I recently decided to upgrade from my 4790K & GTX 1070 PC. I wanted something more compact, but I didn't want to compromise on performance.
I went with the Define Meshify C Mini, first off because it looks very pleasing, and secondly, because it was easy to build in.
I already knew I wanted the 8700K because I do a lot of gaming. But in my free time, I like to upload to Youtube and stream to Twitch.tv. This is where my 4790K was letting me down. Streaming and playing a game on the same PC needed more than 4 cores/8 threads. I didn't want to go with Ryzen because gaming performance isn't the best, and I've had some issues with a few AMD builds in the past.
The reason I went with an air cooler instead of an AIO liquid cooler is because the performance of my Corsair H100i GTX let me down big time. It got worse temps than my old Noctua NH-D15 and was much louder. I liked my Noctua Cooler but boy was it ugly, I did some research and found the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 and fell in love because it was not only pleasing aesthetically but also performance wise.
As for the 1080 TI, I upgraded from my 1070 mostly because I play 1080P 144Hz. I prefer performance over looks, and although the 1070 is a great card for 1080p/1440p, I wanted more FPS. The 1080TI is kinda overkill but I sold my 1070 that I paid $320 for, on Ebay for $600 and found the 1080TI from someone's personal gaming rig for only $700. I would have been dumb to pass this deal up.
As for temperatures and overclocking. I delidded the 8700K with liquid metal and I am pushing 5Ghz @ 1.325v and temps never go above 75c.
Next plans are to upgrade storage to a WD Black 500GB NVMe SSD as my C: drive and to get rid of the HDD and go with a WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD as my storage drive.
No issues streaming and gaming at the same time. Premiere Pro renders are super fast. Can't ask for a better bang for buck processor.
Looks great and performs well, it runs silent and cool even with a 5Ghz delidded 8700k.
Great compact motherboard, great bios and great OC features.
Ugly imo, but got a great deal on them. Runs quick and low latency with an XMP profile.
Cheap and great speeds, couldn't ask for more.
Going 3 years strong, still has good read/write speeds.
Best card out right now.
Easy to build in, aesthetically pleasing, good airflow, and very compact.
Great cheap bright white led fans. Can be daisy chained via Molex Connectors.