190413 Update: Current OC 3.9 GHz, though PCPartPicker won't let me update the CPU clock rate field :'(
I hadn't built a pc for about 10 years (last one had an Phenom II x2 Black Edition, to date myself.) When I saw Athlon making a comeback, I had to build one for myself.
This build focused on spending for parts that would be usable in the long run, with a mid range case that had a minimal aesthetic. Therefore, I went with the best reviewed B450 motherboard I could find, the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. Although its a bit pricey for B450, onboard AC wifi negated the need for a separate expansion card, and I didn't want to roll the dice with ASRock, with its VRM shadiness. The AM4 platform should last me a long time, and I am considering a Zen2 based Ryzen when they come out later this year.
The BIOS on this board was quite nice, although I am so used to white text on blue background so anything would impress me these days.
In the same vein, I spent on a solid PSU, the Seasonic FOCUS+ Gold 550W. I don't ever plan on having CrossFire/SLI setup, so more wattage didn't seem necessary. I just wanted a super-reliable PSU that had high efficiency and full modularity.
Crucial P1 was chosen due to its low price-point for a NVMe SSD, and T-Force Delta because of its low price-point for RAM with white head spreaders. Even though Athlon 200GE can only support 2667MHz RAM speeds, this kit is rated for 3000MHz and will last through upgrading the CPU in the future.
I was having trouble deciding between the Corsair 275R (white) and this NZXT H500 (white) case. Both fit the minimalist look I was going for, and ultimately my wife said she liked the NZXT case better :P I couldn't be happier with the ease of building in this case.
Just built it yesterday, and have upped the CPU clock to 3.6GHz. I will attempt to do more fine-tuning with OC this weekend.
Amazing budget CPU. Overclocked via BIOS to 3.9GHz stable with stock cooler. Perfect placeholder while waiting for Zen 2.
Was the cheapest DDR4-3000 kit with a white heatsink and RGB at time of purchase. Have it at 2667 right now due to CPU constraints but it is working well. Also the RGB works with MSI Mystic Light with no issues.
Not the fastest NVMe drive but faster than a SATA or PCI-e drive and the best value right now.
Great looking minimalist's case. Both the tempered glass and the side panel are easy to remove. The cable management is pretty easy, and the size of the case is perfect for an ATX motherboard without being unwieldy.
Included case fans are only 3-pin but they are pretty quiet. I will probably upgrade them at some point but they get the job done.
Fully modular, sleeved cables and absolutely no discernible noise with 80+ Gold efficiency. Still waiting on my mail-in rebate but can't complain about the quality of the unit. I expect to use this for the next 10+ years!