This is my first PC build. I was looking to build a PC mostly for video editing in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and some casual gaming.
My budget was around 1,50,000 Indian Rupees (2100 USD). I had no idea where to start and initially thought of making a Intel core i7 build but after doing a lot of research and after suggestions from pcpartpicker forums, I finally settled for AMD's Ryzen 7 3700x processor.
I spent a lot of time just to pick the right parts to go with my Ryzen 3700x build. Went through a lot of forums, YouTube videos and user reviews, and finally picked this part combinations which I thought is best for the intended use of this build.
The icing on the cake was when I went to buy parts from a local store (It's cheaper to buy at a regular store than online here in India, especially if you know the right places to buy). The day I went to buy the parts, the price of Ryzen 3800x was slashed by around 3000 Rupees (42 USD), which is just 1000 Rupees (14 USD) more than the Ryzen 3700x. So I thought why not, and bought the Ryzen 3800x instead.
I didn't face any problem during the build (I guess it was mostly because I did a lot of research beforehand and watched a tonne of PC building videos on youtube). I did face some problems with cable management though but managed to route them properly in the end.
I didn't intend this build to look good but it ended up good (at-least that is what I think).
I initially intended to get the Ryzen 3700X but the price of Ryzen 3800x was slashed on the day I went to buy the 3700x. The difference in price was only 1000 Rupees (14 USD). So I thought why not, and bought the Ryzen 3800x instead.
One of the cheaper X570 Asus motherboards. This wasn't really my first choice. I was actually looking to buy the Asus TUF GAMING motherboard, but they were out of stock when I went shopping. So I bought this instead and have no regrets. It has solid VRMs and tonne of features for a midrange X570 motherboard. A WiFi variant would have been nice for this price but I don't connect using WiFi anyways. So I don't mind.
I wanted to go for Samsung B die RAMs with at-least 3200 MHz 16 CAS. This one is by SK Hynix but since this was the only one available as a 2x16 GB kit, I bought this one. This is one of the coolest looking RAM I have seen and didn't require any additional software to control the RGB lights. I was able to control using the Asus motherboard's Aura Sync software. Out of the box, the RAM didn't run at the rated 3200 MHz speed. I had to manually enable it in BIOS. No issues so far.
This is my primary drive where I have installed Windows 10 OS and all other software including the base After Effects & Premiere Pro. This is one of the fastest SSD I could find with good value/performance ratio.
This is where I am planning to store my After Effects Project Files. Haven't tested it out but I expect it to be very fast.
Inexpensive 2TB drive for long term storage where the high speed of SSDs is typically not required.
For the kind of work I intend to use this PC for, GPU doesn't matter much. So went ahead and bought the cheapest 1660 ti available. If you are into looks don't buy this one. It doesn't have any shroud or any lighting but it doesn't bother me much as I didn't buy it for the look.
This case has great airflow, cable management and overall great value for money. It has 2 RGB fans in the front which look stunning and one normal fan in the rear. I swapped the rear fan with an RGB fan from cooler master. Also swapped the front mesh panel with the plastic panel as I didn't like the look of the mesh.
850 W power supply is a overkill for this build. A 650 W or even a 550 W power supply would have been just fine, but I went ahead and bought this anyway to future-proof my PC for any future upgrades. It is fully modular which is good for cable management and as with any corsair RMx series power supply it's very quiet.
I wanted a 4K monitor with good color reproduction and from a trusted brand. The LG 27UK650-W monitor is the one that fit my requirement and budget. It has a sleek design and being an IPS panel it has excellent viewing angles. Stand is also quiet sturdy. Got it for a very nice deal from Amazon. In-fact this was the only part from this build I bought online. All other parts were comparatively very cheap in physical stores than on online stores like amazon (here in India).