Compatibility Concerns for Threadripper 1950X PC Build

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Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting here, so I apologize if I do not post this question in the correct place or if I do not present my concern well.

I am a PhD student who regularly uses deep learning methods for my research on natural language processing and classification applications. I have been using my university's servers and Google Colab to do GPU-based processing to date, but now I would like to build my own computer for running computationally-intensive analyses on large datasets. Below is what I have selected for my computer build so far. I have checked for cross-comparability between parts as well as I can using different websites; however, I've found that some details are still ambiguous (e.g., companies' compatibility sheets are outdated by 6+ months for some parts).

Processor: 1 X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) Desktop Processor (YD195XA8AEWOF) (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B074CBH3R4/?coliid=I1ZSY3GG42WFUM&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Motherboard: 1 X GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7 (AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper TR4/ATX/3x M.2/WIFI/Front USB 3.1/RGB Fusion/Killer LAN/4 Way SLI Motherboard) (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0746CT3Y5/?coliid=I1Q035KL7O6V5P&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Memory Cards: 1 X CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3466MHz C16 Desktop Memory (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01CYILXA6/?coliid=I36518O7JLWB9N&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Hard Drive 1: 1 X Samsung 970 PRO 512GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7P512BW) (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07C8Y31G2/?coliid=I1V9ZQSQ1QC7AL&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Hard Drive 2: 1 X Toshiba X300 5TB Performance Desktop and Gaming Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive (HDWE150XZSTA) (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B013JPLKQK/?coliid=I190DADP78K1S5&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Graphics Cards: 2 X AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Liquid Retail (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B072XLR2K7/?coliid=IYPL2G1TP2BFJ&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 80+ GOLD, 1300W Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 120-G2-1300-XR (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00COIZTZM/?coliid=I1L5QYQCO2UT5Z&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Case: Thermaltake Core X71 Tempered Glass Edition SPCC ATX Full Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case CA-1F8-00M1WN-02 (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N4R021Q/?coliid=I1LPRDEWHFLC4N&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Cooling: Enermax LIQTECH TR4 360mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Exclusive for AMD Threadripper Processor with 100% Str4 HIS Coverage, 500W+ TDP and Patented Shunt Channel Technology, ELC-LTTR360-TBP (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B074ZLQZG2/?coliid=I189QNW0SS0YLO&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
Operating System: Ubantu 18.04 (https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop)

Specifically, I am concerned about whether the memory cards above are compatible with 1) my processor and 2) my motherboard -- and everything else for that matter, including my graphics cards. The Corsair website does not list up-to-date information about whether these cards will work with Threadripper processors or Gigabyte X399 motherboards at the memory cards' given size and speed. I have seen off-hand comments in reviews of the cards that they have worked for some users with my specs above, but I want to make sure I have more evidence before I spend that much money on them. Also, I am not sure if there will be any issues related to the fact that I will be using them on a machine with a Linux operating system instead of Windows.

If anyone else has any questions or concerns about the build I am proposing, please let me know (e.g., is my PSU too large, is my case too big/small for my parts, are any of these parts too fast/slow given the other parts' specs, will my memory cards work well with this build, etc). If I can get an even faster memory card set (like this: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B079P894GS/?coliid=IM05AXBBJEDQP&colid=1L0XW4IRC14KG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it), then that would be great!

Thank you so much for your time and assistance!

Best,
Alex

Update: Here is a parts printout from https://pcpartpicker.com, which states I have no issues/incompatibilities: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/t6F98Y. Hopefully this is correct!
 
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Thanks so much for checking into that for me! I saw that page as well, but I didn't know if I was readings it correctly it to mean that all of my parts would work together, since other memory card manufacturers (e.g., G.Skill) have memory cards that are the same size but which only work with either Intel or AMD processors.
 

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A lot of times when they say that they mean that it's been tested with AMD, but not Intel(and vice versa). Does not necessarily mean it won't work with the other. Occasionally a manufacturer will make a particular module that's optimized specifically for AMD(or Intel). Normally right on the package it will specify this.
 

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