I am currently building a Workstation and need a few pointers as I've always done gaming rigs.
I would like to know more about nearly every component (feel free to send me articles, as this may get complicated). My main concern is the motherboard, I think I can figure everything else on my own, but this is really out of my league.
Could you guys show me a few model lines? I'd like to stay under the $200 mark, as this is probably going to be a budget build.
This is mainly going to be used for SolidWorks and SolidEdge. Thanks.
PS- I'm not asking you guys to tell me everything up front, just simply point me in the appropriate direction. Hopefully I can learn a little bit about workstation hardware in this process. Tell me everything you have in mind (related to this) if you have to (or have time to).
well I've heard that you can buy non-workstation graphics cards and somehow have them recognized as their workstation counterparts...I say definitely look into that because those workstation videocards are waaaaayyyy too overpriced...you pay like $700 more for the same freaking hardware...greatest rip off ever...
I think that it's possible to have two different graphics cards in a system; not running in CrossFire/SLI, of course, but I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to have a gaming card and a workstation card in the system. Anyone know?
Well you can use an 8800GT as a Quado since it's really the same hardware with a different device id. You can do it with Riva Tuner, but your going to have to use older drivers like the 169 series. Check out this tutorial