Build 154 – Thanos: CAD Workstation

Thanos is a CAD workstation.


Thanos is a CAD workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an i9-12900KS processor and an RTX 3090 24GB 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 customer noted interest in high impact visual design, and needed the build designed for Trimble Business Center and AutoCAD.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-12900KS

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 4x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston Fury Renegade 1TB

Storage (SSD): 2x Kingston Fury Renegade 2TB RAID0

Storage (HDD): 3x Western Digital Gold 4TB RAID5


Power Supply (PSU): SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1300W

Case: Lian Li O11D XL-X

Fans: 10x Corsair ML120 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900KS 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 to max the build out with 128GB of RAM, and didn’t want last-gen tech.
  • The customer had several changes to storage. A 1TB boot drive was requested, 2x2TB NVME drives in RAID0, and 3x4TB HDD in RAID5 for long-term storage.
  • The customer requested the RTX 3090 for maximum GPU processing performance.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1300W power supply was recommended.
  • After showing the customer previous builds like Spectre v3, we used a bigger case.
  • While we recommended using our highest-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure, the customer requested RGB models for visual appeal.

Customer Review

“Top Flight Computers made my workstation just the way I requested it. I am very satisfied with the service they provided me, they answered all my questions because I did have a ton. Highly recommend them if you need a workstation built.”

Eddie, Richmond VA

Shield Contracting

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