Build 160 – Freedom: SolidWorks Workstation

Freedom is a SolidWorks workstation, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A2000 12GB video card.

Description

Freedom is a SolidWorks workstation, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A2000 12GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A2000 12GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer added an employee and needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time. This system was designed with SolidWorks plastics/moldflow in the future.

This customer previously purchased The Atlantic, this build was purchased after testing our Demo PC.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia RTX A2000 12GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 850W 80+ Gold

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM Black

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900K had the highest single-core performance at the time. Being that the application is mostly single-core, and the customer wasn’t doing any heavy FEA work, the i9 was the best choice.
  • Liquid cooling was needed to keep the i9 as cold as possible, to run as fast as possible.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard, Asus and Gigabyte are our preferred board suppliers.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM, and they didn’t want last-gen technology.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The application prefers a professional video card for best stability, and the customer used their previous build from us (The Atlantic) and our Demo PC to determine that they didn’t need much VRAM.
  • The overall design of the build meant that an 850W Gold power supply was more than adequate.
  • We used our default mid-tower case as nothing more was required.
  • We used high-pressure fans to ensure proper cooling on the 360mm AIO.

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