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First time building a system for CATIA v5.0

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November 10, 2012 3:52:16 PM

My uncle is looking to build a computer for CATIA 5.0 work, he is looking to spend between 1000-1500. I'm only somewhat familiar with the needs of CATIA, I understand that some of the models can get quite large, so I figured I'd go heavy on RAM. I wasn't sure where the bottlneck in this system would be, but he is willing to start with a cheaper video card and possibly upgrade that at a future date if he likes the system. Does anyone have any experience with building a system that has similar needs? Thanks in advance for any advice! Let me know if you have any questions.


Case: ($38) HEC 6K28BB8F

Motherboard: ($125) ASUS P8Z77-M Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: ($229) i5 3570 or ($329) i7 3770

RAM:
($280) G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
OR
($150) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HDD: ($200) SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Video card: ($126) AMD 100-505637 FirePro V3900 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP

Power Supply: ($70) Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous

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