I put together 3 parts lists; the first was a Threadripper 3960x based machine designed to work as 3 systems, two for gaming and one content creation. It came out to 4,430$. When I tallyd up the total for the machines by themselves rather than integrated into one machine, I came out to 1,814$ for the content creation machine (Ryzen 9 3900x + GTX 1660 Super + 32gb ram and some other bells and whistles like mirrored hard drives). The Gaming machines came out to 1,440$ each. (Ryzen 5 3600 + RTX 2060 Super and some other bells and whistles like liquid cooling). This came out to 4696$, 266$ less than our fully integrated system. With some smarter parts listing you could definitely maximize your savings, but I DEFINITELY think looking into the lower-end threadrippers as several virtual machines is worth looking into, and it would be very interesting to see the results if someone were to actually try this.