Work gave me a hefty hardware budget for setting up a VR development environment. This is the build I spec'd out. The rendering of complex scenes in Unreal engine is amazing with the 18 core power of the i9-7980xe. Also the maxed out RAM makes quick work of large environments. I am hoping to incorporate some Real time ray tracing into the simulations to make the lighting and visuals really "pop".
The setup was a breeze. MOBO fit into case without any hassle. All fan mounting was simple and holes matched up. The ATX was a little close to the second HDD (bay holder?) so i removed one and found a nice spot for an additional fan underneath (using as an exhaust fan downwards. ( I guess i could use it to draw in cooler air from the ground, but i worry about introducing low lying FOD into the case... but I Digress). CableMod Cable kit is awesome, the combs are pre-installed and can be moved to just the right spot making for a clean build.
I'm going to be setting all colors on the MOBO to the company colors in a slow "rotating wheel" just to give it that professional look. (RGB seems tacky for a fortune 500 company). Probably going to send the side door out for a Laser engraving for the final finishing touches.
The first boot up was successful using almost all components, and just waiting on two last packages to ship.... (M.2 SSD & OS) & RTX2080ti.