Build 107 – Brent: General Workstation

Brent is a general workstation.


Brent is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X processor and an RTX 3060Ti 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation designed for video editing, photo editing, gaming, streaming, 3D modeling, and general use.

This customer wanted a dedicated computer strong enough to handle Premiere, Photoshop, and OBS. He also preferred liquid cooling visually over air cooling. A good long-term upgrade path was important, as sleek visuals. Several existing parts were reused in this build to keep cost down.

This build was purchased as a set with Nicole.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

CPU Cooler: (existing) 240mm Liquid Cooler

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC

Memory: GSkill Ripjaws V Series 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (HDD): (existing) 4TB WD Blue

Video Card (GPU): RTX 3060Ti 8GB

Power Supply (PSU): (existing) 850W

Case: (existing) Corsair Air 540

Fans: 5x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 5 5600X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and editing, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a single-tower cooler is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling with a 240mm AIO for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, 64GB was an easy upgrade.
  • We used a single 1TB NVME drive for main storage, reusing an existing 4TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We recommended the RTX 3060Ti for gaming and editing performance.
  • We reused an existing 850W power supply.
  • We reused an existing case.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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