I'm putting a plan together to build a new machine for my den. 4K gaming, VM's for Adobe, Autocad, SQL Server 2017 Dev/Power BI I record screencasts too.
Thinking of going for the AMD thread-ripper 12 cores 24 threads 4Ghz. 32GB DDR4 but can grow to 128GB (if memory prices come back down!)
Much more affordable than Intel based xenon workstations :-)
The enthusiast CPU's are looking more and more like the ones in the datacentre. All I need now is for SSD's to become more affordable :-)
Wondering how SQL Server & Power BI runs on Thread-ripper - has anyone tried it?