As a new member to the PC master race (originally a playstation guy) I was looking for a gaming/work computer that would tick all the boxes in general performance. Learning of the new CPU series I joined the hype train and got a high tier Ryzen 5 for its ability to multitask and provide impressive gaming performance.
CPU : I purchased the 'X' variant due to its faster factory settings and the ability to overclock further if I wish to.
Cooler: Originally I wanted the NZXT 'Kraken' cooler simply for aesthetics (with the case it looks like its balling out of control) but due to my budget I decided to choose a Corsair h60.
Motherboard: Had some issues with the mobo's factory bios unable to accept my ram speed of 3200. After a bios update I was able to achieve a speed of 2900 (hopefully future updates will allow me to use my ram to its potential)
GPU: To keep the budget reasonable I decided to go with a 1060 and wait year or two If I wanted to upgrade. At the moment it smashes most of my games with ultra settings on a 60hz monitor.
Case: Dat tempered glass.
Thanks for reading.