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Old April 28, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Just wondering what a good motherboard/cpu/ram/powersupply/HD would be. The motherboard i've read reviews on and am thinking of starting with is the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R. What i need is a fast system to run 4-5 apps at a time like Catia/Inventor/MasterCam/Excel/Outlook all at the same time. Video Card has to be good for 3D model designing.
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Old April 28, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Hum I can have very expensive idea for the video card ( GPU) ....what are you budget ?
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Old April 28, 2009, 08:21 PM
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One of my rigs for Catia V5 and Autocad 2009 use is as follows:

GA-P45-DS3L
Q9450
WD 640Gb for OS and Catia.
WD 1Tb, for all Apps. and storage
ATI FireGL V8600
Corsair HX620W PSU
Mushkin HP2-8500 8Gb
Vista Premium 64bit

Runs everything like a charm.
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Should i go for a fast hard drive or more ram ? I dont need to double up video cards just for designing right ?
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is it working on a WS , and he is more and pain than profitable ?


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...... I dont need to double up video cards just for designing right ?
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A single card is plenty, and I have mre than enough ram at 8Gb. As for the HDD, the WD640 Black is very, very fast.
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