Build 205 – Polygon: CAD Workstation

Polygon is a CAD workstation.


Polygon is a CAD workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i7-13700K processor and an RTX 3060 12GB 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 Sketchup, Teams, Office, and Zoom.

This build was influenced by our i7 DDR5 AEC workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-13700K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Lumen S36

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GAMING Twin Edge OC

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

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i7-13700K 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 dual-tower cooler is recommended. The customer opted for a 360mm AIO because it was a marginal cost increase.
  • 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 was an easy upgrade for the customer to do.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The customer was fine with our default 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 highest-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

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