ok. so my current rig is "having some issues". things wouldn't be there on reboot. c:. gpu. keyboard. stuff i kinda need. i tracked it down to a faulty psu. the +5v rail became the "5ish" volt rail and the 12v rail the "meh, close enough" rail. so i went out and got a corsair 1200ax .. and whilst it DOES fit in my case, the damage has been done. four sata ports (or more likely the sata controller they're attached to), one set of 4 usb ports, and two pcie slots just dont wanna any more. and besides, e:d and sc were getting choppy. so. this is my solution i do have a few questions though. firstly, will i see a noticeable difference between ddr 4 2666, 3000, 3200 or 3400 ? from what i gather, the Threadripper likes faster ram, but there's a big diminishing return beyond a certain point. i went with the "all things being even, get the lower latency" approach. (and the plan is to pick up another 4 16gb sticks after christmas or so). secondly, other than heat sinks made from pure unobtanium, there appear to be no currently available full coverage 280 rad AIO's. i contemplated the Noctua.. but then decided that yes. at some point it's getting an overclock. and from what i've seen, the bottleneck in that endeavour is firstly the heatsink, THEN the power supply. i may swap out one of the m.2's for a smaller one. small m.2 for boot. bigger for steam/sc libs, big ass hdd for everything else. the monitor is just there because.. well, i dont NEED need a new monitor right now.. but yeah. i need a new monitor some time. (jan sales?) oh. and the vive is non-negotiable.