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Computer dedicated to SolidWorks Simulation?

Question asked by John Doe on Nov 25, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2014 by Theo Linders



Ive been asked to build a comptuer completely geared towards SolidWorks Simulation 2012 for my boss, going as far as to match (or even beat) RussJ's liquid cool 4.50 ghz benchmark, which I find hard to do.


Starting off, I have no idea what SolidWorks Simulation 2012 is for or anything. Im just consulting as IT.


Im read around and basically it comes down to clockspeed. This includes the ability to overclock with liquid (water) cooling.


The ONLY part I have of this future PC right now is four Dell 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) modules for a total of 32GB of RAM....meaning we will quad channel this as well...


I know there are better RAMs out there but its stupid not to use this and spend money on other chips.


Everyones other question: Budget. He said I can use any budget I want (company pays for it) as long as its reasonable (no supercomputers for 15000€ for example) for the price-to-preformance. Personally I think 3000-4000€ is more than enough.


Im missing:


Processor (Intel's high end i7 K line I believe is good for this and overclocking)

Motherboard (Asus is great at overclocking but must be compatible with the RAM listed above and quad channeling. Need to have the ability to RAID0)

PSU (Since we will be overclocking, I guess it was to be able to hold this. Seasonic was good back in the day)

SSD (Samsung Pro 840 series will be enough for this, maybe two for RAID0. I dont need space as we load/save off a NAS)

Video card (No idea here since it needs to be professional)

Case and cooling (I put this together because since this will be liquid cool for getting the maximium performance, I need to know what kit to get. Ive never done overclocking using liquid so Im not sure how that goes)

DVD (to load Windows and programs)


I think Im not missing anything. Mouse and keyboard whatever. Monitor Ill have to talk to him about it although any decent one will be enough.




Thank you