I wanted a system for both workstation tasks and gaming.
For the workstation aspects, I use apps such as Lightroom, Photoshop and code editors and other developer tools. I was initially going to make a Ryzen 7 build but as I found out through some research, the Adobe apps don't take much advantage of multicores and work better using a fast single core with a good boost clock speed, hence, I chose the i7 8700k instead.
I like gaming, but I'm not a hardcore gamer so a 60hz IPS display is fine for me (taking into consideration the photography work I do using Lightroom).
The build was easy enough - I like all the cutouts in the S340 elite. There's still loads of room in the case so I'm glad I didn't go for a larger case like the H700i. Cable management is easy in this case.
The Asrock board is solid. I had to be careful not to plug the HDD SATA cable into the disable port the M.2 drive was taking up. When I initally booted I noticed the RAM speed was set waaaay slower than the 3200Mhz speed the modules should run at. I realised there's an XMP switch on the motherboard I needed to toggle on to load the correct XMP profile data. This was pretty weird but glad I found that out in the manual.
The 1070Ti is fast and I used EVGA's software to auto overclock.
Overall very pleased!