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Build a monster $5,100 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX desktop PC

Now that AMD's flagship Intel-beating 32-core, 64-thread 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is out, let's take a look at what it takes to build a super desktop system around this silicon. Not included in this build is a case, and the cost of the Windows 10 operating system.
ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme TR4 E-ATX motherboard
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ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme TR4 E-ATX motherboard

Noctua AMD Threadripper NH-U14S TR4 SP3 cooler
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Noctua AMD Threadripper NH-U14S TR4 SP3 cooler

The Noctua NH-U14S is a custom cooler specifically designed for Socket TR4 Threadripper systems.

- 140mm fan with a fin surface area of more than 6000cm² giving it the power to move the sort of air that's needed to cool a chip lie the Threadripper

- Anti-vibration fan clips and mounts

- SecuFirm2 mounting system for Socket TR4 motherboard with is both easy to use, yet robust and secure

- Professional grade thermal compound

Price: $180 | More information

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 RAM
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Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 RAM

WD Black 6TB Performance hard drive
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ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC edition 11GB GDDR5X

An absolute beast of a graphics card. And yes, you could pile another three into this system if your budget allows!

- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

- 11GB 352-Bit GDDR5X RAM

- Core Clock 1594 MHz (OC mode)/1569 MHz (Gaming mode)

- Boost Clock 1708 MHz (OC mode)/1683 MHz (Gaming mode)

- 1 x DVI-D 2 x HDMI 2.0

- 2 x DisplayPort 1.4

- 3584 CUDA Cores

- PCI Express 3.0

- ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting with additional 4-pin RGB header

- DirectCU III with patented dual wing-blade 0dB fans

Price: $830 | More information

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