So I have a purple theme and that is why I named this computer after eggplants. Plus, it sounds weirdly awesome. I have a few more things to buy such as my fluid I am waiting for the PrimoChill VUE. I also did some light mods to the case to adequately cool this bad boy. I drilled some pass-through holes on the PSU shroud and mounted a slim 240mm rad. The radiator has slim fans on it and it performs quite well, cable management was such a pain because I had to keep a lot of the cables in the shroud and I had to make sure they were impeding airflow as little as possible. Will update with the new fluid.
Use: I will be using this machine primarily for gaming but I occasionally edit videos and stuff. I went with x299 because I got a screaming deal on a new 7800X. Plus, quad channel RAM is, as the youths say, "dope"
Pretty awesome. Unfortunately, it runs pretty hot, but it overclocks like a boss! Honestly, I would not change it out for the 8700k though due to the lack of pcie lanes. Not that I am using very many.
Comes with an Atlas arm, which is pretty sweet. This motherboard was worth it. It works really well and has some cool subtle RGB to it.
Screaming fast! Once I get the Samsung EVO it will be my data drive for more mass storage options.