CPU and GFX Specs for AutoCAD PC under $1200??? Tags: Homebuilt Computers CPUs CAD Systems Last response: May 12, 2006 8:41 PM in Systems Share shambf00 May 12, 2006 3:47:47 PM I'm trying to organize some specifications for a client who wants computers running AutoCAD for under $1200 each. I'm going with Pentium D since they're the cheapest dual-cores right now. But do I go with the D 805 and a higher-end Fire GL or Quadro or go with the D 930 and and lower-end Fire GL or Quadro? Thanks in advance More about : cpu gfx specs autocad 1200 Topota_madre May 12, 2006 4:45:41 PM If they are going to use only AutoCad get the faster processor you can with a Mid-Range Quadro. Ati and Autocad is a bad pair: Smooth line display is disabled due to performance and stability problems and other issues. Low end quadro 560 is based in a 7600gs and 1500 is based in 7900Gt. The Jump from mid-range to high end is low but from low-end to mid range is very big. shambf00 May 12, 2006 8:41:47 PM Thanks for the ATI caution. $1,200 does seem to be too short for the budget. The most affordable GFX card for the work in that price range is the QUADRO 540, which I can't find reviews for, so I dunno how it would handle with a Pentium D 930. We're looking to up the budget to at least go for a QUADRO in the 1000 series range. What about monitors: Would LCDs (in the $300 price range) be okay for CAD work or is the performance of CRT a must? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Graphic card and PC Spec for Autocad ? Forum Solvedpc for playing skyrim on ultra settings, under $1200 Forum Solvedpc for playing skyrim on ultra settings, under $1200 Forum i NEED A £1200 CUSTOM GAMING PC SPECS LIST! Forum SolvedGaming PC for under $1200AUD Forum SolvedGaming PC under $1200 for playing all games maxed out at 1080p Forum SolvedGood Gaming PC Build For Under $1200 Forum SolvedFirst PC build under 1200 (AUD) Forum SolvedFirst PC build under 1200 (AUD) Forum Help on Autocad 3D & gaming build PC under budget of 750! Forum Gaming PC for Under $1200 Forum SolvedFinal step - compatibility issues and bottleneck test(See my build-gaming PC under 1100-1200$) Forum SolvedPC crashes under high CPU load Forum Best gaming PC under $1200? Forum Solvedbest cpu and motherboard for under 250 (using it for a gaming pc) Forum SolvedHelp building a gaming pc under 1200 Forum SolvedAdvice building gaming PC for under £450 (not crazy high spec) Forum Help with building a PC - under $1,200, 4K compatible, very quite... Forum First gaming pc specs under $700 Forum I have the got this PC. Which gfx card is best for it under 7000rs? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !