Hi guys just a little background. I built my previous PC via Digital Storm 6 years ago and it held up great until the other morning I had built up static on my carpet and touched the power button-> PC would not work any longer. If I pressed the power button it would not respond, when I unplugged it and plugged back in it would turn on for 3 seconds and then shut down again. I tried replacing the PSU nothing, troubleshoot with Mobo, nothing. So now I am thinking about recycling my GTX 1080 Ti and couple of SSD drives and plugging them into a pre-built Digital Storm System. I know I will pay a premium by not building it myself, but at same time I like having a piece of mind and not investing a ton of time into building it myself- they did a nice job with wiring last time. That being said, I don't want to spend money where I don't need to so I appreciate any advice. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? Primarily Gaming, Oculus Rift, and web browsing 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? $2,000 (tax/shipping not included) 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. Colorado, USA 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need. CPU, MOBO, RAM, PSU, SSD 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model. GTX 1080 Ti, Samsung 850 Pro SSD 512 GB, Samsung 840 Pro SSD 250 GB 6) Will you be overclocking? No 7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it? Monitor: ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q, 21:9, max resolution 3440X1440 8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Ordering within the week- This is what I have so far: Case: Corsair 450d (midtower case) CPU: i7 8700 k Mobo: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING (the cheaper options they have there are ASUS PRIME Z370-P and MSI Z370 SLI PLUS ) RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz Digital Storm Performance Series ( I think that means it could be any of these memory brands-Corsair, Kingston, ADATA, and Mushkin) PSU: 750W Corsair RM750x Storage 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Samsung 960 EVO) (NVM Express) Storage 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba) Cooling options: I picked Intel Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan (they have this option as well AIR: Stage 1: High-Performance Copper Heat Pipe Cooler, and then a bunch of liquid cooling options) Total: $2,050 9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Crossfire or SLI support? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? etc. I would like to have as many 3.1 Gen2 drives (for VR? or future proofing), wifi is not crucial, was thinking of using a second monitor (2560X1440) and plugging it into the mobo instead of GPU->that monitor is not for gaming just browsing. May use SLI down the line, though last time I did I regretted it. 10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit? no So here are my questions for the build above: 1.) Is the case adequate for that cpu which tends to run hot? The cooling option I have selected through Digital Storm is standard factory heat-sink and fan, is it a good idea to get their high-performance copper heat pipe cooler? I don't even know what that means and if it could hurt my CPU, also I don't want to do any other options offered on their site as they are liquid cooling. 2.) I7 8700k- so since I am not OC, I thought about the 8700 (non-k), which appears to reach nearly same speeds with turbo boost, (80 dollars less on their site) but with the limited mobo options would it be silly not to just get the 8700k? I will most likely not OC as I think with that processor and current GPU, I won't need to, and want to preserve the life of the CPU. I have 0 experience with OC as well. On top of that I don't want to tinker with fancy cooling etc.. 3.) PSU- 750 w that I selected above should be more than enough power? Thank you guys ahead of time for your time and recommendations. I appreciate any advice and insight into something that I may have overlooked. I have tried similar builds with other boutique builders and they were strangely more expensive than DS.