My first build! The force is strong with this one.
For this build I wanted to focus on performance over aesthetics. More of an "all bite, no bark" type build. I've been a competitive console player for most of my gaming career so I wanted frames over anything when I made the switch to the "master race". I knew that I was going to be starting out playing Destiny 2 so I decided on my GPU first and built around that. I chose the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Waterforce because I wasn't interested in ray-tracing and liked the water-cooler. I then chose the Intel i7-9700k and Asus prime Z-390-A for some future proofing and over-clocking potential. I chose Corsair Vengeance RAM (4x8 GB) to maximize speed and bandwidth. I went with the 860 EVO SSD for storage since it's decently fast and has great price/GB but M.2 probably offers better performance. For CPU cooling, I knew that I wasn't going to need liquid-cooling since I had no experience with overclocking so, I went with the Hyper 212 EVO and added a fan for dual-fan setup. I intentionally over-sized my PSU to keep my options open for future upgrades (custom cooling loop, additional fans, rgb, etc.). Since, I knew my case wouldn't be on display and the inside would be pretty mundane, I decided to go with the Antec P7 silent that features soundproofing inside the case wall.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with my first build. It's able to handle everything that it was designed for with no issues. If I would change anything, it would be the storage. As stated above, I would probably go with M.2 as long as it wasn't too pricey. Also, I would change the case. I would've liked a case with fan vents on the top to allow for a radiator setup for CPU liquid cooling and maybe a window to show off my hard work. Either way, it was a great experience and I definitely recommend the hobby to anyone who is thinking about building their own PC.