We are moving on with the build again today and actually starting to get some components fitted. For this build, we have partnered with ASUS and are using their ASUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming motherboard. This will be paired with the mighty AMD Threadripper 2990WX that they recently sent over and has been used in our previous Phantom Gaming series.
This is a feature-packed board and includes 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11AC, Bluetooth, 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, Intel® I211-AT, support for up to 8 x DIMM Quad Channel DDR4, USB 3.1 Gen2, SupremeFX S1220A Audio Codec, 2x M.2 Slot 2242~22110, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, Aura Sync and 1 x U.2 amongst others.
Another partner on this build is Team Group, they have supported my builds in the past and we are delighted to work with them again for this project. Today we are fitting the Team Group T-Force Delta 4x4gb DDR4 3000mhz kit at CL16-18-18-38. This Delta RAM also supports RGB and so will complement our build perfectly.
Now we have the 2990WX fitted and our motherboard ready to go, we can fit the RAM and get it all in the Dark Base 900.
Last up today is getting the front I/O and wireless charging unit back on the chassis. From here we can start thinking about internal prop placement and GPU mounting. A lot depends on the space we have available and while the Dark base 900 is a rather large case, we will soon start running out of room.