Build 109 – Violet: General Workstation

Violet is a general workstation.


Violet is a general workstation.

General System Design

This build is designed around a 10-core i9-10900X processor and a Quadro RTX 4000 8GB video card.

Software Workload/Customer Need

This customer needed a powerful new workstation that would last a long time. This build was designed for web browsing, photo editing, and 3D printing.

A good long-term upgrade path was important. Several personal considerations were taken into account, including: white coloring, glass panel, and twin 5.25” bays.

This build has a similar design as Onyx.

System Spec

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-10900X

CPU Cooler: Enermax Liqtech II 360

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II

Memory: Team Vulcan-Z 4x8GB 3200 CL16

Storage (SSD): Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB NVME

Storage (SSD): Mushkin Pilot-E 2TB NVME

Storage (SSD): Mushkin Source 2 2TB

Video Card (GPU): PNY Quadro RTX 4000 8GB

Power Supply (PSU): Enermax Revolution D.F. 750W 80+ Gold

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Special Edition

Fans: 6x Corsair ML120 PRO RGB

Accessories: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS, Kingwin KW525-3U3CR Super Speed USB 3.0

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Design Rationale

  • The i9-10900X gave the customer a great amount of single-core performance for editing, and multicore performance for heavily-threaded tasks. It also gave the customer a great upgrade path to the i9-10980XE.
  • 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 32GB of RAM, additional capacity was an easy upgrade.
  • The customer upgraded the main drive from 1TB to 2TB, and added a 2TB SSD for long-term storage.
  • The customer wanted a video card more reliable than consumer-grade, and wanted something with at least 8GB VRAM, so we recommended the Quadro RTX 4000 8GB.
  • The overall design of the build meant that a 750W power supply was recommended.
  • To integrate a glass panel, multiple front-mounted drives, a 360mm AIO, and white interior, we used the Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Special Edition.
  • While we recommended using our high-performing fans to ensure proper airflow and static pressure, the customer wanted RGB models for visual appeal.

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