Dual boot setup: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.
Built this to develop my skills in deep learning. Using Tensorflow and building some CNN and RNN models for work. Getting better at utilizing 12 core / 24 thread cpu in development. Threadripper! I'm overclocking to 4.0 GHz and so far so good.
Playing Overwatch and CSGO! Getting destroyed in Fortnite. Hearthstone casual. I think gaming with a 144Hz monitor is awesome! Once you start playing at the higher refresh rate, you can't go back. I'm not sure if I would go with this CPU if my only purpose was to game. I swear I see slight hiccups when gaming and I think it has something to do with with the way AMD and the memory work. I've messed around with Ryzen Master a little bit.
Hard disks overboard. I started just with the the Samsung EVO 960 for Boot/OS. I recently added the Western Digital Black NVMe for more "faster" space for data. I was pleasantly surprised by the WD. Current benchmarks show the WD is faster than the Samsung. The other drives are now just for more data storage.
RAM is good so far. I actually had to RMA the first kit I bought. I had system instability for awhile and it took forever to figure out what was wrong. Eventually, I booted into a memtest86 usb drive and found errors in the RAM. This was my biggest headache for this build.
Overall, I'm super happy about this build! Of course, when you get to these prices on a build, you're going to end up with an awesome machine.
Right now I'm overclocking to 4.0 GHz. So far the system has been stable.
Initial benchmarks have been amazing. This is a really fast drive. Faster than my Samsung EVO 960.
Edit: I knocked this drive down a star. I've struggled to get this drive working in Ubuntu 18.04 (Freezes system when trying to access). After searching the Western Digital and Ubuntu forums, it doesn't look like this drive works well with Ubuntu right now. Not sure if it's drivers or bios or something else. If anyone has luck getting this to run in Ubuntu 18.04, let me know. Still works great on Windows 10.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this monitor. 144Hz gaming all the way!