12 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2013 8:30 PM by Sam Lodge

    Building a Workstation, budget: $1500-$2000

    Sam Lodge

      Hi Guys,

       

      Looking to do a build pretty soon for university and a bit of other CAD work. Can you check out my part list and let me know if I'm putting the right amount of money into the right areas, where would be a good place to shave off the price if possible, and any other feedback.

       

      The computer needs to run obviously Solidworks 2013, 3Ds Max, Keyshot, Adobe Suite etc.

       

      The prices are a bit higher than what you would be paying in the US as I am from Australia, so take that that into consideration.

       

      Have talked to the guys at PC case gear and this is what I've come up with.

       

       

       

      PC Case Gear Australia

       

      Seasonic XP-660 Platinum 660W Power Supply V2

      In stock

      $219.00

       

      CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout 2 Gunmetal Grey

      In stock

      $102.00

       

      Intel Core i7 4770K

      In stock

      $389.00

       

      Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro 2000 1GB

      Ships in 24hrs

      $495.00

       

      ASUS Z87-A Motherboard

      In stock

      $209.00

       

      Corsair Vengeance CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3

      In stock

      $315.00

       

      Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM

      In stock

      $25.00

       

      Western Digital WD Black 1TB WD1002FAEX

      In stock

      $99.00

       

      Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD

      In stock

      $179.00

       

      Total: $2032

       

      Also, out of interest, would I be better of spending this amount of money on a prebuilt system from HP or someone if I'm going to spend around 2k, taking into consideration warranty etc.

       

      Thanks in advance for your feedback guys.

       

      Sam