For the computer and peripherals I set myself a budget of around $1500. I started gathering parts around black friday and cyber monday and I saved myself around $200 dollars in total. I knew I wanted to do an AMD build so I got the 3600x for the price of a 3600 at Microcenter for black friday. I wanted a motherboard that I could use for the next few years so I decided to spend the extra cash on an X570 chipset compared to an older one, but I'm not sure if this was the right decision. My only regret with my first build was maybe I should have spent less on the motherboard and got a B450 chipset and put the cash towards a 2070 super. The 2060 super is great and I have no complaints, but if I were to make any changes to what I purchased I might have got a 2070 super instead and a cheaper motherboard.
No complaints so far, pretty much a 3600 factory overclocked. With the stock cooler I had no issues with temperatures even when overclocked to 4.1 GHz. 3600/3600x best budget CPU on the market rn. I got this for $200 at Microcenter on a black friday deal
Again no complaints. This motherboard might have been a little overkill for this build, but I splurged and spent some extra cash for a newer chipset. Mobo has plenty of space for expansion, hoping this will last me a while. Got it at microcenter for $30 off bundled with the CPU.
Great and cheap RAM for a higher frequency kit. Will probably look to upgrade to 3600 within the next year or so. Got the kit for $60 at microcenter on a black friday deal.
Got this for a boot drive. Kinda wishing i got a 500 GB, but I got this for $55 on amazon so I decided to purchase it. The Mobo only has two M.2 slots so I would have to add SATA drives for any additional storage.
Got this for bulk storage. Got this for $82 on Newegg around black friday. Can't beat that price so I had to pull the trigger. The MOBO has M.2 heatsincs so I didn't have to worry about the drive sticking out in the build.
Got this for $430 on black friday. I knew I wanted a 2060 super, but I'm wasn't sure which company I wanted to purchase from. I narrowed it down to EVGA and MSI, but I chose to go with the EVGA. This is a 3 slot card and it takes up a good amount of space. I have no issues with max settings in 1080p @144 hz. I am hoping to see if it can handle 144p somewhere down the line.
I love the look and the design of the case. The case supports both top and front mounted radiations and comes with two case fans included. There is a PSU shroud and plenty of extra room for any drives. There are cable channels with pre installed Velcro straps for cable management. Very glad I chose this case for my first build.
I have no complaints for the PSU so far. I was a bit nervous going with be quiet! for the PSU because I never had really seen their power supplies before. This was by far the best deal on any part I got in the build. I picked this up for $70 on Newegg for black friday. For an 80+ gold rated PSU that was a steal. Hopefully this PSU lasts me a while.
Wireless Network Adapter
Great cheap wifi card if you need one
This is a pretty solid monitor, I have no complaints so far. It is only a 1080p monitor, but it is curved and 144 hz. It also supports G-sync and has 1 ms response time so I can not complain. Looking to upgrade to 1440p monitor soon if anyone has good suggestions.
Great keyboard. It uses logitech's own switches and they are not too bad. I got the linear switches. My only complain is that there is no numblock light above the num pad so I can never tell if its on :(
Got this for $20 on black friday and it has been great so far. Might switch to a logitech mouse eventually to keep the peripherals all the same
Saw this release a CES and I had been looking into buying an AIO. No RGB fans and only the RGB block. I opted for the 280 mm to fit the case better.