I am about to build a computer that I will mainly use for Solid works 2010:
Specs on build are:
8 GB DDR2 800
Win 7 64 bit Pro
I am torn on whether to use a GT 240 (95$) or FX 580 (190$)
I am not going to be doing extreme modeling, and I plan on building an i7 powerhouse in a few years (or whatever best of best is then) and really just need something that will help with rendering times.
I know the FX 580 would be recommended, but is it worth the extra 100$ atm?
RUNS QUIET AND COOL! I use it for solidworks 2009 with windows 7 and it works without one issue @ all. blows my GTX275 out of the water in solidworks and other rendering programs. It doesn't even require a power connector! So far i have not bogged the beast down.
Note that the 275 is 4 performance tiers above the 240