For my first build I decided I wanted the best of the best. I'm coming from a 6300HQ + 960M laptop that just wasn't cutting it anymore, and I wanted a flawless gaming experience. I purchased all of the parts over a period of several months while I was changing my build around and with it, while increasing the overall budget. I landed on the 9900K as the CPU to last as long as possible without the need to upgrade. I understand that the new Ryzen chips are just around the corner but I was dying to put together a rig. I felt that a 2080 Ti, while expensive, would be a great fit for 1440p and super high frame rates in all my games.
I have yet to overclock, but my goal will likely be all-core 5GHz if the temps seem comfortable.
The Meshify C case was pretty easy to work in, but I had to backtrack after realizing I needed to route cables before installing some parts.
The only real complaint I have is that the compact size of the case I chose forces the radiator tubes to push up against the tempered glass panel. I tried rotating the pump head to where the tubes were on the left side, but the motherboard VRM heat sink pushed the power cable out of the way and seemed to interfere with power, leading to severe overheating (I think 6 cores shut off and the remaining 2 were at 99C). So, I reinstalled the pump head with the tubes facing the bottom, so unfortunately, the cable isn't as pretty as I want it to be. Maybe I'll try to route it on the left side of the tubes instead.
Keep in mind the temperature entries are from gaming loads.