Description

A colleague asked me to put together a small system for under 900 bucks after tax for AutoCAD and Revit Modelling. After a few hours of back and forth, we settled on this. It should be perfect for what he plans on using it for.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Autocad and Revit modeling!

What major??? And why no workstation card? Gaming too i guess.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

There was a budget of under $900. Workstation cards(even low end ones) are quite expensive for the performance you get. My example has a Pitcairn GPU. It's basically a single-slot Radeon HD7870(or R9 270X) with ECC memory!

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

As stated by blaziecat1103, Workstation cards are bloody expensive. For Architectural it becomes a waste of money because the accuracy in details a workstation card can create becomes pointless. If he were using AutoCAD inventor to engineer parts, that would be another story.

And no gaming. Just CAD/Revit and some multimedia.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a nice clean cheap build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! You cable management is good. I have the same case and I had a bit of trouble what would you suggest for cable management?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Jam all of the unused cables beside the power supply and ziptie/twist tie them all together and run all of your cables around the outside rails. you can also fit the 6/8 pin cable below the front fan to keep some cables hidden. Notice how there are not pictures of the messy side lol

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good build for cad. Revit likes a lot of RAM, depending on the model size though. I have 8gb's my system now and it works, but I will upgrade to 16 when I get a chance. You can also get a 240gb SSD for $85-$90 on sale lately I've been noticing. The mobo seems to stand out as more premium then other stuff. Nice job though... I'm currently using a AMD A6800K for Revit/BIM work, with 8gb's RAM and it works fine. My CPU doesn't bottle neck, but I max out RAM on larger models. I'm thinking about adding the same gpu you have here.

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