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AutoCAD System. USD$1000

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May 22, 2010 4:01:17 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow!

BUDGET RANGE: USD$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: AutoCAD and light gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: All parts are req'd

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.fuwell.com.sg/uploads/misc/Fuwell220510.pdf

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'll probably be getting a 5850 GPU as I have a current desktop using the same card and would like to Crossfire in the future with the system I'm using now.

This new desktop I'm purchasing will be for my dad who will be using it for AutoCAD and work.
May 22, 2010 8:21:09 PM

3D or 2D?
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May 23, 2010 3:05:51 AM

These are the parts I have come up with:

MOBO + CPU - Giga 890GPA-UD3H with AMD X4 955

GPU - PowerColor 5850

HDD - Seagate 7200.12 1TB

RAM - Kingston 12800/1600 CL9

PSU - Seasonic M12II-520W

Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922

OS - Windows Home Premium 7
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May 23, 2010 3:10:21 AM

i'd go with a gtx 260 or 470 over ati just to be safe. they may run a lot hotter, but there will be no compatibility problems with autocad and other vector programs.
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May 23, 2010 3:26:11 AM

For AutoCAD 2D, I'd lean Nvidia 470.....ATI never was strong in AutoCAD but performance was abysmal up until 10.4 drivers. Not heard much since the new drivers were released. I generally build / recommend 1366 based systems for AutoCAD ....but that's a $1,400 + system.

MoBo / GFX / DVD Burner Combo $515
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU / Case Combo
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ Antec Sonata Case $295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec EA-650 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.12 $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1050




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May 23, 2010 4:39:42 AM

I could increase my budget to about 1.5k if i7 is better.
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May 23, 2010 5:38:15 AM

You can run Autocad 2D on a laptop.
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