BACKGROUND: I'm a bit late with this post, I know. I built this machine over the summer to replace my old computer (i5 6500, rx 480) because I sold my rx 480 4gb (that I got for $170) on eBay for $320 on eBay and then sold the rest of my computer (excluding the ram also) to a friend. I went with ryzen even though I use this system for gaming mostly. This is because I wanted the ability to do things like stream or edit videos if I ever decide to get into those things and also a the ability to upgrade the cpu down the line (good platform longevity).
USE: As I mentioned earlier, I use this computer mainly for gaming, along with some basic things (web browsing, youtube, Netflix, and Microsoft Office). It serves me well for these purposes and I am very satisfied with it.
Conclusion: With a bit of deal hunting and good timing, I made out with a great setup at a great price. System Price: $880 Peripherals: $270 Total Price: $1150
I will add more photos and benchmarks later when I have a moment.
EDIT: My old mouse (g300s) is pictured in the 4th photo, not my G203. Also, there are probably a lot of typos, but oh well. You can see my leg in the 4th picture lol.
Clarification: The first 2 aida64 stress test pics are with the stock cooler and the 3rd and 4th are with the corsair h100i v2
I chose this one because the value for money (at the time of purchase) was just unmatchable. Also, it includes the wraith spire stock cooler which I used to overclock my cpu to 3.7ghz stable (until I got the liquid cooler).
This was a completely unnecessary purchase (the wraith spire is more than sufficient), however, I saw this for $85 on amazon prime day and could not resist. Anyways, It is a great cooler and I used it to overclock my cpu to 3.8ghz (I don't need to go any further and don't want to take the time to) at amazing temperatures.
I got this for $50 ($50 off) at micro center due to their deal when you bundle a cpu and motherboard. Good motherboard with lots of features, fine for overclocking (I personally prefer MSI/ASUS bioses).
Salvaged from my previous system; I got the kit for $75 when ram prices were reasonable. It works and I overclocked them to 2666 without any trouble.
Unnecessarily fast and expensive.
Lots of space and very reliable.
I got this for $210 at micro center (after a $20 rebate). It's a good gpu and a slight upgrade from my rx 480 4gb.
This case is sooooooooooo sexy and very easy to do cable management in. I am very satisfied.
Not the greatest but it has a lot of headroom for upgrades and I got it at a pretty good price.
This one is actually kind of funny, I put windows on this machine via USB drive without using a key. Then, when I booted up the machine and went into settings it said windows 10 was activated. It has been 3 months now and it still says activated so I'm not complaining because I bet that watermark would be annoying.
Wireless Network Adapter
I used this for a while until I went back to school where my room actually has a ethernet outlet. It is actually surprisingly fast for not being ethernet.
2 nice looking blue LED fans for $20? Don't mind if I do.
Another amazon prime day buy. Color accuracy was okay at best, but at least I was able to overclock it to 85hz (Stable).
I have tried Cherry MX Reds in the past and I like those but I must say, browns are by far my favorite. Add in a bit of rgb and a nice, clean black finish and you've got the perfect keyboard (I went for the ten-keyless because I have no use for a number pad and unfortunately my desk is kind of small).
This mouse fits perfectly in my hand and feels and looks great.