I mostly use this computer for gaming, but I also use it for some personal coding projects that tend to be ML-heavy - the Radeon VII is super nice for that, and all the cores are nice for large builds.
I've been slowly Ship-of-Theseus-ing my last build while in college, and I'm finally at a point where I can call this a "new" build that I'm happy with. For a bit of background: my last build was dropped when a family member was moving it, the radiator cracked, and the motherboard was never quite right after that; I ended up replacing the motherboard/cpu/case/psu a while ago and went from a 4690k -> Ryzen 1700. My rig pretty much sat at that until I got a Radeon VII at launch, and then until I got a 3900X recently :)
I'm incredibly happy with where this is at - I'm glad to be back in an NZXT case again (my god, the cabling space) and this case has MUCH better airflow/thermals than my previous "temporary" case. I'm also glad to be off of Gigabyte - the Intel motherboard I had from them was superb; the AMD board I got from them sucked.
My one mistake with this build was that I didn't realize the Asus Pro ACE doesn't have any USB 3.1 Gen 2 headers on it, and there don't appear to be any easy solutions to this - there's a chip on moddiy for about $50 that you can use for converting a 3.0 internal header to a 3.1 Gen 2 internal header (at whatever speeds the underlying header gives); I haven't gotten around to that since I don't urgently need the usb-c port on the case.
This CPU slaps. Even with lazy air cooling it keeps low temps under load.
I dislike the mounting mechanism on the stock cooler - give me screws! I don't care about how the mount is screwless; I'm already dealing with 8,000 screws and they fit better than whatever weird mechanism cpu manufacturers come with.
While this motherboard has an excellent firmware / BIOS experience, it sucks to work with physically. The PCI-E release mechanisms are very flimsy and hard to press - they are not very tall - and I actually ended up having to break one because It would only flex instead of actually depress when I was switching out my GPU.
To be a bit fair, I had two fairly blocky GPUs (my AMD-stock Radeon VII and a friend's 5700XT Red Devil I was using to figure out some driver issues) - but still, the PCI-E releases not being designed for large GPUs in a high-end motherboard is just..... really weird.
I now run my GPU in the middle pci-e slot so that I can actually hit the release for it at some point in the future.
Sidenote: I actually got the vanilla AMD Radeon VII.
Pretty solid; occasionally mysteriously blackscreens/crashes in games.
I love love love love NZXT cases and their internals. I missed my old H440 and this case very much satisfies me - though the panels are a bit weird to get off at first, the insides are SUPER nice, with grooves for running the thicc motherboard power cable, among other things.
One minor nit is that one of the screws for the hdd cage was in super tightly and stripped when I tried to unscrew it, and is a bit messed up now. One screw for the entire case is pretty understandable though.
It hasn't blown up in the first week. Packaging was superb.
I never thought I'd actually get a curved monitor, but wow. Curved 1440p ultrawide? There's so much room for activities.
EDIT: had a row & column of dead pixels appear overnight recently. Replaced with an LG 34GK950F-B; I still think that my Acer ED7 was a good monitor (~$300 for an ultrawide that lasted about a year?). I'll be warranty-returning it and giving it to my partner, since the RMA process will take a while due to covid and I need a replacement now.
Amazing color range. It's just such a beautiful monitor.
The KVM on this is super nice - at the press of a button I can switch that monitor to my laptop & it'll auto-route my kb&m over to my laptop. It's generally just a nice monitor.
My old Corsair Dark Core wasn't holding a charge well, and its mousewheel was squeaking, so I replaced it with the G502 Lightspeed - this feels more or less like the same mouse, but the G502 has the unlockable scroll wheel & a button that makes the mouse flash what its remaining battery is.
I have a PowerPlay mat for continuous charging - it's easily one of the best investments I've made so far. You can use the Powerplay mat for both charging and as a wireless receiver, so you only have to run the one cable... while not dealing with cable drag! Win-win in my books.
Picked these up on a sale a while ago. They're pretty comfortable and sound great. The cable is a bit short so I got a nice 3.5mm m/f so I can cable everything nicely.
I love my Yeti. It's the first microphone I've ever owned that actually sounds accurate - I swear most gaming-y microphones are only tested with guys, since my voice ends up sounding way deeper on most other mics.