Workstation for SW/Catia/Ansys

My university lab is looking to build a computer. We recieved a Quadro 6000 a while ago and it has been sitting around since our computers can't handle it. I need to find the rest of the parts. The computer will be used mainly for SWs, Ansys, Catia and any other engineering program that might crop up. The SWs assemblies have 1000k+ parts. The unit needs to last for 5 years more or less. So here's a summary of what I would like to get:

I7 3770 (so there's no cpu bottleneck and I can take full advantage of the gpu) the rest is still to be determined.

Mobo < 150$

Ram 12gb - 16gb 100$ - 150$

PSU 750W ~100$

Case ~100$

SSD 100$-150$ (found a SATA 3 240gb one for 149$ which seems fairly decent)

Any suggestions? I didn't have the time to do a lot of research on this. I skimmed over some documents from Ansys as that looks the most demanding of the 3 programs. These helped rule out Xeons and ECC ram. The parts need to get bought next week. What's the general consensus concerning these programs and their demands?
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  1. Workstation... What is your overall budget? That graphics card is pretty powerful so you don't want to be bottle necking, choose a budget that is level with the card and I will get you some specs.
  2. ThatMoose said:
    Workstation... What is your overall budget? That graphics card is pretty powerful so you don't want to be bottle necking, choose a budget that is level with the card and I will get you some specs.

    1-1.5k for the essentials, no peripherals. Meaning mobo, ram, case, cpu, psu and a ssd.
  3. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $930.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. If you might over clock change the CPU cooler to a corsair h80i, $70 more but better performance. Also I am not to sure how powerful these programs are so if it is very demanding change the CPU to a I7-3770k.
  5. Oops, D: forgot that you didn't need a graphics card! So take out the gtx 670. Now there is an extra $300!
  6. It would be roughly $920 if you take out the Graphics cards and change the i5-3570k to a i7-3770k and the cooler master hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler to a corsair H80i.

    Hope this helped :D
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