looks like a sound line-up. What particular demands of SolidWorks are you likely to encounter the most? Modelling complex geometry (surfacing)? Large Assemblies? Simulation? Rendering?
Some of these demands prefer fewer but faster cores as the don't multi-thread well. Others do.
I wish you the best of luck! I would not have the courage or knowledge to attempt to build a workstation-grade system for my first try.
While not advanced at system-building, I think most components seem pretty well thought out. Bjorn's question regarding the demands is very important in planning the success.
You may want to look into a M.2 or PCIe SSD instead of SATAIII. I believe there is a fairly big performance difference between the two interfaces. Any SSD is going to be a vast improvement over a traditional hard disk, but the PCIe interface may be more future proof. Not sure how mainstream they are yet, so I wouldn't worry if you don't go for one. Just an additional consideration, everything else seems to be great. Plus, in the end, you can upgrade down the road if you want.
Charles Culp march 3, 2014 Suggested computer specs. Great article. I have not found one for this year.
I built three of these computers for work over a one and a half years ago... and they are still the nicest computers here.
I have built a computer quite similar,. same processor, mobo, cooler, ram (although only 16gb)
Video card i went with Nvidia quadro K1200
Hard drive i did Samsung 850 EVO-Series M.2 form factor SATAIII
Machine screams! love it. Loads up solidworks in like 4.5-5 seconds