Build 38 – Carbon Bolt: CAD Workstation

Carbon Bolt is a CAD workstation.


Carbon Bolt is a CAD workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 6-core i5-9600K processor and a Quadro P1000 4GB 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 Autodesk Civil 3D.

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System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-9600K

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 2x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): Crucial MX500 500GB

Video Card (GPU): PNY Quadro P1000 4GB

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic Focus Plus Gold 550

Case: NZXT H500 White

Fans: 2x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-9600K gave the customer a good amount of single-core performance for modeling, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a single-tower cooler was recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at leaste 32GB of RAM, 64GB was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with a single SSD for storage.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 550W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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