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 just this week 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 both the CPU, GPU and RAM overclocked without any temp issues. 9700k is running at 4.9ghz across all cores with 1.275 volts and maxing out at 49C while playing games. RTX 2080 is clocked at +500 on memory and +70 on core. Memory is clocked at 3200mhz. It runs everything I can throw at it in 1440p maxed with ease usually over 100fps.
Next project is to redo the game room with a new bigger desk.
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.