Ready to ask any Ryzen 3 owner the question, "IS THIS YOUR KING?"
Went with the i7-9700K because at the time it was on sale for a good price. I am a big fan on the mATX form factor and I was going to wait for the new Ryzen chipsets to come out but when I saw that they were more or less ignoring that form factor I went Intel. Was able to overclock comfortably at 4.9ghz. I know I could probably get more speed but I am cool with where I am now.
Along with the Intel 760p SSD as a system and boot disk and the Toshiba 2TB for media and other stuff, I had 3 Z400s SSD that have 250GB each just laying around. So I decided to run the Z400s drives in Raid 0 for a 750gb for a game/scratch disk. Even with all three of them in Raid 0 they are still not faster than the 760p SSD but they do the job and it was basically free. Free is always good right?
I opted for a RTX 2070 that I bought a few months back in an older build and it works great for 1440P gaming. Could of got a 2080 but opted to go with the the 2070 to save some cash. No complaints. No regrets.
I love the Corsair 280X mATX case. It was a good price and came with nice RGB fans which I supplemented with 4 Corsair HD140 fans that I already had. I am also using 2 of those HD140 fans as a replacement to the stock 140mm NZXT fans that the x62 came with. They are way quieter by a whole lot.
The Corsair Void headset works great for gaming and casual use. The Focusright 2i2 is for occasional music production. It is also USB bus powered and works great with my DAW.
Overall I am happy with this build.