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Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:12:23 PM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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I am getting ready for a new pc.

And would value the opinion of revit users in relation to the latest Revit

 The proposed speci is as follows :

 MB  GIGABYTE  GA-EP35C-DS3R

 CPU Q9450

 RAM 4/2GIG KINGSTON DDR2

 POWER  COOLER MATER 700W

 HD 500GIG WD sata 7200 (C DRIVE SOFTWARE)

 HD 500GIG WD  sata 7200 (D DRIVE DATA)

 VISTA BUSINESS ULTIMATE  (Vista will give me max ram)

 GRAPHICS CARD:

GIGABYTE 9600 GT 512 mb ram OR

ASUS 9600 GT  1 gig ddr3  ram

 DVD 20X

MONITOR:

I have a glossy screen on my laptop which is great for presentations

but would a matt screen be better to work on? 

thanks

Robert 

 


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Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:36:51 PM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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Unless you plan on running a lot programs simultaneously OR doing a lot of rendering the quad core is overkill.  Revit will only make use of 1 of those cores running at 2.66GHz.  As such I would go for a faster core 2 duo like the E8500...

But as I said previously if you are doing a lot of rendering it could be worth it.

8GB Ram definitely.

I'd go a smaller HDD for windows.   250GB is plenty for program installations.  And then have a Terabyte HDD for data.

Vista will only give you the ability to use more than 3GB RAM if you purchase the 64 bit version...

With the Monitor, its what ever you like better.  I've had both and you don't really notice much difference.  You didn't mention monitor size either...  I prefer 26"-30"

 


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Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 10:14:26 PM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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Tanks mr spot for your promt reply,

i was hoping you respond.

cpu:

i do not do a lot of actual rendering,

but i do a lot shop interiors with a lot of detail, does this still require a lot of grunt

although i try to avoid autocad most of the time i still have two drawings open just to reference.

i thought 1 core would be used for revit one,one for autocadand the others for all the other stuf running in the background that the thought behind the quad core.

vista:

yes definetly 64 bit 

monitor:

someone suggested 2 / 22" monitors as they are relative cheap now just a fraction more than one 24"

i did try two monitors but did not fall in love with it 

i am very keen hear your opinion in regard to the graphics cards i am considering

would it be a good idea to leave the backdoor open for a extra sli card by having a motherboard which can handle

same? 

what about on board ram on these card, the moor the better?  

hd:

i originally selected 250gig for operating systems 500 gig was not must dearer 

i think your idea is better 250gig plus 1 terra 

 

thanks again,

robert 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 7:13:40 AM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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some more question for mr spot:

what are the resolutions and responce times of the 26" and the 30"

monitors you have in your office?

i had a comment from a autocad user about my proposed graphics card being somewhat light on,

but a believe you feel revit does not need much in regards to graphics cards? 

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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:00:02 PM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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Hmm lots of questions Smile

  1. If you aren't doing much rendering then 2 faster processors would be my choice. I have 2 cores and generally Revit eats one of those and the background apps (Photoshop, AutoCAD 2009, Outlook, Filemaker, Windows) seem to be fine on their core (it generally sits on about 30% usage)
  2. Regarding Monitors.  Currently I have a dual setup of a 30" + 19" in portrait, which i find great.  I don't really see a point in having two large monitors, my portrait monitor i use for Internet, Filemaker & Explorer.
  3. The response time of the 30" is 5ms, but it really doesn't come into play in CAD.  The only reason you need fast response time is for video or games...
  4. Regarding Video Card, it is always a distant 3rd to CPU and RAM.  What you are proposing is more than capable of meeting the demands of Revit for at least a couple of years.  As long as it has dual DVI output your fine.

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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:53:17 PM | PC SPEC SUITABLE FOR

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thanks Mr Spot,

i noticed that the resolution on the 24" & 26" monitors does not go over 1920x1200.

also text on the glossy screens, shows very sharp compared to a fuzzy text on the same size

matt screen   

 

thanks and cheers

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