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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by EngineEar, Aug 22, 2015.

    1. EngineEar

      EngineEar New Member

      Aug 2015
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      My old Dell Precision M4400 (core2duo) has finally given up the ghost, so I’ve been researching putting a budget desktop build together. The old computer has crashed & corrupted hard drives on me too many times, so my emphasis on this build has been to put together a rock solid stable system on a limited budget. With that in mind I have opted for a modestly clocked Xeon and quite an expensive motherboard (although it is still half the price of an equivalent asus workstation motherboard).

      I expect it to be used in assemblies of up to 500 parts, maybe larger occasionally. Expect to be doing some drawing, but little to no rendering.

      Any feedback on the general build would be appreciated.
      I have already picked up the power supply & monitors on special offer, I hope to add another monitor at a later date when the budget allows.

      The Firepro W4100 has popped up in several forums with people having issues with it, have these now been resolved, or would I be better off going with an older V4900 or quadro k2000? (my monitors don’t have a display port output to daisychain off a quadro k620).

      If anybody would like to offer any feedback/advice on the build, that would be great.

      PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

      CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€259.88 @ Home of Hardware DE)
      Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€148.89 @ Home of Hardware DE)
      Memory: Kingston Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€91.85 @ Amazon Deutschland)
      Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€79.90 @ Caseking)
      Video Card: AMD FirePro W4100 2GB Video Card
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€107.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
      Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply
      Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
      Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F140XP_BK 85.2 CFM 140mm Fan (€17.90 @ Caseking)
      Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (€13.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
      Monitor: Dell P2414H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor
      Monitor: Dell P2414H 60Hz 23.8" Monitor
      Other: Startech 5.25" Trayless SATA Hot Swap Drive Bay (Purchased)
      Other: Mini Dp to Dp Cable (€8.98)
      Other: Mini Dp to Dp Cable (€8.98)
      Total: €738.17
      Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
      Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-22 16:50 CEST+0200

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