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Decent SolidWorks Build? $1000

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April 9, 2012 5:52:18 PM

Intel i7-2600k CPU (4 core, 8 thread, 3.4ghz with turbo boost)
Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard
GSkill Ripjaws X Series RAM 4x4gb (16gb total)
ATI FirePro V4800
Corsair CX430 power supply
Cooler Master Elite 330U case
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Total: $1093.90 (plus taxes)

Thinking of dropping the Z68 for an H67 to save a little, since quick sync isn't really going to be useful and it won't be overclocked.

Any parts you want to suggest should be from a canadian site (newegg.ca, tigerdirect.ca, ncix.com, etc)

Mostly I'm just wondering for any SolidWorks pros out there if this is a good build for it.
April 9, 2012 6:44:36 PM

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Thinking of dropping the Z68 for an H67 to save a little, since quick sync isn't really going to be useful and it won't be overclocked.


If it won't be overclocked dropping to H67 won't save a little money. Because then you forfeit an x16 lane for dual video cards and if your ultimate goal is a 3 - 4 monitor - which would be ideal for a CAD setup - then that will be useless in the long run.

Where you'll save money is by dropping the HD - I would not pay the premiums for the Caviar Blacks right now - even though prices are slowly starting to drop back down to what they were last year we're still a long way off. If you're not going to be overclocking then drop to the 2600 and that will save some money.

If you're paying $1100 for a build I'd suggest things a bit differently:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $64.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600 - $299.99
RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333MHz 1.5V x 2 - $41.99 ($81.98 total)
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $84.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: ATI Fire Pro V4800 - $159.99
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99

Total: $1,055.83
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