Build 66 – Discovery One: Game Development Workstation

Discovery One is a game development workstation.


Discovery One is a game development workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor and a GTX 1660Ti 6GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a new powerful workstation to handle their growing professional workload in Unity and Unreal Engine.

This build was influenced by Ashen.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GTX 1660Ti 6GB GAMING AMP

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650 GQ

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S

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 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 wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM, 32GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer opted for a single 1TB NVME drive.
  • We recommended the GTX 1660Ti for gaming and editing performance at the budget level.
  • 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.

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