Computron 9001 | Video Editing/Programming Workstation

Short System Description, Long System Description, Hardware Selection Reasons

Short System Description

Computron 9001 is an air cooled workstation designed for general gaming, video editing, and programming. This setup can be easily upgraded as the clients needs change. This build is designed around a 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor and a GTX 1660Ti 6GB video card.

 
 

Long System Description

Computron 9001 was our 35th build, several years into running the business. At this point, I’d gained a good handle on lead generation and overall marketing.

Doug and I connected at Playthrough Gaming Convention in early 2019 and had a nice initial conversation about what he was needing. After the initial conversation, he decided to take the conversation further and filled out a contact form for a nice air-cooled workstation designed for gaming, video editing and programming.

Over the next several days, we figured out what he needed in the PC performance-wise and catered to his personal wishes.

I have no doubt Doug will return to us when he needs a new high-end workstation.

“I purchased a new computer from Chris and I can't be more happy with it. As a gamer, I've always wanted a custom computer and Chris was able to provide the expertise to design and build it.

I would happily return to Top Flight Computers for an upgrade or new computer down the road and I highly recommend them.”

- Doug, Raleigh NC

Hardware Selection Reasons

Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

I chose this processor for the high single-core and multi-core performance.

Ryzen 2000 offered a very competitive performance across the board. In addition to the attractive performance, Doug would be able to easily upgrade to a Ryzen 7 or even a Ryzen 9 as his needs changed. An Intel option may have been more powerful, but lacked a wide upgrade path, and cost more.

Doug preferred the stronger upgrade path with AMD.

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S

I chose this CPU cooler for the excellent cooling performance of air. While water does cool better, air is more reliable, and this cooler also runs extremely quietly.

Doug understood my explanation of the reliability advantage.

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk

I chose this motherboard for socket compatibility and robust design. MSI is also one of my preferred motherboard manufacturers.

Doug agreed with the visual design, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3000

I chose this memory kit for motherboard compatibility and robust design. Corsair is also one of my preferred memory manufacturers.

Doug needed 16GB of memory for his workflow, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 500GB

I chose this SSD for robust design, high capacity, fast access times, and low cost. When Computron 9001 was built, SSDs were very cheap, allowing us to use a 500GB model for OS, programs, and general storage. Crucial is also one of my preferred SSD manufacturers.

Doug understood my explanation of the build quality.

Storage (HDD): Western Digital Blue 1TB

I chose this HDD for robust design, high capacity, and low cost. Western Digital is also one of my preferred HDD manufacturers.

Doug didn’t need much space for archival storage, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Video Card (GPU): EVGA GTX 1660Ti 6GB XC Ultra

I chose this GPU for long-term performance at 1080p and robust design.

Doug understood my explanation of the build quality.

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 550W

I chose this PSU for wattage, robust design, and long-term stability.

Doug wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass

I chose this case for robust design, airflow, and long-term stability.

Doug wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

I chose these fans for robust design, airflow, static pressure, low-noise operation, and long-term stability.

Doug wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Accessories: (monitor) R240HY bidx, (keyboard) Logitech G610, (mouse) Logitech G502 HERO, (headset) Logitech G430

Doug wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.


About Top Flight Computers

Top Flight Computers designs high-performance custom-built computers. We specialize in workstations, gaming computers, and water cooling.

We are based in Cary, North Carolina, and we ship across the USA. Check out our previous builds and our page on Facebook.