I needed a build which could satisfy my needs of video editing, programming, running multiple VM's, gaming (CSGO/osu! lmao).
CPU : Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8Ghz
Literally the best cup to come out in the past decade. At least price to performance wise. This build would have held up as well with say an i7- 4790k. Snagged this bugger for under $200 at microcenter. 10/10 experience with it so far. Good job AMD.
MOTHERBOARD: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK
I was torn between this and the Asus B350, but this one ended up being on sale at the time. The TOMAHAWK was chosen because of many features like in-built WiFi, Bluetooth, slew of USB ports(2.0,3.0) and headers, Supreme FX in built Audio card, Multiple GPU Support etc.
VIDEO CARD: XFX RX 580 GTR-S Black Edition
I chose the RX 580 because it could play all the recent games at Ultra settings without breaking a sweat. So far I haven't experienced any coil whine and the power draw is actually much more conservative than whats on the XFX website.
CASE: Zalman Z11 NEO Mid Tower
I was torn between this and the NZXT s340 Elite which looked just lovely. But I finally opted for the Zalman because of better cable management and cheaper price. Really awesome case tho. Came with a total of 5 fans. 2 LED (120 mm), 2 molex (80 mm), and 1 regular 120 mm white fan. The case fans are virtually silent :)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8 GB)
It's just ram... and they were on sale.
STORAGE: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD AND WD 1 TB HDD
My mac had an old SSD that I ripped out and shoved in here. Really fast boot times (<5 secs). The hard drive is decently fast. It's being used to hold all my games.
POWER SUPPLY: EVGA BT 450W 80+ Bronze
I wonder when this is gonna blow up...