Build 28 – Kaldur: Digital Audio Workstation

Kaldur is a digital audio workstation.


Kaldur is a digital audio workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i9-9900K processor and a GTX 1050Ti 4GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new digital audio workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This system is optimized for extremely low noise levels, due to the nature of the workflow.

This build influenced The Joestar.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Elite

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

Storage (SSD): Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Red 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti 4GB

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750

Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Gunmetal

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F140MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for editing, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM.
  • The customer requested a 500GB SSD for OS, 1TB SSD for main storage, and 2TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We used an existing GTX 1050Ti.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Top Flight Computers did a top-notch job in building my Digital Audio Workstation. For the price, I received an absolute power-house of a computer that loads my samples from Kontakt library and East-West within seconds. As an added bonus this thing is practically silent.

Depending on the person, it might be a little steep in price at first glance but if you’re incredibly serious about composing or audio creation in general, this is definitely worth the price.

The owner, Chris, is a nice guy and you can definitely tell he’s passionate about what he does and that goes a long way in creating trust with the customer. In all, I am extremely satisfied with what I paid for.”

Marschawn, Raleigh NC

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