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-No hard budget
-Yes I need a monitor, see below
-No need for a keyboard. 2016 Blackwidow
-Yes I need a mouse. See below
-Yes. Windows 10
-What will you use the PC for? Gaming and streaming

Hey everyone, just wanted to solicit some additional opinions and expertise before pulling the trigger on the below set. Not too savvy at building rigs as this is my first time attempting this. I don't really have a budget, just trying to get something that will last me a while. It would primarily be used for gaming and streaming.

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 8 GB
Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG278QR or Dell S2417DG or Acer - Predator XB1 27.0

A couple of lingering questions:
-Does the Noctua meet all cooling concerns or should I look at supplementing it?
-Really just took a stab at the case. Not sure if it fits the bill or if there is better bang for the buck.
-Monitor is up in the air for me. Wanted something with high refresh rate, good response times, and at least 1440p?
-I originally went with the Corsair Dominator Platinum for memory and the ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Z370 for the mobo, but was recommended from another to go with the G.Skill and ASRock.
-Do I need a soundcard?
-Thinking of getting a mobo that is WiFi capable as i'm sure I wont always be around a modem.
-Anything I am missing? Should this meet the "high-end" requirement for a while? Anyone foresee any issues with this?
-Also looking for a mouse for FPS mostly. I'd like something wireless.

Thanks everyone!
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The NH-D15 would be fine with the 8700k. It's a pretty ugly cooler though IMO and I'd recommend something nicer, like a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. Cryorig R1 is another decent option.

I wouldn't buy a 750D. It's a pretty unnecessarily large case and old at this point. Buy something newer for sure, you can get some really good cases in the $70-100 price range these days, and there's a good number of decent options in the $150 range. Fractal Design Define R6, Define S2, Meshify C, Phanteks Eclipse P350X, Enthoo Pro M TG, Enthoo EVOLV ATX, Enthoo Pro TG, NZXT H500, H700 are just a few choices in the $70-150 range.

For 1440p high refresh rate, I'd probably get this since it's a great price;
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The stand is pretty shitty though so I'd buy a monitor arm/stand separately for it, or you can spend a bit more for the same monitor with a better stand. If you want G-Sync(for an added cost, of course), then this is a good shout;
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or the Asus PG279Q if you don't mind spending the extra $100 for it;
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I'd stick with the Asus motherboard. Asus have the best BIOS, hands down. The higher end Strix Z370 boards would probably be fine though, no need for a Maximus series board. That said, nothing wrong with the AsRock Taichi boards. Although, Z390 motherboards are out now so I'd grab one of those instead of Z370. Also, don't buy an 8700k now, 9th gen CPUs launch in like 2 weeks which is bringing the 8C/8T i7-9700k and 8C/16T i9-9900k. For RAM, just grab the cheapest 2x8GB 2666MHz+ kit that you like the look of. No, you do not need a sound card. Z390 chipset comes with integrated Wi-Fi AFAIK so going Z390 instead of Z370 should solve that wi-fi issue, but double check the motherboard you're buying has integrated wi-fi if that's a necessity for you. Otherwise, you can buy a wireless network adapter for like $20-30 ez.

For mouse, I love my Corsair Raptor M45 so if I was buying a new mouse, I'd want to go with something similar which would be something like an M65 PRO RGB, or the Dark Core RGB for a wireless mouse. Logitech have some popular offerings, but I personally don't like most of the Logitech mice I've used. Mouse choice is going to be entirely subjective though so just figure out a rough budget and see what's available that you like the look of in that price range.

I'd probably recommend dropping that 970 EVO for an 860 EVO, it'll save you some cash and you most likely won't notice the difference since you're just gaming/streaming which isn't really going to utilise the speeds of the NVMe 970 EVO. That said, the 970 EVO is still a ridiculously good price so it wouldn't be a bad choice- you might just be better off saving $60 and getting a 500GB 860 EVO, or spending $20 more and getting twice the capacity with a 1TB 860 EVO.

PSU is fine, but keep an eye on Corsair RMx, EVGA G2/G3, and Bitfenix Whisper M 750W and 850W PSUs, they go on sale for really good prices occasionally. If you don't need/want SLI support, then a 550W PSU would be plenty, but 750-850W gives you that room for a multi-GPU set-up if you decide to do so in the future.
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