Build 246 – MG3DT1: CAD Workstation

MG3DT1 is a CAD workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 4080 16GB video card.

Description

MG3DT1 is a CAD workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 4080 16GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 4080 16GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time.

This build was designed for use in Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD, Recap, Bentley Itwin, and Synchro.

This build was influenced by our i9 CAD Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-14900K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks GLACIER ONE 360D30

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston F​ury Renegade 4x32GB ​DDR5-6000

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB

Storage (NVME): Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB

Video Card (GPU): MSI GeForce RTX 4080 16GB GAMING X TRIO

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

Case: be quiet! Shadow Base 800 Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

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 workloads, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, liquid cooling with a 360mm liquid cooler is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • We recommended 128GB RAM for the particular workflow, 192GB is an easy upgrade for the customer to handle.
  • The customer agreed with our dual-drive storage recommendation.
  • While we originally presented an RTX 4070, they ultimately decided on an RTX 4080 for extra power for future.
  • While the overall design of the build didn’t require a 1200W power supply, we recommended one for future expansion.
  • We used our bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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