A Modern-Day, Xeon Micro Workstation
You can tailor a custom workstation in an infinite number of ways, but our goal today is to build a device offering powerful performance and strong 3-D rendering capabilities in a small, elegant package that remains cool and quiet, but also looks nothing like your typical tower workstation.
Looks are in the eye of the beholder, but I often find myself drawn to cases from Sweden-based Fractal Design for their quality construction, build-friendly features, and elegant appearance that looks great in just about any setting.
The Core 500 offers everything our modern-day workstation needs, meaning strong air and water cooling, smart drive bay placement, the ability to handle large graphics cards and full-size ATX power supplies, and a beautiful brushed aluminum exterior with 3-D textured finish. Lots of cases offer that, but few with a footprint as small as the Core 500, which measures (W x H x D) 9.84 x 8.38 x 14.44 inches. It’s a tight fit, but offers a stunning result.
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Join our technical editor as he whiles away an afternoon assembling a compact, powerful, custom-designed workstation that looks nothing like the big, bland boxes you’re used to.
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