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  1. I'd go with the MSI one personaly.
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    WIN 7 vs WIN 10

    W10 needs a bit of work to get it more akin to a proper OS. it can also be aggrivating when you relize some options and interfaces have been moved or removed for seamingly no other reason that to hide them from users who would otherwise not know how to use the. Thankfully 'godmode' still works, so you can just use that if you cant be asked to install programs to alter W10, though i would still unistall the bloatware from it, some of which your gunan have ot use 3rd party programs, and/or command prompt to do so. long story short, from my point of view, its easier to just use W7 and avoid some of the later updates that add in infogathering that came with W10 (you can find a list online of which updates ot avoid), than to deal with all the modifications you have to do to W10.
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    I can only fit a 120 radiator.

    Go with a good air cooler like a NH-C14s (115mm height) 120mm AIO's are not great.
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    240 AIO Vs "The Daddy" Noctua D-15

    Performance wise you need to look at 280mm or bigger AIO's to beat a D15. noise wise the D15 wins due to the included fans be so quiet and fans on rads tend to be slightly noiser than on your average heatsink. Complexity. AIO's will eventualy fail i.e the pump. They 'can' also spring a leak , though it should be rare, but if it does well u run the high risk of loosing some expensive system components aswell. Long story short, if u can avoid a AIO ..do so. They are only ever worth getting if you simply cannot fit a large air cooler like a D15, and u need more cooling power than a low profile air cooler can provide. If you want top of the line cooling and water cooling then custom loops are the way to go.
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    Prototype Waterfall Reservoir X2

    @Emphoral If your going to make a good sized waterfall effect , perhaps you should consider adding in a fan to blow past falling water, this is a technique to cool water below ambient, though for best results one should use a very large tall tube (bong cooler), but none the less, perhaps it may be worth testing. ofc the downside would be you will need to keep an eye on water level and top it up overtime as it would be evaporative cooling.
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    Rate my build (tell me if it will work, lol)

    Myth. I've been running my 3930k at 4.6ghz since i bought it . At stock its meant to run 3.8 on 2 cores and lower on all cores. I have no worries about it failing anytime in the next decade. Not that i expect to keep usng it for that long but still
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    Does Anyone Know About This Memory?

    3000mhz or higher with the lowest timings you can find. Any brand is fine to be honest.
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    Is the brand TEAM good for ram?

    When it comes to RAM, isnt much that can go wrong to be honest. Anything listed on PCpartpicker is good.
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    Since manufactuer specs in regards ot resposne time are total BS anyway , it doesnt matter. Best to check proper reviews that test input latency and pixel response to get a better idea. Long story short though..it doesnt really matter, anything below 16ms is fine for a 60hz monitor and anything below 25ms is good for a TV.
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    Clearence for AIO?

    Since you got a D15, i'd sugest atleast a 280mm AIO, or preferably a 360mm. 240mm , depending on the exact one you get will be ether 'as good' or worse than the D15, and will most certanly be louder at the fan speeds you will need to match the D15. Honestly the D15 is the better cooler, but if all u care about is asthetics, then sure grab any 240mm AIO u like the look of.
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    Lack of Diablo/Blizzard drama on WAN show

    Tech news not gaming news.
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    Need some help choosing a new TV (US)

    Rtings. use their search tool. of the top of my head, samsungs MU/NU series tend to have good reviews on rtings though im sure there are other options if you dont prioritise gaming and pc uuage.
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    Console to PC Gamer Tips/Advice

    @DemureGamer IMO this is somthign you should consider. Using the PSu and Case u already have ofcourse. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.98 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.43 @ Newegg Business) Motherboard: MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($146.47 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3400 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ B&H) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($749.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master - COSMOS C700M ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00) Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00) Total: $1735.85 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-16 09:42 EST-0500 I wouldnt worry about the CPU in regards to upgradability. It will last a very long time. Im still using a 2nd generation intel i series for example (sandybridge 3930k)
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    Console to PC Gamer Tips/Advice

    Well if your looking at 4k gaming imo the only 2 choices are a 1080ti/2080 or a 2080ti .. the 2080ti imo is way to expensive for what it is so 1080ti or 2080 (effectivly the same) is the way to go.