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New Workstation

Question asked by 1-FX9O3C on Jul 9, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2009 by 1-FX9O3C

Dear Sirs,

I am from Austria / Europe, please apologize my bad english.

I read a lot in this forum, it´s really great.
Here are so many good peoples, which have so much experience.
So my question. I will buy, for my home bussiness a new workstation for solidworks. My biggest assembly will be about 1000 parts.
Sometimes with rendering.

I got follow offer from our solidworks distributor:

Dell Workstation
1T3400:525W Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz,1333MHz,12MB)
Precision Vista Resource DVD1S(German)
System Documentation with European power cord
MT Vertical-Orientation-Chassis Minitower without Firewire Connector
8GB DDR2 800MHZ ECC Dual Channel Memory (4x2GB)
no Floppy Drive
HDD: 300GB (10000 1/min) Serial ATA ll
No Google Search Assistant Required
Optical Drive: 16x DVD+/-RW Laufwerk
Optical Drive: Power DVD 8.1 Medien und Software
SATA,No Raid 1 Hard Drive
no Monitor
512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 3700 ((MRGA15), Dual Monitor DVI or VGAGraphics Card
no Soundcard, no Firewire
without speaker
Dell Black 5 Button USB Premium Optical Mouse
Keyboard: German (QWERTZ) Dell USB black
Operating System : German Windows Vista Business x64 SP1 (No Media)
OS Windows Media : ENG, FR, DE, SP Windows Vista Business x64 SP1 Back Up Media
no Antivir Software
Precision Order - Austria
3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day - Minimum Warranty
Base Warranty
3Yr ProSupport for IT and 4hr Mission Critical
Cost: about € 1.600,00 (about US$ 2224,-)

I think this is not the last standart of the hardware, but he means this is the best one.

I ask my distributor if follow configurations will be better, but he means no or he has only old model on stock:

Dell Precision T3500
One Intel® Xeon® Processor W3540(2.93GHz,8MB L3, 4.8GT/s,130W,QC)Memory runs at 1066MHz
768MB Nvidia QuadroFX1800 - 2 DP,1 DVI (1 DP-DVI,1 DVI-VGA adapter)(MRGA16L)
12GB DDR3 1066MHz ECC-UDIMM (6x2GB)
160GB (10000RPM ) SATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst Cache
Windows Vista® Business x64 with Option to Windows 7 update
......
Cost: about € 2240,- (US$ 3114,-)
or

Dell Precision T3500
One Intel® Xeon® Processor W3570(3.20GHz,8MB L3, 6.4GT/s,130W,QC)Memory runs at 1333MHz
768MB Nvidia QuadroFX1800 - 2 DP,1 DVI (1 DP-DVI,1 DVI-VGA adapter)(MRGA16L)
12GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC-UDIMM (6x2GB)
160GB (10000RPM ) SATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst Cache
Windows Vista® Business x64 with Option to Windows 7 update
......
Cost: about € 2912,- ( US$ 4048)

For a FX3800 graphic card will be an extra cost for € 320,- (US$ 445,-)

What do you think about this configs?
Also a possibility for me is a HP Z400 Workstation, is HP better? Price is nearly the same.

Maybe someone can help me by my decision.

regards to all
Gerhard

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