I'm a student and would like to do my drawings at home. What is the best deal for a computor tower? Don't have alot of money.
Can you get the parts and build the computer yourself or do you have to buy a complete system?
would rather buy the complete system. I do have some freinds that could build one but I would like to get on ASAP. My class just started.
You may have to do a little rummaging around on Craigslist for something inexpensive. The main thing is to get an accepted video card (click the "system requirements" link above and check the video cards) and enough memory for what you're doing. Go through the performance section of the forums for other tips. With a low end video card I was able to do a basic system myself for $1200 with room for expansion. Good luck.
Check the Dell or HP Outlet Web Sites. There are some pretty good deals available on their workstation grade computers. I know you're looking for a tower, but just for reference, I got a Dell M4500 Laptop for $950. I would expect you could find a desktop unit for less without a monitor.
Which State/Country do you live in? Do you have a Fry's or Micro Center nearby?
Does this price have to include a new monitor, or just the box? Does it need to include Windows 7? You can get a student copy of Windows 7 for free if you haven't already.
But to answer your question, absolutely. You can easily get an $800 that will run SolidWorks.
Yes you can, solidworks will run on virtually anything.
The right video card will get realview etc to work and an opengl compatible card to take load off the processor.
You do not *need* a solidworks certified graphics card, even onboard graphics will run it fine.
As a student you're not going to be making huge assemblies, so big ram isn't going to be necessary either.
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