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Should I Upgrade my Computer?

Question asked by Logan Atkins on Sep 6, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2017 by Andy Sanders

I'm contemplating an upgrade and i was curious of what you guys think of my computer specs. Do you think i would benefit from a newer system? I mostly work with large multi-sheet drawings, assemblies with ~1000 parts, and do assembly fea (usually static studies with some contacts and transient thermal studies with 100-500 parts). Overall i am just wanting to reduce wait times and improve the mesh accuracy during fea.


My current computer specs:


Model: Precision T3500

Hard Drive:  wd3000hlfs

Processor: Xeon W3530 @ 2.8GHz

RAM: 10Gb total, DDR3-5x2Gb, 2 sticks are M391B5773CH0-CH9 1333MHz, 1 stick is 18JSF25672AY-1G4D1 1333MHz, and the other 2 sticks are CT25664BA160B 1600Mhz

GPU: quadro 4000 (which is an upgrade i had to request, old card was quadro FX 4500)



what i'm currently looking at:


Model: Precision Mini Tower

Hard Drive: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

Processor: i7-6700k @ 4Ghz

RAM: 16GB (2X8GB) 2400MHz DDR4

GPU: keeping the quadro 4000