I use this build for gaming and video consumption. I first got the EVGA RTX 2080 XC ULTRA, but it had very annoying coil whine, so I got it RMA'ed. It also ran kinda warm, and its fans got pretty loud, but that is due to my rooms higher than average ambient temps. I ended up going with the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce because of its 240mm AIO, and its overclocking potential its AIO gives, even though I'm not much of an overclocker, and there isn't a lot of room for overclocking because it's already overclocked out of the box, but I got it to average at about 2025mhz.
When installing this GPU, because I already have a 240mm AIO for my CPU, I had to mount the GPU rad in the front, which shouldn't have been as problematic as it was. There was an issue with space in the Meshify C, it can fit a GPU up to 315mm long with fans mounted to the front, but my GPU is 290mm long, plus the rad is about 25mm thick, plus the 25mm thick fans, there just wasn't enough space, I was short about 2-4mm, so, I had to bend outward the mounting holes in the front in order to fit the rad, the fans, and not break the PCIe slot or my GPU.
So, in the end, it took about a month to complete because i had to RMA my first GPU, though it turned out pretty well, my GPU remains pretty cool under 100% load with warm ambient temps (75-78 F avg.) for extended gaming sessions, and my GPU isn't being crushed by its own radiator.
P.S. I wouldn't have had a clue what I was doing if not for this site, LTT, Jayztwosentz, PualsHardware, Bitwit, GamersNexus, and a couple more, and all the of the hours of videos I watched on this stuff.
(CPU) For the CPU I went with the 8700k because I thought that it was better in terms of price to performance compared to the 9700k, and 9900k, purely when it comes to gaming not productivity, especially at $340.
(CPU COOLER) For the CPU cooler, I needed something that'll keep my CPU cool underloads, possibly with a little overclocking, and that could stay quiet in my warmer than avg room.
(MOTHERBOARD) I went with this motherboard because of its 10 USB ports, io, onboard wifi, price, and possible future CPU compatibility.
(STORAGE) The 970 EVO is great for a boot drive, and a couple of games with annoyingly long load times, and the 2TB HDD will be good enough for my game library for a little while, and because of my mobo's 2nd M.2 slot, an intel optane storage will come in handy in the future for accelerating this HDD.
(VIDEO CARD) Originally I wanted to go with the RTX 2080 Ti, but it made more sense to go with the 2080 and a 1440p/144hz monitor vs with a 2080 Ti, because the higher cost isn't worth the guaranteed more than needed fps on ultra settings in every game, IMO. It would make more sense to go with a 4k/144hz and a 2080 ti then 1440p/144hz, but that goes way over how much I am willing to spend and I'm very satisfied with this combination, especially in regards to its temps.
(MEMORY) I liked the specs, and the rams heat spreader... and considering what ram prices used to be, I thought this was a good price.
(CASE) I've been eying this case for a while, because of its size, and I just love the look of it, especially with RGB fans in the mesh front.
(PSU) I got a good deal on this PSU, and it should last me a while.
(MONITOR) The monitor was a no-brainer for me because I'm not a fan of TN or VA because of the the color shift when viewed at an angle, the 4ms on an IPS vs a TN's or VA's 1ms isn't an issue for me. The refresh rate and resolution is an obvious sweet spot and a great match for the 2080.