I'd been looking to build a PC for a few months now (since just before the Ryzen 7 release), but never worked up the courage to actually spend the money and fiddle with the tools. I'm a university programmer and do very light gaming, so I don't need a top-of-the-line R7, and decided that an R5, with all the threading power it brings, would be perfect for my needs. Had the R5 included integrated graphics, I wouldn't even have a graphics card.
A friend sold me his old GTX 660 for cheap, but everything else was done bargain-shopping new. I can't justify to myself spending $130+ on a case like I see so many people doing, particularly at Australian prices, so I basically picked the cheapest case that didn't have too many drawbacks at first sight.
Of course, it was two days after I bought everything that the 1600 went on sale at a couple of retailers, and I saw someone with DDR4-3200 RAM for $20 cheaper than me ... but that's life.
I have a /r/buildapc post here with some other thoughts and notes.
Great price and handles whatever I throw at it.
USB-C and lots of ports and headers. Wish the CPU power connector was in a better spot. Handles my RAM nearly at its native 3200MHz even though it's not officially supported.
High speed RAM. Can't really go wrong. No issues.
Sandisk is great at what they do for the price they charge. No complaints.
WD is still a strong name for a reason.
Still chugging along in 2017 and works well for my purpose of light gaming.
Case fans are a bit loud and you can't access the top 5.25" drive bay because of the USB headers. Cable management is a bit awkward.