As a 4th-year engineering student, I needed something to run Solidworks better than my 5-year-old bootcamped Macbook Pro. I'd been saving up money all summer, but when my grandparents heard that I was in need of an upgrade they decided to give me some money towards a new computer (for school, of course ;D). Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
After some research (aka this video from Linus Tech Tips: https://youtu.be/G-90qEJAVkU), I started choosing my parts. Since I'm still in college and won't be in a professional CAD environment, I decided to go with a Ryzen-based system, 16GB of RAM that glows every color of the rainbow, and an RX 580 8GB. These and the other parts go well with my white/black/RGB accent aesthetic.
First I installed the CPU, its included cooler, RAM, and GPU on top of the motherboard box for a quick test-boot just to make sure everything was working. Once I verified the system would POST, I installed the PSU into the case basement, pre-routed some cables, installed my SSD and HDD, installed the motherboard into the case, and plugged everything in. A semi-modular PSU and the Meshify C's case design made building in the case and managing cables a breeze. I also have some money leftover that I can use for future upgrades or other expenses.
All in all, I am very happy with the way the system turned out. As a second-time PC builder, I did not run into any problems whatsoever and the entire building process was very smooth. At the time of posting, I am still waiting on my Cooler Master fans to arrive at my house, and am also in the process of updating the motherboard BIOS and downloading drivers and other software. I can't wait to finish the setup process and load up fortni- I mean, my schoolwork...