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$2000 CAD Workstation

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February 17, 2012 11:30:12 AM

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: / 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
cpu + ram: i7-2600k + 16gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9 low profile $410 combo
mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 $122
psu: seasonic s12II 520w $70
ssd: crucial m4 256gb $355
monitor: asus 27 lcd $280
case: antec 300 $60
cpu cooler: hyper 212 evo $35
dvd: sony optiarc $19
os: windows 7 64 home oem $100


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February 17, 2012 12:10:31 PM

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

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.