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Speed WS

High performance workstation computer

This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a high performance workstation computer.

The Speed WS is designed to be a high performance workstation computer for heavy workloads that can also be built up as a server. Multi-core CPU, large memory, feature rich motherboard, fast storage, great looking case with plenty of room for more components, quality PSU and all the connectors you need. Upgradeable and expandable as your needs grow, a great investment for now and the future!

If you want to customize any part below, no problem, just contact us. All our PCs are shipped fully assembled with operating system pre-installed, unless you ask for a PC assembly project for a fun learning experience.

Also check out these other CurrentBuild workstation models, the Speed WS 2 a powerful workstation computer, and the Speed SV a powerful server or workstation computer.

Speed WS

Fractal Design Focus 2 Black Tempered Glass Clear Tint
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Included parts in your Speed WS!

CPU processor chip

Intel Core i5-13400 Processor

10 Total cores, 6 Performance-cores, 4 Efficient-cores, 16 total threads, Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency 4.60 GHz, Performance-core Base Frequency 2.50 GHz, Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency 3.30 GHz, Efficient-core Base Frequency 1.80 GHz, 20 MB Intel Smart Cache, Max Turbo Power 154 W, Processor Base Power 65 W, Intel 7 Lithography.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this 13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake architecture CPU!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU all the way up to an Intel Core i9 processor! See how we choose a CPU.

CPU Cooler

Intel Stock Cooler

High quality air cooler keeps your CPU chill!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU Cooler to liquid cooling!

GPU Integrated graphics processor unit

Intel UHD Graphics 730

Graphics Base Frequency 300 MHz, Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.55 GHz, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology.

The CPU above includes this excellent integrated graphics engine, saving you the cost of a separate video card! More than fine for everyday graphics workloads and even casual gaming!

This is a very good integrated graphics solution that saves money but if your workloads need more GPU power in the future you can upgrade anytime by adding a separate powerful video card! See how we choose a video card.


32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Crucial DDR4-3200 16 GB UDIMMs, CL22, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered DIMMs.

Two 16 GB memory sticks for 32 GB total. Runs in dual channel mode.
Run big files with large memory with high clock speeds and low latencies!

Plenty of memory but you can increase memory anytime you might need up to 128 GB! See how we choose memory.



Size & Chipset: ATX size motherboard with Intel Z790 Chipset.
CPU support: Supports 13th & 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors for LGA 1700 socket.
Memory support: 4 DDR4 memory slots supporting up to 128 GB maximum. Support for DDR4 5333(OC)/DDR4 3200 MHz, dual channel architecture, non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs.
Expansion slots: 1 PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot supports x16 mode. 3 PCIe 4.0 x16 slots supports x4 mode, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.
Display Ports: 1 DisplayPort version 1.4 supporting a max. resolution of 4K @ 60Hz, 1 HDMI port version 2.1 supporting a max. resolution of 4K @ 60Hz. Please see video card section for main video card display ports.
Storage support: 3 M.2 slots supports PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports.
Internet/LAN support: 1 x Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet with RJ45 jack port.
USB support: Case rear USB ports (total 8 ports) - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports. Case front USB ports (total 2 ports) - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. Support for optional case rear USB ports from motherboard headers (total 7 optional ports) - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports.
Audio support: Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC, 3 audio jacks at case rear.
WiFi and Bluetooth support: Wi-Fi 6, 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency bands, Bluetooth v5.2.
And more features! Wow!

This rock solid feature rich motherboard is the foundation of your PC, an open platform you can upgrade and add parts anytime! See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 1TB

Capacity 1TB, PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, M.2 NVMe 1.3c SSD, Sequential reads up to 7,000 MB/s, Sequential writes up to 5,000 MB/s!

Incredible PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD speed! Way faster boot up of your OS and loading of your main apps! If you want more storage you can always add more SSDs or traditional hard drives.

See how we choose a hard drive and/or solid state drive.


Fractal Design Focus 2 RGB Black Tempered Glass Clear Tint

If you want the case in white just contact us.
Size: ATX/Micro-ATX/mini-ITX, Mid-Tower, tempered glass window left panel, steel right panel. Dust filters Top (plastic mesh), PSU (nylon), Front (steel mesh).
Fans: 2 front fans Aspect 14 RGB included, total fan positions 6 x 120 mm or 4 x 140 mm.
Radiator Support: Front radiator up to 360 mm, top up to 240 mm (max 46 mm RAM height), rear up to 120 mm.
Drives Support: Dedicated 2.5" drive mounts 2 included, 6 total, Dedicated 3.5" drive mounts 2 included.
Front Ports: Front ports 2x USB 3.0, Audio, RGB controller. For case rear USB, ethernet and audio ports please see motherboard section.

Stay cool with a great looking case with plenty of room for future upgrades, or even reuse it in your next build! See how we choose a computer case.

PSU Power supply unit

Seasonic Focus GX-750

750 Watts, 120 mm fan, 80Plus Gold, flat black fully modular cables, connectors include 2 x 8/4 pins CPU, 4 x 8/6 pins PCIe, 10 SATA and more.
Power on with a quiet stable high quality PSU with reserve power and spare connectors for future upgrades including more powerful or multi-video cards, bigger CPUs, more storage!

Plenty of power and connectors in this unit! See how we choose a PSU.

Pre-installed Operating System Choices

Choose an operating system OS that you want pre-installed on your PC from the choices below. To order the OS you want, before you click 'Add to Cart' for your PC select that OS from the drop down menu.

We recommend Linux Mint or Ubuntu, hey it drops the price of the PC for you and they're very cool! If you want any other Linux distro, for example Manjaro, Debian, Rocky Linux or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead! Here's a website distrowatch.com that lists by popularity the many Linux versions or distros.

See how you save on a new PC with Linux and also how we choose the OS.

Recent updates to OS choices:

September 24, 2023. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

July 31, 2023. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 21.2 "Victoria" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

OS Operating System

Linux Mint 21.2 "Victoria" MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 2027! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine!


Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till April 2027! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine!


Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-bit

Installed and installation OEM DVD included. For when you're forced to have Windows for some reason lol. We don't recommend it, it's a hassle to install, and Microsoft forces you to open a Microsoft account to install it, which they then need to verify from a cell phone or email address and they even require your birth date as of our last install on writing this! If you choose this option be prepared to provide us all that info otherwise we can't install it. Do you really want that lol. That's just one reason why we don't recommend Windows. We recommend Linux.


Dual Boot Linux and Windows

It'll be the computer cost with Windows plus the cost of a second solid state drive plus $39 for the dual OS installation service. Most of you will be fine with just Linux in our view! If you need this option just contact us.

Due to fast changing technology, supply factors and dropping prices we may substitute a part for another we consider the same or better with no increase in price.


Recommended add-on products

Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $29

Sleek, comfortable keyboard and high-definition optical mouse, USB connections.


ASUS 21.5 inch LED LCD Monitor $179

Wide Screen TFT LCD with LED Backlight, full HD 1920 x 1080 max/native resolution, 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, DVI, HDMI, VGA inputs, black. See how we choose a monitor.

Entertainment monitor

ASUS 24 inch LED LCD Monitor $225

Widescreen, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED backlight, 2ms GTG response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness or higher, HDMI, DVI, VGA inputs, black.


Creative Speakers Pebble V2 $49

USB Powered Desktop Speakers with USB-C Connectivity. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W. See how we choose computer speakers.

Entertainment speakers

Creative Labs Pebble Plus 2.1 Speakers $69

2.1 USB Desktop Speakers with Subwoofer. Harmonic rhythms, thumping bass. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W.

WiFi adapter external USB

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an external USB WiFi adapter.

Edimax AC600 Wireless Dual-Band Mini USB Adapter EW-7811UTC $27

AC600 (Up to 433 Mbps at 5 GHz or 144 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.


Edimax AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band USB Adapter EW-7822UAC $49

AC1200 (Up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.

WiFi adapter internal PCI Express

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an internal PCI Express WiFi adapter.

ASUS PCE-AX58BT AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.0 PCI-E Adapter $99

WiFi 6 Speed up to 2402 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz), Intel WiFi 6 chipset, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), WiFi 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, supporting 160MHz, Bluetooth 5.0, WPA3 network security, 2 external antennas, PCI Express.

Laptops, printers, webcams, or any other PC parts

Just contact us we'll make a recommendation for the right part at a low price!


Recent updates to Speed WS build

May 9, 2023. Updated SSD!

February 23, 2023. Updated motherboard!

January 11, 2023. Updated CPU, GPU and motherboard!

November 5, 2022. Updated SSD, case and PSU!

August 18, 2022. Changed workstation models line brand name to Speed. That's fitting!

July 21, 2022. Upgraded motherboard, faster AX WiFi, better and more features!

May 21, 2022. Updated case size.

May 19, 2022. Updated PSU model.

August 21, 2021. All new build! Updated CPU, CPU Cooler, GPU, Memory, Motherboard, SSD, PSU and case! Enjoy!

August 6, 2020. All new build. Enjoy!

April 8, 2020. All new build! Enjoy!

May 10, 2019. Brand new workstation build! Enjoy this performance workstation that'll just crunch through your workloads at blazing speeds!

Order Info

Want something customized?

If you want to change any part(s) for a specific need, no problem, just contact us before you order, we'll customize it for you and tell you the low cost.

No sales tax outside California

No sales tax charged on shipments outside California.

Pay with a credit card or PayPal

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We use PayPal to process payments but it's not required to have a PayPal account, you can pay with any major credit card.

Shipping to USA and Worldwide

We ship all over the contiguous US by UPS ground and charge a reasonable flat shipping fee for each item to cover our shipping, handling and insurance expenses. To see a shipping cost add an item to the shopping cart. If you want shipment any other way, no problem, just let us know.

Other US non-contiguous states and territories please contact us for additional shipping costs since it costs more.

International buyers, as applicable, pay additional shipping, customs and taxes, please contact us.

We usually ship within three business days of your order, we build and test a new PC for you after your order is received, keeping your build current. You will be on your new computer before you know it!

Purchase orders from institutions

Educational institutions, non-profits, charitable organizations, NGOs, this is an ideal product for you. A great product at a great price! Just contact us, we would love to help your cause.

Need help on your order?

If you have any questions before ordering your PC just contact us.

Want to assemble your own PC for fun?

For more information on how to order this unique option we provide, click on PC assembly project. All other PC orders will be shipped fully assembled with the operating system installed.

Free tech support by email or phone

To help initial setup if you need any. Just contact us.

Warranty and return policy

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, please see our warranty and return policy.

Linux interest and tech freedom articles!

Read the letter: Twitter accuses Microsoft of using its data in unauthorized ways - CNBC, May 18, 2023

Exclusive: Google says Microsoft cloud practices are anti-competitive - Reuters, March 31, 2023

Microsoft's implementation of Bing Chat AI on Windows 11 is complete trash - Windows Central, Mar. 1, 2023

I wanted to try the new Bing with ChatGPT. Then, Microsoft went all Microsoft - ZDNET, Feb. 12, 2023

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs across divisions - reports - Reuters, January 17, 2023

Elon Musk says he'd consider 'alternative phone' if Twitter is booted from Apple and Google app stores - Fox Business, November 25, 2022
CurrentBuild Computer and other Linux PC manufacturers have already done that with computers, provided an alternative to Windows and Apple computers. Kamil

Microsoft lays off hundreds of employees - Engadget, October 18, 2022

Microsoft: 'Software is ultimately the biggest deflationary force' for businesses - Yahoo Finance, October 17, 2022:
Open source free software like Linux yes is deflationary, others not really. Kamil

Microsoft’s greed is killing Windows 11 for me - TechRadar, April 21st, 2022:

March 21st, 2022: Windows 11 will add a watermark if you use unsupported hardware - Engadget

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance

Sep 10, 2021: Epic v. Apple ruling: Judge finds Apple's App Store restrictions violate antitrust law - Yahoo Finance

Aug 28, 2021: Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Chrome - Forbes

FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint - The Verge

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers - GIZMODO

What the Linux Mint developers have pulled off is nothing short of astounding - TechRepublic

Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ - Bloomberg News

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!

Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings - The Verge

I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning - ZDNet

Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps - The Verge

Disastrous Windows 10 update is reportedly breaking some PCs - TechRadar

With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low - The Verge

A million students and counting have learned Linux - ZDNet

Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk - ZDNet

What Operating System Is the Best Choice for Software Engineers? - Interesting Engineering
From the article "GNU/Linux is, hands down, the most highly acclaimed operating system for software engineering."

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source - The Verge

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