I can't imagine this hasn't been discussed but after searching some I can't find an answer. We are building a new PC to run NX Cam and I'd like to know what is recommended. We are looking to spend around $3000. The basic specs I am looking at are an Intel i7-5930 6 core processor, 32gb of ram, and a Quadro 4200 video card. Would I be better off with a Xeon processor? More ram has also been discussed, should I kick it up to 64gb.
Thanks for your help, Steve L.
For runnning one NX process, you should be fine with 32 GB.
We have good results generating operations in alot of Mold/Die and electrode parts with thousands of faces using 32GB RAM and 4 cores / 8 threads.
If you run multiple NX sessions, or batch, or parallel generate, then you may want more, as each of these makes an additional footprint.
We are adding more multi threading in 10.0.1 and 10.0.2, and this will continue. This uses multiple cores, but it does not use nearly as much additional memory as a separate session does.
I just built the following
Intel I7-5930k @ 3.5 ghz
32 gb ram
Dual 240 SSD in Raid 0.
If I did it again I'd prob grab a Quadro k5000.
Here are the scores in windows. It does a good job in NX. I pieced it together from Amazon.