The latest and greatest (almost), but do me a favor and forget about Intel and Nvidia's pricing for this one, all right?
i9-9900K. Need I say more? A beast of a CPU for almost everything. Currently overclocked to 5.2GHz, resulting in a CB score of 2250+. Pricing wasn't a factor in this build (if you take a look at what inside it should be obvious enough). GPU I wanted a brand new graphics card for this build. Yes, I know used 1080 Tis even with waterblocks are cheaper than 2080s, but I wanted a brand new card. 1080 Tis are definitely not an option as their prices have skyrocketed, even beating the pricing of 1080 Tis during the mining craze. I did not have enough for the 2080 Ti, but as long as this card doesn't burn down, it should work just fine. Currently running +100 on core and +600 on memory.
The Z390M's VRMs are fine. It's also an mATX board, which is what I needed for this build. Four SATA ports and two M.2 slots give me more than enough room to expand my storage options in the future.
Always been a fan of HyperX memory. Ran 32GB of DDR4 3000 Fury in my last TR 2950X build too. Sticks are currently running at the advertised speed without XMP enabled. They perform flawlessly. Do keep in mind that I have the white sticks to go with the build.
Only solid state storage in this build. Two 960GB TR200 drives and one 1TB MX500 M.2 2280 SSD offer more than enough space, although I do find myself needing a lot of storage since I record and download a lot of games. I don't currently have the 900p Optane installed...yet.
NZXT H400i. NZXT quality. Great looking cases with out-of-the-box watercooling support. IF you do plan to do a custom loop in this case, keep in mind that some 120mm rads (such as my GTS 120) may be too wide, which means that you will not be able to secure the glass side panel on properly.
I originally purchased en EVGA G2 750 for this build, but it just broke this morning (not sure why yet, still investigating), so I opted for a more powerful EVGA P2. The reason I stuck with EVGA is because I have a CableMod kit for it, and I really don't feel like buying a new kit.