Building a PC: Chasing The Performance Dragon (Premium)

Brad Sams

Back in October, I got my first taste of high-end computing with an AMD Threadripper rig that I thought was going to be my daily driver for a few weeks but the PC gods had other ideas.

After the initial rig died on me and it was necessary to send it back for repairs, add in a trip to the Qualcomm summit, and sprinkle in two holidays, I never got time to fully review the hardware. After sending the machine back, as it was a review unit, I convinced the higher powers to let me build a high-end rig that will help power a couple of our upcoming projects.

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