Build 62 – Firebird v1: Post Production Workstation

Firebird v1 is a post production workstation.


Firebird v1 is a post production workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i9 9900K processor and twin RTX 2070 Super 8GB video cards.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This computer is designed for Maya, After Effects, Nuke, and Redshift.

This customer purchased Firebird v2 after this build.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Asus WS Z390 PRO

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x32GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 2TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): 2x EVGA RTX 2070 Super 8GB XC Hybrid

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass

Fans: 6x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Black

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a good amount of single-core performance for modeling, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with at least a 240mm AIO is recommended, 360mm AIO is preferred. The customer opted for a dual-tower air cooler to be more reliable.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality and support for several GPUs.
  • The customer wanted to max out the build with 128GB of RAM.
  • The customer opted for a single 2TB NVME for overall storage.
  • We recommended the RTX 2070 Super for editing and rendering performance, with a 120mm AIO cooler.
  • We recommended a 1600W power supply to accommodate for even more GPUs in the future.
  • We used a special mid-tower case to fit the AIO coolers.
  • We used our high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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