I had some extra parts. My brother wanted a PC to game at 1440p/144Hz and was looking to upgrade. This build is somewhat Ad Hoc with me gathering various bits and pieces I had left over from other builds. I did not really make any concrete plans for this build and pretty much winged it.
I think it turned out really well. It benches great, 3DMark Firestrike at 23000 after rounding up to nearest 100. I did some other stress tests and benchmarking and the numbers all came out consistent. This PC actually beat my most recent build (an i7-8086K/GTX Titan XP) in a number of benchmarks but not Firestrike or some in game benchmarks like Shadow of Tomb Raider.
This build was assembled mostly from used parts pulled off of my builds that are in process of being upgraded or parts that I had but never used. For example, the 1080TI I used for this build is my old GPU I purchased in 2017 that got pulled aside in Jan 2019 when I upgraded to the 2080TI. The Ryzen 7 2700X was purchased new from Micro Center thanks to a tip from a user on this site that it was on sale for $200. I had the motherboard which originally housed a Ryzen 5 2600. Naturally if you are curious as to why I never used current Gen components after scanning through my parts list, hopefully after reading this, the build choices make sense.
Gaming wise – this rig is capable of 60fps or better at Ultra Settings for 1440p. It is almost overkill for this resolution. To achieve similar performance in current generation components your build would need to consider the Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 2070 Super with a huge overclock or RTX 2080.
Future upgrades: We shall see. I do not see anything resembling a Bios update for this Motherboard enabling one to install a 3700X or 3900X. Not sure either chip is worth upgrading to in any case – the 2700X is no slouch. The 1080TI GPU is good enough to ride out this generation and deep into the next as well. The Ryzen 7 2700X is a great chip and the benchmarks I was looking at indicated some good numbers. I think this one is a keeper for the next two or three years.
This PC is quite a big step up from my Brother's former PC, which was an FX 6300 and RX 460.