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Evening boffins and geeks,

my other thread has gone so this is the rev2 version.

Right ive got my cad software, now planing a system for it while there specs are not massive to run it anything that speeds things up is a right bonus,

i dont have a bottomless pit of money but i have enough to make a good job imo-

These are there specs for the program:

Recommended specification for Windows Vista or Windows 7 Based Machine: 64 bit Windows Athlon x2 or Pentium Dual Core (or quad core) processor 8GB RAM 3D Graphics Card with 1GB dedicated RAM (NVIDIA Chipset Recommended) 1280 x 1024 64million colour screen on a 22” monitor (widescreen recommended)

single vga and tons of ram.

It also needs to run diablo 3.

My list of gear i have spare is:

2 msi p6n diamonds have a dual core around 2.3 for it- some ram i can not remember if its ddr2or3-prob 2 dont know what mhz is tho.
3 msi k9a2 plats
2 thermaltake xaser3 cases

will use the case and sell the boards and such or make a office server from the dual core and board.

Think that covers it-got around 600 to spend however if thats not going to do the job im sure we can find more in the pot.

Winning system gets a beer

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Nice to see you posting Ben, welcome home :)

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Nice to see you posting Ben, welcome home :)


Shortly this board will be my life again, hopfully anyway! Just need a pc to plan my world takeover using just sticky buns and Sellotape!

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Hi Gooders,

would something like this do?

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Hi Gooders,

would something like this do?

Ian


Ian, I think we need to have a chat :) I've got to open all links etc up on the laptop as im on iPhone at the moment, what price are you after for it? Never considered or had dual monitor system!

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Hi Ben,

Soz, but that's not my item on ebay, I just came across it when speccing a dual xeon workstation for my daughter (for film editing) and it looked perfect for CAD.

Looks like it's going to sail past your budget tho (and mine) :(

TBH it's as cheap to get something like THIS and add a 22" moniior, a graphics card and with Win 7 64bit it comes to £614.71

You can then sell your spares to recover a few quid.

HTH,

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Never had amd, problem with that Xeon system is that it's not got hyper threading, hmmm wanted intel and nvidia, pref multi core and with tons ram

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If you're wanting more than 8GB RAM and hyper-threading, then you're looking at something more recent than Socket 775.

Might be worth looking for a used server, spotted this server which has a hyperthreaded Quad Core Xeon and 16GB RAM. It has a PCIe x16 slot which would take a graphics card.

That's a whole heap of hardware for not to much.

looking around individually for CPU, Mobo, RAM etc with those specs will cost a lot more.

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Just found something completely mental,

have a look at THIS!!

That 16 cores plus hyper threading and 16GB RAM.

Only problem is no PCIe for graphics and it would probably sound like a jet taking off.

Imagine it on your desk tho :D

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The first servers not bad bet, second would be amazing if it had pci slot, be good for folding tho, 775 stuff will fleabay or keep for folding, that's problem buying it as bits is dear... However I know roughly what CPU its just what board!

Would I be better increasing my spend?

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That second server are they quad core CPUs or just four single cores? Wording is bit confusing

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To keep it a bit more real, you're probably looking for a previous generation i5 or i7 with DDR3 RAM and consumer graphics (tho I have seen article where certain Nvidia cards can be modded to run as a Quadro, which is better for CAD).

i5 2400 £149 + p&p Scan
Skt 1155 mobo £60 + p&p Scan
16GB DDR3 RAM £80. 59 + p&p Scan

That's £290 + p&p leaving approx £300 for graphics, monitor & Windows 64bit

ps. theGTS 450 shares the same graphics core as the Quadro 2000, so should softmod well.

Edited by IanF, 01 June 2012 - 10:30 PM.
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Quadro cards are no help to the program I use, same for the cam side of the software, as a rule Quadro cards are great for cad but most cad packages don't run better with them, when I called them to ask about what card and build to use they all run gtx560's in the office, and problem free...

Ive got windows 7 64 so that saves abit, i will have a look on scan and on ebuyer and see what can create and report back,

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Quadro cards are no help to the program I use, same for the cam side of the software, as a rule Quadro cards are great for cad but most cad packages don't run better with them, when I called them to ask about what card and build to use they all run gtx560's in the office, and problem free...

Ive got windows 7 64 so that saves abit, i will have a look on scan and on ebuyer and see what can create and report back,

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