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autocad 2015 hardware suggestions

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I'm building a box to run AutoCAD and Revit for a custom home designer who used to use AutoCAD but has been out of the loop for several years.  I've looked at Autodesk's hardware recommendations but it seems a bit generic for my preferences.  I prefer buying and building components so I know what goes in to the box.  

The types of projects he would be doing would be custom home designs in the 5K-20K sq ft range with renderings of different views.  While $ is a consideration, it is more from the point of not wasting it.  I will get him what he needs to get back up to speed.

The only parameters I have is that I prefer Intel CPUs; was also thinking an SSD hard drive would probably be better.  Another question I have is video cards.  What part does a high-end video card play in AutoCAD design?  Is this mainly related to rendering?  

Will probably use Windows 7 unless there is a compelling reason to go to 10.

Thanks for your advice!

Mike T
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