Build 172 – Thaumazo: 3D Rendering Workstation

Thaumazo is a 3D rendering workstation.


Thaumazo is a 3D rendering workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K 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 system is designed for use in Rhino 3D and Lumion.

This customer had previously purchased Render Unto Caesar, Et Tu Brute, and Veni Vidi Vici.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S36

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 4x32GB DDR5-4800

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 512GB

Storage (SSD): Kingston KC3000 1TB

Video Card (GPU): Asus RTX 3090 24GB ROG STRIX GAMING OC

Power Supply (PSU): EVGA 1000W P3

Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White

Fans: 9x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for modeling and editing, 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.
  • While we recommended a larger storage setup, the customer was fine with our baseline setup.
  • The customer wanted the highest-performing GPU (at the time) for Lumion, the RTX 3090.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1000W Gold power supply was recommended.
  • We used a white version of our high-fan mid-tower case to fit the Z690 motherboard
  • We used our highest-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris just built our 4th computer for our design office and it’s amazing!

We were very clear in our expectations of what we needed, he offered 2 options, and we were able to make a great decision as a result.”

Jon, Raleigh NC

Currin Outdoor Living

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