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Thinking of buying a new workstation for Solidworks here are the specs:
i7 7700K (4,2 GHz)
MSI Z270 SLI PLUS
Corsair DDR4 Vengance 2x16GB
Corsair H100i
Fractal Define C
PNY Quadro M4000
What do you think guys?
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>>576924
>t. poorfag with tiny penis
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better ideas?
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>quadro
dropped
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>>576924
Seems mostly fine. 32GB is probably overkill for SW unless you're making massive assemblies, in which case your GPU would probably give out first, speaking of which, you'd probably want the newer P4000 and not the M. Alternatively, Nvidia recently "unlocked" Titan Xp drivers to work as well as Quadro ones in content creation apps, so you can try your hand at that, you might get massive performance for the price.
Also, I'm generally against the use of CLCs in workstations or any system that you might expect to run for extended periods of time, for a small chip like the 7700K a big Noctua or Thermalright LeMacho Grand will do as good or better job and still work passively even should the fan fail.
Try to avoid using spinning disks in the system, and if you do, then make sure they don't sleep after time, otherwise things will be slow.
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>>576932
This is SolidWorks and not Max or Maya, CAD/CAM applications tend to be a lot more picky about GPUs and will strightup lock certain features off if you don't have the right hardware, particularly where simulations are concerned. Not that you'd even want to run a simulation that means anything unless all the RAM in your system was ECC, even the one in your GPU.
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>>576933
No CLC as the pump could fail you mean- that is a point....not sure Titan XP is supported by Solidworks

>>576934
no spinning drives just 512 GB of SSD
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>>576935
>halfway through 2017
>not even 1tb of storage
just kys
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>>576937
1TB -not needed as long term storage is on a server
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>>576924
>solidworks
i would suggest a much better processor.
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>>577030
SW only cares about clock speed, so the 7700K is actually the optimal choice. You do lose out on some sim/rendering performance, but if you go with a 6/8/10-core CPU you then lose out on general performance.
You'll be able to have your cake and eat it too should Intel make a 6-core 8600K or something.
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>>577052
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>>577192
Good job proving you can't read.
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Hey guys, I need to get into SolidWorks but the problem is getting a copy. I found some torrents but the one's I found say that they aren't properly cracked and the company will find out. Does anyone know how I can get it without paying? I need it for practice so I can learn more about parts modeling
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>>577294
Have you tried CGPeers?
If you don't already use this site why are you even on /3/?
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>>577312
>invite only
I honestly don't know how I can get in, idk anyone but I imagine there's many on here who do. Sorry lad, this is my first time browsing 3gcp, I didn't find a QDDTOT here
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>>577338
invites are closed right now anyway - userlimit reached. otherwise i'd invite you.

have you looked at fusion360 at all? it's totally free for the hobbyist, and it's got some killer tuts out there.
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>>577355
While thats neato, I need SolidWorks specifically because I a) want to get a certification in it and b) the company I want to work for prefers those with experience/certifications in SolidWorks.
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>>577338
The fuck you on about nigger?
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>>577356
Just go on rutracker. If you want to get certified you can't use a torrented version anyways.
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>>577365
?????? Its been closed since yesterday
>>577418
Neato, I found thread on /g/ on trackers, I'll get help there
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So, how good are threadrippers for general 3dcg tasks?
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>>578294
You probably saw the benchmarks by now, it's an utter monster for rendering. 3000+CB was the realm of 5-figure dual-chip workstations just a couple years ago, now yours for $1000. Throw on a monster cooler for it and maybe OC to a 3,400 score, that's like 3.5x faster than a 7700K.

But since you're asking this in a SolidWorks thread, be cautioned that many CAD and modeling environments in general tend to be poorly threaded and favor clock speed, so where modeling dense geometry is concerned, a faster CPU is better than a highly threaded one. So, keeping to SW for example, going from a 7700K to a 7900X nets you around 50% faster renders and 30% faster simulations at a 20% reduction to general performance for 4x the price.
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>>577421
It opens on the 1st and the 15th of the month, when you posted about it being invite only, it was opened. Kek.
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>>576924

>7700K

>>>/v/
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Actually building my own rig now.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yygCRG
How bad did I mess up?
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>>578373
>ryzen
>gtx 1060
>650w psu
is this a troll?
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>>578374
[spoiler]No. What should I do?[/spoiler]
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>>578375
consider getting a job, jackass.
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>>578375

For 1100 bones you should be getting a GTX 1080 + ryzen 1700
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>>578377
he should wait for coffee lake
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>>578378

Or he can go AMD now and upgrade to ryzen 2 in the future with a simple CPU upgrade
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>>578379
Intel will announce Coffee Lake details tommorrow, the 21st
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>>578380

ryzen is out now
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>>578381
It has worse perf and is obsolete now that Coffee Lake is announced. No use investing in old tech
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>>578382

UMA DELICIA
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>>578384
what did you mean by this??
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>>578380
>>578382
Never quads get
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>>576924
I'm not sure what solid works leverages most..single thread performance or mutithread. If multithreading is a big deal I would recommend checking out some older 1366 boards or even some x79 boards. They are not that cheap supprisingly but you cN find some dual socket Xeon ones sometimes. Then on ebay they have a constant sea of 6 core or even 8 core Xeons for very cheap. I saw a pair of 8 core Xeons sell for £150 the other week and that's for 2 of them. That kinda setup would crush the i7 in mutithreaded situations but definitely not in single threaded ones...food for thought.
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>>578516
https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-SOLIDWORKS-150/Hardware-Recommendations
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>>578384
Sopa de macaco?




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