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: Forum1200 -2k Autocad and gaming computer ForumQuadro vs. FirePro vs. Consumer GPU for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 ForumBuilding PC for the first time, spec and advice appreciated. ForumNew Build for Work/ AutoCAD 2D - £1- 1200 budget ForumNeed help with Autocad 2011/ Matlab 7 build Under 1k Forumneed to run autocad please help Forum[SOLVED] Cheap autocad build ForumArchitecture Work and Gaming System - $ 1200 ForumWhich GFX Card ( Under £100), GTS450? HD7770? Please look! ForumAcceptable Build for AutoCAD / Light Gaming? ForumThe Best for AutoCad , Solidworks, Sketchup, CS6 ? ForumBest gfx under $65 ForumWht are the best specs for pc included 560 ti under 900$$? ForumAutocad build - What CPU , GPU? ..im use to gaming builds ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? ForumUprading Cpu/Mobo/Gfx Forum$1200 system ForumComputer for under $700 Forumhelp finding Mobo and CPU approx $300 or under. ForumWhich CPU/GPU combo should I choose? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !