I built this computer to replace my aging Sandy Bride 2500k system that had started to show signs of it's age.
Update 11.06.2019: My G600 broke, so I had to replace it, I chose G430 as the replacement.
Update 04.04.2018: I ran out of disk space so I bought a 2TB Seagate Barracuda to expand it. I am not using it for anything performance sensitive so it should be fine even though it's not quite as fast as the WD Black drive I have.
Update 13.11.2017: I upgraded my aging Radeon HD 7970 to GTX 1070 Ti. I guess it's slightly overkill for Full HD gaming, but it should last me a while.
CPU: I decided on the Ryzen 1700x to be the heart of my new system with the following reasons:
I got myself a homeserver recently and run Plex media server on it, so I am in process of ripping my large DVD/Bluray collection to it, but as raw blurays are quite large (around 30GB) I re-encode them before transferring them to my server. With my overclocked 2500k this took over 2h per movie, now I have reduced this time to around an hour, and DVDs go in 10mins compared to 30mins with 2500k.
Virtual Machines like cores.
I was also considering 1800x, but the price gap was 100e and I didn't consider the small frequency bump worth it.
Ryzens single core performance is enough for me as I am not a hard core gamer, so I didn't find 7700k and Z270 that appealing compared to the 8 cores AMD provides me.
Motherboard: I was originally gonna buy the Asus Prime X370 Pro, but I decided to spend the extra on ROG board so I get the better audio solution.
RAM: Ryzen benefits from fast ram so I got some. 16GB is just for now, I am planning to bump it up to 32GB for more simultaneous virtual machines.
Storage: These are left over drives from my previous build apart from the 960 evo I got so I can store more games/virtual machines on SSDs.
GPU: GTX 1070 Ti, fast GPU that has not problem running any game at max settings when playing at 1080p 60hz. This will hopefully last me 4 to 5 years.
Case: Nice and quiet, doesn't have any leds that would annoy me.
PSU: Plenty of wattage to grow into, quality components. I am disapointed that it didn't come with one extra sata cable so I could use the ssd mounts behind the motherboard tray.
32GB of Ram
It's very quiet and performs extremely well. It beats out single 120mm radiators in benchmarks. For the looks, I think any Noctua product brings premium look to your computer and as I don't have window in my case I don't really care what it looks like.