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January 31, 2012 2:07:13 PM

I NEED TO DO 3D WORK IN SKETHCUP REVIT 3D MAX WOULD IT BE BETTER FOR ME TO BUY A DELL PRECISION OR A TOP CONFIGURATION ALIENWARE M17

I HAVE 3000$


I ALSO DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD THINK ABOUT GETTING A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP

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January 31, 2012 2:16:26 PM

Caps lock -_-...

Probably quadro.
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January 31, 2012 2:21:46 PM

+1 quadro
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January 31, 2012 2:23:18 PM

For your type of work go with a Quadro. They are ideal for 3D work, but not a for gaming.

If your going to need mobility then get the laptop, but otherwise, i would go with the desktop and get more bang for your buck. desktops are usually much cheaper for the same performance.
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January 31, 2012 2:33:27 PM

quadro
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January 31, 2012 2:33:42 PM

and turn off ur caps :p 
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January 31, 2012 3:02:24 PM

thanks guys im sorry for caps i wasnt paying attention...

i think ill go with the precission since mobility is really important for me but i dont know how mucho better will the precission be since it come with a real basic configuration a very costly


thanks :) 
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January 31, 2012 3:14:30 PM

Hm well if you could provide the final specs on the Alienware. CUDA can be pretty decent for 3D rendering. As long as the screen is......a 3D laptop
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January 31, 2012 7:04:10 PM

Rockdpm said:
Hm well if you could provide the final specs on the Alienware. CUDA can be pretty decent for 3D rendering. As long as the screen is......a 3D laptop



here is how i configured the alienware on dells website


• Alienware M17x
$2924



Date 12/27/2011 2:49:07 PM Central Standard Time

Catalog Number 29 Retail 19



Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id



Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7 2860QM 2.5GHz (3.6GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache) I72860Q 1 [317-8449] 2


Operating System:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit AW71HPE 1 [420-9691][420-9956][421-0092][421-5789] 11


Memory:
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) 16G1604 1 [317-8465] 3


Video Card:
2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M N580M 1 [320-1940] 6


Hard Drive:
256GB Solid State Drive SATA 3Gb/s with Secondary 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 256N750 1 [342-2221][342-2476] 8


Display Panel:
17.3-inch WideHD+ 1600 x 900 60Hz WLED WHD60 1 [320-1935] 5


Wireless:
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 I1000 1 [430-4382] 19


Optical Drives:
Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) BDCOM 1 [318-0396][421-4541][421-4550] 16


Sound:
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio IHD51 1 [318-0424] 17


System Color:
Alienware M17x, Soft Touch Stealth Black VBLK 1 [225-0536] 1


AlienFX:
Quasar Blue BLU 1 [313-8792][421-4655] 10


Pre-Installed Software:
Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed STEAM 1 [421-1360] 73


A/C Adapter:
Alienware M17x 240W A/C Adapter 240W 1 [331-1347] 4


Adobe Reader Acrobat SW:
Adobe Acrobat Reader ADOBER 1 [410-1883] 15


Standard Nameplate Trigger:
Standard Nameplate SPLATE 1 [331-1349] 748


Service:
1 Year Basic Plan S1OS 1 [421-1721][939-0320][939-0340][950-3337][950-9797][994-3730] 29


Security Software:
No Anti-Virus Software Selected NOAVR 1 [461-8389] 25


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February 1, 2012 5:10:26 PM

did they not have a quadro option? that woudl be your best choice for the type of work your doing.
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February 2, 2012 11:52:25 AM

mhokett said:
did they not have a quadro option? that woudl be your best choice for the type of work your doing.




No they only had Gforce 560m and 580m
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February 2, 2012 12:48:45 PM

Check the program requirements to see if it allows for OpenGL acceleration. If so, you want the Quadro as the GeForce cards do not support OpenGL.
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