Core i7 Workstation
Based on the Puget Systems Echo Pro, this compact system provides the best possible performance in SOLIDWORKS when working with any size and complexity of 3D models.
Xeon E3 Workstation
Based on the Puget Systems Obsidian, this system utilizes an Intel Xeon E3 CPU along with ECC (error correcting) RAM to provide maximum reliability while still giving excellent performance.
Which system is right for you?
There are so many different models, brands, and revisions of hardware that choosing the right components for your system can be a huge challenge. We've taken the time to perform in-depth analysis to determine exactly what kind of hardware is needed for Solidworks. This ensures that you will be getting a system that has all the capabilities you need without spending money on components that will not be beneficial.
The majority of SOLIDWORKS tasks are single threaded, but our testing has shown that even the multi-threaded portions of SOLIDWORKS (including simulations) actually perform better on a quad core, high frequency CPU than they do on even a high-end dual CPU system. Because of this, we can confidently say that this compact Core i7 workstation will be as fast or faster than larger, more expensive systems for SOLIDWORKS.
In addition to its amazing performance, it is also configurable with up to 32GB of RAM (which is much more than enough for all but extremely large and most complex assemblies) and multiple storage options. Depending on whether you are working with small assemblies or hugely complex ones, we have a range of NVIDIA Quadro video cards available to ensure that you will be able to efficiently perform your work without spending money on a card you don't need.
If you need the most reliable SOLIDWORKS workstation possible, this system using an Intel Xeon E3 CPU, ECC (error correcting) RAM, and NVIDIA Quadro video card is designed from the ground up to be as robust and reliable as possible. To show how much faith we have in the reliability of this system, we offer our best out-of-the-box warranty for FREE -- Lifetime Support and Labor and a full 3 years of parts coverage.
While not quite as compact, cost effective, or powerful as our Core i7 workstation, this system allows for a higher amount of RAM (system memory) - up to 64GB in total.
Looking for an even more powerful rendering workstation?
We also have recommended systems designed specifically for different types of rendering engines that go beyond what is capable with our AutoCAD workstations listed above:
CPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray, Keyshot, Mental Ray, etc.)
GPU-Based Rendering Workstations
(V-Ray RT, Octane, Iray, etc.)
Looking for more detail on our testing methods and why we chose the hardware we did for SOLIDWORKS? View our list of Recommended Hardware!
If you are configuring a system for Solidworks, we have a number of other articles regarding the hardware requirements for Solidworks that you may be interested in:
Recommended Hardware for Solidworks
Summary of what you need to know when choosing hardware for a SOLIDWORKS workstation.
Solidworks 2016 Multi Core Performance
Does having more CPU cores give you more performance?
CPU Overclocking in Solidworks 2016
How much performance increase can overclocking give you and what are the risks involved?
CPU Performance: Skylake-S vs Haswell-E/EP
Does the CPU architecture make a difference?
Solidworks 2016 NVIDIA Quadro Performance
What video card do you need?
Why you should use a Quadro video card in Solidworks 2016
Is a Quadro card really required?
Why Choose Puget Systems?
All components in our product line are reviewed weekly. Any trends in failure rates are acted upon immediately, leaving us with a highly reliable product line that continues to improve. We do not add a part to our product line unless we feel we can stand behind it. This results in a high quality custom computer, that works as it should. You can feel confident that any selection you make on our website is a quality product.
By keeping inventory of our most popular parts, and maintaining a short supply line to parts we need, we are able to offer an industry leading ship time of 5-7 business days on nearly all our system orders.
We make sure our representatives are as accessible as possible, by phone and email. At Puget Systems, you can actually talk to a real person! We understand that personal service must be a priority for small businesses on the web. We are happy to provide as much help as you need, with no obligation to order. We understand that the best way to have satisfied customers is to help them make informed decisions before they buy!
When you buy a custom computer from Puget Systems, we are here to help you for life. Even when your parts warranty expires, we continue to answer your questions and even fix your computer with no labor costs.
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