Still keeping my first gaming rig from 2012 going. At that time I really had no idea about building computers. I was also a broke student. Luckily, I decided to choose an awesome processor, the i7-2600k. My original build was in a Cooler Master Storm Scout case, along with a Zotac GTX 570, 8gb of ram, a Hyper 212 evo as a cooler. Over the years, I upgraded some parts to my build. I had a couple of failed power supplies, but my EVGA G2 750 watt power supply has been holding steady for some time now. I upgraded my GTX 570 for a GTX 1060 6gb in 2016, which was a huge upgrade. Then I added 8 more gb of ram. I finally decided to overclock my CPU at some point last year. I was able to get a stable overclock of 4.4ghz with the hyper 212 evo.
At some point, I upgraded to a 1440p 144hz Gsync monitor, which was great. The GTX 1060 was ok for this purpose, but sometimes getting a touch slow and definitely not unleashing the potential of my 144hz panel. I then upgraded to a RTX 2080, which is just an insane. There are definitely some games which my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU (ahem...Far Cry 5), but for the most part the processor still screams. I just recently took my build out of the Storm Scout case, and brought my computer into modern times with the NZXT H500i. I added a Kraken X52 cooler, with a stable overclock of 4.6ghz. I also tacked on a Samsung 860 evo. Add some RGB with the NZXT Hue 2 and some fans, and there you have it. Hope to get a couple more years out of this awesome chip. Hoping to do a custom watercooling loop for the next one.