Parts Selection for CAD Workstation?

edited November 2021 in Help Choosing Parts

Hi everyone! New to PC building and I’m looking at building a value conscious PC. I used to have an idea what was good to use about 5 years ago, but now things have changed and I’m not sure what is good to use anymore.

I’m looking to build a computer for my home office which will primarily be used for standard PC stuff and CAD design. I’ll be running CATIA and SolidWorks mostly. I also plan on working with some 3D graphic design softwares like Blender and Autodesk. I would like to be able to play a few games, possibly. Snowrunner, GTA V, and maybe iRacing without difficulty.

I plan to run 2 dedicated monitors and the normal ancillaries.

I’d like to keep budget around $1200 if possible for just the PC Tower build.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you in advance.


Here is a build list I put together that is over my budget

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