$2000 CAD Workstation

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $1500-2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: SolidWorks, ANSYS, MoldFlow, mostly engineering programs with possible rendering.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / amazon

Country: USA, MA

Parts Preferences: its for my gf's boss, so i want to reduce driver related issues.

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: looking for a quick overview with deals or anything i might have missed/worth upgrading.

gpu: PNY Quadro 2000 $430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133353
cpu + ram: i7-2600k + 16gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9 low profile $410 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.818689
mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 $122
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
psu: seasonic s12II 520w $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
ssd: crucial m4 256gb $355
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148449
monitor: asus 27 lcd $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236091
case: antec 300 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
cpu cooler: hyper 212 evo $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
dvd: sony optiarc $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067
os: windows 7 64 home oem $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

$1880
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  1. Looks fine. I would go with the HAF 912 over the Antec 300, but either case would be fine. Don't forget case fans and consider a second CPU fan for a push / pull config on the 212 EVO.

    2nd CPU Cooler Fan - CM Blade Master 120mm - $12
    PWM Y Cable - 12" 4pin - $4

    CASE FANS - Rosewill 120mm 4-pack 40CFM @ 18dBA - $15
  2. Build looks good, however I would reccommend this card over the PNY Cards:

    AMD 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card - 429.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195106

    We run these here at work and absolutely LOVE THEM!!! Have had zero issues using Solidworks, Unigraphics, or any Autodesk product. They render very smoothly and have zero issues with shading. We a single card on Dual 21.5" Sony Monitors and they have zero issues doing multiscreen displays.
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