Running Product Designer Pro 2013, mostly Inventor, 3DS Max and Acad with some Showcase.
Will upgrade RAM if I find it sluggish.
Will also install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Heatsink for CPU?
Any reason you went with an expensive quadro card? Its fairly well known around here that they are a waste of money
We get a better deal than what is shown, so the price wasn't as high as that. IT prefers to deal with what is listed on the recommended list of cards Adesk puts out.
performance wise though, good, bad or ugly? Any experience with it?
might want a little more RAM..
Will IT let you overclock the processor?
Solid state hard drives make all the difference in the world.. That hard drive WILL slow you down some.. In general it should be a very decent machine for you for the price.