As I was watching an installation video AFTER I already installed my Threadripper 3970X, I realized that there is an order to which you are supposed to both unscrew and screw in the mounting bracket. (Maybe) unrelated, I was having problems with the build overall, getting performance drops and stuttering in games but didn't see the FPS counter drop. I put in a new GPU of same model (2080 Ti)) from a different computer and it seemed to fix it until I tested my friend's 2080 Ti, which was two years old, in and then it started having the same problems again. Is there a possibility that the oversight in screw / unscrew order for the TR could cause problems like this? I ended up buying a new case which significantly better airflow and temps (according to Gamers Nexus) that I am going to try out since I think it may be a thermal throttling issue for either CPU or GPU. Thanks.