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Weathington
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New Dell Computer Specs

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08-15-2013 12:47 PM

I am searching for 2 new Dell Desktops for our office.  We use AutoDesk Infrastructure Design 2014.

 

I need help on which Dell computer/workstation to start configuring and what video card to use (needs to be dual montior capable).

 

Thanks

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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 01:27 PM in reply to: Weathington

If you are going to be working in Infraworks, make sure you get a solid state hard drive.  Check video cards on the hardware compatibility website...

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?id=18844534&siteID=123112&-detail

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neilyj
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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 01:31 PM in reply to: Weathington

My system works pretty well for my needs and although I haven't got into much Infraworks/3ds Max stuff yet I'm sure it'll be more than capable....

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NVIDIA Quadro K4000, Dual 27" Monitor, Dell T5610
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Weathington
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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 01:39 PM in reply to: neilyj

Neilyj,

 

If you don't mind me asking about how much did that setup cost?

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bf
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Message 5 of 10 (596 Views)

Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 01:57 PM in reply to: Weathington

I just went through the same thing not too long ago.  Am running the same 2014.  Haven't had any problems. 

Dell

Xeon E5-1620 3.6 Ghz

16 GB RAM

2 GB Quadro 4000

230GB SSD drive

300 GB SATA Second drive

No trial versions of programs

I also talked to Xi computers and could get what I wanted for less ( I wanted a different and faster processor) but our outsourced tech guy wanted Dell and my boss went with that. 

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joantopo
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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 08:17 PM in reply to: Weathington

you can use nvdia quadro with nview aplication but nvdia doesn't give support driver for c3d 2013, 2014...

i'm dissapointed about this.

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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-15-2013 11:53 PM in reply to: Weathington
I'm afraid I don't know - the IT guy sourced it after I pointed him in the right spec direction...:smileyhappy:
neilyj
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Message 8 of 10 (547 Views)

Re: New Dell Computer Specs

08-16-2013 06:03 AM in reply to: Weathington

and if you look at Autodesks approved specs, they only tested the ones they list.  They didn't test a whole lot.

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Weathington
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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

12-04-2013 06:01 AM in reply to: bf

Is it worth getting the Xeon over the i7?

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Re: New Dell Computer Specs

12-04-2013 07:54 AM in reply to: Weathington

Usually not, unless you are getting a bulk corporate deal from HP, Dell, or another big distributor.  For single computers or a handful, i7 (or even an i5) all the way.

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