Origin just sticks it into a $400 35lbs startech case and charges you whatever they want heh. Market value is meaningless.
Went to their configuration chose their 4u startech case. Chose x299. Next window chose i9-7900 got $2,662
Went back did it again for x399. Next window chose threadripper 1920x 12 core got $2,705.
So not sure what he's seeing unless hes swapping around motherboard options on the page you choose the cpu.
I sorta cringe when I see pre built enthusiast computer prices.
You can build a pretty legit VJ pc with just the cost of the over priced case, motherboard and cpu.
For fun went to new egg, picked out a Asus motherboard around $335. Then a 1920x for $799. Then added in the fact protocase will freakin build you a custom 4u server case for $1,000. Even picked out a Corsair HX 1200w for $239. Funny how even that is cheaper then both of those Origin builds at that stage.
If he builds a threadripper machine I hope he comes back and reports if it was worth it. I'm actually curious.
If he has problems I hope Origin's technician shows up with a free lunch. ^^
I'd recommend 4u pelican racks with casters when it's done since it's gona weigh 80lbs.
Maybe also swap the fans with corsair ML pro's since events aren't very silent and at least the ML's will last eternity or some industrial model noctuas.
Anyways bless the customer that rents this..