This is my fifth custom PC build for myself since 2006 and by far my favorite and the most I've invested at any point. The build was about a 2 month planning process of researching and choosing the components.
I was really debating another build this soon coming from a 6600k and GTX 1070 that I built October of 2016. However my love of building computers along with wanting something new got the better of me.
I originally completed the build on October 20th 2018 being the day that I received my 9700k that I had pre-ordered from Amazon. To me the 9900k wasn't worth the additional $120+ when I am only using this computer for gaming and not really for any multitasking needs to require the extra threads.
I replaced the case from an Aigo Atlantis to this Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic and decided to post my build. Right now I'm hit with the RGB craze but if I ever get tired of it I can switch everything off or to one color.
I have the CPU, GPU and RAM overclocked without any temp or stability issues. 9700k is running a cool and stable 5ghz across all cores with 1.275 volts and maxing out at 60C while playing games. The RTX 2080 is clocked completely stable at +800 on memory and +90 on core through MSI Afterburner. At a locked 65% fan speed the GPU operates around 2080mhz. Memory is clocked at 3200mhz. It runs everything I can throw at it in 1440p maxed with ease usually over 100 fps depending on game.
Purchased and installed another 16gb of RAM and uploaded some higher quality photos. Also purchased a Corsiar MM800 mouse mat to fully RGB all the things.
Some updates on the setup. New desk and paint for the room. All cables managed and tucked away. Shelving on the walls to follow.