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i want to build a computer for 1k or less that can run cad (auto desk inventor, solid works) with no problem and light gaming

mrmiles
  • 55 months ago

the title pretty much says all i have no idea what to get so any input is appreciated, cheers :)

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1220 V3 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $192.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Rack C226M WS $170.00
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.28 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.28 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Amazon
Video Card AMD FirePro W4100 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $905.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 23:44 EDT-0400

If you're willing to go over $1000 a bit, consider a switch to the FirePro W5100. A cheaper SSD could be substituted to help afford this.

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I just got a few quick questions. Do you need an OS? Do you need a mouse and keyboard or monitor? I am going to put a build up assuming you just need a tower with an os, and you do not need wireless.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $86.65 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.03 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $997.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 23:27 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ding ding, you're the winner.

First to post a build with a gaming GPU for solidworks.

Who will be next....

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

To be fair, the GPU could be used entirely for viewport enhancement rather than rendering. A Xeon can still do some mighty work as a standalone

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

the GPU could be used entirely for viewport enhancement rather than rendering.

Actually, it can't. The viewport in solidworks requires openGL instructions not supported by geforce.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless it's a very specific type of openGL, geforce should support it. The OpenGL drivers can be downloaded from NVidia's website. For the 900 series, the drivers are supported for 960 and above

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

There are advanced openGL functions and instructions (often proprietary to specific applications) ONLY supported by workstation GPU's.

You can not download a way to make a geforce card perform those operations without hacking the firmware into a quadro and running quadro drivers. (which would of course, almost certainly be a violation of TOS).

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $86.65 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $986.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 23:52 EDT-0400

changed it a bit to add an ssd

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I added OS, Keyboard, and mouse just in case you needed them. Its over budget before rebates, but you'll get that money back in the mail.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2603 V3 1.6GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $205.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler $59.96 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $154.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 16GB (4 x 4GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $174.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card AMD FirePro W4100 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ B&H
Case Cougar Volant (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $13.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.97 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $9.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1044.02
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $994.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 00:00 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Most CAD software viewports are largely single threaded. That CPU choice is terrible for solidworks and autodesk design software.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

okay Thanks for the tip...I'm not very familiar with those applications.

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