Build 120 – Smoke: General Workstation

Smoke is a general workstation.


Smoke is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X processor and an RX 6900XT 16GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time. This build was designed for high-end gaming, graphic design, and video editing.

This build is similar to Big Iron.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

CPU Cooler: EK EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 500GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Sapphire Radeon RX 6900XT 16GB NITRO+

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution D.F. 850W 80+ Gold

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 2x Phanteks F140MP, 3x Phanteks F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 9 5900X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming and 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. The customer preferred liquid cooling for visual appeal.
  • 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 was mostly fine with our default storage setup, only upgrading the main drive to 2TB.
  • At the time, an RTX 3090 was both very hard to source and typically heavily gouged. The customer opted for an RX 6900XT as it performed very well in gaming and fairly well for editing.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default case fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris Touchberry and his team did a phenomenal job with my custom computer. He really knows his craft and makes great recommendations and kept me informed every step of the way.

I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a custom computer especially the gamers reach out to Chris you will not be disappointed.

I wish I knew of his company 2 years ago when I initially bought my gaming computer.”

Chris, Fayetteville NC

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