Let's get this outta the way - I am not nor have I ever been married! Build name was inspired in summation of the... shall we say "troubled" commentary offered by non-PC chums at the price tag of all this relative to perceived worth. [faux serene expression falters with an involuntary eyebrow-twitch]
Let's get into it.
The pictured Aorus P850W PSU was alas proven faulty and is therefore absent from the product listing - troubleshooting to that conclusion after the system initially failed to POST has officially made my top ten list of funnest things I've ever done! [deadpan] This item was thus replaced by the Corsair RMi, which then freed me to sub in the Corsair replacement cables over my initial application of the CableMod extensions. Ultimately I reverted to the extensions because the replacement cables came burdened with fixed and bulky cable combs (an example of which can be seen on the CPU cable on that inert shot of the innards) which didn't allow for the neat alignment of the two 8-pin connectors on the GPU... and when things don't align I turn green and start picking fights with irradiated dogs. #SoMuchDrool
Subsequently not that happy with the clear combs on the extensions but I'll update those in the near future. Regardless will definitely side with CableMod over Corsair sleeving going forward. And perhaps start an I.T. movement to get attractive cable combs more recognition. [cue one-man Mexican wave to keep their spirits up in the meantime]
Couldn't seat the front USB 3.0 connection without horribly bending the cable (no room with the bottom fans in place), hence the angled adapter featured on photo #7. Fortunately this did not impede the vertical mounting of the GPU. Nor my ability to childishly giggle at that last sentence.
In any event this is all complete overkill for my needs; all I've played lately is Soda Dungeon and Slay the Spire. I'm more likely to trigger my better half than the fans on that GPU.
Ergo... mid-life crisis?
Note the side panel is off on some snaps purely for the sake of a non-reflective shot. I follow a similar practice IRL by removing my sparkly gums, fake glossy teeth and glass eye for all my family photos... though it's been a while since I've been invited to anything... not sure why...
Short video of the completed build here (with really dramatic music to better invite ridicule): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8yElWllz0
As to the setup as a whole... needless to say I heroically drilled a hole into my shiny new desk and inserted a grommet (harrowing moments, but blokeyness prevailed). The desk also comes stock with a cable management net underneath which made for neat routing (I bet my partner wishes I too came with some kind of system to hide all my ugly bits, but that's a whole other post). Also stuck a bunch of "Permastik Small Cable Clips" on the underside of the desk to save stuffing the net too much (since the power board is in there) and/or to help with reach for the shorter cables. Albeit a bit cheap and nasty, I much prefer this to say an IKEA Signum horizontal cable trunk (or variants thereof) as those options hang down from the underbelly a little too much for my taste.
In that vein the PC is indeed Ethernet connected. Cable is snaked under and across the desk then tied down the back of the left table leg (together with the power cable for the underside-and-netted power board), then it feeds into a cable raceway, which itself then wraps around the corner and finally up into the router you see on the bookshelf. Think circle of life, just with less Lions (though I did roar in triumph once it was all done - a rather uninspiring thing).
The mouse pad cable is Photoshopped out of the pics. Ta-da! [spirit fingers] Seriously though, it's routed along the underside of the top edge of the mousemat then down the grommet where it's cable-tied with the KB and elgato cables. This is partly why I favor the Steelseries mousemat over the Coolermaster or Razer XL RGB variants; the other pads have their cable popping out of the top of the mat which obviously cannot be hidden to the same degree. And I'd really rather not have to drill more holes. Even if I would look really manly doing it.
Finally... I loathe that oversized IKEA lamp and really need to get around to replacing it someday. [raises clenched fist skyward and swears an oath to see it done]
Pictured but not in the parts list: Yorkshire Executive Chair, Industrial 4 Tier Bookshelf, Anko Perforated Desk Lamp, Wireless IP Camera, Google Home Mini, Philips Hue Bridge and lights, Thunder3 Duo Pro and Synology NAS raids (with 4x 8TB Ironwolf Pro drives between them), D-Link Cobra AC5300 Modem Router, NBN Modem, Bose QC35 Headphones... and a Lego Millennium Falcon. Because the crisis thing is no joke.
Falcon aside the goal was to keep only what was loosely functional. Even if that function was dubious lighting... I mean hey, quality superhero posing needs a rockin' light source and a fancy backdrop, amirite?! [preps spandex and a dream]
Pending Upgrades: I have ordered a Logitech G915 Lightspeed Clicky Wireless Keyboard to replace the Logitech G512 Tactile Carbon (now in hand and in play - pics updated). Have been using my Elgato to make up for the lack of media functions on the G512 but it's not as snappy or intuitive as just mashing a media key. Hence... G915 with its media and macro functionality. Plus I really dig its low profile sleekness and yearn to paw at it with creepy and wanton desire.
If all of that sounds like weak justification to spend $400 AUD on a keyboard... you are spot on and I would sheepishly point you to the name of the build. [confesses and conveniently begs forgiveness after the fact]
Which brings me to my one true dissatisfaction with my choices... the motherboard. The X570 Pro Wifi is an itch I want to scratch - wanted the Aorus Master but it was out of stock at my local and I settled for the pick of what remained (there's an intrinsic life metaphor-come-lesson mixed in there methinks). Thus going forward I will look to upgrade to my preferred mobo once the 3950X drops, do both upgrades together (one-handed and simultaneously? To build manhood points?) and thus better bring that part in line with the rest. Only this time I will "screw with confidence" and put the hefty spares toward improving my daughter's setup (i.e., buy my way into being allowed a few more shameless hugs - because I doth decree she will never be too old for those).
In the meantime this is therefore perhaps less of a true Divorce Maker and more of a Sleep-on-the-Couch-for-the-Night Maker. Somehow that just doesn't have the same ring to it...
EDIT: For those asking (on reddit) the big lamp is an IKEA Dudero Floor Lamp. I think it's been discontinued as mine is VERY old (it's paper thin and easily torn - I have it turned to hide some of the wear and tear). It's only there as an interim floor lamp until I sort one that better suits this setup, hence also why I didn't bother "cable-managing" it to the same degree . Nothing wrong with the lamp per se - it's quite dapper (do people still say that? They should) and even supports two lights. Just that I prefer something a little more industrial and "masculine". Something I can, you know, beat my chest to. CHEST. And nothing else. [looks round suspiciously at all the Dangerous Minds]
In the meantime the lighting is working hard to kinda glance us by the mismatch... [secret handshake]
EDIT 2: Lamp has happily been upgraded per photo number 3 (the big purple photo) to the Rubia Metal Floor Lamp from Temple and Webster. So happy endings all round! [cue handshakes and outsized confetti shower]