Buying > Of course, researching, ordering, assembling, configuring, loading, and testing a new system can be time consuming, but the hardware is new , tailored to your uses, and building will impart an intimate knowledge if something goes wrong. Somewhat better cost/performance as well, mainly because the hardware continues to improve while costs may actually drop.
If you were to buy, for your use I would suggest a Dell Precision T7500 with a Xeon X5680 6-core /12 thread @ 3.33GHz- 32GB RAM, (Perhaps $1,300 and a Quadro K4000 (3GB) ($750 or $550 used). With monitors (I suggest 24"), this may still be under the $3,400 and you can add a second X5680 later to have 12 cores / 24 threads- rendering dynamite! The X5680 is still a great CPU even by modern performance standards and the ability to have two 6-cores is very useful.
Building > To have the bandwidth for 3D modeling, LGA2011, high clock speed 6- core for rendering, ECC RAM to prevent artifacts and good shadows, reflections and color gradients, CUDA accleration for Adobe CS, and a workstation card is a necessity for Solidworks to run the viewports and anti-aliasing. Amazingly, a $175 ATI V4900 is faster than a GTX Titan in Solidworks. The Quadro K4000 (3GB) is a good one for Solidworks and is made to run three monitors. The performance of a modern Xeon E5 at 3.5GHz+ is extremely good.
5. GPU > NVIDIA Quadro K4000 VCQK4000-PB 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card > $759 (The K400 may connect 3 monitos using Displayport hub of the thre direct connections > 2 X DP and 1X DVI)
6. HD 1 > SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) > $160
7. HD 2> Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 64MB Hard Drive (3.5 inch) ) > $156
8. PSU> SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply $120.
9. Case > LIAN LI PC-7HX Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $100.
10. Optical Dr > ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $17.
11. OS > Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM $140
12. Monitors > 3X ViewSonic VG2439M-LED Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20,000,000:1 DisplayPort > $720 ($240 ea)
TOTAL = $3392. or with ASUS P9X79 WS = $3,566
HP z420 (2014) > Xeon E5-1620 quad core @ 3.6 / 3.8GHz > 24GB ECC 1600 RAM > Quadro 4000 (2GB)> Samsung 840 SSD 250GB /Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX 1TB> M-Audio 192 sound card > AE3000 USB WiFi > HP 2711X, 27" 1920 X 1080 > Windows 7 Ultimate 64 >[Passmark system rating = 3923, 2D= 839 / 3D=2048]
Thanks for both answers and suggestions, I really appreciate it.
I did, some research around the internet last night, and for what I could read, from articles and other
Its pretty much suggested to use the Quadro 4000 card, Firepro or GT 780 / GT 780 TI.
But the Quadro card is 1½ year old, should this worry me? Do they soon come out with a new version?
Since im bit of a perfectionist, I want to know what really suits me best taken the price in consideration.
16 gb ram is fine for modelling, and 32gb is more for video editing. since the price different isn't alot between 1600 mhz and 1800 mhz, its better
going for the 1800 mhz then.
For a program like autocad is it more suggest to use, a cpu with a higher clock frequence then a cpu with
more core's, since the program doens't use all the core's anyway.
Then when you look around the internet, an xeon cpu or rather two of them, 6 cores
is as much suggested as an i7-4770 / i7-4930 for example.
The PSU should as minimum be 80+ gold certificated.
For the screen its seems like two monitors or three monitors is more a subjectiv opinion whether the one is
more productive than the other solution.
I can go with one graphic card and two monitors also if that would be a better build for the price.
I'd like to know what other people like to use as monitors, when they're modeling.
I think I will prefer the three monitors setup, so I will have one screen more in focus of me, than I'll
with two screens. but two screens kinda alows to use bigger screens, which might be more preferable when
modelling, but then again a three monitor setup, could also be made by one big screen as center, and a smaller
one each side.
What size of a display do you believe is best for modelling? 22 - 30"
what frequence?, what resolution? what response time? anything else? ofcouse still taken the price of the monitor in
Now I want to understand what I should take since.
I will mostly do modelling, assembling and sometimes there will be alot of parts in the assemby and rendering.
The reason for the quadro over for example the gt 780 is that the quadro is build to be used heavily for a longer time.
Where the gt 780 is not build for been used heavily for a longer time.
I can also wait two month if you know some better graphic card is coming out soon.
if im mistaken in anything I just have readen, then correct me.