Build 55 – Et Tu Brute: 3D Rendering Workstation

Et Tu Brute is a 3D rendering workstation, designed around an 8-core i7 9700K processor and a GTX 1060 6GB video card.

Description

Et Tu Brute is a 3D rendering workstation, designed around an 8-core i7 9700K processor and a GTX 1060 6GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i7 9700K processor and a GTX 1060 6GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This system is designed in particular for use in AutoCAD and Lumion.

This customer had previously purchased Render Unto Caesar, and followed this purchase with Veni Vidi Vici and Thaumazo.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i7-9700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 2x8GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX920 512GB NVME

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GTX 1060 6GB

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 650W GQ Semi-Modular

Case: Fractal Design Focus G (Gunmetal)

Fans: 3x Phanteks PH-F120MP

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-9700K 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 is recommended. Liquid cooling is more powerful, but not necessary.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 16GB of RAM.
  • While we recommended our baseline storage setup, the customer was fine with a single-drive setup.
  • Due to budget constraints, we recommended the GTX 1060 6GB for Lumion. Lumion has since updated their tech and this GPU is quite low on their specs.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 650W Gold power supply was recommended.
  • We used our mid-tower case to fit the motherboard
  • We used our default case fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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