I have been wanting to build a monster PC for about 6 years and finally I was able to afford building my dream machine. I use it mostly for gaming and software development. This is my fourth build but only the second PC I build for myself. It was a huge step up from the 4 core AMD build I first made over 10 years ago.
I was originally going to go with an Intel i9 9900ks processor but the Ryzen 9 3900x is incredibly more performant for multi core and when I am running software builds the extra multicore speed saves me time without a noticeable difference in gaming performance. The extra cores are also great for whenever I am running Docker or VMware. I do plan on adding a water cooling loop in about a month, but I wanted to build out the PC and get a feel for the layout of the case before I planned and purchased parts for water cooling.
I mostly play Starcraft 2 and I have to say I love being able to play in 4k on max settings with very low noise coming from the PC. A lot of this is of course thanks to the video card, but the processor puts in its fair share of work. The stock fan that came with the processor is fantastic. It mostly runs pretty quiet. The 8 fans on the case function very well and keep the inside cool while also looking fantastic. The corsair packs listed on the build are packs of 3 so I have 8 fans on the front and 1 in the back of the case.
The Corsair 1000D case is an absolute beast. I looked up the measurements before purchasing it and was still amazed by it's sheer size. It's one thing to visualize the size and another to see it in person. I purchased the case from Microcenter in person and it did not fit in my Ford Fusion. I had to take it out of the box in the parking lot to get it to fit in the trunk. The room inside the case makes it easy to hook everything up. There is also space in the back of the case to run all the wires and power cables through which makes it easy to get a clean looking build. The glass panels are stunning giving the case a sleek, sophisticated look that allows the case to look elegant instead of gaudy despite its massive size.
The video card is an RTX 2080 TI and I absolutely love it. I will probably overclock the card once it's water cooled but I have to say that is purely for the sake of overclocking as the card lacks nothing in performance. So far it has handled the most intense Starcraft 2 battles without breaking a sweat. I don't necessarily know if the cost over a normal RTX 2080 is worth it, but I do have to say I am very happy with my decision despite the cost.
The Vengeance RGB Pro RAM looks fantastic in the case. 32 GBs of would have been enough. I went with 64 to get all 4 slots filled for looks. Can't say I mind the extra RAM though. As I mentioned I often run processor and RAM intensive work with virtual machines. As for the performance, I dont put too much into RAM performance it but I did run benchmarks on the RAM and got very good results. I mostly just purchased these specific sticks for their visual customization.
Corsair's iCUE app makes it pretty easy, albeit tedious, to customize the look of the RAM, case, and fan lights. Each RAM stick has 10 individually programmable lighting zones. Each Fan has 8 programmable lighting zones. You can create really cool patterns and effects with the lighting which is one of my favorite things about the build.
All in all I am super pleased with the way everything came out and I cannot wait to add the water cooling to the case. There is so much room inside and it will also hold a secondary system with a micro ATX board. In the future I may add a second system in there.