Build 242 – Bigby Hynde: Visual Effects Workstation

Bigby Hynde is a visual effects workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

Description

Bigby Hynde is a visual effects workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new VFX workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time.

This build was designed for photorealistic 3D rendering, 2D instructional videos, 3D animation, and film-grade VFX. This workstation would primarily be used for Blender, After Effects, and Unreal Engine.

This build was influenced by our i9 Visual Effects Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-13900K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks GLACIER ONE 360D30

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston F​ury Renega​de Silver ​4x32GB DDR​5-6000

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Black 4TB

Video Card (GPU): MSI GeForce RTX 4090 24GB GAMING X TRIO

Power Supply (PSU): be quiet! Straight Power 12 1200W

Case: be quiet! ​Shadow Bas​e 800 Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-13900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for lightly-threaded workloads, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm liquid cooler is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer was fine with our default memory, 192GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was mostly fine with our default storage setup, only adding a 4TB HDD for long-term storage.
  • The customer was fine with the RTX 4090 for maximum general-purpose GPU compute, and a large amount of VRAM.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1200W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“So great to be able to actually talk with someone to go through your needs for a custom build and get great insight and advice.

The machine is top notch and I’ll definitely be getting more from Top Flight.”

Danny, Winston-Salem NC

Out of Our Minds Animation Studio

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