For the past year I've been looking over parts every chance I could get. Wasn't sure what I wanted. I knew I wanted something that could games nicely. UPDATE: I have switched out the RX550 4GB for an EVGA 1060 ACX 2.0 6GB SC and added an extra stick of 8GB RAM. DISCLAIMER: Blabbing and off-topic runs inc!
I was heavy into WoW-Wotlk and theHunter(Classic/Cotw) and at the time I was using a pc given to me. It was an HP Elite. AMD Phenom II x4 955 with upgraded ram to 8GB. The GPU in it was a GT 420. It handled Wotlk no problem. When I downloaded theHunter COTW it just couldn't do it.
A lot of this build is a first time for me. The SSD, for instance, I've never used one. Back when I was heavy into competitive gaming (CS 1.6/ESEA/CAL) SSD's weren't really known to be used by the community because they were expensive and people just wanted to game. So I just finished migrating Windows 10 Pro 64-bit to it and holy crap, what a difference.
Besides the HP given to me I've never dealt with AMD products. I'm impressed. For the quality to price ratio. I remember my old rig. c2q Q6600 with my 8800 GTS 512. The quality and how far this community has come from that time is incredible. My brain is all over the place with all the different stuff nowadays!
As far as the ram. I never thought I'd have 16GB in a rig of mine. When I purchased the cpu/mobo/ram combo from Newegg it only came with one stick of 8GB. I was under the impression it had two sticks of 8. Bought another the same day the package arrived.
The B350 Gaming pro mother board is more than what I expected. Like previously said I'm used to intel. Once I got the motherboard I was shocked at how ascetically please the components have become. I really wanted to go with an FX/AM3+ build but once I saw the combo and had the Gaming Pro mobo I jumped on the deal. The bios on this board is so easy to use honestly. I plan on probably bumping the Ryzen 3 up a little. I love the fact the bios has an easy mode or advanced.
The Ryzen 3 1300x. Wow. Where to start? Seriously impressed by the performance. Besides gaming I'm a multimedia designer on the side of my current occupation and it handles all my programs with ease. After posting countless times on what to with a build EVERYONE kept saying wait for Ryzen. Glad I did. Very pleased with this CPU.
The RX 550 4GB. Now, I am pleased with this purchase for the most part. But, it does have it's setbacks. It IS a budget card. It will handle most games I've tried from low-ultra depending on the game. I definitely will be upgrading to a 1050ti or 1060.
The DIYPC BG01. I don't see a lot of youtube videos on it. I did purchase it thinking I could swap my HP elite to it. But no. The motherboard in the HP had different connectors and this is mainly the reason I really bit the bullet and bought all new components. It is a roomy case for this build. Don't like the fact that it didn't come with cd/dvd drive trays. Installing games from disc is annoying. Having to install on wife's laptop, transfer to my external, and to my pc. After all is said and done, I probably going to upgrade the case as well.
In conclusion I'm happy overall with this build. I take a great sense in pride knowing I built it with my bare hands and when I clicked that power button it booted right up. Now a lot of people may have some criticism towards this build or this description. All I will say is I'm typing this post on it right now and it does exactly what I need it to. So I'm happy.