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Hey folks,

My friend wants me to build him a rig for CAD work, the software is more specifically known as 'Catia', there's no concrete budget but under £600 would be sweet, it's going to be for light use he says so nothing too extreme is required.

I'm comfortable with putting together gaming rigs but quite frankly don't have a clue when it comes to workstations and would really appreciate any help here, thanks!!biggrin.gif
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cpu Intel Core i5 3350P 3.10GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor ~ £134.09 f/s

pcb MSI B75A-G41 Socket 1155 HDMI LAN VGA 8-channel audio ATX Motherboard ~ £ 51.50 f/s

ram Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) CL9 @1.5V Ballistix Elite UDIMM w/XMP/TS 240pin ~ £ 104.00 f/s

hdd Seagate 2TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive ~ £70.00 f/s

odd Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM ~ £ 13.00

psu Antec VP450P 450W PSU - 120mm Fan 4x SATA 1x PCI-E ~ £35.00

atx Casecom K5-9388 Black Case with Blue LED 120mm Front Fane ~ £23.00

gpu PNY NVIDIA Quadro 600 1GB DDR3 DVI DisplayPort PCI-E Low Profile Graphics Card ~ £ 167.50 f/s

Total ~ £ 598.09 VAT incl

Here's a starter build.
Edited by xnuw - 6/21/13 at 4:52pm
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For CATIA you will want a overclocked CPU (all CAD packages rely on high Instructions per cycle rather than cores) NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, not an NVIDIA Geforce / AMD Firepro / AMD Radeon. I'd also recommend an SSD from a reputable vendor like Samsung, Corsair, Crucial, Intel or Plextor.

I'd recommend a Quadro K600, K2000 or Quadro 2000. I think a Quadro K600 would be fine for editing a model but not enough for assemblies, an older Firepro V4800 (~ Quadro 2000) I had is more powerful than a Quadro 600 or K600 (~Firepro V3800 or V3900) and still couldn't handle more than about 200 parts very well in other CAD programs.

http://www.tomshardware.de/charts/workstation-graphics-2013/15-OpenGL-SPECViewperf11-Catia-03,3291.html


http://www.tomshardware.de/Workstation-Grafik-2013-Benchmarks,testberichte-241269-11.html

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-DisplayPort-Profesional-Graphics-VCQ600-PB/dp/B0046HUK3K

£144.20 Quadro 600 http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-nVidia-Quadro-Graphics-Card/dp/B0049TWCTU

£155.52 inc VAT Quadro 600 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-pny-nvidia-quadro-600-pcie-20-(x16)-128bit-gddr3-displayport-dual-link-dvi-i-low-profile-compati

£151.00inc vat Quadro K600 http://www.ebuyer.com/482704-pny-quadro-k600-vcqk600-pb other (Click to show)

£390.50inc. vat Quadro K2000 http://www.ebuyer.com/482700-pny-quadro-k2000-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-2xdisplayports-pci-e-graphics-card-vcqk2000-pb other (Click to show)
£370.30 Quadro 2000 http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-Quadro-Nvidia-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B0049TWCMW

If you bought something like this you'd run about 750 GBP:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers) <--- you're better off with a thermalright True 120 /True Spirit 140 / or Macho120
Motherboard: Asus Z87M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£102.96 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£119.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 400 512MB Video Card (£109.00 @ Amazon UK) <-- add 50GBP for Quadro K600
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£59.38 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.25 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £694.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 01:49 BST+0100)

P.S. whatever you do don't buy a consumer card for CATIA. Unlike Autocad which performs better on Geforces than Quadros, consumer cards get sub 20 FPS even with a i7-3770k@4.5GHz.


Quadro 600 is dated already Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Keep in mind CATIA makes use of CUDA for CATIA Live render.


http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-3686ENW.pdf
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-3686ENW.pdf
(http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-3686ENW.pdf)
Edited by AlphaC - 6/21/13 at 8:43pm
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http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/18TIC

It depends if you want to spend less on the case and maybe more on the psu but that should hopefully make a supper quiet machine thumb.gif

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/18TXz

That is with an i3 and a cheaper case.
Edited by South80 - 6/21/13 at 6:17pm
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