What is a good computer for an architect?

by on October 28, 2012

Q: My sister is a architect, and really need a design pc for work, we have about 1200 euro.And we dont know what to choose between this two:
cpu; i7 3820 3.6 ghz
motherboard: asus 2011 p9 x79
case: atx tower cooler master
cooler master power supply gx 750w
ram: ddr3 16gb corsair vengeance 4x4gb
ssd; 120gb agility 3
hard drive: segate 2TB 7200 sata 3 64mb
graphic card: gtx 550Ti 1gb
monitor: hp 22, 100 euro, or used eizo 22 90 euro.
sound card, keyboard, mouse, speakers, 2 year garancy all 1230 euro.
And the other used is hp workstation xw8600:
cpu: 2x quadcore intel xeon x5472 3ghz
ram: 8gb probably some ddr2
hd: not sure some 120gb – 240gb 7200
graphic card: quadro fx 4600.
Is maybe a 2007 pc, is used, have 6 month garancy cost 700 euro.
so what do you think? I need a professional answers, thanks.

One Response to “What is a good computer for an architect?”

    This depends a lot on the system requirements for her software. Don’t forget some money for some nice big LCD screens.