Hi there! Finally, after many weeks on and off, this build can live up to its name as my original intention was for this to be a Win/Mac dual boot system. It has been struggling with the Mac part of course and it turns out it had to do with the CPU.
Well ok, maybe partially. I am not by any means a seasoned hackintosher. I have been able to get it to boot on previous builds but the effort it probably would have taken to get it to work was outside of my skill set. While I found one person able to boot on the i9-9820x (my previous processor), they were using Clover with special patching and I am using Opencore. I don't think Opencore is the issue but I saw someone else with the same issue switch to the 9940x and it worked for them....so.....yeah it's booting now.
While we're at it, I upgraded my 3 very old spinning hard drives from previous laptops to 2x 1TB Samsung 860 QVO SSDs.