We are in the proccess of upgrading our machines and in need of some advice on workstations. Our assemblies get pretty large & the current setup I have is not supported by SW or Win7 x64. One of our problems is I also run a program called Matrix w/Rhino 3D (CAM program for jewelry by Gemvision) & it does not support Quadro cards but supports ATI FireGL cards. It runs ok with my current setup.
We have narrowed them down to 4;
HP Z800 w/Intel Xeon E5620, 6gb ram, 2 x NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or equivelant
Dell T7500 w/Intel Xeon E5603, 6gb ram, 2 x NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or equivelant
Lenovo ThinkStation w/Intel Xeon E5620, 6gb ram, 2 x NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or equivelant
Xi MTower 2P64X Workstation w/Intel Xeon E5620, 12gb ram, 2 x NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or equivelant
Everything above is subject to change.
If you have any advice or comments, please feel free to help.