- Dec 21, 2009
Hey guys. I've starting to do more consulting work on the side of my full time job, and I'm starting to consider building a workstation/gaming PC combo so that I can do both on one machine. Current PC specs in signature. the workstation stuff I do is CAD (solidworks, NX, etc.), analysis (finite element), and working with large datasets (I'm a mechanical engineer). My current PC runs what I would call "ok" on these work type tasks (obviously runs great for games). I'm wondering if anyone here has ever tried to dual purpose a machine to have both great gaming performance, and a really solid workstation computer. One of the biggest questions is graphics card, the 1080Ti is great for games, but leave a bit to be desired in the CAD and FEA department. Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions? Or should I let the dream go, and just build a separate dedicated workstation?