I recently graduated college and decided to get rid of my old FX 6300, GTX 660 rig that I had used throughout my college years. I had just started working and was finally able to afford to build what I had wanted to all along. This build represents my love for the game I grew up with, World of Warcraft. I started playing when I was a kid back in the old vanilla days and while I don't play it anymore, I still love the lore and everything about the world that the devs created.
This was my first attempt at tackling a project like this and I definitely learned a lot along the way. The leds are all cut from acrylic and backlit with corsair's node pro. Let me address the two-tone look of the 'Frostmourne' thing. Firstly, it isn't as noticeable in real life as it is in the photo(s). Secondly, it was somewhat intentional and came out better than I thought it would. It adds a nice effect to the leds while keeping them on the same color palette. It's more noticeable during the day but turns into exactly what I wanted at night and I love it. The landscaping was made using various products made for creating train sets.
The intent of this computer was an all around rig that could handle just about anything I throw at it. It's used for gaming, various types of work and video editing.
Ryzen 2700x - Great CPU that handles everything I throw at it without problems. $250 cheaper than the i9 9900k when I bought it and the performance difference doesn't warrant that in my book. Does what I need it to and blows my old FX 6300 out of the water.
Trident Z - Two words, it's beautiful. These ram sticks are the most appealing to my eye and work fine with this chip/board combo. I saw some reviews that these wouldn't run above 3000mhz on Ryzen chips but I've had no issues with these running 3200mhz stable 24/7. I do a lot of modding/multi-tasking and 16gb wasn't enough on my last PC so I decided to go with 32gb this time around.
RTX 2080 - Ugh.....I wanted this card to be better. It performs just like a 1080Ti but costs more. Probably the biggest regret of my build but what can you do? That being said, it works and plays fine and it overclocked surprisingly well. I was able to get +130 on the core and an extra +810 on the memory. Drives a 4k TV and Alienware 34in 3440x1440p monitor at 70-80 fps in some of the more demanding titles.
I reused some parts from various sources around my house. My brother gave me his PSU and I had some old SSDs and HDDs lying around that still run fine. Bought the NVME for my OS which is night and day compared to even a regular SSD.
Overall I'm extremely happy with how this system came out. I learned a lot along the way and it's going to be a workhorse for quite awhile.