My project studio was overdue for computer upgrade. Been using primarily Apples the last 10 years, current machine isn't keeping up anymore, and instead of getting my hopes up for the next mac pro, I decided it was time to build a pc.
I still plan on using my macbook pro (2013) for live stuff and as a mobile workstation, but the CPU just can't handle the workload I was throwing at it stacking up tracks and plug-ins during music production. The threadripper has worked great on the new build so far, seems like there is plenty of headroom. And with ableton and a few other apps and browser running, I haven't had any major crashes or slowdowns really.
It's nice and quiet too. This was a big concern because I'll be doing recording live instruments in the same room. I was also worried that the big Noctua fan wasn't going to fit nicely but, everything worked out on the cooling part of it. I'll open up my laptop and it is 3x as loud as the pc is.
Overall, for a first build, I had no major problems getting it running. Just a few wiring hiccups, but now I've got the experience. But I did severely underestimate how much time I would have to spend installing software and plug-ins, (150+ that most require s/n activations), and tweaking everything.
Primarily running Ableton Live 10, Presonus Studio One 4, Adobe CC Suite, Steam
Tl;dr: Disgruntled mac user builds 1st PC and is very pleased with the results.