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Xeon or Core 2 Duo

Question asked by Jeff Loeffelman on Aug 29, 2008
Latest reply on Sep 2, 2008 by Charles Culp
I am looking at 2 computers and I would like to get some more opinions before making a decision. Both will run Vista business 64.

Option 1:
Lenovo Thinkstation D10
(1) Xeon Quad Core E5420 2.50 GHz 1333FSB 12 MB L2 Cache
8gb ECC DDR2 PC2-5300 SDRAM
(2) 146gb SAS Hard Drive - 15000 rpm RAID 1
(1) Quadro FX 1700

Option 2:
Xi® MTowertm PCIe Workstation
(1) Intel® Core®2 Duo E8600 OverClocked Silent Water Cooling @+-4.00GHz- 45nm 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Dual-Core VT EM64T
4gb DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400
(2) 150GB 10000RPM SATA 150MB/s WD Raptor X NCQ 16MB Cache <9ms RAID 1
(1) Quadro FX 3700

We do not use photoworks or any rendering, but we will be using microsoft office simultaneously with Solidworks. In Solidworks, we do a lot of split and cavity features. Our assemblies average around 50-100 parts.