First personal build. Wanted something for higher than 60fps at 1440p gaming (because screw 4k), and also needed a workstation that would speed up video editing. As you can see in the first photo, this PC is part of my "Portable" or "Mobile" desktop idea: to turn a desktop into a laptop. Got my PC, "laptop", and UPS all on that steel shelving on wheels. Check out my other completed builds to see how I accomplished the "Laptop" part of this.
Priced out ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and Asrock builds, with near exact spec comparison. All with syncing argb. I was very surprised to find they were all the same price +/-$100 total. In all honesty, they only have minor pluses and minuses between them all, and they are all the same quality physically. I know a lot of people probably disagree, but that's the unbiased truth. It literally comes down to preference. To me, they all offered enough ports, and I decided ASUS was just badass. Not to mention the case I really was settled on happens to be ASUS ROG certified.
On another note, when building this computer, I wanted it as future proof as I could, and as low maintenance as possible. I prefer air cooling over water for this reason. A fan, especially a high quality one, will generally outlive a water pump. So water-cooling wasn't my favorite option. But with the heat-spewing i9-9900k, I needed some powerful air cooling. Noctua NH-D15 (LTT Edition).
But now I was limited by this CPU cooler, I needed a case wide enough for this monster. To which I fell in love with the Lian Li XL ROG. Also, this huge case had room for many, many fans. As if human nature, of course I'd wanna fill all those holes! Though the price tag of 10 fans was a tad annoying. And wiring them, and all their RGB was a literal nightmare.
I needed to make sure my RAM was short enough to fit under the CPU cooler as well, which limited my options for RGB ram. After installing, and finishing the build, I got super super lucky too, because the CPU cooler is literally touching the tempered glass side. If it was any bit bigger whatsoever, I would of essentially had to rethink my entire build.
Was able to overclock my graphics card to 2Ghz, and my CPU to 5Ghz all cores. My i9-9900k was stable at 5.1Ghz, though the temperatures at that clock didn't exactly scream "I'm gonna have a long life", so I dialed it back. Though, I'd say I definitely won the silicon lottery with my first personal build, which is an awesome bonus.
Overall, this build is way more then I needed, but I'm super glad my (now ex..) girlfriend let me spoil myself. And this thing will last me hopefully most of my life, and take anything I could possibly throw at it.