PC Workstation Build (~2000 USD)


I am planning on building a new workstation platform in a week, as Ivy Bridge is coming out for sale on sunday (4/29/12). This system is to be used STRICTLY for cad/cam such as Solidworks 2011/2012, Adobe products CS6 and Lightroom. NO GAMES. Also I am not doing very large assemblies in Solidworks so I do not feel I need an insane/high end video card. Im using the system mainly to run a cnc and laser system, plus a little code writing. For an OS I will be using Windows 7 Professional OEM. I would like some input on my build below, before I buy, and am open to any suggestions or correction of errors I have made. The list is a little messy as it is pasted from an excel spreadsheet, sorry.

I appreciate your help, thanks!



CPU Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 313
Motherboard The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe 274.99
GPU "AMD 100-505649 FirePro V4900 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
PCI Express 2.1 x16 Workstation Video Card" 159.99
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR31066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBR 79.99
SSD (Boot) "Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5"" 128GB SATA III MLC
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit" 142.99
HD "Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive" 109.99
DVD-RW ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner 18.99
FAN "COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
""Heatpipe Direct Contact"" Long Life Sleeve 120mm" 29.99
PSU OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance 64.99
Case NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 49.99
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard 44.99
Mouse Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired 67.99
Monitor 1 Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 239.99
Monitor 2 Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 239.99
UPS APC BE450G 450 VA 257 Watts UPS 57.99

1895.86 <--TOTAL
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  1. That all looks OK to me, 750W is waaaaay more power than you need though, 300W would be fine. I'd grab something like this:

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