Glen1980 Posted January 26, 2015 Share Posted January 26, 2015 I am currently working my notice period and will be going to a place that hasn't quite made the jump to Revit. They know it is coming and have got consultants to do a development (all Resi) but they want to make sure Revit is going to win the race in the UK before they jump (I told them Revit has already won, but they need some convincing!) So I don't lose my hard won Revit skills (as slight as they are ) I am going to get a years desktop subscription to Revit LT and start taking on some private work again in the evenings and weekends. To this I need to replace my 1st generation i7 Dell. I used to build my own machines but have heard recently to do it properly you pay more than getting someone like HP to do it for you. I have found this machine on HP's UK page HP Z420 Workstation - HP Store UK Basically it is a Xeon E5-1620 v2 3.7 Ghz with 10mb cache 8GB Ram 7200 1TB Sata Onboard graphics. I have already established adding memory and graphics cards at HPs prices will cost me £80-£100 more than upgrading myself and I was thinking about pulling my SATA-2 (or 3) SSD from my current box. I am thinking 16MB minimum memory upgrade and an Asus GTX 760 2GB for a shade under £200 rather than a Quadro K2000 for over double that. Alternatively do I build from scratch, in which case do I go for the i7 4790 4ghz? I will only be modelling using Revit LT and occasionally AutoCAD LT (no rendering to speak of) and very occasionally playing World of Tanks! My old machine will be relegated to a media centre. Any comments gratefully received. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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