Build 169 – Lights Camera Action!: Live Streaming Workstation

Lights Camera Action! is a live streaming workstation.


Lights Camera Action! is a live streaming workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 12-core i7-12700K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a set of 3 powerful new live streaming workstations to handle their growing professional workload, designed for live streaming, capture card feed management, and video editing.

This build was influenced by Tiger 437.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-12700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AERO D

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Storage (SSD): 2x Kingston KC3000 2TB RAID0

Video Card (GPU): PNY RTX A4000 16GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 850W 80+ Gold

Case: Fractal Design Torrent Compact

Fans: 3x Noctua NFF12 PWM Black

Capture Cards: Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2, Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-12700K 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 cooler is recommended. Liquid cooling is more powerful, but not quite as reliable.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, 64GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer requested a 1TB NVME for OS and 4TB effective NVME for main storage. Pricing on 4TB NVME drives was not as good as 2x2TB NVME at time of building, so we did 2x2TB.
  • The customer requested the RTX A4000 for unique streaming functionality.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a smaller mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.
  • The customer requested specific capture cards for their needs.

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