Thoughts on a System Build for Christmas Gift for Son

adawg88

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Hi all - Just wanted some thoughts from the pros here on the system I am piecing together for my 12 y/o son for Christmas. I paid considerably less than the quoted price for the items on the list. I also left room for my son to save and improve some aspects of the system --- like the CPU cooler. Generally, is this a decent system?

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.50 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($198.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($542.35 @ Walmart)
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.10 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair - LL120 RGB LED 43.25 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.99 @ Corsair)
Case Fan: Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($460.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($59.19 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2575.80
 

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