Ganymede Series

Workstations

Workstations are for a special class: creative professionals. Whether you’re doing photography, A/V post-production, 3D rendering, or any other type of content creation, we can build you a workstation that keeps wait times to a minimum.

 

Ganymede Workstations are characterized by a few key differences from either normal desktops or gaming systems. First and foremost, they require a lot of RAM and storage space. Second, they typically use solid-state drives (SSDs) as a “working” area for current projects, and traditional hard drives for long-term storage.  And finally, they are made to run as silent as possible, housed in special, padded cases.

 

Often, workstations are a balance of CPUs that are high speed vs. high core-count, known as single- and multi-threaded performance. When an app favors high single-threaded performance, the chosen CPU needs to have a high clock speed. When an app favors high multi-threaded performance, the CPU needs to have as many cores as possible.

 

Prices are only listed in ranges since they constantly fluctuate. Also, these systems are suggestions, and can be purchased as is, or customized to your preferences. Please give us a call to get an exact quote.

Workstations

Estimated Price Range

$1,850 – $1,900

Ganymede 743

Bronze

Ideal for those doing digital photography in Photoshop or Lightroom, as well as software or web development.  All these apps rely on a mix of single-threaded and multi-threaded actions, so we use the best CPU that splits that difference, the Ryzen 7 3900X.  And since these apps can use a moderate amound of GPU, we pair this with 16GB of RAM, and a Quadro P1000. A gaming card can be substituted in, if your app doesn’t require a workstation card.

System Specs
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Graphics: Quadro P1000
  • Motherboard: X570 mATX
  • Memory: 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4-3200
  • Storage: 250GB NVMe SSD + 250GB SSD + 2TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • Case: Thermaltake Versa H17
  • Cooler: Stock
  • Power Supply: 750W 80+ Gold Cert.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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Estimated Price Range

$2,350 – $2,450

Ganymede 753

Silver

Great for doing post-production work like After Effects or Premiere Pro. Both AE (CC 2015 and later) and PP only use about 8-10 CPU cores effectively, and don’t use more than that, but could later. So, we opted to again split that speed/core divide with the Ryzen 7 3800X.  We also pair this up with 32 GB of RAM, and 2 SSDs and 1 hard drive (1 SSD for holding Windows and apps, 1 SSD for doing your current projects, and the hard drive for archival purposes).

System Specs
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Graphics: Quadro P2200
  • Motherboard: X570 mATX
  • Memory: 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4-3200
  • Storage: 500 GB NVMe SSD + 250 GB NVMe SSD + 4 TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • Case: Fractal Design Define Mini C
  • Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Power Supply: 750W 80+ Gold Cert.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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Estimated Price Range

$3,400 – $3,500

Ganymede 975

Gold

3D design and animation apps, like 3DS Max, Maya, and Cinema 4D, can be some of the most computationally-intensive tasks a PC can do. Since they heavily use RAM, we outfit the 975 with a Ryzen 9 3900X and a Quadro P4000, and upped the RAM to 64 GB.

System Specs
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Graphics: Quadro P4000
  • Motherboard: X570 ATX
  • Memory: 64GB (4x 16GB) DDR4-3200
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD + 1 TB NVMe SSD + 4 TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • Case: Fractal Design Define C
  • Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Power Supply: 850W 80+ Gold Cert.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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Estimated Price Range

$7,500 – $7,700

Ganymede X96

Platinum

All the workstations above are about balancing single-thread/multi-thread performance. The X96 tilts the balance in extreme to multi-thread, and is what you want when you need to throw a lot of CPU cores at a problem. Here, we use the Threadripper 3970X, with a Quadro RTX 4000 and 128 GB of RAM.

System Specs
  • Processor: AMD Threadripper 3970X 32-core 64-thread
  • Graphics: Quadro RTX 4000
  • Motherboard: TRX40 E-ATX
  • Memory: 128GB (8x 16GB) DDR4-3200
  • Storage: 1 TB M.2 SSD + 2 TB SSD + 8 TB NAS HDD
  • Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2
  • Cooler: Noctua NH-u14S TR4
  • Power Supply: 1200W 80+ Platinum Cert.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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