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1GB GT240 Good enough for Solid Works 2010, or should I go with FX 580

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March 28, 2010 8:32:18 PM

I am about to build a computer that I will mainly use for Solid works 2010:

Specs on build are:
Asus P5N-D
Q6600
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?

Thanks!
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March 28, 2010 8:58:08 PM

Found this on newegg reviews regarding the FX 580:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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