Build 126 – LiDAR Beast: Laser Scanning Workstation

LiDAR Beast is a laser scanning workstation, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A5000 24GB video card.

Description

LiDAR Beast is a laser scanning workstation, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A5000 24GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A5000 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

This LIDAR processing workstation is designed for use in Pix4D, Global Mapper, Trimble Business Center, and Civil 3D.

This customer also purchased Bunsen and Beaker, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Oscar The Grouch.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36 Blackout

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 500GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC2500 1TB

Video Card (GPU): NVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB

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

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Noctua NFF12 PWM Black

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 64GB of RAM, and preferred save some money with last-gen tech.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • For processing heavy LIDAR data, we typically recommend the RTX 3090 as a professional-grade GPU isn’t necessary. At the time, the pricing on the A5000 made it a more sensible purchase than the 3090, and they were both 24GB cards.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“We needed a specialty build for a PC processing LIDAR and point cloud data.

Chris Touchberry worked with us to find out exactly what we needed and communicated with us throughout the entire build process.

The final product is exactly what we needed and is working great, we’ll definitely be working with Top Flight again in the future – Garth, IT Admin at EAS Professionals, Inc.”

Garth, Greenville SC

EAS Professionals

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