Just completed this build, works well so far, it should last a long time for what I want to use it for. It runs my Mastercam software like a dream.
I dont mean to be a downer but for you budget you could have gotten a way better computer
Well, with dual monitors and a GPU for that price, yeah it could have been better.
Like what? Maybe you could spec one out as an example.
I would have gone for an xfx r7 370 2255
maybe you should go with a GTX 970, it's only 30 or 50 bucks more and gives much better performance
Again I will only use it for Mastercam, not hardcore gaming, so it should work fine for what I'm doing. Thanks for the advise though.
Hey! I'm mastercam certified haha. Never seen anyone else use that software.
Where did you get certified? What version are you on? I'm on X8, and stay on the newest one all the time. I also use Vericut, Catia, and Unigraphics at work, but only MCX* and Vericut at home.
Big here in Wichita, Ks.
Many places use it to program with, CATIA is sooo expensive, so shops use it as a low cost alternative.
I got it in my highschool engineering class. We worked with a local education distributor to get the certification. I can't really point you in the right direction as I am in college now.
I have a few problems with this build
I sincerely hope you didn't pay that much for an SSD
Why spend $1300 dollars on a build and get a $30 PSU and risk it ?
Could have gotten a 8320 and OC'd to the same levels of performance.
Yes I did, I just used this site as a compatability checker and price comparasion.
It was my first build and dont know about alot of stuff like psu's, just got what seemed like a good one, but honestly it just looked good and kept my price down. If it goes out I'll pony up for a new one and spend more next time,It wont be hard to rewire everything. What would you recomend?
I wont ever over clock, no need for my application.
I would use an EVGA or Corsair PSU 650w+ just to be safe.
And yeah it's your first build , there is no other way to learn right?
But I might just add if you weren't going to overclock you could have saved on the cpu cooler by quite a few dollars and gone with air.
You are right. Thank you for your advise, if I discover that overclocking will improve my tool path calculation time I may do it.
I was just wondering if you game on your machine, if so could you list some benchmarks?
No gaming, but there are benchmarks for mastercam I will post when I get the time.
Too many stickers, but nice. +1
The PSU is junk. Don't be surprised when it fails on you one fine day.
I will cross that bridge when it gets here. Should work fine for me. Just doing contract CNC progrmming with it from home after my 9-5 programming job, and on the weekends.
Might want to adjust your ram. you're using slots 1 & 3. should be utilizing 1 & 2. Check with your manual.
I will check that, thankyou
it is my first build so, I probably made some mistakes.
rookie mistake, easily corrected.
No he should be using 2 & 4
I know its one of the two, I just got the numbers wrong. Thanks for the correction
i don't like that apevia
If anything goes wrong I'll just throw money at it. :)
that gpu and cooler tho....? why?
He did say he's using CAD, so no 970 necessary
I got the gpu because I have a Nvidia Quadro 4000 at work, have used it for 3 years and works great, and pound for pound it seemed to spec out ok.Nvidia because I wanted to stay in the brand recomended to me by my fellow Mastercam guys at work.
The cooler because I wanted too. :) Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
Well what can I say... I'm a sticker guy. :)