I built my first computer a few years back. It was a an AMD 860k, 8 GB of ram , and a r9 380 GPU. I learned alot and enjoy the pc but it was time for an upgrade. My goal was to build an overall great computer that could handle 1080p, 1440p, and maybe 4k gaming. It's not 100 percent but its a start.
AMD impressed me with their ryzen cpus. I was able to overclock mine to 4 GHz no problem. I wish the 1600x came with a stock cooler but I just used my old reliable H5. Cryorig sent me an AM4 bracket kit within a week. I wanted the msi pro carbon motherboard but the sli plus fit my needs. The ram is running at 2933 MHz right now and I like the design.
As far as upgrades go, I need a GPU asap. I'm waiting to see what Vega has to offer before making my decision. I want to get a better power supply and some sleeved cables to make it look nice.
Great price/performance ratio.
Simple design and packed with plenty of features. The bios is easy to use and updates should continue to improve the ryzen platform.