My thoughts are:
Other then that looks good.
Well, to give my full opinion, I might have to know something about the price...
But here is my partial opinion:
Graphics: Why not FX 1800? Will you get a good deal on 1700?
Operating System (OS): Why not windows 7 x64?
Ram: On the low side, but you can't use more if you are stuck with an x32 OS.
I'm very impressed by the 80 mm air duct
price around the £2500 mark, includes two monitors and keyboard and mouse. and we musnt forget the 80mm air duct...
Graphics are approved.
Seems like loads of cash for that spec but what are you spending on monitors? I agree with others on the OS. Why would you set up a new PC and not run Windows 7 x64? The FX1700 is an old card but will work well. Are you getting it at a good price?
I don't like to play the one-upmanship game, but my air ducts are 120mm!
have to get my drill bits out!
ok, will look at getting windows 7. the fx 1700 is what ive got now, and havnt had any probs with it.
If the £2.5k is for that system without the graphics card then I would say that was rather expensive. I would expect a core i7 with 6GB for that money. Incidentally, I re-used my FX 1700 in a new box with Windows 7 x64 and it works well.
I could build this system for about $800 USD.
The video card is already out dated. The operating system is already out dated, and inappropriate for a new computer.
This computer would have been worth about $1100 USD a year ago September, and with the 32 bit OS would have been limited by that back then.
In short? I don't suggest buying this system.
For the price you are quoting I would expect a Core i7 970 with a Quadro FX 1800, and 12 GB RAM with Windows 7 (and a very nice warranty to boot).
- Here is the computer I purchased for myself at home a year ago (almost to the day). It cost me $800. It is very similar to the comptuer specs you have shown, and we have had an entire year of progress since then: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/118495#118495
I agree!! Keep in mind that Windows XP will no longer be supported with SolidWorks past the 2011 release. So the OS will only give you just over 1 more year of support with SolidWorks.
Much like the others have stated, you are paying a lot of money for a very outdated computer. And while I am not as opposed as most to the Quadro FX 1700, for the money, you could be rocking a Quadro FX 3800 as well as an i7.
The only thing that might make this worth the money is that you might be looking at a pair of 30 inch monitors. But that is the little piece of the puzzle we don't know.
Thanks Charles. i will tell the chap who offered it to me to put it where the monkey puts his peanuts, as the saying goes.!
And the monitors are 19inch and 22 inch.
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