Build 58 – BellaVerde: Post Production Workstation

BellaVerde is a workstation built for DaVinci Resolve.


BellaVerde is a post production workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i9-9900K processor and an RTX 2080Ti 11GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation built for DaVinci Resolve to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time.

This build was influenced by NeverWait.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 512GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (HDD): 8x Western Digital Black 2TB RAID10

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 2080Ti 11GB XC Ultra Gaming

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000

Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl)

Fans: 6x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Black

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • While liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended for the CPU, a high-end dual-tower air cooler keeps temperatures in check.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with Thunderbolt support.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM, and 32GB DIMMs weren’t widely available yet.
  • The customer was mostly fine with our default storage setup, but they did request a mass-storage RAID10 array of HDDs.
  • For high performance in 2K color grading, we recommended the RTX 2080Ti.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a very large full tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris and the team at Top Flight Computers is SUBLIME. Don’t hesitate to do business with this group!”

Alan, Nashville TN

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