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Friday, April 29, 2011

My Uber Revit Computer Specs - Best Computer for Revit (Best Bang for your Buck?)

As I posted before... This machine turned out to be pretty affordable and handles Revit 2011 and 2012 VERY well...  I decided to share all the components with you all.  The whole thing came out to around $1100.00.  

  • 1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4A1333C9
  • 1 x COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • 1 x GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • 1 x SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
  • 1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
  • 1 x Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870
  • 1 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • 1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
  • 1 x Corsair H50 CPU Cooler
All parts were purchased at and assembled by me.  I know the motherboard is no longer carried because of the Sandy Bridge motherboards finally being stable so that might change but you get the idea.  I don't even know if the video card is "Officially Certified or Compatible by Autodesk" but it freaking screams.  I am modeling with Ambient Shadows on!

I hope this helps some of you out who are looking at $5,000.00 workstations.  

**Edit** I forgot to mention... it plays video games like a champ!