Like Ryzen, this is my first clean slate build for myself in around 6 years. My goal was a nice little birthday present to myself as my old workhorse, the Desktop of Theseus, had become a bit long in the tooth. Nothing wrong with the ol' 8320E@4.0GHz/270@270X clocks/12 GB DDR3 for 1080p gaming and the occasional video rendering and what not, but at this point it was more viable to do a straight new build over the usual upgrade cycle that brought me from the humble Phenom II x2 555/Radeon HD 5770 combo it had to what it is now. The timeframe also lined up nicely with the birthday present, so why not right?
All the parts except the CPU/mobo/RAM were bought around Black Friday 2016, which is why some of the prices are a lot lower than expected (after Cali sales taxes are calculated in). The RAM was bought with the case and GPU rebates which is why it isn't the ridiculous price it's currently hovering at the time of writing this, although I still wish I had jumped on that earlier. PSU might be a bit overkill but I like to build upgradability into my personal system even though my current plan with this is to at least prolong the first upgrade cycle's timeframe compared to my usual 2 year cycle, hence the Ryzen 7 1700 and RX 480. The Lenovo LI2264D monitor is a definite step and a half up from the older AOC e2251swdn I was using as a primary, and I can finally use the Freesync on it after having it be unavailable on the older build.
So far, she's been running faster and much quieter than the Desktop of Theseus. There's still a few teething problems being a brand new platform, mainly regarding the RAM stability outside of the default DDR4-2133 mode. The LEDs are quite fun and I even added to the amount of light since I had some 5050 lying around from my desk backlighting. Gaming performance is pretty much double or more than the DoT which is really nice. The Wraith Spire has definitely impressed with the performance and really puts Intel's solutions to shame.
As for why I've named it so, I liked the idea of the DoT's rebirthing every upgrade cycle, the Greco theme naming, and the fact that this is the first true successor to the DoT. If you know your codenames, you can see why I chose Callisto instead of continuing with Theseus (a clue lies further up above). I would have liked to put in a Polaris bit in the name but nothing was really matching cleanly and I reckon the GPU will be the first major component swapped out anyway.
I already have a good feeling that this one's gonna last at least as long as the Desktop of Theseus. Definitely pleased with it right now and it can only get better as AM4 matures.