That's great to hear. Glad I could help.
Good Deal. Hope it works out for you.
I apologize I didn't research the specific item with regards to whether or not it would work with your build. I meant for it just to be an example of the type of item that you could buy.
Looking at the description in more detail it mentions to obtain NVMe speeds it requires intel i9 and certain board chipsets. It does not mention threadripper. That could mean one of two things. Either the product was produced pre threadripper and will work or it's not compatible with it for NVMe at all. With regards to your build and this specific product, as far as I know the drive will work. The only thing I don't know is if you would get the NVMe speeds or Sata 3 from it.
With that said I did notice something when looking at the Silverstone ECM23(similar type product). It gives the same information for supported platforms I9 & certain board chipsets on newegg. The funny thing is though if you go to the Silverstone page they give you info about the cooling capabilities of the heatsink vs one with out it. The test system they used for this is a threadripper 1920x build. This makes me think that you will get the NVMe speeds and the product was produced prior to threadripper explaining why only intel is mentioned in the product description, but I would recommend you do further research before buying any of them.
You could grab one of these: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815256028&Description=pcie%20m.2%20card&cm_re=pcie_m.2_card-_-15-256-028-_-Product I know it would mess with the look a bit, but for me I will sacrifice a bit of looks for the safety of my investment. The other option would be to switch to one of the MSI boards like: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP6F82033&Description=msi%20x399&cm_re=msi_x399-_-13-144-079-_-Product It supports 3 of them and they all lay flat on the board.
He has 2 m.2 drives. I believe he has that one filled with one of his m.2 drives.
I can't answer your question, but I was reading the remainder of your comment. Did you notice how much he spent on fittings? For $400 you could easily buy 100+ pieces of tubing, a heat gun, & a kit with tube bending tools. Going all fittings is usually the pricier way of doing things.
I like it, but I know I'm not the most knowledgeable about keyboards. It does its job, and I haven't had any issues with it functioning properly and I've had it for a year now. I honestly picked it up because newegg had a deal with the keyboard, headset, a mouse(which I gave away) and a mouse pad(which I gave away) for $70. I just couldn't pass up the deal. The software for the RGB control isn't bad, but I have mine set to pulse red, so I don't use all of the options. Which part of its capabilities are you most interested in?
Thanks Ben. About the cables, I'll give that a try and post a pic that way. You're right about the storage. I was actually looking at picking up a 2 TB sometime soon as I am already running low. The mouse pad yeah it doesn't necessarily fit the "theme," but it's my favorite anime and I wanted to rep different parts of me in the entire setup.