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New PC for AutoCAD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jacob427, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Jacob427

    Jacob427 Thread Starter

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    I am looking to buy a PC to run AutoCAD on along with regular uses such as streaming video and listening to music. I've been searching the internet lately for possible PC's and can't make a decision.

    My father has an HP Slimline s5 with an Intel i3 processor and 6GB RAM, also it has integrated Intel graphics. He says it runs just fine.
    So far I am interested in this PC - HP Pavilion HPE h8-1230 AMD FX FX-6120 / 3.5 GHz with 10GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics and 2TB hard drive.

    I basically need to know what would be recommended to run AutoCAD, and if I found a PC that would work.

    I generally use CAD in 2D but would occasionally use it in 3D.

    Thanks for the help

    -Jacob-
     
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    What you have picked out, while not great, should be adequate for AutoCad. I currently run AutoCad LT 2006 on this PC which has an AMD Phenom II X3 720 CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel HD4000 integrated graphics, and Windows 7 32-bit. At work we have about a dozen people running AutoCad Mechanical 2010 on PCs that are mid-range business use PCs and they seem to work OK (the company is too cheap to issue workstation PCs)

    For 3-D you might want to consider more of a gaming graphics computer.
     
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