Industrial Design Workstation 3d Modeling

Computer: Industrial Designer’s Workstation

Goal: Approx $1000

I want to build something I can use for the next 4 or 5 years, so if I need to go over $1,000 to make this worth building then that’s what will happen. I plan on upgrading or adding parts (more ram? better card?) in the future as necessary and when I have more capital.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week or next week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3d modeling (solidworks, autodesk ex. alias), 2d drafting & layouts, scheming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg, tigerdirect, I live close to micro center and have a coupon there) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: what ever will work well, must run solid works & I do a lot of high resolution rendering

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesn’t matter right now, will be getting a new one soon

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want something that I can plug a cintq up to eventually. Must run solidworks


So this is what I was thinking…

Core i7-930

$200

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$210


PNY VCQFX580-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 580 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

$160

Maybe one of these…

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
(I believe that this one might be the best…)

$160-200

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard

60$

I also will need a power supply, tower/case and a cd/dvd burner. I don’t know what else I am missing. I am pretty sure that these will all be compatible and I think that this is a solid build but if any of you have any advice or suggestions I’d be glad to hear them.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Thanks for the help! Here are links to the stuff on newegg:

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128423

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

    PNY VCQFX580-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 580 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814133273

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133273
  2. ^ Use 3 RAM sticks to take advantage of the Tri-Channel memory controllers present on the i7 9xx...
    And get the 1TB...It is slightly faster than the 500GB and price/GB is very less compared to the 500GB...

    And as for the graphics card, IMO even the ATI FirePRO cards are good...And also they are newer and are present in the supported list of Solidworks...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195096
  3. so heres the updated version:

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1

    (this is a placeholder, will probably end up ordering the TB from ewiz.com)
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    $54.99
    1

    G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
    Item #: N82E16820231335
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $169.99
    1

    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128423
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    $209.99
    1

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant


    $294.99
    $289.99
    1

    ATI 100-505606 FirePro V4800 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814195096
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    $184.99
    $174.99
    1

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...
    Item #: N82E16817171036
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119215
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$60.00 Instant
    -$20.00 Combo


    $199.98
    $119.98
    Subtotal: $1,019.93
  4. ^ What about the CPU Cooler ? And when you make the purchase, look out for other combos too...
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=cpu_cooler_i7-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    this one seems pretty cool... haha, anyway its 35$ more than the evercool which is 14$

    would something like the evercool work
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119117&cm_re=cpu_cooler_i7-_-35-119-117-_-Product

    or is it better to spend the money on one of those 50$ cpu coolers?
  6. ^ Well if you will be overclocking, then IMO its well worth it and also at stock speeds itself, they would keep the CPU cooler...
    And dont get that one...get the Scythe Mugen that I had suggested...It is cheaper and as good...Is huge though, but will fit that case...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142

    And check out this deal at ewiz...
    i7 920 + Gigabyte X58A-UD3R for about $440(If the coupons work, then about $420)
    http://www.ewiz.com/combo.php?cat_id=438
  7. the ATI FirePro v4800 looks awesome btw. I think that my motherboard is crossfire compatible, do you know if the 4800 will crossfire (the v5800 has crossfire pro 2, is this something different)?

    also...

    would an ATI card play better with an AMD kind of chip instead of the i7? I want the i7, but I don't think I neeeeed it. But I do want it, or at least I think I do.
  8. wow, that is a good deal, 60 to 80 dollars off compared to new egg. Thanks! and thanks for all your advice, it's been very very helpful/informative.
  9. ^^ That card has Crossfire connectors so you must be able to crossfire...

    And as for the CPU, the i7 is a very good choice and the cards would perform pretty good...
    If am not wrong, Solidworks doesn't fully utilize multi-cores, else I would have suggested the X6 1090T...
  10. Thank you
  11. ^ Glad I could help...Good Luck with your build...
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