Hello LTT Forum! first time posting, first time building, long time viewer, etc etc.
I had slowly been piecing this build together since October of 2018 and i'm extremely happy with my end result. Finished putting everything together last week and figured I owed it to myself to "show it off". I have a couple of enthusiast friends who offered to help with assembly but after reading a couple threads here, and of course watching all the LTT content, I felt I was capable of doing it myself. Turns out I was right, I got lucky and had Zero issues (except with RAM speeds, more on that later). It took me a couple hours to put together, that panic "did this click in the right way, let me watch a section of a video again" mindset kicked it but overall it was a very smooth process.
Ryzen 5 2600
Asus Rog Strix B450-F Gaming
16Gb DDR4 3200 OLOy (CAS 16 if anyone cares to know)
WD Blue 3D NAND 500 GB Internal SSD
Corsair CX 650M 80+ Bronze 650 Watt PSU
MSI GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS
Asus PCE-AC55BT (wireless network card)
Fractal Design Meshify C for the case
a single LED strip I had laying around that happened to work with aura sync
I can happily say i'm thrilled with this build. It does everything I need for work and obviously gaming as well. So about the RAM...I may get flack for going with such an off brand, or maybe I won't. I can admit it was definitely a risk that I took but it seems to have paid off. There was a sale and i thought why not. So during my initial setup in the bios for this, I saw that it was running at a lower speed (2133 i think, can't remember now). During the whole build, I somehow forgot that AMD commonly uses DOCP and I kept looking for "XMP" and panicked for a few minutes. That turned around quickly after a single google search and then I was off to the races so to speak. I'm not going to get into cable management too much here, I did not take any shots of the back panel for a reason (lol). But it's tidy enough that i'm OK with it for the time being, and on the front side it's not horrific by any means. I've run some bench tests, played some games, messed with msi afterburner a little bit but currently i'm not really overclocking anything. I haven't had a need to, for what I've been playing I have yet to run into a moment where it didn't feel anything less than capable. Like most people who build a pc for the first time, I've already caught "the bug" and am itching at the bit with potential future add-ons, but for now, I'm just happy I can work and game at the same time