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GeForce GTX 690

Question asked by Randy Rost on Aug 21, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

Hey everyone let me just start by saying that im very new to this site and even SolidWorks. Im 23 and just enrolled in a SolidWorks class to help out in the machine shop, i have a pretty decent computer background but im no expert. I currently have a Mac computer and am looking for a winter project and possible build a Windows 7 PC for SolidWorks and maybe some gaming as well. I have look at this site for many weeks and saw how knowledgeable you all are here, so if i could pick your brains for a little that would be great before I make an expensive mistake.


I currently am just putting together rough price range and the one i feel would be the best may not be. Here is the hardware im looking at.



ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS GTX690-4GD5 GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K


Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL (X2 for 32GB)


Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back - BH14NS40

AZZA Genesis 9000 CSAZ-9000W White 0.8mm SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case


From what i can see everything but the graphics card adds up to run solid works but I may be wrong. The graphics card runs an openGL like its required but the openGL is version 4.5 and the Quattro is openGL 4.0 i will also be running windows 7 Ultimate.

I would appreciate your help


thank you