Welcome to the newest iteration of my M1 build. The desk hasn't changed. In the future I plan on swapping the Schiit Stack for the Jotunheim, and perhaps picking up the ultrawide Alienware monitor and invest in a KVM switch. The changes made were to the hardware.
i9 7900x - I literally have no use for this. I always wanted to build on the x platform and figured I might as well do it now.
I'm sure in the future I'll upgrade again and get the 7980xe. In the meantime, I'm okay with this low core count i9. Turns out the 7900x is more than enough for what I need. No point in upgrading any time soon.
NH-C14 - One of the best air coolers you can get for the M1. Perfect fit.
x299e - Literally my only option, but it has everything I need and then some. The height of the usb 3.0 connector has been troublesome. I ordered a right angle adapter and it should be here this week. Edit: The right angle connector came in, but it cannot be used because of the location of the PSU. New plan is to custom fabricate a new front I/O bracket and delete the audio and USB, that way it's just a power switch.
32GB ram - I wanted to populate all the slots so I got the 4x8 kit. Easy OC to 3000mhz @ 1.35v.
Samsung M.2 - Works great. I hope to populate all the m.2 slots with 2tb drives eventually.
Samsung 2.5" - Works great. I hope to dump this drive for all m.2's eventually.
1080 ti SC Black - This card sucks. Can't OC for crap. Anything over +39 on the core clock and it will crash. Can't get past 1954mhz without crashing. Very disappointed.
SF600 - This works fine. Ordered the premium cable kit and they work great. As much as I hold a huge grudge against Corsair, they get a +1 for this product. They still get -9000 for everything else though.
Noctua Fans - I painted that little 92mm fan black to match the blackness. Yes, you can paint fans and not really worry about the balance. I put on a LOT of paint. I wanted it to stay black and try to be scratch resistant.
Der8aur Skylake X Direct Die Frame The CPU cooler is mounted directly to the die. IDK how much this helps as I forgot to do before and after tests. Whoops. All I know is, under stock settings running prime95 my hottest core hit 52c in a room that was 20c.
The headphones rock. The desk was custom made. The mic works fine. Cables were run through the wall for a clean look. I hate cables. The case is marked as costing me over $400 because I ordered all black panels recently as well as two tempered glass side panels, one in each color, so that way I can change her outfits from time to time.
Feel free to post with any questions or comments you might have. I will read them all.