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Value orientated build. I attempted to keep the aesthetics looking good with a B&W color scheme with purple accents. The parts were chosen primarily on the price-performance ratio, although you could save a little money by purchasing uglier parts OR ignoring a color scheme. I was lucky enough to snag the GPU for $250, as the prices of GPUs are under heavy inflation with the cryptocurrency mining craze. Nevertheless, this build can easily handle any game (August 2017) in 1080p with 60+ fps. This rig can even venture into 1440p gaming. The highlight of this build is the Ryzen 5 1600 (Which I plan to OC) and the MSI Armor RX 580 8Gb OC edition.
*This is my first build
Everything seems to be in order. This is very nice, the cheapest 6-core processor on the market. The R5 1600 provides better value compared with anything of similar price from Intel. LOTS OF CORES AND THREADS!
Very sleek looking MOBO with all the features required. It has RGB (which is cool) and hasn't given me any problems at all. Although a little spendy for a 'Budget Build', paying the extra 15-20 dollars for extra features and sexiness is well worth it.
RAM is RAM. High frequency for Ryzen and matched the color scheme. Cheapest kit of 16Gb I could find.
Used the SSD to install Windows 10 and some other essentials. It was the cheapest 120Gb SSD when purchased. I also think it looks cool.
It was the cheapest 1Tb HDD @ 7200RPM. From a reputable brand and it is fairly quiet.
Extremely good price to performance ratio. Sadly the availability of the RX 580 has plummeted with the cyrpocurrency mining craze. If you can find one of these on the market close to MSRP, buy it. This card is just a tank, so far it has never dipped below 60FPS @ Ultra settings on my 1080p monitor. Very pleased.
The S340 is pretty popular for a reason. The case looks stunning and has an awesome PSU shroud to hide cables. Build quality is great, it is made out of steel. I ended paying an extra $5 for the matte white/purple variant over the regular glossy white. I think the purple accents make the rig look unique, supa sexy.
I ended up with the BQ variant because it was the same price as regular. The BQ variant has black sleeves and black cables, looks much better than red and yellow cables. Anyways, the PSU does exactly what it is supposed to and has lots of connectors available. 750W is overkill for this rig, but it was the same price as the 600W variant.