Interested to see how this turns out. I had a similar idea for a build but I had concerns about the 400 watts being enough. My other alternative was to use a 9700k instead of the 3950x since it'll be primarily for gaming.
Very nice build. I'm about to attempt something similar with a 9700k and blackridge cooler with VLP ram. How are the temps with gaming and how is the power consumption on that beast? I continually have worries about power draw with a passively cooled hd plex solution.
I got one from amazon, and the speaker grill was already dented. Seems like the construction is pretty disappointing and the cover stand thing doesn't offer enough protection. I guess I'll just stick to my Gstory 120hz.