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I need to make a reasonably fast computer for running Autodesk Inventor 2013 very smoothly while remaining under $800 (not including mouse/keyboard/monitor/etc..) I am not really familiar with the program and the system requirements are not demanding but I know 3D programs can get very heavy. So what do you guys recommend? confused.gif

Would this setup work?:

Edited by xhaloedx - 1/20/13 at 3:05pm
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This 3d program doesn't require much at all. It uses about 1-2% from both cpu/gpu, at least it did with my sis' small projects. I'm pretty sure large projects can take up some processing power in case the rendering is very detailed.

Talking about details...
  1. 650ti : I'd say no. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you'll want a higher memory interface width (128-bit on this one). It affects the communication between the GPU's memory and the GPU's core. The more details you want to render, the higher it needs to be (naturally, the higher your resolution, the higher you want this spec). Anyone, if I'm wrong, please correct me smile.gif. How large is your resolution going to be?
  2. 600W is more than enough for your setup. You could actually try and find a 400-550W PSU (+80 efficiency) that will do the job perfectly and might be a bit cheaper (not sure if you want that). Coolermaster, Sea Sonic, Corsair, .... are all great companies for PSU's. If the price is fine, you might as well just use the 600W to make room for future upgrades thumb.gif
  3. the rest is more than capable to give the performance you need

Edited by Ollii - 1/20/13 at 4:20pm
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What GPU would you recommend for this? This Is for a client, I've never actually dealt with the program and don't know what kind of project they might do so If possible the total being less than $800 and It being able to do potentiality intricate work. I really don't know what resolution they will be using this at... I would assume no higher than 1920x1080.
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What GPU would you recommend for this? This Is for a client, I've never actually dealt with the program and don't know what kind of project they might do so If possible the total being less than $800 and It being able to do potentiality intricate work. I really don't know what resolution they will be using this at... I would assume no higher than 1920x1080.

The thing is that GeForce GPU's are focused on gaming. But looking at the $800 limit, (+ thinking your client knows what he wants) I'm quite sure he doesn't want the +$1000 professional rendering GPU's. I'd recommend this card. I've built 2 rigs with it and I never heard of any problems from the current owners. Not sure how much 128 vs 192-bit will change, but I'm quite sure it will affect performance for GPU rendering duties. The latest rig I've built for about €700 (+$650 or so?) had this card included. It's the 'Vincent's rig' on my profile (not one of my signature rigs).

You retain the 2048Mb VRAM and increase the memory speed + cuda cores. Quite an improvement over the 650ti. biggrin.gif If the price is too high, you could look for GTX570's/GTX580's and be lucky to get a great price for them. The difference would be less cuda cores (essential for gaming, so no biggie), lower core/mem/shader speeds, possibly increased memory interface width (eg the gtx580's got 384-bit, but also the memory speeds goes down, not sure if it's worth it redface.gif even though the core and memory would communicate faster, the memory and core would be slower on their own), it might bring what you need for your client.
Edited by Ollii - 1/20/13 at 4:53pm
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