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Question asked by Nealesh U. on Dec 7, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2015 by Tony Vitale



I hope this is the right section to post this question in:


I'd like to say thanks in advance for your help and advice.

Basically, I am looking to build my first PC.

The main program I plan to use is Solidworks. I'd also want to be able to use: Matlab though for computational functions.

I'm not into gaming. This is purely meant to be a work-machine, able to render reasonably quickly.


I asked a friend to help me source parts, but we don't know what we're doing.

Any comments or revisions would be appreciated. I have a budget of £1800, and am looking for advice to be able to build a computer that can handle the demands of Solidworks.


CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0Ghz Quad-Core processor (£323.99 Aria PC)


CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.95 Novatech)


Motherboard: Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£123.47 Dabs)


GPU: AMD Firepro W7000 Graphics Card - 4Gb (£551.64 Scan)


RAM: Corsair Vengaeance LPX 32Gb (4x8Gb) DDR4-2400 Memory (£145.99 Amazon)


Hard Drive: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250Gb 2.5" SSD (£58.78 Amazon)

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.34 Aria PC)


Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£73.99 Amazon)


Power Supply: Seasonic EVO Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.94 CCL Computers)


Total: £1440.09