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System Upgrade

Question asked by Dave Wiebe on Dec 15, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2012 by Mark Hillman

Hi,

 

I've been given a 2000$ dollar budget to upgrade my SW computer at work. I need to know, will a 2000$ upgrade make a substantial difference. My boss says that it needs to so in order to justify the cost. So here's what I currently have:

 

Windows 7 64bit

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850

Nvidia Quadro FX1700

5GB RAM

 

The area I personally would like to see a performance improvement in is with patterned features. We do sheet metal design with large slotted or hole patterns. We also create fairly large assemblies (up to 100 parts) where multiple parts within the assembly have such patterns. Muli-sheet drawings can take up to 3 minutes to rebuild and save. The same goes for a large assembly. So again, will a 2000$ upgrade improve my performance substantially?

 

Please post any thoughts or ideas on hardware.

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