Currently I have a 2 year old system consisting of
Asus M2n-E mobo
AMD6400+ @ 3.2 Ghz
Corsair 800 speed ram 4 gigs (4x1)
ATI FIreGL 5200 256MB PCI express
Vendetta 2 aftermarket cooler for CPU - CPU stays in 40-55C under 100percent load for 3-10 hours for rendering
Corsair 620 watt Power supply
Full Size case with 120mm intake 80mm output fans
2 HDD coolers
3GB switch enabled and I have seen programs use 2.7gigs under XP Pro 32 bit so I know its working.
My Punchholder rebuild times are around 156 seconds with this setup??
I could upgrade to
64 bit OS
Faster Ram and 8 gigs of 1033Mhz
Quaddro FX 1800
1k power supply
Or I could possibly buy something new for around 1600 dollars.
I build executive furniture and some of it is quite complex as far as geometry
I see long rebuild times on my Surface fills and complex sweeps or lofts.
I model the cushion surfaces and piping as accurately as possible and this takes a lot of surface work ussually.
I have seen 40MB+ parts -
Using the feature - Insert- Save bodies - to make assemblies out of my multibody parts - really eats resources right now over 2 gigs being used on some save bodies.
Sorry for the long post - and thank you ahead of time.