best processor and motherboard to use autocad

February 12, 2011 at 11:44:29
Specs: Windows 7, AMD
I would like to build my own system i will be using autocad which processor and motherboard would be great for it

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February 12, 2011 at 11:56:03
The processor probably isn't the most important component. RAM and graphics card are probably more important. There are numerous AMD & Intel processors that will get the job done.

I suggest you decide on a budget and what features and OS you are going to want. Post that with suggestions on hardware.

The best graphics cards for Autocad are not the best gaming cards. That is not to say that any fairly good gaming card will not run Autocad. It is all relative. Alot depends on the size and complexity of the drawings.

You will want to be able to load on lots of RAM so you need a 64bit OS.

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February 12, 2011 at 12:06:10
I would like to use windows 7 as my os, also i know autocad would require alot of memory. I own a small construction company and we use autocad to develop our plans. which graphic card do you recommend and which memory do you recommend. i also would like to keep it at $1000 if possible.

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February 12, 2011 at 12:34:23
Does that include a monitor and copy of Windows 7?

Do you have Autocad for Windows already?

Is the version you have compatible with Windows 7?

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February 12, 2011 at 12:41:28
What is you $£ budget and what hardware/software have you bought ?

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February 12, 2011 at 12:46:58

See #2 above. Budget of $1000. Waiting for more detail as per #3.

Do not double post. I removed your other identical post.

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February 12, 2011 at 12:55:08
$1,000 does not include the momitor
Yes I have purchased Windows 7 and Autocad as well I have an older system i am using now but I need to upgrade since our busy has upgraded.
I would like to build the system.

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February 12, 2011 at 13:03:13

Case, power supply, motherboard, CPU w/heatsink/fan, memory, graphics card, hard drive, DVD burner.

Anything else? Is your monitor an LCD? Reuse mouse & keyboard?

What version of Windows 7 do you have? As stated, you need 64 bit version to run more than 4GB of RAM.

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February 12, 2011 at 13:18:16
I looked our window 7 is 64bit i think it is ultimate which processor is better and which graphics card would you use

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February 12, 2011 at 14:08:37
Okay i found a good graphics card Ati 100-505508 firegel v7700 512mb so which cpu and memory will work with this graphic card. I also have windows ultimate 64 bit
after reading i can not tell which is better amd ot intel. More people seem to go with AMD what do you think. also when you buy a cpu does the heatsink come with it

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February 12, 2011 at 15:03:26
"# For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
# 2 GB RAM
# 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
# 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card"

I think most of autocad has gone to GPU processing and fully symmetrical processing.

So a good dual or quad process or and a very good graphics card would be suggested. When it says workstation class they mean $1000 for that card alone.

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February 13, 2011 at 11:19:45
which motherboard would work with the amd dual processor and ggraphic card

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