I wanted to go for a light ring theme, as my daughter's build has full colored RGB fans, so I wanted something a little different and most of the ring fans out there weren't discreet rings like these.
My daughter gave me the little figure that's on the GPU, it's Wasabi......
You can buy this same GPU for $88 right now, very overclock-able.
I love the endless combinations of RGB - the light strips, AMD Wraith Spire and case RGB lights are controlled by software via RGB headers. The MoBo has two 12v RGB headers and one 5v RGB header - at this price point, definitely the most versatile board I have bought.
For the price, this AsiaHorse fan kit is amazing and a great solution if you don't have the budget for software controlled RGB fans. This is also a minus for those who do have RGB headers as these cannot be controlled by software.
Ryzen Rings - Another Budget Build
After building my daughter a new gaming rig, I chose to build myself one. I didn't need the horsepower that she needed to play games at 4K on a gaming monitor in G-Sync, but wanted something where I can play the classics, some racing games, pinball and a slew of other non AAA titles that didn't require too much graphics muscle, so obviously, I wanted to keep the price at the minimum....e-Bay it was and don't forget the sale items on NewEgg (the DeepCool case with RGB controlled by MoBo software was on sale for $40 and free shipping, MoBo was on sale for $40 too). I had to buy the DDR4 RAM new, and unfortunately, it was the most expensive part of the build. It pushed the total cost of this build to over $700 (which is still pretty good). All of my builds take time since I'm constantly bidding on items and mostly losing, but the payoff is worth it and my wallet appreciates it.
Additional items not listed below - VisionTek 480GB SSD Go Drive (I won for $35) and some cheap ($14.99) RGB strips from Amazon.
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Type: General Build
Added new boot drive: Patriot SCORCH M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x2 with NVMe 1.2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PS256GPM280SSDR