Upgrade from my previous 2500k system and monitor to 1440p. Prices in build are after tax (and before other promotions, eBay bucks, ebates, etc.)
The H100i v2 was initially mounted as intake at the front, but the monstrous size of the 2070 meant moving the radiator to the top (drawing air in as intake).
Spent hours trying to install Windows on to the NVME drive; motherboard would POST, but just went to a blank screen with no way to get into BIOS with the NVME drive installed. I ultimately installed windows onto the 860 SATA SSD, which allowed me to boot, then reinstalled Windows onto the 960EVO. Not sure what the problem was in the end, I suspect it had to do with UEFI partitions and how it booted into my Window USB stick during the first install?
Very simple to install, reasonably quiet. Idle temperatures of 4-5 degrees C above ambient, 60C on Prime 95 for my stock 9700k. We'll see how it holds up when I overclock in the future. Tubing is quite stiff; so may not work well for very small cases. The pump head can be mounted in any orientation although the corsair logo may be upside down.
My first foray into high refresh rate monitors with adaptive sync technology. Huge step up from my 23" TN 60 Hz panel. There is IPS glow and some back-light bleed at the corners. Yes, both. It's really only noticeable during loading screens when the screen is mostly black. Can't beat the viewing angles of the IPS panel. The glowing ASUS logo can be turned off for a more professional look. -1 star for the BLB.