Build 153 – Bunsen & Beaker: UAV Scan Processing Workstation

Bunsen & Beaker is part of a set of 2 UAV scan processing workstations.


Bunsen & Beaker is part of a set of 2 UAV scan processing workstations.

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. This system is designed for use in Global Mapper, Trimble Business Center, and Civil 3D.

Systems in this order include Bunsen & Beaker, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

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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