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.
Part of me wants to drop in several large, fast 2.5-inch SSDs, stripe them for performance, and leave it at that, but I just can’t stand to see an empty, ultra-fast M.2 slot. For this build, we are filling that slot with Samsung’s killer 512GB 960 PRO SSD, which is housing our OS and apps. Working storage is handled by a couple of Intel’s Pro 5400 Series 480GB SSDs striped to give us about 2TB of fast solid-state storage.
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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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