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July 27, 2012 3:39:11 PM

Hello,
My friend needs a new PC for solidWorks(he's a student).
Basically, right now any PC would be an improvement over what he has right now(6 yr old pc).
He needs only the PC itself, no monitor mouse or keyboard.
So I thought of this GFX as an entry card FirePro V3900 1GB DDR3 for 120$
and I3 2100T for 120$ as well.
That is where my hardware knowledge ends pretty much;)
So I'm open to any suggestions and changes.
Thanks in Advance!

Edit: I forgot to mention that the system would be WIN7 64BIT

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July 27, 2012 4:20:07 PM

Well I think it's safe to assume SolidWorks uses hyperthreading, seeing as most CAD programs do. An i7 might be better suited for that kinda job, like a 2700 or a 3770.
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July 27, 2012 4:38:11 PM

Are you going to build it?
Also, if you are buying the i3 2100, dont go for the one with the "T" at the end of its name. It means that it uses less power and thus is slower, while more expensive.
Your going to need to pick out a motherboard with the same socket type as the cpu, (Socket 1155) as well as a solid chipset. (p67, z68, z77) Then grab a cheap kit of DDR3 ram, a brand name PSU, a case, cd drive, etc, and your done.
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SolidWorks does use hyperthreading in some tasks http://www.javelin-tech.com/main/support/solidworks_201...
An i3 would suffice but the hyperthreading would be better with an AMD FX processor. An i7 would be preferred, but it would be tough to fit one into a $700 budget. The AMD FX-8120 would do nearly as well as the i7 in most tasks and fit within your budget.
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SolidWorks does use hyperthreading in some tasks http://www.javelin-tech.com/main/support/solidworks_201...
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Thanks mate but this rig won't work for me as it costs nearly 900$ in my country(I guess it is because of all those discounts). Is there any way to make it cheaper? like going for the v3900 instead for the v4900? and taking only 4gb memory? thanks in advance!!
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