Build 136 – The Pretender: General Workstation

The Pretender is a general workstation.


The Pretender is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around an i5-12600K processor and a Radeon Pro W6600 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new general workstation designed for general operations to handle their growing professional workload that would last a long time.

This customer was looking for a new long-term workstation to better run their construction company, designed for Planswift, Dropbox, and Bluebeam.

This customer also purchased No Smack Super Stack, Boss Level, and White Cyber Knight.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-12600K

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x16GB DDR4-3200

Storage (SSD): 2x Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB

Video Card (GPU): AMD Radeon Pro W6600 8GB

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

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Black

Fans: 3x Noctua NFF12 Black PWM

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Design Rationale

  • The i5-12600K gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for general use, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks.
  • To ensure the CPU runs at full speed, air cooling with a single-tower cooler is recommended.
  • The customer wanted a stable motherboard with a good amount of desktop functionality.
  • The customer wanted at least 32GB of RAM, wanted to save money with last-gen tech.
  • The customer requested twin 2TB NVME drives.
  • We recommended the Radeon Pro W6600 8GB for application stability, VRAM, and pricing.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 850W power supply was recommended.
  • We used our default mid-tower case to fit the build.
  • We used our default fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure.

Customer Review

Getting a computer designed and going through the process was the easiest ever with Chris. Highly recommend.

Colby, Broken Arrow OK

Timber Wolf Excavating

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