Usage: Mainly gaming machine, some occasional 4K drone footage editing.
CPU: Have a cool and quiet "summer" profile at 3.8Ghz on 1.15V with turbo going to 4-4.5Ghz in games, maxing out at 48C under full load. For the performance "winter" profile, I was able to hit 4.1Ghz at 1.296V and temps maxing out around 60C. It wouldn't seem to take 4.2Ghz stable even up to 1.35V which is as high as I would like to take it. I am very happy with the overclock as it sits near 98th percentile compared to other Ryzen 5 2600's.
GPU: Downloaded MSI Afterburner, then set the R9 290 from 947 to 1120Mhz core clock , and from 1250 to 1520Mhz memory clock, power limit +50%, and am still testing lowering the voltage down from the current +70mV. Temps are high, maxing out at 88C (about 10C higher than stock) during benchmarks. (Also set the target framerate to 144hz in Wattman.) Currently performing at 98th percentile - faster than a stock RX 580. Will probably try undervolting at stock speeds to get a nice and cool profile for the hot summer months.
Storage: I wouldn't have bothered to throw in the 128GB SSD, but the 450 motherboards have StoreMI which I wanted to try out since I already had the hardware lying around. I've got the OS and all software on the Crucial M.2 and all games on the StoreMI array containing the 1TB Velociraptor and the 128GB SSD. I am not normally a fan of disk array's without parity, especially at a software level, but since it was just going to be used for games, I figured why not. I've had no issues with it so far and it seems to be accelerating at least Apex Legends since I've been launching that so frequently lol.
I already had many of the parts from past builds. That's why some of the choices are a bit unusual.
Corsair H60 AIO (previous build), Corsair Vengeance RAM (came free from an x99 work machine that died due to leaking AIO watercooler), OCZ Agility 4 SSD (previous build), Western Digital Velociraptor HDD (came free from work - has some bad sectors, but still works well), XFX Radeon R9 290 (previous build), Rosewill 1200W PSU (previous build), Peripherals
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (replaced i7-3770k),
Gigabyte B450M Aorus (replaced cheapo 1155 board),
Crucial P1 500GB M.2 SSD (replaced a SATAIII SSD),
Thermaltake Core V21 (replaced Corsair Air 540 - too big!),
2x RGB LED Light strips,
2x Thermaltake Riing fans
Ready to replace the R9 290 as soon as Navi comes out...
UserBenchmarks: Game 79%, Desk 114%, Work 98% CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - 98.5% GPU: AMD R9 290 - 74% SSD: Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB - 215.9% HDD: AMD T00 StoreMI 1TB - 87.1% RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 4x4GB - 87.8% MBD: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS M