Build 31 – Synergy: Animation Workstation

Synergy is an animation workstation.


Synergy is an animation workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i7-8700K processor and an RTX 2070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a new powerful workstation to handle their growing professional workload in several animation and visual effects suites. These suites include Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Maya, and Zbrush.

This build was influenced by Pegasus.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Pro RGB

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-2133

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 500GB

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 1TB

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Blue 1TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 2070 8GB XC Gaming

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650 GQ

Case: NZXT H500 White

Fans: 4x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-8700K 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 is recommended. The customer preferred liquid cooling with an RGB 240mm AIO for visual appeal.
  • 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 1TB HDD for bulk storage.
  • We recommended the RTX 2070 for gaming and editing performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default white mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“I commissioned Chris to build Synergy to fit my video editing and illustration needs. Chris was able to come up with a great build. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and all around great to work with.

I would recommend him to anyone looking to build a computer, especially if you want a custom build and you don’t know where to start. I will definitely be using Top Flight Computers for all my future PC needs!”

Sarah, Raleigh NC

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