Build Advice Updated* 1st build in 10 years Asus / Intel fanboy build

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This is my perspective I9 VR build! :) I'll also be using this for numerous FPS games.
I'm dead set on using Intel and Nvidia.
I' am a loyal Asus customer for the multiple out of warranty repairs they've done for me.
I haven't built a PC in about 10 years : \ so I thought the smart thing to do would be to get some opinions from you up-to-date enthusiasts. I'm in Southern California.
One of my questions would be on the video card I know I want Asus branded Nvidia 2080 I'm thinking super but which one? Also I'm looking for a case with great cable management and good cooling I'm not interested in RGB or Windows. I already own the OS.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor | $524.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $147.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card | $749.99 @ Newegg
Case | be quiet! Silent Base 601 ATX Mid Tower Case | $129.90 @ B&H
Power Supply | SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $143.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | Acer XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor | $595.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2862.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 12:34 EST-0500 |
 
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Hyper 212 isn't enough for a 9900K

Overpriced monitor. You can get a plenty good 27" 1440p 144Hz FreeSync (and/or "GSync Compatible") monitor for $400. No reason to go full on GSync anymore. Nvidia GPUs are FreeSync compatible (via DisplayPort cable) since Jan 2019.

How close to LA do you live. There's a Microcenter in Tustin.
 

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Hyper 212 isn't enough for a 9900K

Overpriced monitor. You can get a plenty good 27" 1440p 144Hz FreeSync (and/or "GSync Compatible") monitor for $400. No reason to go full on GSync anymore. Nvidia GPUs are FreeSync compatible (via DisplayPort cable) since Jan 2019.

How close to LA do you live. There's a Microcenter in Tustin.
I'm about 2 hours North West of that Micro Center.
 

g-unit1111

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There's two things I would suggest right off the bat:

1) As was already said, do not buy a Hyper 212 for a 9900K. You need at least a Noctua U12 or D15.

2) As far as Black Friday goes, I would say right off the bat do not get your hopes up. High end stuff almost never gets very discounted. What usually gets discounted is the high inventory junk that stores can't move the rest of the year. You have a good build so far, I would tweak it a bit:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KS 4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($524.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($704.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2171.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-13 18:15 EST-0500


This doesn't include the monitor but does include the 9900KS which is thee 4GHz version of the 9900K, a much better recommended cooler, and a better PSU.
 
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I will adjust it for processor and PSU but I insist on an Asus video card. I'm not into colorful lights on my components is there a cooler you could suggest without RGB? Also the case you suggested didn't get good reviews for air flow. Do you have a suggestion for a case with a better airflow ? I really appreciate the help and suggestions.... I don't want any lighting effects and I don't see paying for them when you don't want to use them. Is there a reason why I should use these and not a non RGB version?
 
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