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Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 11:14:52 AM | Need some advice......

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in my office we are thinking or upgraded to revit mep 2010 or 2011. and we may need to upgrade some of our computers, so i have a couple of questions. our main goal is to find a workstation that will run revit good and not break the bank( i know this has been covered before but i haven't seen anything about anyone running with servers.) as far as i know its a basic windows server thats all i know.

-32 bit or 64 bit? 

- as far as a workstation goes any suggestions?

 the office is brand new to revit and we need some the gear to get started. 

i know this was pretty vague but any information would be greatly appreciated .

 

regards 

 


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Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 11:23:23 AM | Need some advice......

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forgot some information

-we handle large to small commercial projects.

- we would like to render sometimes for presentations to clients. 

- also we run 3-5 other programs as well as revit .


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Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:17:25 PM | Need some advice......

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STAY WITH A 64 BIT MACHINE, IT WILL HANDLE MUCH MORE RAM THAN A 32 BIT MACHINE

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Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 5:54:53 PM | Need some advice......

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http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12454-12454-3329740-64546-64546-3999455-4007343.html

 

this is what our it guy is thinking of.. 


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Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 7:27:19 AM | Need some advice......

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I dont like the setup of that computer.

CPU isnt that bad (but i would prefer i7 or at least i5)

HDD with 5400 RPM, well when i'm at work, i use HDD often. I copy files but if you dont, that 5400 is more quiet.

Graphic Card, if you want use full power of Revit 2011 i would suggest you buy some CAD graphic card or at least standalone card with own memory ... not this office package PC with dedicated memory from RAM. It slowers PC with 2011.

RAM (8GiB) will be very good, but sharing RAM with graphic card will always slow down everything

 

As was said before, always stay with 64 bit Operation System (Win 7 64bit) AND always make sure you install (and buy) 64bit version of Revit. Its the biggest difference you can make with computer upgrading since 32bit only support like 2,5 to 3 GiB of RAM.


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Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:46:09 PM | Need some advice......

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XI computers are built for design, and they are very cost competitive. I have two at my office.

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