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!