Description

I wanted a CAD workstation with ability to do light video editing (gopro) without issue.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

Why the 7700k and 3000 ram with the B250 board?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, really strange choice of mobo, RAM, could have other uses. He needs to elaborate more so we understand better and not having to make assumptions.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean? Instead of 3200 ram? This was my first build and didn't know exactly what to get. I wanted a fast processor that would carry me for awhile and the mobo I purchased was actually the B250M bazooka opt boost but that wasn't on here.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

With RAM, it is really application-dependent, and I don't know enough of CAD applications if they really can take advantage of faster RAM. The capacity is no issue.

With the board, you paired it with a K-series SKU, which those CPUs like the i7-7700K can be overclocked, but the H-series and the B-series of boards do not support overclocking. Only the Z-series of motherboards support overclocking.

The CPU will carry you for a while, yes, but we (me included) feel that the overclocking capabilities were wasted by being paired with a board that does not support overclocking. If it isn't a K-series SKU (i7-7700), then it's a fine choice.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see, thanks for the info. I had no interest in overclocking due to the type of work I do. I also got the CPU for $280 on eBay, so it was a no brainer for me.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Soildworks is very Memory hungry if you are doing any FEA I maxed out 16 gb no prob

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, you really sold me on the case. I've been looking at it for a good while against others. Looks good man.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Its really clean and simple. Plenty of room even with a micro ATX board.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

The H7 is a great CPU Cooler, but if you wish to overclock then better get a liquid cooler or one of these $80 CPU Coolers

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.. if you run the 8700k stock it might be enough.. but if you overclock it get an AIO or a high-performance Air cooler

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't wish to overclock. Any CAD programs (CREO, NX, Solidworks) won't require it. My work computers are lesser machines and they work just fine.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You will OC once you start to run heavy simulation

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Works fine for my uses. I probably could have gotten away with a lesser cooler, I don't game but the price was right and I liked the looks.