I am looking to configure a new system for one of my users and I would like some advise from those who have been using Soldworks for some time.
I am looking to purchase a new desktop running windows 7 64bit the system will have 6 gig of ram with a Quad Core Xeon E5607 running at 2.26G
Hz. The Video Card will be 1GB Quadro 2000
We do a lot of Rendering and I know that for that it is Cores (the more the better) and memory.
For an extra grand I can get 6 Cores Xeon X5660 2.80GHz but my concern is the following. Are those two Cores that I am spending a grand on worth it? Will it aid the user or will he really not even know it. Granted it is subjective and his old system is already a Intel Core 2 quad core Q9550 2.83GHz
Granted the Xeon is much more robust then a Core 2 system.
Am I better spending that grand on more memory or keep the 6 core system? Is that the best bang for my buck. He renders some heavy stuff I feel.
thanks for the help on this