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£450 Solidworks 2010 (cad) system

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October 21, 2010 3:25:28 PM

anyone got any ideas? preferably a fast harddrive and plenty of memory? you guys probly know a damn sight more about it than me so ill leave it to you, asap please guys, looking to buy in the next couple of weeks. thanks - Esaglik.
a b } Memory
October 21, 2010 10:41:13 PM

Well.... I have no idea what type of CAD work you plan to do (ie. basic assemblies <100 parts,etc), so answering that would be a start.
October 22, 2010 8:15:18 AM

yeah, basically im part of a project to design a gt car (single piece but with a fair amount of definition) for a race, its not a full sized gt car however, its just a small version which basically a company is going to stick a gas cylinder into and run it down a track, its something like 800mm square the size to work within, so yeah. urm what else, its team based and we need to get a screen into that to fit around 6 people round it to be able to put ideas in simultaniously?
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October 22, 2010 12:55:49 PM

^ I'm sorry, but with the OS and a LCD your budget is not enough. A good 22-23" LCD is ~$100-150. OS is about $120. That's already 1/2 of your budget gone.
October 22, 2010 5:00:59 PM

probly not even that acctually........... around 200mm squared
October 22, 2010 5:25:50 PM

no os
October 23, 2010 9:01:19 AM

re worked the budget, what about £450 for just the base unit?
October 23, 2010 4:09:13 PM

dont need a sata 3 usb 3 chipset so what would you reccomend in it's place?
October 25, 2010 7:11:13 AM

the soft modding was a stroke of genious I must say!
October 25, 2010 1:33:22 PM

Well done. +1.

Thank you for your kind words ^^
The soft modding was a stroke of genious I must say!

Yep and cuts a pretty big chunk vs an actual FirePro too :p 
October 25, 2010 1:38:17 PM

the downside of that is, I dont fully understand the guide :L Im not much of a code kinda user if Im honest, i prefer the nice sleek gui's :p 
October 25, 2010 1:59:36 PM

Haha ya takes a wee bit of time and all i guess ^^