We recently sent ConnectPress a fully loaded Silenced C2000 CAD workstation for a thorough breakdown and review. The system we sent over was configured to run the majority of CAD/CAM/CAE modeling software with top of the line results. We prioritized the ever-important single-threaded performance over multi-threaded performance as the great majority of CAD/CAM tasks are single-threaded and benefit from fewer, faster CPU cores rather than a large number of core running at a lower frequency. (Rendering and simulations are two exceptions to that rule - most renders and simulations can be processed across many cores/threads so they would benefit from a system like our C3000 Pro or C5000 Pro.) Additionally, we loaded it up with a high-end Nvidia Quadro M4000 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM and an Intel 750 NVME PCI-e Solid State Drive that runs about 4 times faster than traditional SSDs and 20 times faster than Hard Disk Drives. (See our review of the Intel 750 SSD here.
) The system was supported by premium ancillary components like a fully modular 80 Plus Gold certified Corsair power supply, Gigabyte Ultra-Durable motherboard, Corsair DDR4 RAM, and all wrapped up in a nearly silent package.