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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Just in case more people look at this thread-
Solidworks is mostly single thread, so you want something like an i7-6700 CPU. I wouldn't recommend an AMD, the extra cores won't be used, and the single core performance will slow things down.
A workstation GPU also does nothing on a normal workflow, so I don't recommend getting one unless you are doing tons of renders. They will be faster doing the photo realistic rendering, so if you do that enough it could be worth the price... but a workstation GPU will likely cost more then the rest of the PC, so you'll need to be doing the renders at least weekly.
The other thing to look for would be a good SSD. I would recommend getting one of the NVME drives.