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New build for CAD - no gaming

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July 11, 2011 12:52:54 AM

A friend of mine is asking me to help him with a build for under $600, basically it's just gonna be used for AUTOCAD and other programs like it.
He wants an Intel based machine with a motherboard and on-board video, that's it.

Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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July 11, 2011 1:25:38 AM

heres a simple build with quality parts that should do the trick:
i5-2400+rosewill challenger case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
seagate 7200rpm hdd 500gb + sony dvd drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
seasonic 300w psu (plenty of power, reputable brand)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8gb gskill ripjaws ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asus h61 mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 11, 2011 1:31:32 AM
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July 11, 2011 1:35:30 AM

So autocad is a manly cpu application that will run smoothly with integrated graphics?
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July 11, 2011 5:33:15 AM

For the most part, yes.
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