Build 145 – Madrigal: General Workstation

Madrigal is a general workstation.


Madrigal is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 10-core i5-12600K processor and an RTX 3080 12GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation that could grow with them and be easily upgraded over time. This build was designed for gaming, streaming, and video editing.

This build was influenced by Bearded Fury

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i5-12600K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Samsung 980 Pro 500GB

Storage (SSD): Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

Video Card (GPU): EVGA RTX 3080 12GB

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

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 3x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-12600K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for gaming, 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 opted for a dual-tower model. Liquid cooling is more powerful, but wasn’t required for the CPU.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM and didn’t want last-gen tech. 64GB is an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer wanted a great long-term video card.
  • 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 default RGB fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure, and to increase visual appeal.

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