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Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 4:30:58 AM | The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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If I were to build a computer that would take revit to its design limits(i.e. let me use all the bells and whistles and do it at a fast rate of speed, including rendering and animation), what components would anyone suggest.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 1:05:00 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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http://www.japan-101.com/business/earth_simulator_japanese_computer.htm I think that would do it for me...heh

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Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 3:32:17 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Ok. That is a little too expensive for me. I am needing realistic feedback. My company has asked me to put together specifications for the next computer purchase and I would like to know what components people have used in their own computers that have allowed Revit to run like a dream

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Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:37:48 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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I know the last reply was a joke...but what is a realistic budget here? Are you looking for maximum processing power out of a desk top? Dual Opteron processors will give you a lot of power, but at a hefty price. On the other hand, buying an Opteron or any AMD 64 bit platform now will give you an advantage this or next year (I forget when it comes out) when microsoft releases a 64 bit operating system for the processors.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:17:30 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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will revit run on xp 64 bit?

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Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:39:16 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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The Athlon64 and Opteron processors will process both 32 and 64 bit applications...they currently work with 32 bit windows XP and anything else that's 32 bit. Windows 98 was able to run 16 bit applications that carried over from Windows 3.1 and older. Some of these apps will still work on XP. I see no reason that Microsoft would cut off backwards compatibility to only the last generation of applications.

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Mon, Feb 2, 2004 at 1:33:08 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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I would get a computer that runs 2.66 MHz or better, has availability to run 2 monitors (and get 2 flat screens). The 2 monitors allow you to keep REVIT going on one and all other apps on the other. That should do it. You will need internet access on the new machine, but don't use the computer for music, downloading junk, etc. REVIT sings along on an even slower machine in my office.

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Wed, Feb 4, 2004 at 7:11:46 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Quoting RAKARPASSOC - 2004-01-29 18:17:30

"will revit run on xp 64 bit?"



Who knows? Since there is no 64 bit XP yet, it's hard to tell...

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Wed, Feb 4, 2004 at 2:43:14 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Just incase anyone wants to try this out. A demo 64 bit XP OS was just released yesterday. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/downloads/upgrade.asp There is currently a discussion post on www.slashdot.org If anyone is brave enough to be a MS ginuea pig please post your experiences so the rest of us can gauge the 64 bit wave.

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Wed, Feb 4, 2004 at 2:51:08 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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I'm not 100% knowledgeable about computers...so my question is, what makes the 64 bit better than the 32 bit?

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Wed, Feb 4, 2004 at 4:14:13 PM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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a 32 bit processor can process 32 bits of information per clock cycle, on an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ at 2.4Ghz there are 2.4 billion clock cycles per second. A 64 bit processor can process 64 bits of information per clock cycle, effectively doubling the speed of the processor. In the real world you won't see a double in speed because there are other limiting factors to speed such as hard drive, memory, and motherboard architecture speeds. You should see a very noticable increase in speed with 64 bit operating systems and software. Computer systems running 32 bit processors can only handle 4Gb of memory, 64 bit processors can handle 16 exabytes of memory (that's over 16 billion gigabytes). Not a big deal now unless you are working with very large files, such as large video files. As a side note, Unix and Linux already have well developed 64 bit Operating systems as 64 bit processors have been around for a while, just not for the desktop world.

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Thu, Feb 5, 2004 at 2:52:06 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Here is what I use: Sony Vaio GRT270P (it's a laptop) 2.2Ghz 1 GB RAM P4 64mb Nividia geforce video card Initially I was not sure if this was going to do the job and I could have gotten a desk top for same $$$ that would have been fatser. But I really wanted a laptop because I work from home often so I thought I'd give it a try. I cannot tell you how pleaed I have been with this set up. I probably will upgrade to a faster video card at some point, but so far this has been great. I have done several renderings and feel the performance is very good. The monitor is large for a laptop and extremely clear and brght. Initially I planned to buy a monitor, but this one is so good I just use it. It depends alot on what you plan to do as well. Are you working on large projects? Are they going to be multi-user? I assume you will be doing alot of renderings. I used to use a 2.4 gig Xeon processor desktop on a huge multi-user project and it worked great. Never did a rendering of that project though, so I do not know how rendering performance was. I might try working on that big project on my laptop and I'll let you know how it performs. Anyway, I don't know if that helps, but this was the best computer I could afford and I have not been disapointed! Lateralus

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Fri, Feb 6, 2004 at 1:14:39 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Here is a dual workstation just ordered, CPU X 2 AMD Opteron 242 Processor (allows for future xp64) MB TYAN Thunder S2875ANRF Dual Opteron, 800MHz FSB, 8x AGP,GbE Lan, 4x SATA, ATX (12"x9.8"Winking, AC'97 Sound, 2x IEEE 1394 (all requirments on board) RAM 2X 512MB Samsung PC-3000 DDR RAM- ECC, Registered (stable fastest ram) VIDEO Quadro FX500 Videocard 128MB (256-bit) (opengl) CASE ATX MidiTower Case Front USB/IEEE1394 WITH EPS12V PSU HD 160GB SATA HDD - 7200RPM, 8MB DVD ROM 16x DVD & 48x CD-ROM DVD RW DVD+/-RW Drive Internal IDE DVD+/-R/RW FLOPPY std MODEM internal h/ware type KB/ MOUSE Wireless Optical Keyboard & Wireless Optical Mouse OS XP PRO

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Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 4:40:22 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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check out this article: http://www.designnews.com/article/CA372496 (you'll have to register to read it) Post edited on 2004-02-10 22:58:51

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Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 2:09:18 AM | RE: The Ultimate Revit Computer System

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Dual Xeon 2.4 2 GB RAM Dual Monitor Setup I am much slower than my computer. Got it refurbished (though it was brand new) through Dell Factory. About $2700 with the 19" flat panel.

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