Hi, My friend needs to build a pc that is capable of running CAD/solidworks for small-medium projects for school work. He thinks that a laptop to be able to run solidworks would be too expensive so instead he is thinking of buying a cheapish laptop and doing CAD at home on the desktop.
So basically should he just go for a laptop or go for the desktop with the cheaper laptop. If you think he should go for the desktop what is the best build for CAD of a budget of around £1000. He might use it for gaming too but the main focus is CAD mainly using solidworks.
Thanks for any help and sorry for the block text. :)
Question: Wouldn't it be better, to get a cheaper motherboard and get 16 gigs of ram? Or you are counting on adding ram down the line?
380 and 5820K will eat about 350W power... Stop being silly... Check out some reviews... Test System Motherboard – Gigabyte X99-Gaming G1 WiFi LGA 2011-3 MotherboardProcessor – Intel Core i7 5820K at Stock 3.3GHzRAM – 16GB (4 X 4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400MHzCPU Cooler – Thermaltake Water 3.0 with Gelid GC-ExtremePower Supply – BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 11 1200WMain Storage Drive – Crucial M550 512GBChassis – Lian Li T80 Test BenchDisplays – U2868PQU 4KOperating System – Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit SOURCE: http://www.eteknix.com/sapphire-nitro-r9-380-4gb-graphics-card-review/14/
and dont use a single 8gb stick, you need to properly utilize quad channel memory if you bothering with DDR4... and also if you buy more ram down the line its possible iit wont work correctly... (see previous Wendel video on ram channels) you can get 16gb 4x4gb Corsair LPX memory for £100) much better...