Description

This system is primarily just used for Civil 3D

I built this Computer last year so prices have changed.

I have been working on CAD/Civil 3d for the last 10 years of my, and I can't find anything different in speed vs. a gaming graphics and professional graphics card other than the price.

Second hard drive is small because I just don't need anything bigger. We are connected to a dedicated server. So this hard drive is only used to install office and some other programs. The SSD is to install Civil 3D, OS and Drivers. The monitors are hand me downs from previous computers.

I wish I would have found out about the E3-1230 v2 before I built my 3570k gaming system.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, but the PSU should be facing the other way

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's totally fine they way it is. I've been running my rigs with the PSUs facing up forever and never had any issues.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

There's not any issues but I causes higher temps in your other components, you have to realise he is blowing hot air straight at his graphics card

  • 78 months ago
  • 5 points

Not how PSU fans work dude, they blow air towards the components in the PSU and out the back grille. PSU fans are exhaust not intake.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Having them up will take some air from the GPU though. Not really an issue unless you are overclocking.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It can be an issue with vacuum cards like the EVGA cards.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Just tested this theory out. Having the PSU fan up using an overclocked 660 ti gave me the same temps as the fan being down.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that's right, I forget sometimes that that is the intake fan lol isn't bad for heat then... still looks weird lol

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah they blow out back lol that's right

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Good pick up, but I don't plan to be moving this PC for a few years so i wont have to clean the filter at all. Plus this case is hidden behind my monitors and you cant see jack inside of it. Thanks for the reply!!!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I think have to use this build as a template for me because I do CAD stuff as well (for college and next job) but I want to have it as a Gaming PC as well.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

You can go lower on the CPU since CAD is single threaded. But this Xeon is balling! Its priced at a i5 but performs like a 3770 with lower watts. Also who need's integrated graphics on a CPU when you know you will be using dedicated.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Precisely! That's why I really like about AMD's fx processors.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

FX wouldn't be that good for CAD. You want a fast single thread system. But it still will run the program no problem. A i3 would run CAD just as well as this CPU if clocked at the same speed. Eventually CAD will uses multi cores but for now nope and i wouldn't say it would happen in the next few years.

They still support Pentium 4 and they actually still run the program pretty well if you have a good GPU. I have a couple of those for people who just need to do small stuff on CAD.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I wasn't specifically referring to CAD for FX processors. Obviously, Intel is the way to go here. Was just referring to the fact that they don't have an iGPU which keeps the price down.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard with the xeon? +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Works just fine for the xeon. I still use it today but moved over to a cloud base pc with 12 cores and 24 threads. Basically just use the pc to connect to my citrix pc.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, what's your job?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a civil engineer who uses a lot of civil 3D. It's a cad base program.

Honestly the xeon in this pc runs that program just as well as the better xeon.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a highschool student but I have Technical Draw classes, that's why I want to get the xeon e3 1230 v2, because I want a machine to run Autocad 2014 while I am using photoshop or ilustrator, and in a few years I'll be in engineering school Ibelive I would need other programs... Sorry I am not a native speaker

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Believe it or not autocad is still a single threaded program. So it will only use one core. So you really don't need a xeon, a i3 would be fine but a i5 is great.