Build 259 – 3D Cobalt: 3D Rendering Workstation

3D Cobalt is a 3D rendering workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4070 12GB video card.

Description

3D Cobalt is a 3D rendering workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4070 12GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4070 12GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time. This build is designed for 3DXpert.

This machine was purchased as a set with 3D Metal.

This customer previously purchased 3D Wizard.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-13900K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks GLACIER ONE 360D30

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston Fury Renegade 2x32GB DDR5-6000

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 12GB Twin Edge

Power Supply (PSU): be quiet! Pure Power 12 850W

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-13900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling and editing, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM, and didn’t want last-gen tech. 128GB is an easy upgrade.
  • The customer requested a 1TB Gen4 NVME for OS and 1TB Gen4 NVME for main storage.
  • For the budget requirement, the customer approved the RTX 4070.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the motherboard
  • We used our highest-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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