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mattkelly65
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HP new Z workstations.

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01-26-2012 12:46 PM

Is anyone using any of the new HP-Z seeries workstations at home or in a small business type application with Inventor 2012?

 

I want a new system and am curious to what people are using.

 

Thanks

Matt in Texas

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CadUser46
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-26-2012 04:17 PM in reply to: mattkelly65
Yea. We use Z400. W7. 250gb SSD. 8gb ram. Quadro 3800/4000. I don't know the price as it comes from IT but I know it's a solid good value workstation. I very rarely find myself waiting. Starts to strain around the 5000 parts mark.
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-26-2012 07:35 PM in reply to: mattkelly65

Cool. I was looking at the Z800 with a Quadro 2000 but I like the price of the Z400 better. I am only using it for school right now. Hope to work at home later.

 

Thanks for your reply.

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Anthony
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 01:11 AM in reply to: mattkelly65

Hi, I am using the HP Z400 workstation with 3.07 GHz processor and 12GB RAM with Inventor 2012 professional. Although I'm impressed with it's performance I'm not blown away. Inventor seems to crunch a bit when working in realy big assemblys, I would reccomend the hig-end Z800 which is designed for speed. Hope this helps.

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 03:43 AM in reply to: mattkelly65
If you have a budget I would buy the cheaper o the two and buy two monitors. Working is about more than just Inventor. Having an Acad drawing open on one screen and modelling on the other is one example.
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 09:01 AM in reply to: mattkelly65

I definitely have a budget. I run two monitors now and I believe that is the only way to go. You guys have been a great help I guess it's up to how well HP can do on the price now.

 

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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 09:03 AM in reply to: Anthony

Very helpful. What type of Graphics card are you using?

 

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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 09:15 AM in reply to: mattkelly65

My graphics card is an ATI FirePro V4800 which performs pretty well but is an entry level graphics card, I've not had any problems with it to date but if you go for a higher spec HP Z machine I'd go for a better card than this. More info here :

 

http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firepro-3d/v4800/pages/v4800.aspx

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: HP new Z workstations.

01-27-2012 09:22 AM in reply to: Anthony

Thanks

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