Build 43 – Shwaza: Game Development Workstation

Shwaza is a game development workstation.


Shwaza is a game development 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 was looking for a new powerful game development workstation designed for use in Animate, Premiere Pro, Unreal Engine, gaming, and live streaming.

This build uses several components selected for visual appeal by the client, including: CPU cooler, memory, video card, case, and fans.

This build influenced the ordering of Onyx.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX White 2x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 500GB NVME

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 1TB NVME

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Blue 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Gigabyte RTX 2080 8GB Gaming OC (White)

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Case: Corsair Crystal 570X RGB White

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 Pro LED White

Accessories: Elgato HD60 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling, editing, and gaming, 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. We found a model with white hoses for visual appeal.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, and wanted white models without RGB.
  • The customer was mostly fine with our default storage setup, only adding a 1TB HDD.
  • For good performance in their workflow, the RTX 2080 was recommended. We found a white model for visual appeal.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a glass-heavy white mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Amazing service, they really worked with me to know exactly what I needed in a computer and how to provide that.

They keep me updated at every step in the process and answered every question I had.”

Chad, Clayton NC

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