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 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 Gaming PC for Under $1200 Forum SolvedFirst PC build under 1200 (AUD) Forum SolvedFirst PC build under 1200 (AUD) Forum SolvedPC crashes under high CPU load Forum Help on Autocad 3D & gaming build PC under budget of 750! Forum SolvedFinal step - compatibility issues and bottleneck test(See my build-gaming PC under 1100-1200$) Forum Best gaming PC under $1200? Forum Solvedbest cpu and motherboard for under 250 (using it for a gaming pc) Forum SolvedAdvice building gaming PC for under £450 (not crazy high spec) Forum SolvedHelp building a gaming pc under 1200 Forum pc for playing skyrim on ultra settings, under $1200 Forum Help with building a PC - under $1,200, 4K compatible, very quite... Forum First gaming pc specs under $700 Forum Best gaming pc build under $1200 Forum Best gaming pc build under $1200 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !