Gaming rig with a core i9-9900k , a z390 Motherboard, 32 GB of ram, RTX Video Card and an NZXT 700i case
I am pretty happy with how it all came together. No issues at all on first boot and I am very pleased with the Gigabyte Auros Master motherboard. I have always bought ASUS products and was going to use the Maximus XI Hero motherboard until I started reading some reviews about how they fudged the specs on some things and decided to go with Gigabyte instead.
I was also slightly concerned about running a 280mm AIO on an i9-900k. I mounted the radiator at the front of the NZHT 700i case and replaced the two NZXT fans with four Corsair ML140 Pros. So far I have run a couple of CPU benchmarks (stock settings) to check temps and they look very reasonable so I think this will work out quite well (I am not a big overclocker) Also, everything was nice and quiet even with the CPU under a 100% load.
Note - was happy to see that I was able to activate Win10 Pro with an old Win7 Pro serial number from a machine that this replaced - so that saved me about $130! Another trick is you can use an old Win7 Pro or Win8 Pro serial key to upgrade Win10 home to Pro for free.
Do-overs: I probably wouldn't have bought the 'smart' version of the 700i case. (I am very pleased with that case by the way) The fan controller says not to mix 3 or 4 wire fans, and it also takes up a USB slot on the motherboard. I prefer 4 wire fans and dumped the 3 wire fans that came with the case. Also, the Auros Master only has two internal USB 2.0 headers. I needed one of them for the Kraken x62 and the other was going to be used for the front panel. So I either needed to buy an internal USB hub or do something else.
I ended up connecting the (4) fans on the radiator to the Kraken and the other (3) case fans to the motherboard and didn't use the smart hub at all (I don't care about the LED lighting). And I am happy with how it worked out. The internal USB hub I bought will be returned.