64bit winxp computer systems ?

Hi all,
I'm working on spec'ing 2 new systems for running solidworks here. I
want to explore the 64 bit options now available. It's my
understanding that this will remove the memory limitations (
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Zander
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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 bloatware.
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YouGoFirst
For ready made:
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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 Socket: 940 Stepping: E6 Manufacturing Tech (CMOS): .09 micron SOI Wattage (W): 95.0 Integrated Memory Controller (GHz): 2.2
MOBO
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without SCSI
Memory I like Corsair. you can have up to 64Gb
HDD WD Raptor 72Gb x2 in RAID with a small (20Gb) HD for the OS.
Video PCIe Quadro
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TOP
You will find a nice review of a dream CAD/CAM machine here:
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description of dual opteron motherboard (Supermicro H8DCE) in test system2:
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List of components for a dual CPU machine I would choose: - motherboard: - Supermicro H8DCE or - Thunder K8WE (S2895)
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2 x AMD 275 Opteron 2.2GHz Dual Core (2MB Cache) - 2 x Western Digital 74GB SATA Drives (RAID 1) - 1 x Seagate Baracuda 400GB SATA Drive - 8 x 1GB PC3200 Registered ECC from crucial
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or 4 x 2GB PC3200 Registered ECC from crucial
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Coolermaster ctacker chassis
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2 x 400W Noiseless PSU like
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(I'm not sure, if this PSU is EPS12V/SSI compatible) - 2 x CPU cooler Zalman CNPS7700-Cu
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1 x nVidia Quadro 4500 -
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2 x Dell 2405FPW 24" LCD
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List of components for single CPU machine I would choose: - 1 x Asus A8N-SLI Premium
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1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 Dual Core - 2 x Western Digital 74GB SATA Drives (RAID 1) - 2 x Seagate Baracuda 400GB SATA Drive - 2 x Crucial Ballistix 2GB Kit (4x1GB) -
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Antec Advanced Super Mid Tower P180
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1 x 460W Noiseless PSU
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1 x CPU cooler Zalman CNPS7700-Cu
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1 x nVidia Quadro 4500 -
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(I'm not sure if this card will fit in P180 chassis). - 1 x Dell 2405FPW 24" LCD
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IgI
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 FX55 fly's! 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 pay!!!" 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 next week!!!
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pete
Pete,
I take it "pants" is bad ???
Mark USA (colonial)
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MM
Yes, it's a London thing! Sorry, lol
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pete
English = Amerenglish pants = underwear worn below the waist and above the knees trousers = pants
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TOP
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) ???? lol :-P
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pete

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