I really needed a new machine for work (and play!). I run several VMs at once for work and got tired of having to shut one or two down on my old Skylake i7.
I was pleasantly surprised how easy the threadripper installs. It retrospect, it's a much better install process into the motherboard. The only thing that beats it is the old Pentium 3 cartridge style install.
I'm running the Samsung 970 in Raid 0. I may or may not change that in the near future. Running the system in RAID mode doesn't allow the SSD utils like Samsung Magician to work and I'm not sure I'm getting much real world benefit.
The Lian Li case is spectacular! The 360 RAD sits sloped into the second compartment. This keeps it out of the way AND lets it pull cold air directly from the side of the case. It's a great design.