So this was my first ever build as the title states but I was shocked at how well it went even though some aspects were certainly difficult. Going to be used for school work, music production, and some 1440p gaming (eventually).
The Sapphire Nitro 5700 XT is a gorgeous card that seems to run pretty well. I am having issues controlling the fan software as the fans seems to have a mind of their own even when I'm put a fan curve into place. The card's fans will ramp up to around 2000 RPM and then come back down and then rinse and repeat. Currently waiting on games to download and trying to learn Ryzen Master and Wattman so I can get to some overclocking. Temps on the card at idle are around 36 C. Seems to run pretty darn well. Also waiting on 1440p monitor with 144hz so I can see what the card actually can do. Update when that comes. If anyone can provide some info on OC'ing, that would be awesome because I'm an absolute novice.
2600 runs pretty well too. Usage is low with 1080p 60 but it's still butter smooth in the Apex I play. Idle temps around 33C with the H100X cooler which is awesome. Seems to be a pretty strong cooler and it doesn't seem to get as loud for me as the reviews stated but we'll see.
H100x is a great looking cooler with a silent pump, good-looking block and great performance as well. Was difficult getting it into this case in a top mount because of CPU power and VRM heatsinks on the board but I took my time with this part so I could get it in properly.
Ram works perfectly with this Ryzen generation as well.
B450M Steel legend board looks awesome and the RGB looks great as well but the software side is pretty lackluster. Had to uninstall Polychrome sync as Apex's anti cheat software will actually keep the game from starting up... pretty damn annoying but it is what it is. Strong fan support too for a MATX board.
Sabrent Rocket is a blistering fast drive as well, majorly impressed with that.
EVGA power supply works fine for 30 bucks so I cant argue.
Glad I built in the Meshify mini as well because damn was it easy. Also such a perfect fit in the end for the GPU and the H100x. I did add a bottom mounted fan to help the GPU breathe and cable management was extremely easy as well
EDIT 1: Put in two Noctua redux 1500 RPM 140mm fans as front intake and also moved the standard case fan to the rear for exhaust and I've dropped about 5 degrees on the GPU during Heaven runs and also had some good improvements on scores. Noctua is awesome!