Question how much grief would be gettign Risen 3 system now but looking to upgrade the Threadripper later when released?


Jul 23, 2018
Very much eyeing up the 3rd Gen Threadripper processors and boards (especially after seeign the risen 3 with its pcei slotsand much faster SSD choices like the Corsair Force SSDs with write speeds over 4000) As looking at a need for both single thread speed and mutli core renderign and encoding.

I was looking getting a custom workstation for a mix of

  • CAD,
  • 3D Modelling,
  • Effects
  • Video Editing.
  • Both single thread creating and multi thread for encoding
Software such as :

  • Rhino
  • Solidworks
  • Autodesk Alias
  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Sketchup
  • Vectorworks
  • After Effects Premier
  • Mudbox
  • 3d Studio Max
  • Maya

  • V-Ray
  • Keyshot
  • Blender
  • Adobe Encoder
  • Photoshop, Illutrator, Indesign
  • Adobe Audition

How hard and costy would it be to get going with a risen 3 system now like

  • Processor: Ryzen 3900x
  • Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi, AMD X570
  • Memory: 64GB 3200ghz Ram
  • Power: 650w Power
  • Graphics Card: Quadro RTX 4000 Graphics card (But with a side note on how much extra the 2080 ti would be)
  • Optical drive: A DVD writer
  • Storage: A Raid 1 pair of Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200rpm 4 tb drives
  • OS SSD Drive: 1TB Corsair Force (PCIe 4.0)
  • Operating Sys: Windows 10 Pro Work station 4 core plus (and advise on if worth it given the build here)
  • Logitech Wireless Keyboard K35

And then trying to upgrade to one of the new Threadripper gen 3 systems when they come out.?

What bits would have to go and be replaced, how had would it be to impliment ad how costy takign into account whihc partd could I expect t be able to sell snd hard diectly or through the likes of stores like CEX.

Really need to get going now but tr3 looks so much better. Any advice? like would it be better to go with a 2950x system now? possibly with a MSI Meg creaton or Aus Dleuxe Prime 2 motherboard?
Haven't checked on prices but you would be looking at a different motherboard with any Threadripper build. It's not as if you can drop a Threadripper CPU into a Ryzen motherboard; or Ryzen into a Threadripper motherboard. So at the very least you're comparing CPU + motherboard upgrades (assuming all else is equal).

EDIT: Will also depend how far up the (potential) Threadripper stack you want to end up. The Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16c/32t CPU which places it against the lower Threadripper stack, so the Threadripper 1950X (16c/32t) and the 2950X (16c/32t).
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