Question Please comment on this dell desktop gaming system

Buddhageek

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Considering buying a Dell Alienware desktop because I do not have the skills necessary to build my own system. I'm looking for a well-made system from a reputable company and do understand this costs more.
The system will be used mostly for gaming but also at times for video/photo editing at the enthusiast level.
Considering my budget, I'm looking at a system that would cost about $1200 after available discounts, and before any upgrades.
I'm mostly looking for feedback about which upgrades for this system are worth it, but comments about my choice of Dell Alienware vs other systems are welcomed too.
What follows are the some of the system specs and available upgrades:

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 9700 (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
Included in price
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 9700K (8-Core, 12MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.6GHz across all cores)
+ $100.00
Alienware recommended

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 9900 (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
+ $350.00

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
Included in price
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 SUPER™ 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
+ $50.00
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
+ $160.00
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
+ $360.00
Alienware recommended

Memory
Help Me Choose

2666MHz
16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz
Included in price
32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz
+ $200.00
64GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz
+ $600.00
2933MHz
16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
+ $100.00
32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
+ $400.00
Alienware recommended
64GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
+ $1,000.00

Hard Drive

Single Drive

512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
+ $50.00
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
+ $170.00
2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
+ $370.00
Alienware recommended
Dual Drives
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Included in price
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $50.00
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $100.00
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $150.00
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $280.00
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $330.00
2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $480.00
2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
+ $530.00
Chassis Options

Air Cooled

Lunar Light chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 850W Power Supply
+ $30.00
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 850W Power Supply
Included in price
Liquid Cooled
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 850W Power Supply
+ $50.00
Lunar Light chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 850W Power Supply
+ $80.00
Wireless

Qualcomm® DW1810, 1 x 1, 802.11ac with Wi-Fi, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1
Included in price
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0
+ $25.00
Alienware recommended
 

Newtonius

Respectable
i7 9700,
RTX 2070 Super
16GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Lunar Light chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 850W Power Supply

Or get water cooling if you get the 9700K and with the intention to overclock it.
 

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