Build 255 – Taco: 3D Rendering Workstation

Taco is a 3D rendering workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-14900K processor and an RTX 4080 16GB video card.

Description

Taco is a 3D rendering 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 primarily for 3D rendering and AI development. This build was designed specifically for Blender and Stable Diffusion, with the following secondary programs; After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, DaVinci Resolve, and Topaz AI Suite.

This build was influenced by our i9 Visual Effects Workstation.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-14900K

CPU Cooler: Phanteks GLACIER ONE 360D30

Motherboard: Asus ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

Memory: Kingston F​ury Renega​de 2x32GB ​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 editing, 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, support for 2 GPUs, and Thunderbolt 4.
  • The customer wanted at  least 64GB of RAM, 128GB+ was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer was fine with our recommended setup for storage.
  • The customer preferred the RTX 4080 for near-maximum general-purpose GPU compute, and a large amount of VRAM. The 4090 was considered, but cost more than the customer wanted to spend.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1200W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Amazing company, purchase, and experience!

I just recently ordered a computer from Top Flight. It has been a flawless experience.

I have been using this computer for a few weeks and I am very very pleased with the results of the computer that they built me and the process to find the best build for my use.

I talked to a larger company about potentially helping me build a computer. This large company was helpful, but it felt like they were trying to sell/market to me and not actually help me understand my needs. I ended up going with Top Flight because of the personalization and expertise they offered me. They were not interested in selling me a particular product, they were more interested in what I was needing the computer for short-term and long-term. I was VERY satisfied with all of my conversations with them and every step of the process.

I like that I have made a purchase for the short-term that exceeds what I am using the computer for (THAT IS BLAZING FAST!) and I like that I have invested in a system that will be able to be upgraded for years to come!”

Jeremy, Chapel Hill NC

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