Description

I am a Civil Engineer who does a lot of design work. I originally built this computer with a Corsair 550W 80+ Gold PSU and a Radeon 270X GPU. Both of which performed well at first until I loaded the GPU drivers. Which totally screwed up my system, after lots of trial and error I figured that out and rebuilt my machine. I got a killer deal on my Quadro 4000. Getting that part for 125$ on Ebay was awesome to say the least this new set up is unbelievable I haven't overclocked it..yet. Soon I hope to add 16 more Gb of Ram and get a few better monitors but for now it is doing a great job. I have 3 hard drives running Windows 8, Windows 7, and Ubuntu separately. Soon I plan to add another for a hackintosh set up (Just for fun) all together I think I spent 1100$ on the entire build, I would call that a miracle I anticitpated spending at least 2000$ for this much. If I could change anything I guess I would have gone with an x99 with a 6 core i7 but hey, I can draft plans and play games all day without any problems at all. So tell me fellas, what do you think?

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build. I have to ask if you solely use AutoCAD? How does the Quadro do? I know it's an older card, but i'm still curious. I'm a MechE student, so I use Inventor and SolidWorks a lot.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Quadro or firepro are the only way to go, If you try to match up specs like i initially did you will be utterly disappointed, I originally bought a r7-260x thinking well it is a little more powerful than the quadro i need and its 130$ instead of 750$ but once i got into it the drivers were all crazy and it didn't have the ability to run autocad smoothly, I could play games but that's really it. this quadro is great, yea its the older model but they still retail for 750 for a reason they are still one of the most used graphics cards for professional 3d work.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I really don't think you need a computer like that to run AutoCAD... it's all 2D. Unless you're doing 3D, but who does 3D in AutoCAD? Are you running anything else? Maybe some simulations, perhaps? Computational flow dynamics? Finite element?

In any case, nice build. I'm sure it'll run most anything you throw at it.. especially if you get that extra 16gb. . except maybe Minecraft. I'll probably get downvoted for this, but I especially like that you don't have all those tacky windows and lights that all the kids are into these days. That stuff is terrible.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Viewports usually take some graphics power, too.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I do 3d structural rendering occasionally, its not everyday but I have to be able to handle it. I hate all those tacky lights too I'm going purely for performance /value with this.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get your desk from, I am looking for a corner desk and can not seem to find any good ones anywhere.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Look into Bush desks or Altra Benjamin. Solid build quality and materials for usually sub $200.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

office depot

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

caution: 10000000 pieces.

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Nah, that desk isn't anything special. If you want a nice corner desk for pretty cheap, this (below) seemed to be the best option. I did it and love it:

  1. Buy two of these

  2. Buy eight of these

  3. Put them together in a corner and you have a nice corner desk for $100. I also purchased a small file cabinet to put under the deks (kind of acts like a set of drawers).

If you don't have enough room for something like that, you could just buy this, which is more like the OP's desk, but probably a lot less expensive than what he bought.

If you don't have an IKEA nearby, they might kill you with the shipping, though.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a nice non gaming build. Your cable management is decent too, given the case that was used. You should change the price in your part list for your GPU. You have it listed as $797.27, yet you stated you only paid $125 on Ebay.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of video card is that?! Never heard of it before. Also, fix the cables! It will get you more thumbs up next time!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a 4 year old Quadro.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a Professional grade GPU unit designed for 3d rendering rather than gaming, it can run a game but like i said its mostly designed to run design software like autocad or solidworks

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking to build a computer using the same case and with a similar size motherboard (12.0" x 9.6"). Did/do you have any space issues inside the case with that size board?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

none it worked out really well i have a huge videocard and it was all good. Cables can be a bit of a pain but the airflow is unmatched plus it looks very professional its pretty high quality. This case could use a little better cable management from cooler master but hey I bought it for the air flow.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

amazon 50$

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

What's the big deal with the keyboard? It costs more than a mechanical but its not.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I assume its got a lot more features than a mechanical keyboard has

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I had it already thats what I paid for it a few years ago when I purchased an alienware