Build 158 – Neil: Laser Scanning Workstation

Neil is part of a set of 2 laser scanning workstations, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

Description

Neil is part of a set of 2 laser scanning workstations, designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A4000 16GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

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

These systems are designed in particular for Leica Register 360, Leica Cyclone 3DR, Leica Cloudworx, ArcGIS Indoors, and AutoCAD MEP. This build was designed for LIDAR processing and point cloud registration.

Systems in this order include Neil and Nick. This build is similar to our i9 Laser Scanning Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Storage (SSD): 2x Kingston KC3000 2TB RAID0

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia RTX A4000 16GB

Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 1000W

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 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 didn’t want last-gen tech. 128GB is an easy upgrade.
  • The customer had several changes to storage. A 1TB boot drive was requested, and 2 2TB NVME drives in RAID0. Because they were backing up on a regular basis to another server, RAID0 was acceptable.
  • The customer didn’t want to get the highest-performing GPU, but they also didn’t want a low end model. The RTX A4000 16GB fit the requirement very well.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the motherboard
  • We used our high-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris from Top Flight Computers was very hands on with my PC build and provided expert guidance based on my GIS team’s very specific performance requirements.

Price was on par with what I would expect given our requirements.

Build quality is excellent, and the Top Flight team took every precaution to secure the internals for shipping.

In summary, I will absolutely keep Chris and the TFC team in mind for any future projects that require high performance PCs that my normal suppliers just can’t deliver, or if I want to get a nice gaming rig for myself.”

Benjamin, Camden NJ

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