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FX 1800 - 512 MB (System Specs) for sketchup?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 5, 2010 1:34:31 AM

any recommendation for system specs for sketch up with heavy components and heavy rendering?
currently opt to purchase desktop to improve faster rendering and flawless movement while working in SU
a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 2:17:50 AM

No idea how rendering is like in Sketch up but for a general low budget workstation:

Core i7 or AMD X6
At least 4GB DDR3 RAM
Samsung F3 500GB or 1TB, depending on need
A good QUALITY PSU like a Corsair 650TX or XFX 650W.
A decent case like an Antec 300/900,etc
DVD RW, card reader, etc.

As for the graphics card, that depends on if this is a true workstation build or a gaming + workstation build. If this a true workstation get a workstation graphics card, if not get a good gaming card like a GTX460.

Again, I don't use SketchUp, but I do use Maya,Inventor, SolidWorks,etc and for these software, for small assemblies/renderings you really don't need a workstation graphics card.