Build 74 – Blenderizer: Animation Workstation

Blenderizer is an animation workstation, designed around a 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor and twin RTX 2080Ti 11GB video cards.

Description

Blenderizer is an animation workstation, designed around a 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor and twin RTX 2080Ti 11GB video cards.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor and twin RTX 2080Ti 11GB video cards.

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 animation, visual effects, video production, and gaming.

This system is designed in particular for Blender, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and some games (in order of importance to the client).

This build was influenced by The Shrenderer.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x32GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 512GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (HDD): 2x Western Digital BLACK 2TB

Video Card (GPU): 2x EVGA RTX 2080Ti 11GB XC HYBRID

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W

Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2

Fans: 6x Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 9 3950X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for editing, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM, 128GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was mostly fine with our default storage setup, adding twin 2TB HDDs.
  • We recommended twin RTX 2080Tis for editing and rendering performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1300W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Before I ever indicated I wanted Chris to build me a PC he had basically given me a full customized parts list that I could have gone and built my own PC with (which I did build my own computers prior to this) — but that’s exactly the point.

I didn’t want to spend the hours researching parts, shopping around, worrying if I was getting the right thing, and then clearing out a big headache-inducing table in my house to carefully construct my most important tool. I wanted someone else to do that and Chris and his team did.

The process was smooth and hands-off for me (except of course for them taking all my initial desires in to consideration) which is exactly what I wanted. Thanks Top Flight Computers for making the experience so easy on my end.”

Derek, Austin TX

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