New PC for AutoCAD

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Jacob427

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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-
 

Frank4d

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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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