Build 33 – Ashen: Video Editing Workstation

Ashen is a video editing workstation.


Ashen is a video editing workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor and a GTX 1060 6GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time. This build was designed for recording, video editing, streaming, and VR gaming.

This build influenced Discovery One, Computron 9001, and Gurp Tower.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

CPU Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-3000

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 250GB

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 1TB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Green 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GTX 1060 6GB

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650W GQ

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 7 2700X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a single-tower is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM.
  • We used the existing storage setup.
  • We recommended the GTX 1060 for gaming and editing performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“In March, I had an apartment fire and lost my computer. I was able to save 3 hard drives, but needed a new PC.

I met the Top Flight Computers team at Playthrough Gaming Convention in Raleigh. From the start, they were friendly and welcoming. Never made you feel like you asked a dumb question and showed genuine interest in helping you. The PCs they had on display were wonderfully clean and wire managed.

They contacted me after the convention and we discussed what I was looking to do. Chris sent me a few builds with different price points. We spoke about what parts is better to invest more money in and why. What was great was they were able to use the hard drives from my old computer into the new build.

I then got to watch my build live streamed. They explained the building process and the parts that were being used, in addition to fielding any questions viewers had during the stream. After that, Chris gave me updates on the computer and testing it out to make sure that when I have it home, I can turn it on and just go.

Top Flight Computers cares about what they do, and the quality and effort they put in shows. Thank you, Top Flight Computers!”

Michael, Fuquay Varina NC

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