We are looking to replacing our Revit superuser workstations, currently we have Dell T3500 (2.53 GHz Xenon E5630, Quadro 4000)
We have to options:
- Option 1 (OEM) $2600+TAX
HP Z420 (WM520ET)
- Intel« Xeon« Quad-Core E5-1620 processor 3,60 GHz, 10 MB Cache
- 8 GB Ram (4x2 GB) DDR3 1333 MHz (Max 64 GB)
- 1000 GB SATA 7200 RPM
- Nvidia Quadro K2000 Grafikkort med 2 GB DDR5 RAM
- Option 2 (OEM+Custom) $1650+TAX
Base Lenovo ThinkCenter M93p
- Intel« i7-4470 processor 3,40 GHz, 8 MB Cache
- 8 GB Ram (4x2 GB) DDR3 1333 MHz
- 256 GB SSD 6Gb/s
+ Custom addin:
- GTX760 2GB
- 8 GB Ram (4x2 GB) (16GB Total)
What I am thinking is we are getting a lot more for our money with option 2.
Performance wise, I have been checking the benchmark thread, and the 4770 is getting really good results, as low as 130 ish in model creation.
Are there any implications with adding custom parts to an OEM M93p?
What about build quality in general? Anyone have experience with either? When I think about the Thinkpad Laptop, the build quality is top nodge, does the same go with their desktops? Here I am thinking of preventing overheating and general quality in the parts used?
We typically deal with medium - high end residential, medium healthcare and commercial building, with models typically around 100-200MB in average.
Any final thoughts are welcome - grab a and enjoy the weekend