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.
Autocad and Revit modeling!
What major??? And why no workstation card? Gaming too i guess.
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!
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.
Looks like a nice clean cheap build.
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?
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
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.