I'm not quite sure whether to call this an upgrade or a new build entirely. I had planned on only swapping out the CPU and mobo on my then current main gaming rig that is posted on here under the name "Red Phantom", but ended up replacing just about everything and only carrying over the memory and storage and GPU to the new one. I am about 2 weeks away from having enough extra money saved up to get myself a 2080ti. Even though I believe it to be of horrible value, I still really want one. Latest and greatest and all that crap I tell myself to justify it lol.
I cant really think of a single complaint or issue I have with the new rig. I have the 9900k overclocked to 5ghz across all cores for my 24/7 OC, and then another profile saved for a 5.2 OC. At 5ghz it hasn't gone past 65c, even after a good 12 hour stress test in prime95. At 5.2 it jumps up to 73c during the same tests. For my 1080ti I have a custom fan profile set that keeps it at 65c during max load.
I can't say enough good things about this Lian-Li case. In addition to being ridiculously easy to build in, its thermals are fantastic. I ran my full suite of benchmarks with both side panels and the front panel off, and then ran the exact same tests with all the panels on, and the difference was 2c. That almost falls into margin of error. Definitely the best thermals I have experienced in a case.
The fans in my last rig were a little loud, so I decided to try some different ones this time. I wanted to go with noctua, but ended up with corsair due to the color and rgb choices. Got 9 of the ML120 rgb fans. I'm really impressed with how quiet they are. With the fan profile I have set, they sit around 750 rpms and are virtually silent. After 60c I have them set to spin up to 1250 rpms and then they start to become noticeable, but still quieter than my last rig at idle
I tried my best to go with a neutral color scheme this time. On my last main rig I had gone with red and black custom sleeved cables and a few other red accents, which pretty much locked me into going with a red and black color scheme with the lighting. Now I can change my entire setup to whatever color strikes me at the time and not have any parts clash.
Well I've rambled on enough. Questions and comments are welcomed.