It's official... I have the bug. I bought a bunch of parts over the holidays and used some from my first build to create 2 PC's: one that would replace the first build and the other to drive the 4k TV in the living room in micro-atx form factor.
This has an EVGA theme to it with the EVGA 240 clc keeping the 8700k cool, EVGA SC2 GTX 1080 Ti, and a waaaaay overkill EVGA 1,000W 80+ Gold G3 PSU powering everything.
At the moment, the rad is top mounted. Temps around 30-35C at idle and climb to 50-60C during gaming. I may switch to front mount just to see if there is any difference. 8700k clocked to 4.8ghz. Haven't tried going further with that yet.
The 32Gb of RAM was a mistake... I asked my gf to order 16gb from newegg's ebay store during a 15% off sale because I used up my discount on the GPU. We snuck the order in with seconds to spare as the sale was about to end. In our haste we ordered 1x16 stick. I want to run dual channel so I figured what the heck... I'll just order another 1x16 stick. So that's how I ended up with more RAM than needed. All good, though haha. It's running at the advertised 3200mhz via bios settings.
The PSU was actually the first part I bought during a spur of the moment impulse buy when it was on sale for $89.99 so that's kind of what got the wheels turning in my head for this build.
The 8600k, 2x8 GSkill kit, 1070 Ti FTW ultra-silent from the first build went into a meshify c mini with an MSI z370M Mortar and I'll try to get that build up shortly!
Thanks for reading and if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or criticisms I'd love to hear it!