Helpin some Classmates

Aerandir

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I am currently in the process of building my own computer for school and games, but my college requires the building of a high end pc for our architecture work, and i know many people in my classes who are unable to afford expensive pre built pcs, or have the knowledge or patience to build one. So i figured i may help them buy building it for them. I just need a standard and cheap build to show them they can buy and i was hoping if i gave the specs the school is asking for, if people could point out some cheap reliable builds that would work for them.

i7 core processor (no specifications on ghz and no overclocking necessary)
12+gb of ram (no specifications on mhz but id guess either 1333 or 1600)
2tb hard drive (no specifications on rpms but id guess around 7200)
1-2gb amd or nvidia video card (no specifications on bits and no overclocking or sli)
reliable motherboard to tie it all together
cheap dvd drive
case (no specifications, id guess a mid tower)
wireless network card
2 20+" monitors (so the video card has to be able to sustain dual monitors)
and windows 64bit any edition
 
Are those the system requirements as set forth by the school? What programs are you running; there may be somebody familiar with them here.

Depending on the options, a prebuilt may not necessarily be more expensive, but will most likely be lower quality.
 

Aerandir

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Those are set by the school, the programs they ask from us are AutoCAD, AutoCAD Revit, Adobe CS5 Master Collection, Rhino, 3d Max, and Google Sketchup