I do not game so I skimped on the graphics card. I actually found the rx 570 for 40$ on Craigslist. The rest of the build was designed for quick boots and fast startup of heavy Ides along with quicker compilation times of software.

Almost went with the 2700x because of the extra cores but changed my mind at the last minute as I don't exclusively develop software targeting multiple cores.

My goal was to keep this under 600$. Once I bought the red cable extensions what I actually paid was 650$. I will be building more. This was quite fun building a PC even if it was a budget one!

Part Reviews


Always have had Intel. I still like Intel, but this ryzen 3600 seems like such a better value and though only a few days into the build it is performing like a great value.

CPU Cooler

Love the look and feel for the price. Most coolers of this quality tend to go for a bit more. These are great bang for your buck!


Possible bios update messed with my read/write speeds with pcie SSD. Otherwise good value board from trusted manufacturer.


Not sure if it's the Toshiba or MSI bios update but right after a bios update my read/write speeds were cut in half. Still faster than the 3d ssd, so it's not like it's hurting that much for the price. I will try to roll back bios and revise this if things improve.

If it does I will revise this review.

Video Card

Great bang for buck. Pairs nicely with the ryzen 3600.


Absolutely awesome case. Though I don't have much to compare it too. It was my first build. All I care about is aesthetics. Everything seems to stay nice and cool as well!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! but you motherboard only has 2 ram slots with means if you wish to upgrade your ram you will have to pay more since you cant just buy another kit and place it in the other 2 slots but other than that great looking build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for commenting!

I considered just one 16 GB stick for exactly your reasoning that way I could drop another stick in later, but I'm ocd about aesthetics (plus the marginal performance tradeoff of utilizing a dual memory configuration).

Fortunately I feel like 16 GB is more than plenty for my basic needs.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build here, good price to performance. I also really like the mATX mobo in the mid ATX case. You don't see that too often.