Using for video editing and light gaming tied into home theater. Home theater has a projector and surround system It may have to step in and do some engineering computations (FEA) and low end CAD and FEA-Post Processing if my old workstation dies, but that is not intended. Budget was $2k including peripherals. I built this over late 2018 and early 2019 with the build completed around tax day. Prices shown via current links are not exactly what I paid in most cases, whole build minus elgato (since I had that already) was ~$1700 after taxes
Some RGB for fun (and theater lighting lol), sticking with random pattern for now
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - this build started with a difficult decision between Intel and AMD, as most do. I chose the AMD do to its value and stock cooler being more than adequate.
MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon- got this on sale for ~$150 around cyber monday
64 GB of RAM - video editing can sometimes hog RAM, and if I need to do some FEA it will be well worth the extra now... for some reason it was cheaper to buy as 2x 32 (2x16) bundle rather than the 1x64 (4x16) bundle, its why the ram is separate in list
WD Blue - boot drive, Windows and low r/w software
WD SN 750 - main working directory, also has linux partition for FEA solving, i have this setup so it can go to another machine if needed in the future.
XFX Radeon RX 580 - great value and performance 580, I was seriously considering spending the extra for a new RTX but I decided under budget was better. Again, ideally this will be used primarily for video editing
Corsair 540 - great airflow, plus I initially wanted a borg cube theme (green rather than just letting the randomness flow) :)
750 W power supply- over-sized to allow for expansion
Sound Blaster sound card - allows for 5.1 Surround (can tie into the room sound) plus 2 mic inputs for voice-over
Acer monitor- 75 Hz, good value, low latency and freesync, built-in speakers too. mount is lacking in adjustments.
Elgato HD60s - game capture card, not purchased for this build specifically
Redragon keyboard and mouse combo - value gaming keyboard and mouse combo
I'll add temps and stress testing once I do a bit more, but initial use has been good and its not a priority since this isn't my main gaming rig. so far I haven't seen a temp above 57 (celsius) while gaming (bout 60% cpu usage and 93-98% gpu usage)
Really happy with this so far, its performance at its price is why I chose it. Stock cooler has been more than adequate.
Got on sale ~$150, has terrific features and was easy to install. Oh, I should mention the compatibility warning isn't complete on this site. there are 2 m2 ports, the top will disable the 5th pcle slot while the lower one will disable a sata port. the top drive will not read a sata m2.
Fast boot times. Windows 10 installed in minutes and it boots in seconds.
Noticeably faster than the blue version. competes with Samsung speeds in read, slightly slower in write speeds. Slightly cheaper than the samsung evo plus.
Physically massive gpu. takes up 2 card slots, so make sure to plan into build.
One of the best RX580s on market and competes well above its price.
Unique case, great airflow and got it on sale