Build 252 – MEAN CAD 1: CAD Workstation

MEAN CAD 1 is a set of 6 CAD workstations, designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 5000 ADA 32GB video card.

Description

MEAN CAD 1 is a set of 6 CAD workstations, designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 5000 ADA 32GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 5000 ADA 32GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer was looking for a set of dedicated workstations to assist with various engineering and design needs.

This build is designed for Inventor, Revit, Navisworks, Adobe, and Faro. This order was for 6 identical PCs.

This customer also purchased Super Tower of PowerDEVR 1DEVR 2, DEVR 3, Accelerated DesignTryscannosaurus RexMascanodonTriscanatopsSaber Tooth ScannerPterodascanyl, Dragonscanzord, and Alpha 1.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-14900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX

Motherboard: Asus ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

Memory: Kingston F​ury Renega​de 4x48GB ​DDR5-6000

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB

Storage (SSD): 4x Kingst​o​n DC600M​ 4​TB RAID0

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia RTX​ 5000 ADA ​32GB

Power Supply (PSU): be quiet! Straight Power 12 1200W

Case: be quiet! Shadow Base 800 Black

Fans: 6x Noctua A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-14900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for lightly-threaded loads, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 420mm liquid cooler is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with room for 192GB RAM and 4 SATA SSDs. Onboard 10G networking was a plus.
  • The customer wanted to max the build out with 192GB RAM.
  • The customer wanted a dual-layer storage setup; 2TB NVME for OS+programs and 4x4TB SSD RAID0 for main storage.
  • The customer requested an RTX 5000 ADA 32GB video card.
  • We recommended a 1200W power supply.
  • We used a larger mid-tower case to fit the build. This allows for a great deal of storage to be added in the future.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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