Below is my proposal for a barebones 1950x Threadripper (TR) build. At the time of writing I believe this to be one of the highest performance builds possible for the TR platform. The exact cost of the build will vary depending on price fluctuations and your region, but at the time of writing this build comes in at approximately 4,000 USD using US based prices.
The core component around which this build is built. The 1950x processor is currently the fastest CPU available on the TR platform.
Liquid cooling specifically designed to accommodate the large Threadripper socket. This will enable you to obtain a stable overclock whilst keeping noise levels and temperature in a decent range.
Premium motherboard for the enthusiast TR platform. Ideal for overclocking CPU and RAM.
Possibly the fastest RAM available for this board. Very low latency with a CAS latency of 14, ideal for solver work.
The fastest consumer SSD currently available on the market. Also available in 480 GB.
Supports up to two external monitors running at a resolution of 4k each. Does everything you would need to do with a machine built for poker solvers and/or grinding.
Perhaps the most subjective part of the build. This case was selected for compatibility, but also because of it’s good air-flow.
High quality PSU from a trusted brand to ensure continuous up-time. 750W is more than sufficient to supply enough power to this build and potential future upgrades, such as a more power hungry GPU or additional hard drives.
Fast internal SSHD For additional storage.
If you would like to see a build suggestion for different hardware, please post your suggestion in the comments below.