Best Computer For Autodesk AutoCAD

We build high-end workstations tailored just for you

Here at Modena Computers, we believe there is no such thing as “one size fits all” workstations. Our years’ of experience as both hardware and software professionals has taught us that workstations are more than just the sum of their parts, and that very rarely do people or companies have the exact same workflow.

We understand that software packages make use of various components that make up your computer in very different ways. This is why we treat every customer as a unique individual with specific requirements. Every interaction starts with our consultant asking key questions in order to better understand your workflow, and what you’ll ultimately require from your workstation.

This includes not only questions about the type of software being used, but also the specific functions and features used most often in that software.

We are confident that you’ve come to the right place for the absolute Best Computer For Autodesk AutoCAD.

Recommendations For The Best Computer For Autodesk AutoCAD

Processor

For most AutoCAD users, the best CPU is one with an as high core frequency as possible. This is the “GHz” that you see in the specs. Generally, the higher the CPU frequency, the less cores it will have. Unless you’re also doing heavy rendering, multiple cores won’t provide much of a performance advantage. Not all user workflows are the same though, so be sure and contact us for an optimized configuration.

Memory

The amount of memory you will need depends on how many programs you will have open at any given time alongside AutoCAD, how large the files are that you will be working with, as well as how many X-Refs you have referenced into your drawings. A good starting point in deciding how much RAM you should go for would be to check your current usage via Windows Task Manager.

Graphics Card

Despite what you might think, and what the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo might tell (sell!) you, AutoCAD makes very little use of the graphics card. An entry level graphics card will do just fine. This will allow you to make better use of your budget on components that will really be of the most benefit. There is also no need or benefit going for a “workstation” GPU, like Nvidia’s “Quadro” and AMD’s “Pro” cards.

Storage

In the past, computers were held back by slow mechanical hard drives.  Unless you are storing files which are not accessed too often, in which case mechanical hard drives might be a better choice, Solid State drives should be used for everything else. Having everything stored on SSDs means you’ll be able to copy, move, open and save files quickly and PC and program start times will be reduced.

Recommended Systems

Apollo

From ±R25 000

Featuring consumer-grade CPU’s like the Intel Core and AMD Ryzen series.

(LxWxH) ±427 x ±210 x ±474 mm

2 X 2.5" Drive Bays

2 X 3.5" Drive Bays

2 X GPU Space (Model Dependent)

Larger cases available to increase expansion capabilities. Please confirm exact requirements.

Vulcan

From ±R32 000

Featuring enthusiast-grade CPU’s like the Intel Core “K” and AMD Ryzen “X” series.

(LxWxH) ±427 x ±210 x ±474 mm

2 X 2.5" Drive Bays

2 X 3.5" Drive Bays

2 X GPU Space (Model Dependent)

Larger cases available to increase expansion capabilities. Please confirm exact requirements.

Hydra

From ±R48 000

Featuring HEDT CPU’s like the AMD Threadripper, Epyc and Intel Core-X and Xeon.

(LxWxH) ±547x ±240x ±475mm

2 X 2.5" Drive Bays

6 X 3.5" Drive Bays

2 - 4 X GPU Space (Model Dependent)

Larger cases available to increase expansion capabilities. Please confirm exact requirements.

3-Year Desktop Warranty

Life-Time Hardware Support

Advanced Cooling

Extreme Reliability

Fit For Purpose

Setup and Ready To Go!

Why Choose Modena Computers?

3+ Year Warranty & Life-Time Hardware Support

We'll diagnose hardware issues for free, recommend the appropriate plan of action and provide you with free labour on hardware replacements and upgrades.

Our Modena Computers Vs “The Rest”

Frustrated by workstations from Dell, HP, Lenovo and the like, we knew that we could create computers that would outperform anything in the market.

For For Purpose

The perfect PC isn’t one-size-fits-all. We’ll guide you along every step of the way in helping you choose the right configuration for your unique needs.

Build Quality

We obsess over every computer we create. During our extensive production process, each screw is turned by hand and each wire tucked away for cooling & aesthetics.

No Bloatware

Bloatware slows your computer down by consuming resources, turning what should be fresh start into a cluttered and frustrating experience.

Setup & Ready To Go

After being meticulously assembled, tested and benchmarked, we apply the latest updates to both the operating system, application software and drivers.

Premium Parts & Advanced Cooling

We use only the best parts in our computers, always choosing reliable faster parts over economical cheap alternatives other companies quote you on.

Meticulous Assembly

Each PC we build is done so by a single technician with a full multipoint QC check done before it leaves our premises minimising the chances of you having to deal with issues.

Testing Process

We put every build through an extensive checklist including stress & benchmarking tests to ensure it’s perfect before it leaves our premises.

Longevity & Extrme Reliability

The longest lasting desktop PC's you will ever own thanks to high-quality components and carefully thought-out component selection.

Let's Build The Right Computer For The Job

Our consultants would be delighted to help you overcome your computing challenges and allow you to get on with your next 3D design, game, render, feature film, disease curing machine learning simulation, architectural project or VR experience without your computers holding you back!