Thanks for the awesome advice guys
I think i'll start off by water-cooling with a custom loop, and then I'll see where my temps are at. I has a 2070 super which I can only get +1100mhz memory clock and 100mhz core atm and gets to 80C during benchmarking so I'm hoping that a full custom loop will help me get more GPU headroom as well. the 9900k thermally throttles like a mofo and honestly my air cooler aint too good for it but I don't wanna waste money on something else to get me by until I get a waterloop in. It's been about 5 years since I uilt a waterloop and I decided soft black rubber tubing is the way to go for me without all those stupid RGB parts.
So I'm gunna have to get a lian li dynamic o11D case soon which is like 140-200 depending on if I want the XL or not, but theres a craigslist add for a non XL for 75 I might pick out. currently trying to decide on the waterblock for GPU I guess a corsair is going to have to do because I hate the look of the bitspower lotan and microcenter only has that for 2080FE version sadly
I got both a D5 and DDC from a friend and two EKWB 5 year old cpu blocks I gotta clean up, I think he burned out the DDC and the D5 mighjt be okay im hoping, gotta hooke a PSU up to them and see if they run later haha, he might give me a radiator as well, I think a 240 would be fine for my GPU and I want a 360 for sure for my cpu.
if I can get a little more headroom with just a waterloop, I might hold off on the delidding for quite a while, just pisses me off how hard this cpu is to cool haha but step 1 is getting water-cooling to work. funny thing is direct die with a 50 dollar air cooler might be just as good but honestly the idea of messing up a $500 chip scares me enough to try water-cooling first lol