The Best $10,000 Threadripper Content Creation PC Build – December 2022
If you’re looking for a PC offering professional-level computational performance to the extreme, then this is the build for you. With a budget of $10,000, you can max out just about everything, without venturing too far into the land of diminishing returns. Note that while we set $10,000 as a budget cap for this system, we’ll rarely use it all. As of our latest update, this system comes in just over $9,000!
And by the way, if you came here looking to game… well, we suggest you jump to our $10,000 Supreme Dream Machine Gaming PC Build, as it’s optimized exclusively for gaming at the same pricepoint!
This Month’s Build, Featuring AMD and Nvidia
For September 2022, our Content Creation PC Build features the powerful AMD Threadripper Pro 5975X 32-core processor, cooled by a massive 360mm liquid cooler. Backing up the processor is the ultra-fast Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, which offers plenty of brawn for any content creation task, and an impressive 24GB VRAM allocation to back it up.
As for storage, this system uses two of the fastest 4TB PCIe Gen 4 drives on the market, which will keep up with any workflow. The system is also decked out in the memory department, with 256GB of DDR4-3600 RAM operating in eight-channel mode for unbeatable bandwidth. Powering the system is a 1200W Platinum-rated power supply, and for the chassis, we go with the professionally-styled SilverStone Seta Q1, the quietest case ever designed!
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The DIY Build
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX$3299 The Guru’s Tip
We are specifically going with the 32-core model here rather than the 64-core model because many applications simply will not make proper use of the 64-core CPU, calling into question its value proposition.
Asrock WRX80 Creator R2.0 @Newegg$900 The Guru’s Tip
To engage eight-channel memory mode, we are spec'ing an 8-stick memory kit.
Video Card –
Zotac GeForce RTX 4090 Trinity OC$1794 The Guru’s Tip
This card provides a massive amount of content-creation acceleration, and with 24GB of VRAM, there's virtually no limit to the size of the files you can process!
G.Skill 8x32GB Trident Z NEO DDR4-3600 CL18$900 The Guru’s Tip
This extreme capacity kit will mean you never have to worry about running out of memory while creating!
Solid-State Drive –
WD_Black SN850X 4TB NVMe$400 The Guru’s Tip
In this system, we are recommending dual drives to accelerate processes such as swap file storage.
Solid-State Drive –
Second WD_Black SN850X 4TB NVMe$400 The Guru’s Tip
This system has two PCIe Gen 4 M.2 slots, so install this in the lower slot
SilverStone Seta Q1$146 The Guru’s Tip
This is the perfect chassis for a serious content creation system!
Power Supply –
be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1200W$250 The Guru’s Tip
This PSU has plenty of headroom to allow maximum loads on the CPU and GPU simultaneously, as often occurs during content creation.
CPU Cooler –
Silverstone IceGem 360$147 The Guru’s Tip
This cooler's transfer plate is specially designed for Threadripper's large surface area. By the way, once you mount this cooler to the top of the chassis, make sure to remove the case's pre-installed sound-dampening panel.
Operating System –
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Flash Drive$200 The Guru’s Tip
The Pro version can use up to 2TB of system RAM, up from the 128GB limit of the Home version. Because this system has 256GB of RAM, this OS is a requirement for this build.
The 38-inch Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor –
LG 38WN95C-W$1097 The Guru’s Tip
We think this 38" ultra-wide model will suit most professional content creation systems best, but if you want are focused on 4K video production, go with the model below.
The 32-inch Professional 4K Monitor –
ASUS ProArt PA329C$1008 The Guru’s Tip
This is a true video production designer's dream monitor!
The Ultimate Business Keyboard –
Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Illuminated Keyboard$163 The Guru’s Tip
This is the perfect keyboard for high-end content creation. Quiet and yet ultra-responsive!
The Deluxe Wireless Mouse –
Logitech MX Master 3S$100 The Guru’s Tip
Logitech has packed a tremendous amount of innovation into this mouse, specifically for content creators!
The Deluxe PC Headset –
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset$174 The Guru’s Tip
The microphone on this headset is better than what you'll find on any other wireless headset, period.
Total Cost: $9182
The DIY Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX ($3299)
- Motherboard – Asrock WRX80 Creator R2.0 @Newegg ($900)
- Video Card – Zotac GeForce RTX 4090 Trinity OC ($1794)
- Memory – G.Skill 8x32GB Trident Z NEO DDR4-3600 CL18 ($900)
- Solid-State Drive – WD_Black SN850X 4TB NVMe ($400)
- Solid-State Drive – Second WD_Black SN850X 4TB NVMe ($400)
- Case – SilverStone Seta Q1 ($146)
- Power Supply – be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1200W ($250)
- CPU Cooler – Silverstone IceGem 360 ($147)
- Operating System – Microsoft Windows 11 Pro Flash Drive ($200)
- The 38-inch Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor – LG 38WN95C-W ($1097)
- The 32-inch Professional 4K Monitor – ASUS ProArt PA329C ($1008)
- The Ultimate Business Keyboard – Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Illuminated Keyboard ($163)
- The Deluxe Wireless Mouse – Logitech MX Master 3S ($100)
- The Deluxe PC Headset – Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset ($174)