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    Good Computer Build for Revit & Renderer?

    I'm trying to build a computer for college to use Revit and a renderer like Twin Motion 2 or Octane. I was looking to send around $800 to build one that can handle big projects and do fats renderings. I would need to buy everything except teh monitor, mouse, keyboards, speakers. Anyone have any good recomendations for a computer for around that budget?

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    The common wisdom is that for revit you need the fastest CPU and max ram you can afford, (8 gig is OK, 12 is sweet) and for gpu rendering (Octane) the best NVidia Card you can afford. I am using a GTX460 and even though it is a pretty cheap low end card, it is still wickedly fast to render compared with CPU rendering.

    That's the basic framework - everything else is leg work to find what you can buy in your area for the dollars you have available.
    Ian Kidston
    http://allextensions.com.au

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      #3
      How does this build look?

      CPU: Intel i7 2600k
      MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
      RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
      GPU: GeForce GTX 560
      PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
      HDD: HITACHI 500GB
      CD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner
      CASE: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT

      Total cost is $938 with free shipping and after discounts.

      Its a little more than I want to spend but its an alright price. If I could drop it down another $100 in price that would be great.

      I could switch the ram wwith the same one except with a DD3R of 1600 instead if that doesn't really mater.
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20231416-L0F
      Last edited by aprincipe; November 25, 2011, 08:49 AM.

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        #4
        Spec-wise, that's a great system for Revit.

        If you want to save a few bucks, get the i7-2600 (without the k) instead... e.g. this one.

        If you want to save a few bucks, get a P67 based MB instead... e.g. this one.

        While faster RAM won't hurt, you won't see any practical performance benefits. For the i7-2600, you don't need RAM faster than 1333MHz... e.g. this one.

        I would recommend you get a HDD with 6.0GB/s for better overall hard drive performance... e.g. this one.

        Good luck!
        Last edited by iru69; November 25, 2011, 06:20 PM. Reason: fixed RAM link

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