I am an engineering student and I also like to play games(BF3). This semester I will start a programming course with MatLab and I also want to learn how to use CAD and ProE. Especially autoCAD since I've seen it is required or a plus in many mechanical engineering jobs.
So my question is: Can my PC run these programs smoothly?
i recommend not getting a computer that can play BF3 honestly. if you are going to a decent school you should not have time to play bf3 as engineering is a 7 day a week degree.
but build a computer for bf3. those programs are weak.