1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 9:27 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Solidworks PC build - sense check

    Alex Cooper

      Hi all,


      Sorry for such a common thread but, I just need the components I am looking at getting sense checking before laying out a large chunk of cash.


      I've read the reference threads, but as PC's move on at such great pace they are a little out of date so your input would be appreciated in looking at what I list below and either modifying or just alieviating my worries, so here goes.


      CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-392-IN&tool=3


      MOBO: Asus P9X79 Deluxe Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 :



      RAM: Geil EVO Veloce Hot-Rod Red 32GB DDR3 PC3 (4x8GB) - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-152-GL&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817


      PSU: Akasa Venom 750W Modular 80 Plus - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-055-AK


      SSD: Crucial V4 256GB 2.5" SATA-II - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-021-CR


      CPU Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer i30 Cooler:



      GFX: Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB - http://www.dabs.com/products/pny-quadro-4000-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-2-0-x16-dvi-78T5.html?q=nvidia%20quadro&src=16


      Case: Antec 300 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-101-AN


      DVD drive: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-099-LG


      I have monitor, mice, keyboard.


      System will be running Windows 7 64X professional, mostly for Solidwords, flowxpress, microsoft office.


      Any help is appreciated, and again, sorry for it being a common topic.


      Thanks in advance.

        • Re: Solidworks PC build - sense check
          Jerry Steiger



          The best place to post this is in the Administration forum. The posts, and the people posting, are most up to date and most  helpful there. Flow Simulation (and, I assume, FlowXpress) is able to use multiple processors, so you may want a machine with more cores, unlike on a machine that is optimized for SolidWorks alone. I assume that is also why you plan on so much RAM.


          Jerry S.