Build 239 – Octocre8te: CAD Workstation

Octocre8te is a CAD workstation, designed around a 14-core i5-13600K processor and a T1000 8GB video card.

Description

Octocre8te is a CAD workstation, designed around a 14-core i5-13600K processor and a T1000 8GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 14-core i5-13600K processor and a T1000 8GB 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 is designed for SolidWorks and StructureWorks.

This build was influenced by our i7 AEC Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-13600K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR5-5600

Storage (NVME): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (NVME): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Video Card (GPU): Nvidia T1000 8GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax REVOLUTION DF2 850W 80+ Gold

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Black

Fans: 3x Noctua NFF12 PWM Black

OS: Windows 10 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-13600K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling and general use, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a single-tower cooler is recommended. The dual-tower cooler gives the customer enough cooling power for even an i7.
  • 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 was an easy upgrade for the customer to do.
  • The customer requested twin 512GB NVME drives for OS and main storage.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended video card
  • The overall design of the build meant that an 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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