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So the title pretty much says it all. It doesn't have to be the highest end machine in the world. I just want to work on Revit at home and not have it be too slow. The Revit models I work on can get big, say... 200 MB. I've seen people recommending BOXX computers but the price is high. Any suggestions for a good machine that will run the latest Revit nicely without costing a fortune? I don't think I have the time to build one myself. Thanks.
I don't have an answer but I am interested in the answers. Finding a fast computer w good memory isn't hard but the video card is. Are there any gaming cards that are fast but cost less than the graphics workstation cards?
Don't buy, build your PC.
Gruen, Gaming cards work JUST FINE for revit, rhino, maya, cinema4d etc. especially the high end ones.
Cybertron makes some great pcs
Hey there,One way of reducing the size of Revit files are linking different elements into the main file. But even if you that, I know it's a bit heavy.I was trying to build workstation for my self and did some survey; stumble upon this website which was the best and most helpful. Do have a look.
Thanks for the replies. I would build my own but I am overloaded with work. There is not enough time to spend putting one together. The link from Sagar is helpful though is sorting out different components.
I have been looking at https://www.maingear.com/ (the "F131" model) and http://www.falcon-nw.com/ (the "Potenza" model). I can get a pretty loaded system (i7 processor, 16 GB ram (2x8GB) and an NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 graphics card for under about $1,800. That seems like a decent deal to me. Or could I get something cheaper elsewhere?
check out cybertron, i think they have a comparable system for 1650
Oh, and please be sure to get a SSD for the primary hard drive, makes a huge difference, and if you are just getting 16gb ram, make sure you have two more slots to fill later. RAM keeps getting cheaper - so make sure to know how much the max RAM your mobo can support...
Sameolddoctor: do you really feel an SSD hard drive is essential? I hate the idea of paying more for less space. At work we save our Revit files across a network and I doubt they have 30 TB of SSD hard drive on it. It's not the absolute fastest setup, but not too slow either. If others feel an SSD is required I will definitely consider it.
ssd is for your operating system and things like page files. you would get second big platter drive to store files on.
I see. So a 256 GB SSD would be enough for the the operating system then, and a 1 or 2 TB HD for other files. That seems doable.
Yes, SSD is for OS and Programs. I had a 4-year old workstation, and just putting a new SSD into it made it run a hundred times better...
Doctor, when you suggest a high end gaming card, can you give some specific ones?
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