My specific need for this build was to create something that had the ability to crunch large sets of data within a reasonable amount of time. Efficiency was key.
Aesthetically, I wanted to contain all of the computer components within a smaller case and the Fractal Meshify C Mini with the ASRock X399M was my answer. This mid-size tower is packed with enough power to tackle any job I throw at it.
One issue I ran into was the Noctua NH-U14S heat sink. The overall size of the 140mm CPU fan caused clearance issues and I had to scrap it for a 120mm fan. I decided to go with the push and pull setup, so there are fans on either side of the radiator. Because of its sheer size, I decided that it be best to insert the GPU into the second PCI slot. In the photos you can see that I moved it from the first slot to second slot.
The motherboard did require a bios update to support the 2nd gen threadripper chip. A bridge bios update was required before the jumping to the 3.30 bios update. All signs point to a successful bios update. There are no apparent hardware issues.