Build 45 – Onyx: Video Editing Workstation

Onyx is a video editing workstation.


Onyx is a video editing workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 8-core i9-9900K processor and an RTX 2080 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a new powerful workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This build was designed for Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, as well as gaming and streaming.

This build was influenced by Shwaza.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 4x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (SSD): Intel 660p 2TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): Gigabyte RTX 2080 8GB (blower)

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

Accessories: Elgato HD60 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for editing and gaming, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RGB RAM, and preferred to fill the RAM slots.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended storage setup.
  • We recommended the RTX 2080 for solid performance in editing and gaming. The blower-style GPU allowed for a second card to be easily added.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W Gold power supply was recommended.
  • We used a larger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • The customer requested RGB fans, so we used high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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