Short System Description
YemFlyer v2 is an upgrade to our YemFlyer client build, built to game and stream at 1080p/144hz. This computer is engineered to deliver a 144FPS experience at 1080p resolution in ESports at 144hz while streaming that gameplay to Twitch. This build is designed around a Ryzen 7 3700X and an RTX 2080, providing the user with plenty of horsepower for 1080p gaming and streaming.
Long System Description
YemFlyer v2 was our 52nd build, several years into running the business. At this point, I’d gained a good handle on lead generation and overall sales.
Abdoulaye was a former client, and found himself needing more power to maintain a high quality streaming experience. His original Ryzen 5 1600 and GTX 1070 (with an Elgato HD 60 Pro added later) was no longer enough, and he was looking to upgrade his CPU and GPU (and power supply if necessary).
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 Abdoulaye will return to us when he needs a new high-end computer.
Hardware Selection Reasons
Processor (CPU): AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
I chose this processor for the high single-core and multi-core performance.
Ryzen 3000 had just recently launched, and offered a very competitive performance across the board. In addition to the attractive performance, Abdoulaye would be able to easily upgrade to a more powerful 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.
Devin preferred the stronger upgrade path with AMD, and was willing to make an investment in Ryzen 3000 over Ryzen 2000.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S
We used the existing air cooler for this refit. While it does work, the 3700X runs a little hot.
We will be upgrading the mid-grade air cooler to a nice 240mm closed-loop liquid CPU cooler when Abdoulaye is able to.
Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK
We used the existing motherboard for this refit. All that was required was a BIOS update.
Abdoulaye understood that wanting a more robust/advanced motherboard would require a motherboard swap. This would be a relatively easy change.
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3000
We used the existing memory kit for this refit.
Abdoulaye understood that Ryzen 3000 can take advantage of faster memory, and may upgrade to a faster 32GB kit in the near future.
Storage (SSD): Western Digital 250GB Blue
We used the existing SSD for this refit.
Abdoulaye understood that this SSD was running low on space, and may upgrade to a bigger SSD in the near future.
Storage (HDD): Western Digital 1TB Blue
We used the existing HDD for this refit.
Abdoulaye understood that this HDD was running low on space, and may upgrade to a bigger HDD in the near future.
Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 2080 8GB Black
I chose this GPU for performance in 1080p/144hz gaming, streaming capability, and robust design.
Abdoulaye wanted high performance in his 1080p/144hz gaming/streaming workload, and understood my explanation of the build quality.
Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750W
I chose this PSU for wattage, robust design, and long-term stability.
Abdoulaye wanted a workstation that would last, and understood my explanation of the build quality.
Case: DIYPC D480-White
We used the existing case for this refit. While it does work, the case is a little dated, and could use a refresh.
We will be upgrading the mid-grade case to a nice tempered glass model when Abdoulaye is able to.
Accessories: Elgato HD60 Pro Capture Card
Abdoulaye wanted to stream as well, and this capture card gives him a great long-term robust solution for handling encoding workloads.