I need to build a PC for a mate that will be good at running a CAD program/programs.
Now i know nothing about CADing but i do know a fair bit about PCs and building them so my friend asked me to help him. Ive done some research into what kind of PC is needed to get the job done and think i have a fair idea of what to get but i thought i would come on here and ask you turkeys to see if i can get some more information so i don't fuck up with the parts.
So as i under stand it the CPU is the most important part of a PC like this. Now im able to get an AMD fx8350, ASUS M5A97 r2.0 evo, 8 gigs of ram and an R9 290 for $700nzd ($530usd). This to me seems like a very nice deal and for what my mate needs it will do the job well. The only issue that i can see is the 8 gigs of ram, ive had a look and i can get another 8 gigs for around $160nzd ($120usd) and from what ive read 16gigs is enough for doing CAD work. Ive got a case that i can use so thats sorted, so the only things that i would need to get ontop of that mobo, ram, cpu and gpu is a HDD cpu cooler and psu.
For the HDD i was just thinking some 2tb HDD would do the job, so another $130nzd ($98usd).
I can get a nice corsair 800w psu for $100nzd ($75usd).
Now one of my main questions is the CPU cooler, im thinking if the CAD work is very intensive then you would need a decent CPU cooler. I was thinking the Noctua NH-D14 for $160nzd ($120usd) this would be a beast and be able to keep the system cool under very heavy loads. Now if you dont think that this would be necessary then i would be looking at the Cooler Master hyper 212 evo for $65nzd ($50usd) but i dont think that this would be able to handle all the heat that the AMD fx8350 will put out under load but i could be wrong.
So if i did buy the mobo, cpu, ram and gpu combo then go on the buy another 8gigs of ram with the 2tb hdd, psu and the noctua d14 the total price would be around $1250nzd ($943usd).
If i just kept the 8 gigs of ram and got the hyper 212 it would be around $995nzd ($750usd) this is a more budget option but im sure it will do what he wants just not as well.
Now im wanting to know what you people think, as ive never done any CAD work i dont know what is needed so any ideas comments will be helpful.
(ps) if spelling and grammer is shit im sorry, im dyslex as fuck.