I have a minimalist-style setup with my docking station and XPS 13 for work/productivity. It was my goal to get a budget MicroATX build that would fit inside the desk cabinet so I could preserve the minimal look of everything. I have a KVM switch for my docking station and gaming PC, so the peripherals are shared between both. It's working out really, really nicely.
Yes, I did take a circular saw to the back of my desk for air flow so y'all wouldn't yell at me. I picked this Versa case because it's sturdy, cheap, and was amazing to build in. It's out of sight, so I had no need for windows and RGB etc.
I've had this LG ultra-wide for productivity for quite a while. It just so happens that it has FreeSync, so I landed a sweet deal on a Vega 56.
I tried to keep it under a grand, and actually managed to keep it under $900 so I'm really happy:
|CPU||Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor||Purchased For $179.99|
|CPU Cooler||EVGA - CLC 120 CL11 58.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||Purchased For $30.00|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte - B360M D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||Purchased For $76.59|
|Memory||ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||Purchased For $114.00|
|Storage||Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||Purchased For $80.00|
|Video Card||PowerColor - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB Red Dragon Video Card||Purchased For $341.00|
|Case||Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case||Purchased For $39.99|
|Power Supply||EVGA - BQ 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||Purchased For $24.99|
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