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Building a Threadripper system...

I have been feeling more than a little limited by my existing computer system for some time and I have been slowly working gathering the considerable amount of money required to fund a new system based on the second generation Threadripper CPUs. This will hopefully all come together in late 2019 when hopefully Threadripper 2nd generation prices will drop with the arrival of the Threadripper 3rd generation CPUs. For the moment I will use this page as a planning document where my upcoming build will be plotted and eventually converted to a full documentation of the actual build. Should be fun!

All the parts...

It is always a mistake to look for too much advice about building a new system as you will invariably get contradictory advice. So ny strategy has been to follow advice only from those I respect and then form my own opinions. So far I have selected the following parts, I will mark which I have actually purchased and which are simply in planning:

It is an exciting time to be planning such a build and I am confident that this will be a truly satisfying system which will boost my productivity immensely. Now just to assemble a lot more cash to afford this great system! Some of this saving is plain old setting money aside each pay while some is money slowly coming through from selling off my more aged computer equipment on EBay. Still another $1,000 to go...

In conclusion...

So still not all put together although I am getting closer. I will document the build process itself as well as some simple benchmarking on completion. Hopefully the system will be up and running in July 2019.

Please feel free to contact me with any errors of fact that you have found on this page, any errors of opinion will probably remain uncorrected. In the meantime I am having a great time mucking around with computer hardware, what about you?