Build 110 – The Atlantic: SolidWorks Workstation

The Atlantic is a SolidWorks workstation.


The Atlantic is a SolidWorks workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 10-core i9-10900X processor and an RTX A5000 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new SolidWorks workstation to handle their growing professional workload. This system was designed with SolidWorks Plastics/MoldFlow in the future.

This customer then purchased Freedom after testing our Demo PC.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-10900X

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360

Motherboard: Asus Prime X299-A II

Memory: Mushkin REDLINE 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL16

Storage (SSD): Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB Gen3

Storage (SSD): Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB Gen3

Video Card (GPU): PNY RTX A5000 24GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 850W

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 6x Noctua NFF12 Black

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Design Rationale

  • Being that SolidWorks is mostly single-core, and the customer wanted a good platform for possible heavy FEA work in the future, the i9-10900X was the best choice.
  • Liquid cooling was needed to keep the i9 as cold as possible, to run as fast as possible.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard, Asus and Gigabyte are our preferred board suppliers.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, which has since been updated to 64GB.
  • The customer was fine with our default storage setup.
  • The application prefers a professional video card for best stability. The customer didn’t want a last-gen video card, and lower-end next-gen cards weren’t available yet. The RTX A5000 24GB was the most sensible option at the time.
  • The overall design of the build meant that an 850W Gold power supply was more than adequate.
  • We used our default mid-tower case as nothing more was required.
  • We used high-pressure fans to ensure proper cooling on the 360mm AIO.

Customer Review

“I worked with Chris on my latest CAD PC for my engineering business, and I am blown away by the level of service I received. Chris took the time upfront to discuss my current and future needs to make sure he was quoting me the system best suited for me with the ability to upgrade down the road.

I never felt like he was pushing me into buying something I didn’t need. Chris sincerely wants to help his clients and not just make a quick sell. Chris did an amazing job communicating throughout the build about the supply chain issues and was flexible with offering a solution.

I’ll definitely be using Chris again and recommend him to anyone needing a workstation or gaming PC. Top notch work from Top Flight Computers!”

Richard, Statesville NC

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