Been using RFO for answers for a while, but thought I'd finally post as I really need some advise from people who know a lot more than me!
I'm a graphic designer and I work for a medical supplies company, they have a side company where they focus on interior fit-out/loose fit furniture/medical equipment for new build surgeries and extensions to existing doctors surgeries. I use Revit for this, but as it was only ever a small part of the business, I am on a second hand machine from ~2010 running Revit 2012, obviously I'm not getting great performance.
There's a bit of a reshuffle going on and the fit-out side of things is getting a bit more attention and I am going to be getting new software and a brand new PC! That's where I need your help!
I've done loads of research, read all the threads here and gone through lots of UK supplier's site and have it down to a short list of machines. I just really don't know which would be best/whether some are overkill/whether the company is reliable etc. I'm assuming it would be best to choose a base model then change some parts of the configuration, but I'm not sure which bits are really worth changing. I know that clock speed over cores, and that I don't need a pro graphics card over a commercial one. But there are still so many options and I don't really know what changes will actually be worth the extra money etc.
The machine will be used for Revit small to medium projects (nothing bigger than about 300MB I imagine, and some just being one room) and a few renders done in Revit. I also am the only graphic designer for the medical supplies side of the business so will be using Adobe CC (photoshop, indesign and illustrator) generally just doing stuff like leaflets and photo editing but also will spend months compiling our catalogue (a file about 700MB) I need the machine to be able to have both Revit and CC running and functioning well at once. Along with all the standard email/browsing etc.
Here are the machines that I've been advised by different suppliers:
- Boxx (UK reseller) Apexx 1 1401 Configure The APEXX 1 1401
- Novatech (same brand as current PC) NTI262 https://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/...rkstation.html or NTI196 https://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/...rkstation.html
- Workstation Specialists x1100 https://www.workstationspecialist.co...71/s/ws-x1100/
Are these good machines that will do the tasks described?? I've also looked at the HP Z480 and Dell Precision but it looks like I could get more for money going for something from one of these other companies and configuring it from a base model. (although I could be wrong )
Budget isn't really set, I've suggested it'll be somewhere in the £3000 region but happy to spend more (or obviously less) to get a machine fit for purpose!
Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated as I'm bit stuck at this point!
Thanks for any help you can give