Yes, I am you from the future. You will love this build!
Serious note, the x62 in the h500 is a tight fit. It will work, but it's tight. I have my fans pushing air through the radiator. But I kinda wanna try putting them in pull config which would allow the aio tubes an extra inch of space.
1440 for everything. My GPU maxes at 75c, but CPU always stays much cooler. Reseat may not be a bad idea.
My previous build (not on partpicker) was called BlackBeast (AMD/RADEON with all mechanical drives and no window). This is basically the opposite, thus the name.
Thanks! That was my #1 priority. My last build was full ATX with no windows. So I kinda let it get out of control on the inside with 3 drives, USB extensions for front of case, etc. M.2 didn't exist back then. Such a huge factor for cable management.
Oddly my RTX 2080 is supposed to be locked at 1710mhz clock since it's not the OC model. But after running aorus autotune it boosts to 1875mhz. I tired to reset it to get a baseline, but it won't for some reason.
As for the CPU, haven't been CPU bottlenecked yet in my use. Until then, I'm ok with 4.9ghz boost.
Yeah, I cross posted. Figured why not.
To answer whether I like it. Definitely! I know giving up hyper threading is scary. But adding 2 real cores compared to the 8700k, you're only losing 4 threads (6/12 on the 8700k vs 8/8 on the 9700k) but apps seem more core hungry these days. For a new build that was in the $1500+ budget range, it was the best choice.
I only max around 55c on mine during regular gaming. Used the stock paste that came on the Kraken. Have it's profile set on Silent in CAM.
I had to get mine at Fry's. Only place that had white in stock at the time. Here's the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073RYVGC1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4bIACbA2P4YQ3