I built this to replace my old 3770k build. Not that there was anything wrong with the 3770k, I was just really getting the itch to try out new core components, upgrade to DDR4, and throw in a M.2 drive.
Most of the parts were existing from the 3770k build, which I had gradually updated over time, occasionally scoring a good deal from craigslist.
This is my first AMD build in about 10 years. I made a few mistakes and learned some things about Ryzen 7 and x370 boards I wish I had known beforehand, but am still happy overall with the results. Everything works great.
I had planned to OC the CPU. I knew it wouldn't be as simply as the 3770k (which I had only at 4.2GHz), but was overconfident and didn't research as much as I should have. I know now, I should have bought the 1700, and not the 1800x. The 1800x / X370-F combo is overclockable, but it is somewhat limited.
I was initially pleased that the DDR4 worked at 3600 without tinkering, but ultimately wasn't stable with even a short run of prime95. It took a lot of screwing around with, but for now I've settled on 14-14-14-28 (iirc) timings at 3333MHz.
I was able to OC the 1800x to 3.8GHz with it being stable, and even push it to 3.875 (no crashing but prime95 didn't last long). No boot if I tried 3.9GHz. It didn't matter what I did.
I know now that the Ryzen 7 1700 OCs better than the 1700x/1800x versions. considering that, and that the CH6 (and similar motherboards) have a bit more flexibilty (ie P-State editing), the 1700/CH6 combo would have suited me better for what I was going for.
For now, I am running at stock speeds and just depending on turbo boost and XFR in lieu of overclocking. All core boost hits 3.7 with no problem (although I've seen 3.75 in HW monitor for some reason) and occasionally XFR will go up to 4.1. All at much lower temps than I was getting with my overclock settings.