we are looking to get a new workstation to run Solidworks 2004 and Nastran.
I know this has been talked about before but hardware changes so quickly I
felt the need to ask again.
We need the best graphics and number crunching power available for a budget
of about Cdn$5000.000, we will probably use a Samsung Syncmaster range of
monitor, as we find them incredible in the bang for buck range, although
other suggestiona very welcome.
Earlier this week I had occasion to specify a new monitor. I saw Samsung
21" monitors capable of 2048 x 1536 on Tiger Direct's website for US$259.99
(recertified). I happened to shoose the Viewsonic they had available.
I don't know exactly what to expect from a recertified monitor, but the one
I ordered still has the factory warranty. Maybe you can save enough for
another pair of DIMMs.
I've recently upgraded my hardware with a 3.06 GHz Intel processor, Gigabyte 8INXP Motherboard
and fitted a Leadtek Geforce4 4800 Graphics card Software hacked to a Quadro using Rivatuner
http://guru3d.com/rivatuner/ (turns into a 780XL Quadro).
I'm very pleased with it.
I stuck with the Geforce4 after doing a bit of research also confirmed by, a very interesting article by Eddie Hicks in comp.cad.solidworks about the benefits (NOT), of the newer FX cards
Had a few issues with the earlier detonator drivers (around V 43.51),
now running V52.16 whql drivers and seems to be rock steady.
Can still buy Geforce 4 cards and quite cheap now here (New Zealand).
Probably giving them away over tour side of the pond.
Cad Design & 3D Visualisation
(remove the "knot" to reply)
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.