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Advice for Workstation for CAD drafting, Vray rendering, Lumion, 3D max and Sketch up



I want to build a workstation for CAD drafting, Vray rendering, Lumion, 3D max and Sketch up with specification below.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5GHz 16-Core Processor ($689.99)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($82.71)
Motherboard: MSI X570 Unify ATX AM4 ($425.40)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 Super 8GB - Asus Turbo ($371.62)
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 C16 ($234.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive ($146.83)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply ($74.10)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 205 Mid Tower Case ($189.99)
Total: $2215.63

Your advice is highly appreciated. Thanks.

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
Staff member
Jun 12, 2020
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That's an excellent build and I see no issues! Do note that some CAD Software packages like Solidworks have some minor features that make good use of PRO GPUs like the Nvidia Quadro Series. If you don't use solidworks or such features though (maybe you only use sketchup?) then a mainstream consumer gpu like the above 2060 super will perform nicely and at a much better price point.

I'd say, go for it! :)