Build 94 – El Rey Del Muerto: General Workstation

El Rey Del Muerto is a general workstation.


El Rey Del Muerto is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core Ryzen 7 3700X processor and an RTX 2070 Super 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new general workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This customer had been sharing an older computer with his family, and needed a dedicated long-term rig for schoolwork.

This computer is designed in particular for the Adobe suite, 3D printing, laser engraving, AR, VR, and 1080p/144hz gaming (RTS, RPG, FPS, High Fantasy, sci-fi, horror).

This build was influenced by The Bebop.

This order was managed by one of our former tech consultants, now memorialized in The Johnson Process. Builds managed by Chris include HephaestusThe Beast, JangoNautilusData DozerHoudinierThe BebopSilver SurferEl Rey Del Muerto, and The ArkenScripter.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 2x8GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 512GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (HDD): WD Black 4TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB XC Ultra Gaming

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair RM (2019) 750W

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Black

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 7 3700X 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 was mostly fine with our default storage setup, adding a 4TB HDD.
  • We recommended the RTX 2070 Super for gaming and editing performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a white version of 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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