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I want to buy a good PC. I will be using  Autocad LT 2001 and 2005
Also Rino 3D modelling software. Please suggest me a a good PC.
The below is the PC I am looking to buy and will be downgrading to XP.
Please suggest is the RAM process or and graphics are OK to run my programs.
Please suggest me the right specks, so that i can customise and buy with dell

Precision T1500 MT Standard Mini-Tower (Vertical orientation)            
Item Description              
English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (32Bit OS) with recovery DVD       
1 Standard Mini-Tower (Vertical orientation)                   
One Intel® Core™ i5-760 (Quad Core, 2.80 GHz, 8MB Cache)                   
4GB DDR3 non-ECC Memory (1333MHz, 2x2GB)             
1GB GDDR5 ATI FirePro V4800 - 2DP, 1DVI (1DP-DVI, 1DVI-VGA adapter) Graphics Card       
C1- All SATA drives, Non-RAID, 1 drive total configuration             
500GB (7200 RPM) SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache™       
16x max DVD+/-RW Drive with Roxio Software Included             
PowerDVD Software for Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, WIN7 Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate
Windows® 7 Professional with XP Mode             
Info no Floppy Drive             
Sound Blaster® X-Fi Xtreme Sound Card             
No Resource DVD             
1394 (Firewire) Controller Card       

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Based on the fact your are going to use an older AutoCAD product and Rino 3D (assuming version 4.0) those system specs look pretty good. The only thing I would recommend is going with a i7 processor, you will get much faster rendering then using the i5

Once Rino 3D 5.0 comes out I would recommend upgrading to 64bit Windows to utilize more RAM. And if you were to upgrade to a newer version of AutoCAD I would also recommend going with Windows 7 64bit as the memory allocation is much improved compared to XP and Vista.
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