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Should I buy?

Hello.
I wanted to buy a workstsrion since I'm a civil engineer and I work a lot in 3D modeling and rendering. But unfortunately I'm not good with thw parameters of the computers. I saw a HP Z800 for 800 € aprox 900 $.
CPU XEON X5650 2.7 GJZ Quad Turbo 3.1 HEXA CORE
Ram 32 GB ECC
SSD 250 GB
HDD 1TB
CPU Quadro 4000 2 GB dedicated.
Is it worth it? Should I buy it?
Thank you in advance

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Worth is subjective.

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But that seems like a good deal for a workstation class PC.

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Should you buy?

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Yes bro go for it

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Begin with the end in mind

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I would recommend understanding the requirements of the 3D modeling and rendering programs. These can usually be found on the sites for each piece of software. Keep in mind they are telling you a minimum, but that can always change as they update the program - which means they can actually require more.

The nice thing about a tower machine is you can upgrade components as you go. An SSD for your boot disk would be faster than a regular HDD and allows for fast read/write and boot up. The separate HDD storage is a good option as well. Depending on the software and file sizes you use it can gobble up that space - but its upgradeable.

Consider these factors and how long the tech has been on the market, it could become outdated fairly quickly since the tech cycle is about 2-4 years depending. So bang for buck might be there, but consider investing in something you can use in 2-4 years and keep up. Gaming PCs are some of the more rigorous setups, but they also would exceed many of the parameters and requirements of what you would be using software wise.

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Should you build ?

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If you to do 3D modeling and rendering so I think you should build computer with dual CPU Xeon. It's very good for this job by it's rendering very fast. It for you more core and threads than X5650.

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It's worth buying

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The Z800 is a great looking, and very cleverly put together workstation offering tool-less access to the internals. Despite offering simply outstanding levels of performance it runs quietly.

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Should I buy?

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Yes, you can buy. Happy

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Hmmm

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Well, I think it works out for you in your work.

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SSD?

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Hello,

the build is fine, just that to get the 3D modeling software work nicely, you may consider a bigger SSD. Happy

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Looks fair

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Looks like a fair set of specs to go for.
But do you really need a workstation and a normal PC won't cut it? Because then you can do so much more with your PC. And can bring in some high spec detail within the same budget range tbh.

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Good hardware

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I think that you choose good hardware

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Great Deal

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Everything is good. don't miss this deal.

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