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    Mid level system for REVIT

    I am customizing a new PC, the machine is for modeling in REVIT (strutural buildings not rendering,), autocad, etabs. Please share your opinions about this build:
    -Mainboard: B250
    -CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz / 6MB / HD 630
    -DDRam4 8GB/2400 (AVEXIR ram is lower price and even has a fan)
    -SSD 850 evo 120GB SATA3 6Gb/s
    -PSU Corsair Series VS 500W
    -VGA 750Ti (or 1050 if i can )
    Comparing with i7 4790, i5 7500 is 90$ cheaper but how much i7 4790 fater? and is its worth buying?
    Any suggestions for cheaper motherboard? I find out B250 supports DDR4 bus 2400, core i7 6th 7th
    (sr for my bad english )

    #2
    Double the RAM as it is pretty inexpensive.

    120GB is too small, at least get a 250GB. Get at least a 900 series for the video card. PSU depends on the card...but 500W should be okay unless you do get a 10 series.

    The 4790 is an older CPU, Q2 2014 while the 7500 is Q4 2016. But the 4790 will still be faster than the 7500. For the price though, I would go with a 6700k. While it is a 2015 processor, it's still a workhorse. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare...cmp%5B%5D=2565
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      but my budget is tight (~700$). How about i use only a SSD and i5 i7 with igpu, no HDD and no VGA? i've heard that SSD shouldnt use for storage; and how does no-VGA affect performance? (im working with structural model only)

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        #4
        Understand about budgets...but Revit needs a high end system to do what it is programmed to do. What I suggested is what you need to get by now. I have a i7-6700k and a 970 ti and it still works awesome. You will have to spend $$ to get the performance you need. Trying to stay below the threshold just slows you down and thus profits low too...

        High paying designers + low end systems = loss of profit......as the designers are held back to performing what they can do due to mediocre systems.
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          Originally posted by nguyenhainam View Post
          but my budget is tight (~700$). How about i use only a SSD and i5 i7 with igpu, no HDD and no VGA? i've heard that SSD shouldnt use for storage; and how does no-VGA affect performance? (im working with structural model only)
          MPwuzhere is right on the money on all counts.

          Since budget is super tight, you can still get by on 8GB if you work on relatively smaller projects (and you can always upgrade RAM later). Get Skylake or Haswell i5 CPU and Z170 motherboard.

          While you can technically skip the GPU card, there's a good chance you won't be able to use HWA, which may greatly diminish your ability to use visual effects (to speed up shadows, anti-aliasing, and use realistic views). Again, I agree with MP on the GPU, but the GTX760 is still a fine GPU and should work well with Revit - it's main drawback is that it's a couple generations old and it will become obsolete much faster than a new GPU.

          SSD's are awesome as a data drive. There's a couple reasons that SSD's aren't always the best choice for long-term data storage, but often misunderstood:
          1. HDD's are often recommended as a "data" drive in addition to the SSD because HDD's offer much cheaper mass storage than an SSD.
          2. SSD's have limitations as too how long they can be left unpowered without risking data loss... (i.e. sitting on a shelf), but for recent consumer SSD's, that's generally speaking at least a year.

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            #6
            so, higher "Single Thread Rating" points is better for running revit (no matter kaby, skylake or haswell), but i should buy the 1 with higher "cpu value" points ??? i.e. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare...cmp%5B%5D=2929

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              #7
              Originally posted by nguyenhainam View Post
              so, higher "Single Thread Rating" points is better for running revit (no matter kaby, skylake or haswell), but i should buy the 1 with higher "cpu value" points ??? i.e. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare...cmp%5B%5D=2929
              There's a ~1% difference between those CPUs in single core speed. You're overthinking this.

              I'd always go for the newest chip to be as future-proof as possible. For example, the 7400 is supposedly compatible with faster RAM...

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                #8
                You can same some money with getting a crucial mx300 275GB ssd, It wont be much more than an 850evo 120GB but much cheaper than a 250GB 850evo. I agree you need 16GB of ram as well but at least that is easy to add later. I think the i5 will do okay but maybe try for the i5 7600 as it will boost to 4.1ghz. Ideally you want an i7 though.

                Corsair and EVGA make good PSU for the money but some of the very cheap ones can get questionable. Seasonic is who I try to use at the bronze level or EVGA but Corsair is not out of the question.

                Good luck, saving a little more money will go a long way.
                Remis Computer Solutions
                Las Vegas, NV
                www.remiscs.com

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