I've tinkered with PC's in the past, but this is the very first time I start from scratch.
Goals: Keep It Simple Stupid!, upgradability, keeping my 2 HDMI panels + option to add 1 later, reduce noise without compromising airflow, performance/power-efficiency/price.
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Black
PSU: CoolerMaster MWE Gold 550 Full Modular
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro Wifi
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
CPU-cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth
GPU: Gigabyte GTX1650 Mini OC 4G
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3600 2x8GB
M.2 SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
The Core V1 combined with a fully modular 550W PSU ensures easy building and future upgradability. The large and slow 200mm intake fan is also a great start at creating good airflow without introducing a lot of noise.
I considered the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G APU, however I believe more cores are the future and the price made stepping up to Ryzen 5 2600 + discrete graphics obvious.
Simple doesn't mean compromise nowadays, so I decided to use the best PCIe3 M.2 drive on the market and 16GB of DDR-3600 memory for a fast and snappy system.
Unfortunately a beginners mistake couldn't be entirely avoided...
I simply selected the cheapest graphics card that provides me with 2 HDMI + 1 DP output. Low power consumption and no extra connection made it seem ideal. Little did I know its single revvy 80mm fan always spins at a minimum of 35% no matter the set fan curve, singlehandedly making the system loud and whiny. DO NOT BUY!
In hindsight I could have spent just a little more on a good RX580 card...
I have an idea how to make this build a bit more unique, ànd muffle the GPU-noise without choking, but that's for later.