12/21/19: Merry Christmas to you, and to all, and to me.
I wanted to do a budget build while also being able to play anything on steam. I wasn't going to do a build at all until a friend was nice enough to let me use his gtx 970, as he had just upgraded his rig with a 2070 super. That is what I will inevitably put in this, but it was nice to save $500 off the total for the time being. I had all the peripherals and the external hdd prior to this build, but felt like adding them to the list as they are part of my setup.
I set the rgb to red and green to try to be festive, and because the gpu doesn't have accessible rgb and stays on green all the time anyway.
Let me know what you think. Things I should have done differently. Things I should add. Shared knowledge is power.
Thanks for taking a look.
Edit 12/23/19: Updated prices to what they were actually purchased at. Swapped WD storage for ADATA, which is what I ended up getting. Saved almost $400 total through sale prices. No buyer's remorse yet. Just itching for the 2070 super now.
Edit 2/18/20: 2 months of saving, and the kid has a 2070 SUPERRR-DEE-DUPER! Worth every penny. New photos added to show off the goods. So stoked. Oh, and I changed all the rgb to blue to match the inputs on top of the case, and because blue is beautiful.