After a couple of years of gaming on a HP Omen "Gaming laptop". I decided with this years tax season that I would finally bite the bullet and upgrade to a desktop again. I didn't really want to spend this much money for a gaming rig. However, I wanted to ensure that in the future, I would not have to upgrade for several years. I probably could have went with a 9th gen cpu or even the 8700k. but I am satisfied with where it is at now.