has both the Intel and the AMD 64 bit chips. They
also have PCI express motherboards, and some of them take the 533 MHz RAM.
I like them because they are cheaper than DELL, and they don't come with the
For ready made:
For roll your own:
Buy one at first then add another later:
Processor: Dual-Core AMD Opteron=99 Processor
Model Number: 275
Frequency (GHz): 2.2
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Manufacturing Tech (CMOS): .09 micron SOI
Wattage (W): 95.0
Controller (GHz): 2.2
I like Corsair. you can have up to 64Gb
WD Raptor 72Gb x2 in RAID with a small (20Gb) HD for the OS.
I am going for the AMD dual core X2 4800 processor
4Gb Corsair memory
2x WD Sata 74Gb in raid 0 for the XP64 operating system
1x 200gb Seagate barracuda Sata for local data
Nvidia Fx3400 PCIe
Dual layer DVD-ROM Drive
Asus N8 deluxe motherboard
Oh! and I have just got the MX1000 Logitech laser mouse, wow, what a super
mouse, I have now doubled my score in Unreal tournament 2004 online!
The system is built and running, but using a AMD FX55, as the dual core is
not available in the UK until the 15 August! :-(
I have not installed Solidworks onto it yet, as Sw2006 was released on
Tuesday in the UK and I am waiting for the CD's to do a clean install.
I have all of the benchmarks downloaded and ready to run, I will forward the
results as soon as possible.
The dual core X2 4800 is 30% faster than the FX55, (not my data), and the
No more Intel for me!! :-)
Mind you I might have shot myself in the foot as my boss says, "that as I
will be able to do more work in less time, I need less hours so need less
Dam cheek!, I am worth every penny that he pays me and more!, lol
I hope he was kidding, gulp!
I am currently using a Compaq 310 with 2Gb ram and an Nvidia Quadro 980, 3
years old and it is total pants for Solidworks 2005 sp4.1
With major white screens and long check-in times.
Remember to get an upgrade "piggy bank", because your new pc, will be old
In UK English
pants or knickers = underwear worn under trousers, (skirts or dresses if you
are that way inclined), ie Y fronts, boxers shorts, Gstrings etc...
trousers = trousers
You even spell colour wrong! (color) ????