Since I'm an industrial design student my school lets me use a student’s version of SolidWorks at home. Now I cannot afford a proper workstation so I'm trying to find out if the computer I'm looking into is capable enough to handle SolidWorks.
I'm not a very heavy user (my designs are not very big/with lots of parts/very detailed), and I will not expect superb performance but I really want to use SW at home so I can do my homework there (which is mostly getting to learn the program).
So this is the set I am looking into:
MSI H61M-E33 Motherboard
Intel Core i5 2300 (Changed to i5 2400 - 3.1ghz)
4gb 1333ghz memory (Changed to 8gb 1333ghz DDR3)
Intel 64gb SSD
Win 7 x64
If needed, I do have access to an old Quadro NVS graphical card and 6gb of memory, but this is kind of inconvenient.
My theory is, since a lot of students manage to run SW on their laptops, this setup will probably be powerfull enough to handle the program.
Will this listed set of hardware be sufficient enough to run SW?