Finally made my dream gaming/photo editing rig by the end of 2019. From last 2 yrs, I have had a hardware changes: originally I have had i5-4690S, 16 GB ram, and GTX 760. Then I have changed things for fun: i3-6100, i7-6700T, i7-7700, i3-8100, i3-8350K, i5-8400, i5-8600, i5-9600K, and even Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700. Mobos were H310, B360, Z370 and AMD's B350 and B450. GPUS were primarily used (price question): GTX 970, GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1060 3 and 6 GB, and GTX 1070 for a little, which started to show troubles in OC case (aftermining edition of course), so I sold it out in order to not waste $$$ spent and got new RTX for many yrs of future now :) I play GTA Online, Far Cry 5/New Dawn, BF 5, want to play Fallout 4 and Forza Horizon 4. Plans for the future: new monitor of course because this one is nice when I do photo editing (another task I do on this rig besides gaming and WWW-ing), but really bottleneck for my new sweety RTX 2070S :)
BTW, I have Gigabyte Z390 M mobo, but pcpartpicker has only Z390 M Gaming. Sad. Also, Logi speakers I have are white, here was only black color choice.
Playing on Trust Mecha keyboard. Dirt cheap and only disappoint compared to Razer SuperGammingOverpricedKeyboards is that Razer does have a soft wristpad.
UPGRADE 18.10.2019: PSU changed to Seasonic Prime Gold 750W. Seems I was very high opinion of Seasonic, and I dunno, RTX was unstable (core clock throttle to 1200 mhz!!!) due to power, msi afterburner bad "friendship" with Gigabyte cards (I have had troubles in past with 1060 G1 Gaming with MSIAB too!), or bad latest drivers. So I disabled AB control of card, and got better PSU. Wanted Plat, but Gold Prime was with crazy rebate, and somehow PCPARTPICKER tells that Prime Plat is incompatible with my case, so my choice was Focus Plat, which is still worse than Prime even Gold. So I'm happy now.
Dominator RAM is nice.. was nice. 16 GB (got it for 3200 speed) after 24 GB (I've changed Crucial 2x8 GB 2400 kit from my 7700 build + 8gb 2666 one) is pain in a...; it's like going from 3.5 litres V6 to 1.8 Turbo, if you understand.. :D So I got HyperX Fury 2x16 GB RGB kit. I thought of RAM redesign, so I got RGB, but wanted it as cheap as possible (3200 clock + RGB is crazy price), so I got 2666 one and sold Dom. Holy sh.t, this is cheater RAM! Hynix chips on mine, put it 3200.16-17-17-41, fast as hell! Lol, Noctua fan on CPU painted with black marker (I'm sick of cream color, sigh..). When laziness will go away, I'll finish paint job with another thinner one, but for now idc. :D
UPGRADE 26.10.2019: Case swapped with friend's Thermaltake C24 RGB Snow Edition. Friend left RGB fans to himself, idc I have Noctua's for power :) Fans put at full speed, this holy thing sounds like a server now, but as all fans are average ones, not cheapo, they don't annoy. Friend wanted mATX compactness, I wanted FLOW. Everyone is happy, huh :D
UPD 12.2019: got AeroCool PC fan REV RGB Ready DUAL RING LED - 2x. Sh!tty Gigabyte RGB fusion couldn't see 'em, so I ended up getting P7-H1 Aerocool controller. Nice. We have mobo with RGB, and couldn't actually use RGB. WTF, Gigabyte? (the fans lights up from MB with one random static color and that's all, lol)
UPGRADE 28.12.2019: Bought Cryorig H7 cooler and Corsair HS35 headset as New Year gift for myself :) Tired of D9L little buzzy 92mm fan :) Of course swapped Noctua black fan to CPU cooler and original Cryorig one put to one of case intake :)
Now in plane to get a CPU delidder and delid my 8700 to get it cooler, liquid metal already arrived. :)
Put it 24/7 all firstname.lastname@example.org. (I care for temps but hate BIG coolers lol;) Crunches games as hell. Great for photo editing too. I don't see point of i9-9900K. If I had free $ for 9900K, I'd rather bought LGA2066 CPU for this sum. OVERPRICED CRAP. I don't need OC at least today, maybe later I'll swap for 9700K@4.7 GHz, who knows :)
I use only this one for myself&close friends.
Glows sexy as hell ;) Don't overpay for high speed. Mine is XMP 2666.16 -> XMP off and put it on 3200.16-17-17-41 (I have Hynix chips). Insane!
If someone will say that NVME loads Windows within same time frame as SATA, I will say that this human is blind. No offence.
Loads Windows just a little slower than good SATA SSD, loads games same as SSD...
I don't see the point for paying ~$80-100 more for Strix just because Strix has USB-C and stupid useless BIOS switch button. Lol. Cools itself pretty good. If someone will say this thing is noisy, then this human haven't heard a server noise.. for example... lol.
Sexy and powerful - as all SS stuff. A MUST PSU brand for You high-performance rig.
The design of fan is as beautiful as airplane motor. Love it. But yeah, I hate color of sh.. okolate ;)
THANK YOU NOCTUA, FOR BLACK FAN. Lol. :)
Holy glory IPS for photo edit. Not enough Hz for games. :)
I don't need your Steelseries, Razers, or Sh...cat mice. This one is beloved from first gaming session. :D
Well, I live in apartment, so there is no point for more power. Lol.