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First question. Would an APU be adequate for Solidworks overall? No overclocking please.

Will also be used as a Media Center, I want to be able to watch and record digital cable on this. What TV Tuner card do I need?

Budget about $500 including Windows...



I still need a TV Tuner...Maybe a 2TB drive will suffice...
Edited by kaivorth - 6/10/13 at 3:37pm
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Solidworks is very CPU heavy (single threaded btw unless you're using COSMOS/Simulation which is multi-thread). If you're doing anything more than a few parts I'd opt for an i5-3570K or i5-4670K and a Firepro or Quadro GPU.
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Solidworks is very CPU heavy (single threaded btw unless you're using COSMOS/Simulation which is multi-thread). If you're doing anything more than a few parts I'd opt for an i5-3570K or i5-4670K and a Firepro or Quadro GPU.

Feel free to make one with those in the budget, you can't.
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Feel free to make one with those in the budget, you can't.

The closest I could get was $725 for a W5000 build with a 6300, 8gb of ram, and a 2tb hard drive.

It's likely the price can be brought down quite a bit using different parts but I'm unsure.

Would you be capable of doing roughly 630-650 for a W5000 build(I'm unsure of what will have to be done to get it down to that. but hopefully it wouldn't be too hard.

*edit* What's roughly the HIGHEST you can possibly go?

*edit2* For a APU build. This is what I came up with.

Case($35) - Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129187

HDD($80 with promo code EMCXPXN62) - TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB (You can get a seagate 2tb for the same price if you prefer them)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149407

Motherboard($76.50 with promo code FM2604) - GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-D3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128577

PSU($45) - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

RAM($65) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666

OS+APU combo($260) - Windows 8(64-bit) + A10-5800K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1224817.19-113-280

Total price - $570 including shipping and handling.

Are you locked into getting that motherboard or are you good with any brand?
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