I've been planning this build ever since fall 2018 when I pulled the trigger on a 34" Dell Alienware ultrawide monitor. Last build from scratch was in 2011. Many private build lists here on PCPP, and accessory upgrades likes the monitor, an Ikea Karlby desk, some Rokit 5 studio monitor speakers w/ PreSonus 26c audio interface, VModa Crossfade m100 headphones, and now finally I've completed the PC build I've been wanting for so long.
I'm really happy with how everything turned out. I didn't have any issues! It posted right away. Sure, after like 4-5 hours of build time, but that was mostly the cables. 8 fans with 2 wires each is no joke. That was about 2-3 hours alone. Then of course getting a Win 10 media setup on a thumbdrive and installed. Worth it though, and fastest install I've ever seen.
I will say it took me a few days to figure out the fan speed situation though after it was built. I needed to install the Asus AI Suite 3 software, and figure out how to use it. Once that was done everything worked out. Now it doesn't sound like a jet plane taking off.
Sure, I could've went with a 2080 TI instead of the fancy case, cooler and fans, but I'd rather have the solid cooling for longevity. Front USB type C was important to me too, so the Asus x570 Tuf mobo was out of the question. I also bought all of these on a Microcenter run. Luckily they pricematched just about everything! (newegg & amazon). Looking back though, I wish I didn't pick a Microcenter in Chicago cause of the 10%ish sales tax.
I let the BIOS do it's smart overclock so now my CPU is at 3900mhz. I should probably double check my RAM speeds, but it's so good I haven't cared to yet. All said and done, I figure, buy once cry once. Get what you want if it's important to you.
I'm really happy to finally have all that time I spent addicted to planning this build back to me. Phew. Time to move on to other things :).