Hi everyone! Finally finished this build so let's start with the basics!
CPU- I chose the i7-8700k for its overclocking performance. After using an R5 1600 for a few months, I decided I needed something stronger for better gaming and streaming performance. The i7-8700k is OC to 5GHz and after delid, temps average 52c while gaming/streaming. Delid was a little pain but after getting the liquid metal right, the temps dropped significantly. I didn't seal the CPU after the delid because I wanted the IHS to sit completely flush. The delid paired with the EK A240G really lets me push the system and will allow me to further overclock the CPU in the future.
GPU- So... Titan Xp... After a TON of searching and price matching, the Titan Xp was cheaper (at the time of purchase) than getting the 1080Ti I had my eye on. The Titan is OC via MSI Afterburner, core +150, memory +300. The GPU is cooled by the EKWB A240G kit and at full load, it sits comfortably at 61c. I thought about a Titan Xp SLI configuration but after reading reviews and other blog posts, it doesn't seem practical considering that most games don't support SLI. For the time being, the Titan Xp is working like a dream!
Cooling- As I mentioned earlier, the CPU and GPU is cooled by the EK Fluid Gaming A240G kit with average temps around 52c. For case and radiator fans, I decided to go with the Corsair LL series fans. Originally all the fan were Noctua Industrial 3000rpm fans but the noise was atrocious. The fans on the radiator are set to performance mode while the case fans are set to balance. Controlling the fans is the Corsair Commander Pro and the Corsair Link software. IMHO the Link software compared to NZXT Cam is a lot easier to use. I have also noticed that my fan settings stay the same after an update, Cam reset them all. The biggest cooling asset is the case. I chose the Fractal Design Meshify C case for its design and massive airflow. The entire front panel is mesh and the dual 120mm fans take full advantage of that.
Ram- For ram, I don't have much to say other than RGB! Originally I had the Gskill Flare X 16GB 3200 kit installed because it was left over from a previous build and ram prices suck. I have now changed it to the Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB 3200 kit. I didn't really need double the ram right now but its a step towards future applications. A plus for the ram is the compatibility with the Corsair Link software as I didn't want to add a third controller software.
I'll leave everything else to your imagination. The storage and peripherals were all personal preference from experiences in the past. Lmk what you think and don't hesitate to ask any questions! Thanks!