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Question asked by Matt Conlin on Jan 12, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2012 by Matt Conlin

I've already done a bunch of research here on the forums and everywhere else on the interwebs, but I still have a few questions.

 

I was going to go with a BOXX 3970 XTREME system, but I have decided to just have Dell build something close because I don't think the overclocked processor will be worth the reliability risk.  I know a bunch of people here on the forum have BOXX systems, but I'm still not sure how reliable the overclocked version is.  For some strange reason, I have FAR more computer problems than anyone else in my company.  I have no idea why, and the IT guys are also completely stumped why my computer never seems to work right.

 

Here are the specs for what I'm ordering from Dell:

 

224-8671

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Dell Precision T3500,CMT,Standard Power Supply,C2

317-8067

1

Six Core Intel Xeon Processor W3670, 3.20GHz,12M L3, 4.8GT/s,FPWS T3500

317-2670

1

12GB, DDR3 ECC SDRAM Memory, 1333MHz, 6X2GB Dell Precision T3500

331-1965

1

Dell USB Entry Keyboard,No Hot Keys,English,Precision Desktop

320-3316

1

Monitor Option-None

320-1843

1

1GB nVIDIA Quadro 2000,Dual Monitor,2DP and 1DVI,Dell Precision

342-1290

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256GB Solid State Drive,2.5,Fixed Precision TX500

 

 

One thing I'm concerned about is that some solidworks users have experienced quirkyness from SSD.  I'm thinking I may want to change to a 15K RPM drive instead.  I also may change the CPU to a faster quad core instead of the 3.2 six core.

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