My daughter will be attending graduate school for the next five years and I wanted to give her something nice to game on. This also serves a second purpose, as she and I will play WoW together while she is gone, allowing us to spend some time together in a virtual world.
This rig is very similar to the one I built for myself in February, with the main exception being the RTX 2060 and the Corsair Air 540 case. I bought myself an RTX 2080 and Lian Li PC-011 air. What is the main difference is that I feel that she did better in the silicon lottery. I think her initial score on Cinebench R15 was 1793 (no OC or settings difference), where mine is 1750-ish (2-2.5% better).
A few notes:
1) Daughter's RTX 2060 is a good card. I OC'd the processor speed with MSI Afterburner's scan tool and have it operating at a 90th percentile (via user benchmark). I need to learn how to OC the memory as well.
2) I really do like the Scythe Mugen 5 cooler. As with mine - I added a 2nd fan (cheaper option) - to emulate the PCGH model .
3) I really like the Corsair Air 540. If I had to do it again - I would have used this for my build (I just like the aesthetic better).
I am making my daughter (who surprisingly does not like to spend her own money ;-) ) buy her own peripherals - specifically speaking the monitor. To take advantage of her CPU/GPU, I am leaning towards directing her to the AOC AG241QG:
It should not break her bank and be a large improvement from gaming on a 17" laptop for the past three years. I want a higher refresh rate and 2k for her. That being said, she will probably take our old 24" Scepter 1080p/60Hz monitor and make me buy the home a new one ;-)
Last note - building is easier the 2nd time around. My build took probably 6-8 hours (with a lot more software config time), whereas hers probably took 3-4 hours - with drivers/software/tuning/etc.