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An upgrade was long due for more than a decade. Had been using Core 2 Duo E6400 with 4GB DDR2 RAM all along.
Started buying intended i9 9900K build components one by one by mid-2018. Everything then narrowed down to processor and motherboard. Processor was decided [i9 9900K], but motherboard was not.
Initially I thought of buying ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) as obvious choice, then I stumbled upon Hardware Unboxed and Gamers Nexus YouTube videos about best Z390 motherboards. Came to know Maximus XI Hero has 4+2 VRM, and Z390 Aorus Master has 12+2 proper high-quality VRM. Also, stripped M.2 screws on Maximus XI Hero was all over the internet; surely poor QC by Asus this time.
I decided to go with GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Master; and I am very happy with my choice. It really stays cool due to proper VRM cooling; also everything in the motherboard speaks of really high-quality material. Great job GIGABYTE for Z390 boards!
After buying everything [except new RTX card] for new build.. On December 13, 2018 I built my #BlueBeast [i9 9900K]
Long-due upgrade was finally done..
From Core 2 Duo E6400 to i9 9900K..
Unlisted/Current GPU in the System: Asus GTX 750 Ti from 2015.
Monitor in the picture is Asus MX239H; which went dead just after few days of my new build; had to get new one; LG 24UD58 4K IPS.
From going Fast to Hyperdrive: Upgrade from SATA SSD (MX500 500GB) to.. NVMe SSD [Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB (Checked)]
Intended Future Upgrade: Asus/MSI/GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti.
Blazing fast! PC experience re-defined on Hyper-drive! Costly but Beastly..
So far, so good. Reliable performer as always!
Had been using WD Green 1 TB for storage which went haywire with terrible loud noise and violent vibration all over my PC case (typical HDD problems). Trashed that one.
Got back to Seagate again. WD was a mistake!
Best 4K IPS FreeSync monitor without going bankrupt. My first 4K monitor and loving it!
Expensive than others, but worth every penny. Top-notch quality from Corsair!