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Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:32:49 AM | Motherboards and CPU's for Revit 2008 + Revit 2009

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derrickradbourne


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As A longtime REVIT user I have finally nailed down ther ideal components for people to buy when ordering or building their REVIT 2008/2009 workstation:

ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard (Intel X38chipset) or ASUS P5E

INTEL E8500 3.16 Core2DUO or Q9450 Quad Core 2.50Ghz Processor

Just don't buy any INTEL Branded motherboards like D975XBX2, DG33TL,DG965WH,DQ965GF,DG33BU, DG33FB, and DP35DP.

INTEL doesnot manufacture motherboards they farm them out to FOXCONN and there is very little quality control. I attended the last INTEL IPD (INTEL Product Dealer) meeting in Dallas and the INTEL sales rep acknowledged that there has been a high amount of RMA (Defective motherboards) the past year. The INTEL sales rep even admitted that they use ASUS Motherboards at INTEL for testing instead of their own motherboards.

REVIT has now become so tough on the computer hardware so you need to invest on good quality motherboards like ASUS. 

 

 

 


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Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 3:23:02 AM | Motherboards and CPU's for Revit 2008 + Revit 2009

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I fully agree with your comments on INTEL Motherboards. All INTEL Motherboards are only 4-layer PCB's where as Motherboards made by ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, and Supermicro are 6-layers.  Those 6-layers on the PCB offer extra protection from heat build up in systems. As well INTEL motherboards do not use SOLID Capacitors that ASUS,  GIGABYTE and Supermicro use.  These SOLID Capacitors steel caps on the motherboards make the motherboards more stable and durable.  When you use REVIT, 3ds Max, and Maya your systems tend to be used to the maximum and the motherboards, CPU, and other components get hot.

We experienced stabilty issues with INTEL Motherboards REVIT, 3ds Max, and Maya. System crashing, lockups, and USB flash drives not working on them intermittently.   We build our own systems because we want specific components for each project.  RENDERING on INTEL Motherboards is impossible most of the time. The onboard GIGABIT LAN on alot of INTEL motherboards are flaky and tend to drop connections intermittently. INTEL Motherboard technical support is a joke as they seem to have very little to no knowledge of their products and always ask if we want to replace the Intel motherboard instead of offering us any Technical advice.  Unfortunately over the past 2-years we have suffered by usng INTEL motherboards. ASUS and Supermicro are our main stay of motherboards that we use. 

 

STAY AWAY FROM INTEL MOTHERBOARDS.


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