This was my first build, and it was as cheap as I could make it while still being able to handle programming workloads and light gaming. The 2400G fulfills both expectations beyond what I expected (esp. in the graphics department - the Vega 11 chip sure does pack a punch!).
I also made sure that there was room to expand in the future, hence the 600W PSU (probably overkill, I wanted the full modular setup and I got it on a good sale) and the purchase of a motherboard with four DIMM slots. Although, with any luck, the RAM kit I bought won't be outdated anytime soon.
I bought all these components on sale, hence the custom price on every component. The SSD is priced at $0 as I had previously bought it for my old laptop, and can't remember what I got it for.
All in all, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I like the look, it runs well and gives me a solid foundation to expand upon in the future.
An absolutely amazing APU. The CPU part is no slouch and the GPU blew me away with what it can handle. Also, the entire Ryzen ecosystem is cheaper than Intel's, with little compromise. Most of the low-end motherboards still support overclocking which is awesome.
Great, cheap motherboard. I've had no issues with it and I love the BIOS - everything is logically placed and it is easy to navigate. Having three fan headers is awesome.
I love this drive. It's wickedly fast and Crucial has a few nifty features that you can enable on it.