Build 70 – Firebird v2: Post Production Workstation

Firebird 2 is a post production workstation.


Firebird 2 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 new powerful post production workstation to handle their growing professional workload in Maya, After Effects, Nuke, and Redshift.

This customer purchased Firebird v1 before this build.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO

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: Lian Li O11D XL-W Full Tower

Fans: 9x 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 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.
  • The customer used the same model of GPU as on Firebird v1, the RTX 2070 Super 8GB, 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-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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