Build 153 – Bunsen & Beaker: Laser Scanning Workstation

Bunsen & Beaker is part of a set of 2 laser scanning workstations, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

Description

Bunsen & Beaker is part of a set of 2 laser scanning workstations, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload.

These systems are designed for use in Global Mapper, Trimble Business Center, and Civil 3D. This build was designed for LIDAR processing and point cloud registration.

Systems in this order include Bunsen & BeakerBertErnieCookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch. This build is similar to our i9 Laser Scanning Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 2TB

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia RTX A4000 16GB

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 1000W

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core and multi-core performance for heavy UAV scan processing workloads. Lighter workloads would be tasked to the i7 builds.
  • To ensure the i9-12900K ran at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO was recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended storage setup.
  • For maximum stability in their CAD workflow, a professional video card was recommended. As the lighter CAD workloads were being handled by i7+A2000 12GB systems, an A4000 16GB was recommended here.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W Gold power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the Z690 motherboard
  • We used high-pressure fans to ensure proper cooling for the overall build.

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