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:
Dell Precision T3500,CMT,Standard Power Supply,C2
Six Core Intel Xeon Processor W3670, 3.20GHz,12M L3, 4.8GT/s,FPWS T3500
12GB, DDR3 ECC SDRAM Memory, 1333MHz, 6X2GB Dell Precision T3500
Dell USB Entry Keyboard,No Hot Keys,English,Precision Desktop
1GB nVIDIA Quadro 2000,Dual Monitor,2DP and 1DVI,Dell Precision
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.