This is a workstation built for use with CAD and maybe for some light games, but most likely not, since I have an old laptop that runs CS:GO at 50 fps just fine, and I'm easily distracted. :)
I went with a Ryzen 7 1800X - I fully understand that a 1700 can OC to match the 1800X's performance, but I intend to avoid overclocking...anything. OC always introduces some instability to your system. If you think it sucks when you are playing a game and your overclock crashes, it's even worse when you are working on a project and your OC fails.
For the GPU, the 2 WX 7100's are there as a placeholder. I will be getting a Radeon Pro Duo when it comes out in June. That card would be able to provide all the horsepower I will ever need, for less than 2x 7100. Right now, I am using an RX 580.
For storage, I got the Corsair SSD on sale for only $215, and I don't need blazing fast SSD performance. It works well. I got a 6TB mechanical to store parts for assemblies and finished projects that I want to keep around. As for memory, I got some RGBLED DIMMs, just for fun. I may upgrade to 64GB down the line. Note in pictures the other 16GBs have not been installed yet. They have not arrived at the time of these pictures.
Great CPU for workstation use, no need to overclock to get great performance.
Good cooler in theory, but my AM4 bracket has yet to arrive, so I'm stuck with stock.
It's an X370 motherboard...looks great. Enough expandability.
Works well, colorful. Not sure if it's using Samsung/Micron/Hynix/Kingston DIMMs, but I don't think that matters much.
Fast enough. If you can find it on sale, it's a good value.
Pretty fast, good warranty on it.
Good monitor, curve looks great, and the curve doesn't really bother me when I'm doing work. VA though...but expected for price range.
I strongly recommend this. For gamers, the switches are super fast. They can pretty much never break - it's light that's doing the switching. These switches feel great.