After much back and forth about buying vs. building, laptop vs. desktop. I finally decided to do a build. It definitely seemed like more bang for the buck. It turned out pretty clean, and looking at the specs and future compatibility, I think it will serve me well with both gaming and productivity. This has very minimal RGB. The only thing I would like to change would be the RGB lighting color of the GEFORCE RTX. I may tinker with the system a little more as well as upgrade a few things...mostly peripherals at this point as I am using a ~10 year old Dell sts2124L monitor, 2007 Mac Pro OEM keyboard, and a Microsoft x08 18741 mouse which is about 20 years old.
10/20/19: I decided to get the NH-D15 chromax.black. It was originally what I wanted for the build but it had not been released at the time... about a month later Noctua decided to do so. It is surprisingly quieter than the fan on the 212 Evo (not that this was a loud fan). So far the CPU is running 8-10 degrees cooler. I put the fan from the Evo onto the top front intake slot for now... I'm debating doing 2 140's or 2 120's for thae intake slots. Most likely Noctuas as well. 12/25/19: Logitech G703 Hero wireless gaming mouse. Finally replaced my old Microsoft mouse. I'll keep this as back up for another 20 years. 12/25/19: Added another 16gb of RAM. I just stuck with the same Crucial Ballistix Sport LT since it fits well under the large Noctua heatsinks. 12/28/19: Pulled the CM Evo fan from the intake location and installed 2 NF-a14 black chromax. I have yet to overclock GPU or CPU.
Looking to upgrade to either a 4k monitor or a 34" ultrawide. Logitech g915 wireless keyboard