Hey guys, I want to add some backstory before I get into this, if you'd like to skip it just scroll down.
So I've posted alot on this forum asking different PC questions hoping that some day I could build a new PC or upgrade my current one, well that never happened, however I do plan on getting a job now, before I couldn't work because of my anxiety but I'm on meds now which have really helped me out so I am finally going to stop being a freeloading bum and get a job. My mom is only asking 300$ in rent so if I make minimum wage full time at least 40 hours a week I should have plenty of extra money that I want to use to build a crazy good PC so I never have to upgrade again for multiple years.
Now into the actual PC part. I want this PC to be really overkill but not stupidly overkill either, I'm not going to throw 128GB of ram into it or 10 TB of unneeded storage, but I do want a very strong processor and graphics card.
The PC will be used as my everyday PC, I will be gaming on it but I also want to get back into making videos and streaming as much as I can when not working again, I haven't been daily streaming in a long time and I miss doing it.
So I have a few questions about parts.
CPU - I'm wondering how an i7-7820X would handle gaming, I want an 8 core CPU but I want intel because when overclocked it performs better than Ryzen. Sure Ryzen is cheaper but remember this is a no-compromises rig and I want the best.
RAM - Is it stupid to fil up all 8 ram slots on an X299 motherboard for looks? Or should I just fill up 2 on each side for quad channel? I know octo channel ram isn't a thing but I always found having all ram slots filled to look nice.
Cooling - I want to go for the H150 iPro as the CPU cooler because it looks nice. As far as fans, I want RGB fans, I will probably go with the cooler master ones, but the biggest question is, is 7 fans too many? I was going to do 3 on the cooler on intake then 3 out on top and 1 out on back, but I don't want too much negative pressure. Maybe I do 2 on top and 1 in back instead for an even 6?
So here's what I'm thinking, thoughts? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/OnionRings/saved/FjBWXL
Edit: Here is my reasoning for each part. I forgot to add this in.
CPU - As I mentioned before, I'd like an 8 core behemoth, this one is a said behemoth. It can be overclocked really high too I imagine.
Cooler - I like the looks of it, simple as that.
Ram - 4 total sticks for quad channel, all sexylicious RGB. 32GB for streaming, multi tasking, video editing, etc.
Mobo - It looks nice and has all the features you'd need.
Storage - I only need about 1 TB of storage, for now anyway, and why not have it on a super fast NVME format?
GPU - I want the best GPU available right now that doesn't cost the most (when prices normalize of course), its got titan power but much cheaper (usually lol). And the model I love the looks of.
Case - I decided over many different cases, I even had a full post on it some of you may remember, but I ended up deciding on the R6 blackout TG edition.
PSU - Gold, 80+, fully modular, plenty of watts.
Fans - They look nice but not as expensive as the NZXT versions, those are 30 per fan + like 100 or so for the controller.
Monitor - Closest competitor to the ROG swift without breaking the bank too hard.
Keyboard - Not 100% set on this guy yet but I did watch Hardware Canucks review and it does look like a great keyboard, I'll probably get the red variant as these blues are a bit too loud for my taste.
Headset - Also not 100% set on, I currently use Astro A10s but I want something wireless, but I may also just get a nice wired headset so I can set up an audio setup through a mixer so I can have multiple devices on my headphones at once, ex if I stream console and I want console audio but I also want to hear my PC for stream alert stuffs.