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PC For CAD Needed

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Troy

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Hi,
I am looking to update my pc for cad designing. I’m running Rhino 6, RhinoGold, Matrix and Pather3D.

Is this a good build?

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=Aq1Ph0y0nme

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism Cooler (Included with CPU) (-)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX ATX AM4
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700XT - Gigabyte Gaming OC
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16
Storage PCIe-SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVME M.2 Solid State Drive
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX550M 550W ATX 2.4 Power Supply
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case
Thanks Troy.
 

Alex Glawion

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Intel or AMD for a CPU nowadays really comes down to if you need more cores for multi-threaded workloads like rendering (get an AMD) or if you need the best active work performance / smoothness in your viewport (get an Intel).

Both the 10th gen Intel CPUs (i7 10700k, i9 10900k) and the 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs (3700x, 3800x, 3900x, 3950x) are great for CAD and about on par feature-wise, apart from AMD leading in multi-threaded workloads, and Intel leading in single-core workloads.

The build t80usy linked above is a good build for CAD. Beware though that some CAD Software, such as Solidworks can make good use of a Pro GPU such as a Nvidia Quadro Graphics Card.

If you don't use software such as Solidworks or features in Solidworks such as "RealView", then you don't necessarily need a Pro GPU and can easily get a mainstream gpu (Nvidia RTX, GTX or AMD RX).

The Build you listed above (Troy), is great too! The only thing that you might want to upgrade is to get a b550 motherboard instead of a b450, as the newer chipset would allow you more upgrade options in the future.
 
T

Troy

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Intel or AMD for a CPU nowadays really comes down to if you need more cores for multi-threaded workloads like rendering (get an AMD) or if you need the best active work performance / smoothness in your viewport (get an Intel).

Both the 10th gen Intel CPUs (i7 10700k, i9 10900k) and the 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs (3700x, 3800x, 3900x, 3950x) are great for CAD and about on par feature-wise, apart from AMD leading in multi-threaded workloads, and Intel leading in single-core workloads.

The build t80usy linked above is a good build for CAD. Beware though that some CAD Software, such as Solidworks can make good use of a Pro GPU such as a Nvidia Quadro Graphics Card.

If you don't use software such as Solidworks or features in Solidworks such as "RealView", then you don't necessarily need a Pro GPU and can easily get a mainstream gpu (Nvidia RTX, GTX or AMD RX).

The Build you listed above (Troy), is great too! The only thing that you might want to upgrade is to get a b550 motherboard instead of a b450, as the newer chipset would allow you more upgrade options in the future.
Thank you very much Alex. I also received your email and responded with the changed components. If you have the time I’d love some feedback and recommendations on who to purchase from.
Regards,
Troy.
 
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