I would first like to thank anyone willing to help out. This is my first build, and I am pretty excited about getting started. I would like to know if these parts are compatible and if you would suggest anything different. I am an architecture student, and I need a machine to replace my aging laptop.
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling, CAD, Architectural renderings
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:none
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I am going to be using this build with programs such as AutoCAD, Maya, Revit, Rhino, and V-ray
That is a good build but wait a second...
It is a good build for modeling indeed and you will have fun, though I am not entirely 100% sure that it is a good build based from consumer components such as ripjaw memry modules and CPU consumer for CAD application specific. Also, is the quadro 4000 certified for CAD?
The CPU is 130 watts if I am not mistaken, and the video card is roughly around 140 to 150 watts as well. Can anyone tell us if Sarch has enough margin with power supply knowing he cannot/does not do SLI? To me it sounds a green go but I would suggest finding an online PSU calculator somewhere to make sure
Can anyone critic or already have experience with CAD and PC consumer components?
Again I do not do CAD at all but I know it is a very slightly different market than general and/or media modeling/rendering software.