Build 220 – The Magic Bird: Laser Scanning Workstation

The Magic Bird is a laser scanning workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

Description

The Magic Bird is a laser scanning workstation, designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 24GB video card.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 24-core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 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 build was designed specifically for LIDAR processing and point cloud registration in Trimble Business Center.

This build was influenced by our i9 Laser Scanning Workstation and Blue Angel.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-13900K

CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Lumen S36 RGB

Motherboard: Asus ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4x48GB DDR5-5200

Storage (NVME): 2x Kingston KC3000 4TB

Storage (NVME): Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB

Video Card (GPU): MSI GeForce RTX 4090 24GB SUPRIM LIQUID X

Power Supply (PSU): be quiet! Straight Power 11 1200W

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Black

Fans: 6x Phanteks PH-F120T30

OS: Windows 11 Pro

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-13900K 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 AIO is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality and 10G networking.
  • The customer wanted to max the build out with 192GB of RAM, and didn’t want last-gen tech.
  • The customer requested a 4TB NVME for OS, a 4TB NVME for main storage, and an 8TB NVME for long-term storage. The all-NVME setup allows for very fast file transfers.
  • We recommended a single RTX 4090 for editing and rendering performance, with a hybrid cooler to reduce the size of the case and save on weight.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 1200W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our highest-end fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

“Working with Chris and his team was a great experience.

They put together a desktop for us that met our budget and had the right specs for our needs. Chris was always accessible and had a solid understanding, and he took the time to thoroughly answer any questions I had.

I definitely plan on working with Top Flight Computers again in the future.”

Vitalii, Stockton CA

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