Build 128 – The Big.Little Scan Processor: 3D Scanning Workstation

The Big.Little Scan Processor is a 3D scanning workstation.


The Big.Little Scan Processor is a 3D scanning workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 16-core i9-12900K processor and an RTX A5000 24GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation for 3D scanning and 3D scan processing to handle their growing professional workload.

This system is designed for use in Artec Studio, Scantech Scanviewer, Geomagic DesignX, Geomagic Control X, Geomagic Wrap, Polyworks, and Solidworks.

This customer also purchased Inspector Gadget and FS12.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel i9-12900K

CPU Cooler: EK Basic 360

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 4x16GB DDR5-4800 CL38

Storage (SSD): Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

Storage (SSD): Samsung 980 Pro 2TB

Video Card (GPU): NVIDIA RTX A5000 24GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution DF 850W 80+ Gold

Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks T30-120

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-12900K 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 at least 64GB of RAM, and didn’t want last-gen tech.
  • The customer upgraded both drives, doubling the capacity of both.
  • As the RTX 3090 was not priced well at time of purchase, we recommended the RTX A5000 for VRAM and pricing.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used a bigger mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Chris and his team built an absolute beast of a computer for us and the personal touch they put on it ensures we squeeze every ounce of horsepower out of it!”

Bo, Greenville SC

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