This will be my first build and I appreciate any advice you can give me.
I'm going to school to become a Drafter and I will be using AutoCAD, Inventor and Solidworks. I would like to have a system that can handle light to moderate projects in these design softwares, and still be able to run Diablo 3 on max settings.
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime before June 30, 2012.
Additional Comments: I plan on reusing the DVD drive from my old Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower, aswell as the Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB SATA HDD but only for media storage. I also have a Seagate FreeAgent 2TB external drive (USB 2.0) for backup and storage.
I would like it if you could tell me whether the components I chose are compatible. I'm also curious if I should opt for a different video card for the design software. Any other information is welcome.
honestly you are building a computer to play diablo not solidworks or inventor. both those programs are very light on a computer. they do not need anything special. at work we use Pro/e and i have used it on an old pentium 4 laptop with 2gb of ram. they are none demanding programs.