This was a Desktop build to be used primarily as a CAD workstation working with SolidEdge and SolidWorks for a friend. Opted to throw an i9 in as they were originally quoted way over for an i7 so was able to cut costs whilst also improving spec.
Most of this build was fairly straight forward, we struggled getting a few of the drive cages out of the case but besides that was a smooth process. I wasn't that impressed by the airflow in the case using the stock fans, especially the intake from the front fan sat behind a dust filter and a door. For this reason I opted to intake from the top with the CPU cooler, however I'm not fully happy with any of the airflow and we've agreed to revisit it and add some better case fans in.
The benchmarks were very impressive and delivered exactly what we had expected. I opted to only install 32gb of ram as this left some head room for future upgrades as software becomes more demanding, plus the i9 has the potential to be overclocked if ever needed.
Despite the weak airflow the i9 sat at 30-31 degrees at idle which I was happy with. Under synthetic load it would hit 85, but I think with a better airflow system or even liquid cooling this would be far lower.
The Quadro P4000 performed way above what I expected, even if it is in the low percentile on userbenchmark. We even managed to test a few games even though this is a work only PC and it managed to handle RS Siege at 1440p 60FPS without too much issue and runs reasonably quiet and cool for a blower design.
Overall very happy with the finished build, lots of room for improvements going forward, cut a lot off the third party quoted price whilst building something very powerful. I didn't have access to my friend's CAD software at the time so was unable to test this further but I'm confident it will do the job and last some time.