Build 102 – True Alpha v2: Video Editing Workstation

True Alpha v2 is a video editing workstation.


True Alpha v2 is a video editing workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X processor and an RTX 2070 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

Our True Alpha v1 customer needed to upgrade their workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This system is designed for use in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

This customer needed a CPU upgrade and faster bulk storage. We upgraded the CPU cooler and motherboard to maintain a robust long-term platform.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA

Memory: (existing) Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): (existing) HP EX950 1TB NVME

Storage (SSD): (existing) Intel 660p 2TB NVME

Storage (SSD): Sabrent Rocket 4TB NVME

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

Power Supply (PSU): (existing) EVGA 750 GQ

Case: (existing) Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The Ryzen 9 5950X 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, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • To add the new NVME drive, we needed to upgrade the motherboard to one with another m2 slot.
  • We used the existing memory.
  • The customer upgraded the bulk drive from 4TB HDD to 4TB NVME.
  • We used the existing video card.
  • We used the existing power supply.
  • We used the existing case.
  • We used the existing fans.

Customer Review

“I love Top Flight Computers. They helped set me up with the right machine to get my freelance career off the ground. I even went back to them for an upgrade within the first year.

Hire these guys!”

Scott, Raleigh NC

Guard Dog Creative

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