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 SolvedWorkstation PCs - Home Built Forum SolvedNew Gaming/(very) Light Workstation Build $2500~$3000NZD Forum SolvedNeed help with a server/workstation mobo for home computer Forum Custom built home workstation Forum Help Choosing GPU Please! Building a Home Workstation... Autocad, Rhino, Vray, Revit, Adobe, etc... Forum Solved300w Is it enough?help home built Forum SolvedHELP! Home-built system will not POST, fans spin once and stop Forum SolvedHelp..about 2 months ago it started, I home built a computer using a gigabyte mb, AMD quad core cpu, 8gig ripjaw ram, GeForce Forum SolvedIssues with home built gaming PC. Please help. I've tried everything I can think of. Forum SolvedNew Build Help; multitasking/multimedia/home workstation Forum SolvedFirst home built - Help with putting it together Forum HELP Home Built computer won't start Forum Need advice on workstation for architectural visualization 2500-3000$ Forum SolvedNeed help on first home-built Phenom 2 build! Forum SolvedConstant freezing of my old home-built computer... Help Please? Forum SolvedNeed Help Troubleshooting. Home built system not booting. Forum SolvedHome Built Gaming Rig Help (Budget: $1200-1500) Forum SolvedI need some help with a home built server Forum SolvedHELP!!! Problem with my Home Built Copmuter! Forum Home Built Computer Malfunction- Need Help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !