I was very much due for an upgrade and my old build, it wouldn't have gained much without getting a new system in my opinion. I'm coming from an AMD FX 8150 (upgraded a few months ago to a FX 8370) with a R9 290 built in 2011. I am reusing my monitor from my old system on my new one but that is the price I paid for it. I would eventually like to get a 1440 ultrawide once the prices start coming down.
I had been planning this build since the release of Ryzen. I really wanted to wanted to get the Vega 64 Water but performance vs price just wasn't doing it for me. After some consulting with friends and reading forums/reddit I decided on the 1080Ti and figured what the hell go all out spend the extra on the stock OC watercooled card. I think it was worth it
The build went silky smooth, my case came first, manage to snag it on Google Express (from Fry's) along with 20% off and free 1-day shipping. The following day my Newegg and Amazon order arrived with everything minus my CPU and GPU. It was like being a kid on christmas. I read my manuals and started piecing together everything. The only issue I ran into was I mounted the Water 3.0 360 too far away from the cpu, I ended up having to move it one bracket set over.
With everything finally together it fired right up (which I'm always petrified of messing something up). Got Windows installed, I set the RAM to 3600 without issue. That surprised me considering I had been reading about people having problems getting to that speed. With that out of the way, I OC'd the Ryzen 1700 to a stable 3.7Ghz OC. I can see 4.0Ghz in the future.
Overall, I am extremely happy this build and I'm hoping it'll last me as long as my last one.
Note: my load temps are from memory I'll update once I have correct numbers