This is basically my home office computer. It started out as The Precursor, but I wanted to change some things out as I was fighting the motherboard at every turn with respect to stability.
So the fight began.
First up was to get a board that could push a Threadripper 2990WX which netted me the MSI MEG X399 Creation. Unfortunately, the first board was bad and had to be sent back. The second one, however, is working perfectly.
Next, I wanted to go 100% AMD. I already had a Vega Frontier Edition GPU, but I wanted to run two of them on the build. There are enough lanes to make this a decent idea from a "why not" perspective, but unfortunately, again, I had a bad card. This means we're going solo Vega on this build.
Motherboard and SSDs
The MSI MEG X399 Creation comes with an M.2 expansion card which allows me to connect an additional 4 M.2 SSDs to the computer, and the card is completely populated with four HP EX920 512GB SSDs in RAID 0 for a scratch drive. This helps out with video editing and the occasional benchmark run.
So, the real fun: the case. I decided to go with the Lian Li O11 Air as it had fans in the front and ample room for a thick top radiator. Now, it's not quite as popular as its brother (the O11 Dynamic), however after fitting a Thermaltake CL360 radiator in the top, and a Barrow Dabel-A radiator on the side, and two intake fans on the front, I'm pretty satisfied with the air flow in the case. I'd definitely recommend static pressure fans for intake as the dust filters severely limit airflow.
Networking and Storage (Part 2)
I had a question on a previous build about why there were no hard drives in the build. The computer is connected via a 10GbE fiber connection to my NAS which holds ample storage, and is fast enough to make the 10GbE link actually useful (around 500MB/s). Also, there wasn't much room after installing all of the stuff to have room for hard drives as there was a radiator in the way.
Everything that can have a waterblock put on it does have a waterblock on it. XSCP handled the CPU, EKWB handled the GPU, and the EPDM/ZMT tubing looks great. I used a Corsair Commander Pro to handle RGB duties (which translates to "used for white lighting on the sides"). The motherboard's MysticLights RGB software controls the Bora fans pulling air through the side radiator.
Also, I'm using a Aquaero 6 LT to control all of the fans and to monitor coolant temperature in the loop. All of the fans are also using that coolant temperature to figure out how fast to spin.