VO₂ Max | 3D Rendering Workstation

Short System Description, Long System Description, Hardware Selection Reasons

Short System Description

VO₂ Max is a 3D Rendering Workstation we built for Prosource Fitness Equipment. This system is designed with a decent level of GPU rendering in mind, and will be used primarily as a render box. This system uses a 6-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor with a GTX 1060 6GB video card.

 
 

Long System Description

VO₂ Max was our 30th build, several years into running the business. At this point, I’d gained a good handle on lead generation and overall marketing.

Matthew and I connected on LinkedIn in Summer 2018. About 6 months later, he contacted me again to discuss a new workstation build.

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 Matthew will return to us when he needs a new high-end workstation.

“Chris recently provided our business with a new workstation which has dramatically increased our efficiency and sped up our workflow!

He was very accommodating, adept, and personable. If you are looking to upgrade your PC you can't do any better than Top Flight Computers!”

- Matthew, 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, Matthew 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.

Matthew preferred the lower cost and 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.

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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 VO₂ Max was built, SSDs were very cheap, allowing us to use a 500GB model for general storage. Crucial is also one of my preferred SSD manufacturers.

Matthew didn’t need more SSD space, and understood my explanation of the build quality.

Video Card (GPU): MSI GTX 1060 6GB

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

Matthew understood my explanation of the build quality.

Power Supply (PSU): Corsair CXM 550

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

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

Case: NZXT H500 White

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

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

Fans: 2x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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

Matthew 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.