The Best $7,500 Threadripper PRO PC Build – November 2021
Compute at the Speed of Light!
If you’re looking for a PC offering professional-level computational performance that goes beyond extreme, then this is the build for you. With a budget of $6,000, you can max out just about everything, without venturing too far into the land of diminishing returns.
This Month’s Build, Featuring AMD and Nvidia
For November 2021, the $7,500 Threadripper PRO PC Build feature the jaw-dropping Threadripper PRO 3975WX workstation-class processor, cooled by a massive 360mm liquid cooler specifically designed for Threadripper’s large size. With the aid of this cooler, the 3975WX can easily push its 32 cores and 64 threads at full load while keeping temperatures in check, and comes with the built-in advantages of the sWRX8 socket, including 8-channel memory support for unmatched bandwidth. We make the most of it here with a mind-blowing 256GB of high-speed DDR4-3600 RAM. If you have serious computational needs, this system won’t let you down!
In the graphics department, we recommend the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, which offers plenty of ultra HD video outputs, and will provide the perfect level of app acceleration. As for storage, we suggest you equip this system with a blazing-fast 4TB PCIe 4.0 drive, which will keep up with any workflow. Powering the system is a 1000W Platinum-rated power supply, and for the chassis, we go with the professionally-styled, ultra-quiet Fractal Design Define 7 XL.
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The Pre-Built Option
The Workstation PC –
Empowered PC Sentinel Workstation PC 5950X/RTX 3090$4900
This pre-built professional PC is packed with premium components that will get you working (or gaming) at warp speed! These include an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, 32-thread processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 24GB video card, and 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. In terms of storage, you’ll get a 1TB NVMe solid-state drive plus a 3TB hard drive for file storage. The system is anchored by an 850W Gold-rated power supply, and is pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro x64.The Guru’s Tip
Given that ultra-high-end GeForce GPUs are completely unavailable at retail, this system has a big leg up versus the DIY build we spec below for video processing, but it has half the CPU cores, and far less RAM and SSD storage, so you'll have to decide which is more critical for your apps.
The DIY Build
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX$2690 The Guru’s Tip
Note that while AMD does offer a 64-core Threadripper 3995WX, for most users, it's simply not worth the extra cost, and certainly would use up nearly the the entire budget of this machine!
Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI$1000 The Guru’s Tip
AMD's sWRX8 Socket is designed for workstations, and offers robust features for professional users. Note that these systems cannot be overclocked.
Video Card –
Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge 8GB$910 The Guru’s Tip
This card is selling for well over MSRP, but it's also the best all-around choice for adding content-creation or computational acceleration.
G.Skill 8x32GB Trident Z NEO DDR4-3600 CL18$1260 The Guru’s Tip
This kit will take full advantage of Threadripper Pro's eight-channel memory configuration, providing simply unimaginable throughput!
Solid-State Drive –
Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB$1025 The Guru’s Tip
If you feel strongly about splitting your app and swap files, feel free to get two 1TB drives instead. They'll cost the same.
Fractal Design Define 7 XL @Newegg$226 The Guru’s Tip
This case offers full support for the 12"x13" SSI-EEB motherboard used in this system.
Power Supply –
Corsair HX1000 Platinum$220 The Guru’s Tip
This PSU has plenty of headroom to power upgrades you might make, including higher-wattage GPUs.
CPU Cooler –
Silverstone IceGem 360$162 The Guru’s Tip
This cooler is custom-designed with a huge coldplate to fit the Threadripper PRO contact area precisely, unlike any other AIO on the market!
Operating System –
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg$200 The Guru’s Tip
Windows 11 has launched, and will be a free upgrade to all Win10 owners.
The 38-inch Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor –
Acer XR382CQK 37.5″ Ultra Wide Curved$900 The Guru’s Tip
While there many form factors for big monitors out there, we think this 38" ultra-wide model will suit a Threadripper Pro PC best.
The Typist's Gaming Keyboard –
Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) @Newegg$250 The Guru’s Tip
This keyboard is available with three different types of switches: linear, tactile, and clicky. Depending on your region, one or all may be sold out.
The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse –
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless$124 The Guru’s Tip
We've used this mouse since its debut, and it's been flawless!
The Deluxe PC Headset –
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset$170 The Guru’s Tip
The microphone on this headset is better than what you'll find on any other wireless headset, period.
Total Cost: $7693
The Pre-Built Option
The DIY Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX ($2690)
- Motherboard – Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI ($1000)
- Video Card – Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge 8GB ($910)
- Memory – G.Skill 8x32GB Trident Z NEO DDR4-3600 CL18 ($1260)
- Solid-State Drive – Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB ($1025)
- Case – Fractal Design Define 7 XL @Newegg ($226)
- Power Supply – Corsair HX1000 Platinum ($220)
- CPU Cooler – Silverstone IceGem 360 ($162)
- Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Flash Drive @Newegg ($200)
- The 38-inch Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor – Acer XR382CQK 37.5″ Ultra Wide Curved ($900)
- The Typist's Gaming Keyboard – Logitech G915 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky) @Newegg ($250)
- The Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse – Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless ($124)
- The Deluxe PC Headset – Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset ($170)