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Current gaming pc suitable for designing software for college? Upgradeable?

Hi all

Im getting close to that time when i need to start planning my future for college etc. I plan on going to study industrial design at Monash University, Australia. And obviously that course is pretty intensive and ill need to up my game with my designs, so i was wondering would my current pc specs be able to run designing software such as autodesk product design etc or what upgrades i might need like maybe go intel or nvidia? (AMD build) Money shouldn't be an issue as i can sell current parts if required.

Current pc specs:
CPU: AMD FX-9370@5.02GHZ
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 loop
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z
GPU: ASUS R9 290X
Storage: 2TB Seagate SSHD
PSU: RM750 Corsair
Case: NZXT H440 Black edition
Cooling: 3x140mm Corsair, 2x140mm pwm Corsiar, 3x120mm NZXT

Thanks for your answers :)
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    Your PC should be able to run almost all 3D modeling/designing programs.
    If you go for Intel build, you'll waste too much money because used parts sells for a lot less than new parts.
  2. Ahmadjon said:
    Your PC should be able to run almost all 3D modeling/designing programs.
    If you go for Intel build, you'll waste too much money because used parts sells for a lot less than new parts.


    Yeah true, thats what i thought because i can run photoshop c6 fine (if that is graphics intensive) so it should. Thanks mate
  3. award said:
    Ahmadjon said:
    Your PC should be able to run almost all 3D modeling/designing programs.
    If you go for Intel build, you'll waste too much money because used parts sells for a lot less than new parts.


    Yeah true, thats what i thought because i can run photoshop c6 fine (if that is graphics intensive) so it should. Thanks mate


    You're welcome :)
  4. So if i were to upgrade, would it just be to 32GB of ram? Seems to be most common upgrade and how are AMD cpu's like in the higher teir programs compared to lets say a I7 4930K?
  5. award said:
    So if i were to upgrade, would it just be to 32GB of ram? Seems to be most common upgrade and how are AMD cpu's like in the higher teir programs compared to lets say a I7 4930K?


    32GB is not worth the money, most professional programs won't use more than 16GB RAM, also 4930k is a lot better than FX-9370 but you already have FX-9370 and getting 4930k is pointless because you won't notice the difference, most high end programs do utilize 8-cores and use hyper-threading, the bad sides of the FX-9370 CPU are poor single-thread performance compared to Intel CPU and much higher power consumption.
  6. Thanks for your great advice :)
  7. award said:
    Thanks for your great advice :)


    You're welcome :)
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