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Build Advice Build Advice/Suggestions for new Autodesk Fusion 360/CAD Workstation ($1000-$1200)

Sep 20, 2019
Hey everyone,

I’m looking to build a new desktop PC for a friend. The new computer is meant to be a workstation to run programs like Autodesk Fusion 360 and other CAD-like software and exported to a CNC machine.

But, I’ve personally never built a PC/Workstation specifically for Autodesk Fusion 360/CAD software. I’m not entirely sure what hardware specs will get me the most gains/bang for my buck. Or where the bottlenecks for this type of workload are going to be. My friend’s current computer has a lot of performance issues when working inside Fusion 360. It stutters, hangs, and even freezes all together when working on a project with a lot of data points. It’s no longer acceptable for his workflow. With this new build I’m aiming to eliminate the severe drop in FPS and provide a smooth experience.

I would appreciate it if anyone has any good recommended builds as a staring poiny or advice for this type of pc. The Budget for the build is $1000-$1200, depending on how much bang for your buck you can get. And just to be clear, the PC is meant to be a just a workstation, not at all a gaming PC.

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