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pink7sadie
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CAD WORKSTATIONS - PREFERENCES?

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03-15-2013 10:33 AM

Our office is about to test 3 different workstations.  Any thoughts, comments, recommendations on the following:

 

HP Z220 Workstation

-           IntelCore i7-3770, 3.4Ghz

-          8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB) non ECC  - Unbuffered

-          1TB SATA HDD 7200RPM

-          Intel HD Graphics 4000

-          MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

 

Dell Precision 1650 Workstation

-          IntelCore i7-3770, 3.4Ghz

-          8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB) non ECC  - Unbuffered

-          1TB SATA HDD 7200RPM

-          Intel HD Graphics 4000

-          MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

 

Dell Optiplex 7010MT (Not a workstation)

-          IntelCore i7-3770, 3.4Ghz

-          8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)  

-          1TB SATA HDD 7200RPM

-          Intel HD Graphics 4000

-          MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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ampster
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Registered: ‎07-26-2005
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Re: CAD WORKSTATIONS - PREFERENCES?

03-15-2013 11:24 AM in reply to: pink7sadie

I think any one of those would be fine except I'd opt for something other than on-board graphics.

 

Throw in a decent graphics card and you'll be set.

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braudpat
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Registered: ‎12-15-2006
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Re: CAD WORKSTATIONS - PREFERENCES?

03-16-2013 07:22 AM in reply to: ampster

 

Hello

 

A better graphics card could be necessary but NOT too expensive !

Maybe 200-400 Euros ...

 

BUT if you plan to keep this PC a few years, please consider 12 ou 16 Gb Ram instead of 8 Gb !! 

 

Bye, Pat

 

Bye, Pat

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