Build 42 – Mizerys Monster: CAD Workstation

Mizerys Monster is a CAD workstation.


Mizerys Monster is a CAD workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an 8-core i9-9900K processor and a Quadro P4000 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

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System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-9900K

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-2666

Storage (SSD): HP EX950 1TB NVME

Video Card (GPU): PNY Quadro P4000 8GB

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro

Fans: 4x Corsair ML140 Pro, 2x Corsair ML120 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-9900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling and gaming, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a dual-tower cooler was recommended. Liquid cooling was more powerful, but the customer wanted a more stable solution.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, more memory was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with a single NVME drive for storage.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our high-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“My system was 5 years old and was ridiculously slow. Working with Chris to decide on the type of system for me (CAD) was incredibly easy.

He is great to work with, answered all my questions about the parts AND he even had it put together earlier than expected.

Highly recommend if you need a system…new or upgrade.”

Mary, Raleigh NC

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