Each 2696 V4 on eBay is about $1169 used. That's 2338 for both processors not including motherboard and the rest of the components. So it's not the same price of a dual 2696 V4 considering that the 1950X is $999 at Microcenter and a dual 2696 V4 processor's cost $2338 for a pair or $1169 individually. So when you take into account motherboard and memory for a Threadripper setup it ends up being cheaper than a 2696 V4 dual-socket setup while offering better price/performance. Besides your comparing a single socket setup to a dual socket setup. That's not an accurate nor proper comparison.the truth is pretty simple here - a typical threadripper setup gives you half of the performance (cb ~3000) for the same price of a dual 2696v4.