Help with home built $2500-3000 workstation Tags: Homebuilt Workstations Systems Last response: February 23, 2012 7:33 PM in Systems Share rainiers February 23, 2012 6:58:05 PM Hello, I helping a friend with building a workstation. He is going to use the pc with Inventor 2012 & Showcase. I'm afraid the GPU might be overkill for his use. This workstation will have to last for about 3-4 years. Is this money well spent or am I spending money on the wrong parts? Asus Sabertooth X79 Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001, 3TB Samsung Syncmaster S27A550H Lite-On IHAS124 Zwart Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Antec Three Hundred Two Cooler Master Hyper 412S Logitech MK260 Wireless Combo Intel Core i7 3820 Boxed Sapphire HD7950 3GB GDDR5 Corsair Enthusiast TX850 Samsung 830 series Desktop Upgrade Kit G.Skill RipjawsZ F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL More about : home built 2500 3000 workstation jmsellars1 a b B Homebuilt system February 23, 2012 7:05:59 PM Yeah I don't know for sure but I would imagine that GPU is overkill, the PSU certainly is. 600W would really be more than enough. You could save cash there and go for one of the 6 core CPU's since the budget is high enough and you're going for the X79 socket. JackNaylorPE a b B Homebuilt system February 23, 2012 7:27:08 PM The case is a bit small.....I'd recommend one of the following pairings: Antec 1200 V3 w/ CP-850 PSU Corsair 500R w/ HX850 I'd up to the Hyper 612 PWM or the Scythe Mugen 3 Im partial to the Seagate XT designs http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... I'd use low profile RAM w/o any unnecessary tall toothy heatsinks ATI was oft coined to mean "Always Trashes Inventor" .... It gets real important if 3D max is gonna be in the mix as nit having an nVidia card, means ya can't use any of the CUDA plug ins. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rainiers February 23, 2012 7:33:29 PM AFAIK Inventor likes as much Vram as possible, that's why I chose the 7950. I'm also afraid that if I pick a 570GTX for example, it will get in to trouble with drawings with 1000+ parts. About the RAM: it's 32gb 8x4GB set, I don't think it exists in LP. The thing is: We do have a high budget, but if this pc is overkill, it's a waste of money ofcourse. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help 3 Compu $ 2500-3000 Photoshop/Illustraor, NAS and budget gaming Forum Help $ 2500-3000 budget custom gaming setup Forum build for friend $ 2500-3000 Forum New Build: $ 2500-$3000 USD Forum Building a i7 Gaming/Computation Computer ($ 2500-3000 budget) Forum New Build hi-performance Photoshop PC for USD $ 2500-$3000 Forum Pre- Built High-End PCs vs. Custom Built High End PCs Forum Need buy or build advice, 2500-3000 budget gaming pc Forum Video Editing Build! $ 2500-3000 Forum Advice on $2500 animation build Forum Custom built home workstation Forum If your a hardcore gamer what do you use? Forum Best cad machine of Doom? Forum Workstation PCs - Home Built Forum Home-Built Supercomputer for Scientific Computing Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Help Forum Need serious help! Forum Small gaming pc (help) Forum [Solved] Built a computer, won't power on, need help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !