Decided to go a bit further into debt and build a new computer to replace an MSI all in one computer I regretfully purchased a few years ago.
This is my second PC build, my first being a budget AMD that I did about 6 years ago. I was writing down my potential builds, but then stumbled upon this site, and am glad I did cause it made things much easier.
I was really torn between AMD vs Intel, and AMD vs nvidia, and decided in the end to go full team red. Still not sure I am satisfied with my decision. Mostly due to 2600x doesnt seem to perform well in two games I often play, elder scrolls online and guild wars 2, both CPU intensive games that are also not optimized well for amd, so think I would have benefited from a i5 8600 or 9600 which was what i was debating going for over the 2600x. Also, the vega 64 has kind of been a pain due to issues trying to undervolt and overclock, mostly due to waltman software being rather finicky. It does get pretty hot too, being the blower model. When playing games it likes to sit around 75-85 unless I manually crank up the fan. But despite those issues, it does perform significantly better than my old computer.
Purchased around black Friday 2018, I entered prices manually to show prices I paid at that time.