Edit: Added more pictures.
It has been nearly 7 years since I've built my last PC. My last computer had an FX-8120 cpu and a GTX 660 gpu! So this build is kind of a big deal for me.
I purchased the 9900KF shortly after the Ryzen 3rd gen released. After a ton of contemplation and research, I decided to go Intel, it fits for my personal use a little better than the 3900x would.
It took me quite some time to get everything together. I bought everything piecemeal over the course of 6 months, specifically buying things on my save list but only on sale. After watching Linus' video on Corsair ICUE rgb, I knew I had to go that route. My old PC had one blue LED on a case fan and looked like BAD. Watching all the new RGB perfectly in sync just feels amazing.
I've read reviews and got feedback from friends about the RTX 2070(purchased in February), and most people say to stay away from it, just save for an RTX 2080. I got it on sale for a great deal (at the time) and it has been fantastic for me.
Games Tested with both the CPU and GPU overclocked. I've only tested Apex Legends and Metro Exodus so far, and the numbers look fantastic!
1440p everything on High: Apex Legends - I averaged 145fps. Metro Exodus - RTX and hairworks on, I was getting an average of 64fps.