school... (thanks you ASU), if you're enrolled at an educational institution I suggest you look up Onthehub.com where you might find software for students.
Monitor is actually a (ViewSonic VA2759-SMH 27" IPS .... couldn't find it on pcpartpicker) I've had for more than a year now, usually to plug the MBP into, now for this build. It was about 160$, but I did not factor it into this build because at the time I was even planning on putting this together.