This is my second and current PC build and the first one where I assembled it all by myself. I had a decent build but I wanted a definitive upgrade that would allow me to have high end components for the upcoming years, which made me change the case, motherboard, cpu, cooling and psu. I only kept the graphics card and the RAM, which I plan to upgrade down the road but don't feel like I really need to now. I love the case, I think it's beautiful, and the Kraken x72 just goes perfectly well along with it.
I was already considering a monitor upgrade so that I could go 144Hz. While at it, a huge dilemma appeared: 4K or Ultrawide? I went with the latter since I was not enjoying my 2-monitor setup anyway. The secondary one was just a stantard and cheap TV mainly for watching streams and such so it was highly expendable. The Ultrawide 1440p 144Hz IPS offer is not huge though (understandably) but I'm very satisfied with my choice: LG 34GK950F. It's a Freesync one but it works perfectly with a Nvidia card and the G-Sync version was capped at 120Hz so that's a nono from me.
The graphics card was a consequence of the monitor: my 1070 Ti could handle the weight for sure but at Ultra, higher than 60fps and 3840x1440? Not really so I just decided to remove my last bottleneck on a already great system specwise. That's why I went for a ZOTAC RTX 2080 Ti AMP and I couldn't be happier.
Next in line: keyboard
Added keyboard and RAM
Last planned upgrade, at least hardware-wise (I'm thinking about changing a few fans and the RGB setup), consists of various little things but mainly the Logitech G915 keyboard and G.Skill's Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 MHz. I also replaced my mouse, the G502, for the wireless version of it, even though I'm thinking about going for the G Pro one since it is a bit lighter and I'm trying to see what fits me better. Added a XL mousepad and Geralt and Ciri's pop figures as well .
The Logitech G915 is a bit expensive, sure, but it looks fantastic and performs great as well. I'm moving towards wireless wherever I can so that's why I also replaced my mouse. There are absolutely 0 issues with latency or response time, it feels exactly the same but without clutter.
The RAM was not actually necessary since I was doing ok with 16gb at 2400MHz but it was clearly my weakest component so I was just waiting for a nice discount to get 32GB with some RGB goodness .