Prices are a combination of Microcenter and Newegg deals about a week before Black Friday. (MC already had their CPU deal out early, and Newegg had a 5% off code that ended up saving me more than I would have if I waited for BF)
I was targeting a reliable 1440p build for around $1000. I think I did alright considering the current GPU and RAM price hikes. This is my first time swinging for the green team since I couldn't find a Vega 56 at retail price. We'll see how that goes.
Originally I had an ASRock Pro4 board which was $30 cheaper, but I replaced with the Asus when troubleshooting a no post problem. The problem actually ended up being a bum CPU which was the last thing I was expecting (no bent pins or physical damage at all). Frustrating, but I'm lucky enough to live near a Microcenter and replaced it easily.
I could overclock more, but this case gets pretty warm since it's a soundproofed model with foam padding. Maybe I'll get more fans down the line and push it further.