|Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]|
|Processor||Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]|
|Memory||12GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]|
|Hard drive||2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive|
|Secondary Hard Drive||No secondary hard drive|
|Office software||Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook|
|Security software||SAVE $20 on Norton Internet Security(TM) 2012 - 15 month|
|Graphics card||3GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]|
|Power Supply||600W Power supply|
|Primary optical drive||SuperMulti DVD Burner|
|Networking||Premium Wireless-N LAN card|
|Productivity ports||15-in-1 memory card reader, 4 USB 2.0 (front), audio, 2 USB (top rear-facing)|
|TV & entertainment experience||No TV Tuner|
|Sound Card||Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound|
|Keyboard and Mouse||Premium HP keyboard and optical mouse|
I am looking to purchase an HP h8xt computer with these specs for learning Revit 2012 and Civil 3D at home. I am not sure about the graphics card, but I think it was the best option HP had for this computer. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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That should be fine. Also, for future reference, the only things that matter are:
The rest of it has no bearing on whether or not the computer is suitable for Revit. You might want to go back and edit your original post so that there's less clutter for people to wade through, which might make them more likely to leav an opinion. Just my two cents.
Thank you for your comments. I am new at this and I just copied the info from the screen into the message. I will be more careful next time.
Is the video card ok? It is not listed on the recommended section for Revit.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
No worries. I didn't mean it as criticism. I just thought I'd offer a tip on how to get better advice here.
"Is the video card ok?" is probably the most loaded question you can ask here. Most video cards, whether they're included on the approved list or not, will work just fine with Revit, unless:
To be honest, the last condition is the only one that's really relevant. Sometimes, the same video card will work for some people, and not for others. I've seen people who spent $3000 on a video card who have major problems, and people who have spent $750 on the whole computer (i.e. me) who have had no problems whatsoever.
When I build a new computer I try to make my best guess about
a video card for it. Its 3D capabilities, (converting 2D to 3D), is just
about all Revit cares about. And since there is no real way to know
what card will be good for your system and Revit, what I have always
done is buy 4 or 5 open-box cards and return the ones I don't like.
The next generation Intel CPUs called "Ivy Bridge" will have revolutionary
new transistor switches on the chip, called "Trigate". These switches have
more surface area for the current to travel because they stand upright
on the chip instead of flat. They are being called "3D" transitors instead
of 2D transitors. This is revolutionary because it frees up a huge amount
of space on the chip, allowing far more performance and lower temps.
Release date is April 23, see the image.
If you want to buy a new computer to use Revit, 3Dmax or Autocad, go for the professional graphic cards from Nvidia.
You need to get The Quadro FX series, ike the Quadro FX 3800 of Quadro FX 4000.
And not the Geforce series, wich are created for common usage and not for professional work.
Windows 7 Home Premium will limit you to 16GB of RAM. Windows 7 Professional and above will allow up to 32GB of RAM on your system which may become important if you do large and/or complex buildings.
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