Dell has many computers but SWX is recommending particular computers (Precision Computers ) for Graphic Cards. What makes Precision Computers different from other computer by Dell?
The Precision line is work-station grade.
Check SolidBox for some options made for SolidWorks.
Also a good read
What specs do I need for a new computer to use SolidWorks?
It use workstation CPU, Xeon which support ECC RAM.
Supposed to be more stable if you can afford it.
Most never used a computer with ECC RAM.
Lots don't even have a certified computer.
I'll say any current i5 and up with a Quadro is good.
Of course, if you're doing mission critical huge assemblies with rendering and sim, get the best computer money can buy.
Currently I have computer with i7 and then certified GC for 2019 SWX but it is 4 years old computer I noticed that response time is getting slower and its RAM is 16 GB also gives issues. I have to get increase this to 32GB.
Lot's of users have SW slow down but most are not hardware problem.
Newer CPU are not much faster. They'll have more cores but SW don't care much.
I don't see much different between my:
Laptop: i7-4600U 2.8GHz 16GB RAM Intel HD graphic SSD
Work Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz GTX 1070 SSD
Sim finish in reasonable time on both.
RAM most of the time is 50%. Never ran out.
SW usually use a few GB RAM. You can check with task manager.
It's good to get a new computer but SW might (most likely) not gonna run faster.
Make sure you're running SSDs with any version of Windows 10. Win 10 is a real pig. Shut down all options in the Privacy tabs, too, as well as Delivery Optimization. Lots of nonsense set to run by default in Windows 10---particularly the Home version. Running a local account feels faster than using a Microsoft account, too, but I don't have metrics on "feels faster".
Dell Precision Workstations (not *only* computers) are equipped with high end components and well thought with stable operation and solid mechanical build in mind.
And - very important - my private mobile Dell Precision Workstation came with a 5 year-next-day-on-site warranty. And the best thing is that I‘ve never had to use it! (in 15 years using Dell Precision this happens only once - and the technician was really there at the next day, and so i could continue to work - great!)
So in my opinion the is a very good choice when money doesn‘t matter that much...
I have intention to buy this computer to run SWX 2020, because there is a price reduction for this computer. In which 2TB HD that is more than enough. I asked Dell to add further 16GB to make it 32GB and add SWX certified Graphic Card to run SWX2020. What else you think I need to add to run SWX 2020.
Here is the screen shot instead of link to avoid moderation by SWX.
I'll get a bigger SSD.
256GB could be tight.
All Solidworks files should be on the SSD.
Work desktop used 300GB on SSD already.
500GB on 2TB.
GTX 1650 is not a Quadro.
It should be fast but still not "certified".
It seems in this Tech Specs 256 GB is a integral part of HD. Is it possible to increase this GB value separately?
Since it is the boot drive, it will be more difficult to change it.
You can add another SATA SSD and move all SW files there.
Which SATA SSD you suggest?
Samsung is pretty good.
Or whatever on sale.
SATA maxed out around 500MB/s R/W so they all the same.
Still much faster then HDD.
Can you remember how much you pay for that? because Dell seems higher price. Screen shot below and link follow. If Dell is not competitive enough in price, I can shop around.
500GB 2.5" SATA SSD is around CAD$100.
I won't buy it from Dell unless it cheaper then local seller.
Like Staple, BestBuy, Amazon, CanadaComputer etc.
I'll even add memory myself but need to be very careful.
Need to know how many slots on motherboard and how many is used.
WHAT!?! Wow, I missed a lot in the last day or so.
Don't buy stuff from Dell except bare minimums. The specified SSD in your snapshot above is not a typical drive, but an M.2--those typically have faster performance (by quite a lot) than typical SATA SSDs.
But Dell is a rip-off, quoting $730 for an M.2 drive. Who do they think they are, Apple?
Instead, consider a Samsung M.2 such as this one for only $120:https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S500B/dp/B07M7Q21N7
Similar prices at newegg.com and others. Dell is delusional.
If you also get an ~8GB USB thumb drive, you can also make your own Windows 10 installation media according to this tutorial:
Then you can reinstall Windows 10 on your new M.2 drive and keep the extra one that came with your Dell and use it for fast storage if your motherboard has an additional PCIE slot for such things (some do not, but they're becoming more common these days).
I am thinking Canada Computer's to get assemble a computer for me. Please provide me specifications which you think best to run SWX 2018, 2019 and 2020. I am not going to run larger assembly.
I can build one if you're around Toronto
It maybe not be less then Dell.
I do not like to shop for bits and pieces and installed in computer because I had a bitter experience before. I bought 16 GB RAM from Amazon to add to my computer but it didn't work.
Sorry, I don't have time right now to spec out an entire system of components (need to jump onto a project for the rest of the day). If you look at my profile, the chip I list is similar (not quite as fast) as the one you list, but that chip has already been discontinued. The chip mentioned in the Dell snapshot above should work great, along with 16GB of RAM (can always upgrade later if necessary).
You mentioned installing RAM that didn't work--that's tricky, since you've got to match the type of RAM with the type of CPU and motherboard carefully (frequency and other stuff).
If you need something built, even for Canada, Xi Computer consistently builds excellent workstations for excellent value. I've used/had at least three of these in the past. I've configured one here with various specs listed in this quote, for reference, coming to $1,634, assuming you've already got a mouse, keyboard, and monitor:
Check that out for reference or consider having them build it for you (included in price, along with warranty, etc.).
Here is the link
Sry Maha, but I wouldn‘t recommend a GeForce for the usage with SWX. At home a bought a GeForce RTX 2060 Super. wich is really fast. Visualize runs pretty well on my 4k display. But I have a lot of issues in combination with SWX. Good to have 2 additional computers with Quadro equipped
I see no problem to buy an additional m.2 and screw it in. My 1 TB m.2 SSD from Dell costs 1100 bucks back in 2016! Wow! Apple price tag! But I bought it as a used computer for a reasonable price - so what.
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